Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT), an ISO14001 and Green Marine-certified marine container terminal operator, is the first Canadian container terminal operator to convert two rubber-tired gantry cranes from diesel to electric power. This retrofit will reduce MGT`s greenhouse gas emissions, noise and fuel consumption as well as improve operational efficiency.

MGT would like to recognize the Ministère des Transports, de la mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports for awarding it a $766,000 grant as part of the “Programme d’aide à l’amélioration de l’efficacité du transport maritime, aérien et ferroviaire en matière de réduction des émissions de GES” to help pay for the necessary modifications and infrastructure. Michael Fratianni, MGT’s CEO, “This project fits in with our mission to use innovation to be an increasingly environmentally friendly organization.”

This new installation was developed in collaboration with Conductix-Wampfler and is believed to be the first conversion of its kind to the Liebherr RTG cranes. Daniel Boyer, MGT’s Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering stated, “Hydroelectric power is MGT’s future. It’s cleaner, more efficient and more reliable.”