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GCT Canada orders 8 electric, wide-span cranes

[ November 10, 2015   //   ]

GCT Canada has commenced its GCT Deltaport Intermodal Yard Reconfiguration project. The company confirms its  (WSCs) from crane manufacturer, Austria-based Künz. The state-of-the-art, 41-tonne lift capacity WSCs will increase train handling speed at GCT Deltaport.
Already boasting the largest on-dock rail yard in North America, the WSCs are an integral part of GCT Deltaport’s rail redesign that will help increase intermodal yard capacity to 1.9 million TEUs all within its existing footprint. The Künz remotely-operated WSCs will improve safety of the workforce by buffering containers in a transfer zone adjacent to the working tracks. The fully-electric cranes will be equipped with power smart lighting controls, energy-efficient, down-directed LED lighting, and will also not emit any CO2, NOx, or particulate matter. Featuring robust ABB drive controls, the WSC systems will complement GCT Canada’s existing fleet, streamlining equipment maintenance procedures.

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