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GCT Global Container Terminals Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Global Container Terminals Inc. (GCT) is a 2024 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for our excellence in business performance and innovation. GCT’s inclusion underscores our unwavering dedication to operational excellence and, through strategic investments in technology, infrastructure, and environmental initiatives we continue to set new standards for the industry. 

“We are honored to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies,” says Eric Waltz, President and CEO of Global Container Terminals. “This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, who continually strive for excellence in everything they do. Our values of safety, pride, and professionalism are more than just a tagline, these are the words behind every action, innovation, and success at GCT. These principles are upheld daily by our leadership, staff, and workforce to provide best-in-class service to our customers and stakeholders.”

GCT extends our heartfelt appreciation to our employees, customers, and partners for their continued support and dedication. Together, we will continue to innovate, lead, and make a positive impact on the world around us. 

The Canada’s Best Managed Companies program stands as a hallmark of business excellence, showcasing the outstanding achievements of Canadian-owned and managed businesses for their innovative business practices and outstanding commitment to performance. With a history dating back to 1993, the program has celebrated the success of over 1100 companies, with nearly 500 currently among its esteemed network of winners.

“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.”

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program

Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian companies. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner, one of the new winners selected each year; 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner, award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 3) Gold Standard winner, after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years; 4) Platinum Club member, winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more. Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, and TMX Group. For more information, visit 

About GCT Global Container Terminals

GCT Global Container Terminals is a majority Canadian-owned container terminal operator in Port of Vancouver.  GCT has been making waves on the Vancouver waterfront for over a hundred years, dating back to 1907 when it started as Empire Stevedoring playing a major role in developing Canada’s Pacific Gateway in collaboration with supply chain partners.  Today, GCT is operating two Green Marine certified gateway terminals: GCT Vanterm in Vancouver and GCT Deltaport in Delta with the capacity to handle over 3 million TEUs.

Visit or follow us @globalterminals to find out more about GCT.

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