GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. joins WESTAC

July 18, 2016 | Category: Member News


GCT Global Container Terminals joins WESTAC

Vancouver, BC – July 18, 2016 – The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) is pleased to welcome GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. as the newest member of Western Canada’s premier forum for transportation leaders.

The Official Representative to WESTAC will be Stephen Edwards, President and CEO and the Alternate will be Marko Dekovic, Vice President, Government and Stakeholder Relations.

“Organizations such as WESTAC that promote stakeholder collaboration improve the competitiveness and success of our gateways and corridors,” says Stephen Edwards, President and CEO, GCT Global Container Terminals.

“Having the right stakeholders around the table enriches the discussion on issues critical to maintaining the competitiveness of the western transportation system,” says Oksana Exell, WESTAC CEO. “As a major player in the port, GCT’s contribution will be key.”

About GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. has been in the container terminal industry for over a hundred years. Its subsidiary, GCT Canada (formerly TSI Terminal Systems Inc.), has been operating on the West Coast since 1907 and is responsible for running both GCT Vanterm and GCT Deltaport. Beyond operating these facilities, GCT Canada has also played a major role in developing Canada’s Pacific Gateway.

GCT Deltaport, Canada’s flagship container terminal, is located at Roberts Bank in Port of Vancouver. It is an 85-hectare (210-acre) facility with three contiguous berths totaling 1,100 metres (3,609 feet). The terminal is designed to handle the largest transpacific container vessels in service and features dual-hoist gantry cranes—the first in the Americas—in its fleet of ten high-speed, super post-Panamax cranes. The facility employs state-of-the-art computer systems and is undergoing a 50% capacity expansion of the intermodal rail yard making it a premier ship-to-rail terminal on the continent. As part of the expansion project, the terminal will see arrival of two new megamax ship to shore cranes. Boasting a 23+ container wide outreach, the STS cranes will be capable of handling the largest vessels in service worldwide. Upon commissioning, the state-of-the-art cranes will be among the largest in the Americas, standing over 137 metres (450 feet or 45 stories) high, with a lift capacity of 65 tonnes (145,600 pounds).

Strategically located in the Burrard Inlet, GCT Vanterm, part of GCT Canada, operates in naturally occurring deep water and is the most productive terminal in Port of Vancouver. It is a 31-hectare (76-acre) container terminal with 619 metres (2,030 feet) of berth, offering six high-speed, super post-Panamax dock gantries, and an on-dock intermodal rail yard. GCT is advancing significant investment plans to densify the terminal by adding capacity and capabilities with additional ship to shore cranes to service big ships, while improving the environment through modernization of equipment from Tier 0 to Tier 4.

GCT Container Terminals Inc. also operates two facilities on the East Coast of the U.S.A – GCT New York on Staten Island, NY and GCT Bayonne in Bayonne, NJ. GCT is an active member of Green Marine and all four GCT terminals are Green Marine certified.

For more information visit globalterminals.com or on Twitter at @BigShipReady.


The Western Transportation Advisory Council, WESTAC is a Council of major transportation organizations, represented by senior business, labour, and government decision-makers. The members focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable and competitive.

For more information visit, westac.com or on Twitter @WESTAC


For further information:

Oksana Exell, President & CEO, WESTAC

Phone: (604) 687.8691