Container Shipping Redefined through Innovation

About Global Container Terminals

A Leader in Synchronized Logistics

Global Container Terminals (GCT) is the largest majority Canadian-owned terminal operator serving world’s leading ocean carriers and shipping lines on the West Coast of Canada. With over a century of experience, GCT has played a major role in developing Canada’s Pacific Gateway.

We play a pivotal role in facilitating international trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies through the operation of our 2 terminals – GCT Deltaport and GCT Vanterm. With 4 berths and a combined handling capacity of nearly 3.5 million TEUs annually, our terminals are strategically located on the West Coast of North America granting our shipping line customers and cargo owners convenient access to key international trade routes, as well as direct links to major freeways and class-one international railways.

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Operating on the Vancouver waterfront since 1907, we have over a century of experience. Today, we are recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a prestigious designation which validates our commitment to safety, operational excellence, environmental stewardship and community investment.

“As the largest majority-Canadian owned port container terminal operator, we take our role in the Canadian supply chain very seriously,” says Eric Waltz, CEO & President of GCT. “Safety, productivity, efficiency, and performance matter every minute of every day. In building and executing our strategy, we must anticipate countless external factors and consider the needs of our supply chain partners that rely on the strength and capabilities of our operation. These include international ocean carriers, national rail companies and local truckers.”

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world‑class businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent evaluation process.

“Over the past year, companies such as GCT Global Container Terminals have continually adapted and successfully responded to challenges, seized new opportunities, and leveraged industry-leading competencies to maximize their investments and drive sustainable growth,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private, Global Best Managed Leader and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “By demonstrating an increased focus on environmental, social, and governance themes, these winners have set the standard of excellence for Canada’s business ecosystem.”


Meet This Year’s Winners

Our commitment to high standards, customer focus, and safety has earned us long-term relationships with the world’s largest ocean carriers. With an emphasis on innovation, we continuously strive to improve our operations and provide exceptional service.

  • We are the technology leader of terminal operations; innovation is at the heart of everything we do.
  • Our customers benefit from our semi-automated on-dock rail facility which is the largest in North America.
  • We are continually investing in our business to help customers grow theirs.
  • Our terminals are Green Marine Certified (since 2014); we are one of the top-performing container terminal operator in the program earning top marks in key categories – Greenhouse gases and air pollutants, spill prevention and stormwater management, community impacts, community relations and environmental leadership.
  • Our terminals are Climate Smart certified.
  • We are dedicated to our 2050 net-zero commitment, ensuring sustainable and responsible operations.

Our State of the Art Terminals

At GCT, we do more than move cargo from point A to B; we synchronize logistics with precision, dedication, and seamless execution. We are leaders in container terminal innovation and performance. Our terminals offer world-class on-dock rail, leading productivity, and award-winning customer service and safety. This provides customers and cargo owners with consistent access to and from North America’s largest markets.

GCT Canada

GCT Deltaport – Our Flagship Terminal

Deltaport is Canada’s flagship container terminal; it is the first semi-automated rail facility in the world. As the Gateway to the Pacific, the 85 hectare (210 acre) state-of-the-art terminal is in the outer harbour at Roberts Bank (Delta, BC), supported by an 1,100 metre (3,609 foot) contiguous berth, and the world’s largest on dock rail with 8,334 metres (27,350 feet) of tracks. The facility’s fleet of electric, high-speed, super post-Panamax cranes serve the largest transpacific container vessels calling the tradelane, boasting seamless ship-to-rail productivity.

GCT Vanterm – At the heart of Vancouver’s Inner Harbour

Strategically located in Vancouver’s inner harbour, GCT Vanterm operates in naturally occurring deep water and is the most productive terminal in Port Metro Vancouver. It is a 31-hectare (76-acre) container terminal with 619 metres (2,030 feet) of berth, with six high-speed, super post-Panamax dock gantries, a modern fleet of container handling equipment, and an on-dock intermodal rail yard with nine tracks totaling 2,926 metres (9,600 feet).

Over a Century of Experience

Our culture is actionable; it is synonymous with our identity and is defined simply by our values: Safety, Pride, Professionalism. These words are behind every action, innovation, and success at GCT.

Mission – Global Container Terminals moves containers to and from ships, trucks, and trains in a cost-effective, secure, and sustainable manner that provides value to our customers and shareholders while fostering a safe and congenial workplace.

Vision – Our vision is to be the marine terminal operator of choice in North America.

Values – Safety. Pride. Professionalism. These words are behind every action, innovation, and success at GCT.


We are committed to safety in all of our operations. Safeguarding our employees, our customers and their cargo, our company assets, and the environment in which we operate will always come first.


We take great pride in our terminals, our work, the local communities, and most importantly, our people.

Pride in our terminals because our facilities represent our commitment to operational excellence and innovation.

Pride in what we do because helping our customers and partners to achieve their goals is our first priority.

Pride in our local communities because they are our neighbours and it is our responsibility to respect their homes, protect the surrounding wildlife, and support local economic and social growth. Their acceptance of what we do is vital to us.

Pride in our people because they embody the drive and work ethic that our company is built on. Their success is our success and it is our goal to make every one of our team members feel valued and respected.


We strive for professionalism in all aspects of our customer service and terminal operations. This means we act with honesty and integrity, uphold the highest ethical standards, and demonstrate honesty and fairness in every action we take. We are always respectful towards our people, customers, and property, while maintaining an environment of teamwork, growth, and safety.

Our Future

As we look to the future, GCT remains committed to upholding our legacy of excellence. With over a century of experience, we are positioned to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of container terminal operations. Our Global Commitment underscores our dedication to responsible and incremental growth. In line with this commitment, we are actively investing in state-of-the-art technologies that enhance operational efficiency while reducing emissions and energy consumption.

From constantly upgrading processes and operations to completing incremental expansion projects, we invest in our business ahead of our customers’ needs. We pride ourselves on being in sync with the evolving needs and expectations of the industry.

This comprehensive approach leads to long-term success that encompasses environmental stewardship, community support, innovation, and social responsibility. As we grow as a company, we will continue to support and protect the people, wildlife, and land around us.

The Global Commitment seal is our visible pledge to a greener future and is placed on all GCT terminal equipment that meets our environmentally-friendly standards.