The United States' newest semi-automated facility, Global Terminal,
today announced that the latest of ten stacks of additional capacity has
been completed on time. Global took delivery of the last 5 of its 20
Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes last Thursday. The ten stack expansion
will more than double the capacity of the terminal to 1.1 million lifts
annually, and is slated to be fully operational by the end of this
After more than four years of planning and construction, the expanded
Global Terminal is now open. Importers and exporters to the New York/New
Jersey harbour now have the best Big Ship Ready alternative to service
cargo to the region faster, and more efficiently.
Activity has been non-stop. Last May saw the completion of its 274 metre
(900 foot) berth extension allowing Global to handle the latest Suez Max
vessels. Later in July, the streamlined truck gate complex equipped with
optical character recognition and radio frequency identification tags
was successfully launched with the impressive ability to handle more
than 5,000 transactions per day. Last month, Global became the first
terminal in Noth America to launch Navis N4 version 2.5 without
disruption to its customers and stakeholders. The facility has been
commissioning new equipment on an ongoing basis, which now includes a
fleet of 17 shuttle trucks from Terex and 20 semi-automatic RMGs from
Global Terminal's new semi-automated terminal will boast the harbour's
fastest processing and turnaround times. Rich Ceci, Project Manager and
Vice President of IT at Global Container Terminals USA commented, "The
expansion team has been committed to ensure the facility serves our
customers' next generation of vessels quickly and reliably."
"It is gratifying to see the achievement of the company's vision to
develop a safer facility that meets the evolving needs of the industry
while providing better working conditions for the workforce," said Jim
Devine, President and CEO of Global Container Terminals USA. "We
couldn't have met our target without the skill and dedication of our
project team and the support of the Port Authority of New York/New
In June 2014, the expanded Global Terminal will handle its first
commercial lift. By this time, Global will feature the best vessel
productivity in the New York harbour.
Visit our website to see our new gate complex in action: http://globalterminalexpansion.com/see-the-terminal/#gct-1.
About GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, one of the largest financial
institutions in Canada. The Company operates four container terminals
through three principal businesses in North America: TSI Terminal
Systems Inc. in Vancouver and Delta, British Columbia; New York
Container Terminal on Staten Island, New York; and Global Terminal &
Container Services in Bayonne, New Jersey.
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