This week GCT Global Container Terminals’ Vanterm facility in the Port of Vancouver took delivery of two new 14,000 TEU capable ship-to-shore cranes. The heavy load carrier, Zhen Hua 35, carried a total of five gantry cranes over 5,000 nautical miles from Shanghai. GCT’s new cranes will be among the most advanced in North America. Electrically powered, they feature regenerative drives that can provide power back into the grid and high-efficiency LED lighting. The cranes will reduce glare and light pollution along with features intended to reduce operational noise. The cranes, along with other equipment upgrades and process improvements in GCT’s $160M private sector investment, will improve safety for the workforce, increase terminal capability, and reduce equipment emissions by 55% – all within the same footprint.