Tsunami Hatch™ Automated Cover

Tsunami Hatch™ Automated Cover

The Greenbrier Companies and Shur-Co are proud to introduce the Tsunami Hatch™ automated cover. This innovative system eliminates the need for loading personnel to climb a covered hopper before, during or after loadings. This pivotal change drastically improves worker safety and terminal efficiency, increasing rail’s competitiveness with trucking.

Why Choose Tsunami Hatch™

Introducing the Tsunami Hatch™

Tsunami Hatch™ an Innovative System

Tsunami Hatch™ by Greenbrier & Shur-Co.


  • Lightweight & flexible automated trough hatch cover with one-piece seal. 
  • Ice-breaking mechanism to improve cold weather functionality. 
  • Exceeds S-2037 standards for durability, UV stability and weathering requirements. 
  • Exceeds S-2037 “Dollar Bill” gasket compression, penetration, flexure, fatigue, obstructed closure and gasket securement requirements. 
  • Available on new railcar builds and after-market retrofits. 

Tsunami Hatch™ is available on new, Greenbrier-built covered hoppers or as an aftermarket part that may be installed on retrofitted hoppers utilizing existing hinge brackets. Want to learn more?