Global Container Terminals (GCT) Bayonne, New Jersey, USA, has ordered two more Konecranes Noell Sprinter Carriers as part of a continuing modernization and upgrade of equipment. The order was booked in September 2021. The machines will be delivered by the end of August 2022 at the latest.
The two Konecranes Noell Sprinter Carriers on order are of the type NSC 624 E, lifting containers 1-over-1 in a horizontal transport role. They will reinforce the fleet of 17 Konecranes Noell Sprinter Carriers that GCT Bayonne already operates. This manually operated fleet transports containers between the quayside and the container yard, which comprises automated RMGs and manually operated RTGs, both supplied by Konecranes.
The Sprinter Carriers on order are equipped with very eco-efficient Tier 4f diesel-electric drives that comply with the latest emission standards of the Environmental Protection Agency in the USA and the EU. The machines will be equipped with diesel particulate filters that greatly reduce NOx emissions and soot particles. Their control systems are intelligent, running the diesel engine in an optimum RPM range for maximum eco-efficiency. Konecranes Noell straddle carriers are known for their reliability and economy. They are equipped with direct drives running through their hub motors, which reduces the number of parts subjected to wear and tear.
GCT Inc. is headquartered in Vancouver. It operates four Green Marine certified terminals in two principal North American ports. GCT USA on the East Coast operates two award-winning facilities: GCT New York on Staten Island, NY, and GCT Bayonne in Bayonne, NJ. GCT Canada operates two gateway terminals on the West Coast: GCT Vanterm and GCT Deltaport in Vancouver and Delta, BC.
Pete Giugliano, Vice President Engineering GCT USA, said: “GCT has been working with Konecranes for many years in both its American and Canadian terminals. GCT Bayonne is one of the most modern and advanced container terminals in North America. These new Sprinter Carriers are an important part of modernizing our equipment and enhancing productivity while reducing emissions and environmental impacts in line with the GCT Global Commitment.”
A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.