When GCT increased the size of their cranes in 2006 to 65LT Ship to Shore (STS) Cranes, the landside crane rail was determined not to be capable of supporting the crane loads. At the same time, the GCT berth was operating at near full capacity and could not be taken out of service for an extended period of time. The design concept was to utilize the existing landside crane rail beam and install precast beams placed directly on top. The precast beams were then joined together with cast-in-place reinforced sections. Berth shutdowns were minimized to 2-week intervals for the complete upgrade of 565m of landside crane beam.
In 2013, the existing waterside crane rail began to experience failures in Berth 5 and Berth 5, wherein sections of the crane had failures along the railhead. The rail itself was shifting vertically and laterally under the movement of the STS cranes. GCT Canada engaged Binnie to perform a condition assessment of the crane rail support structure, and it was determined there were deficient sections no longer supporting the rail. After verifying the issues, these deficient sections were replaced with new concrete pedestals on the existing cope wall with a new Gantrex continuous rail fixation system.