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  • 2017 October 8 17:18

    DCT Gdansk marks the 10th anniversary and announces expansion programme worth PLN 280mln

    October 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of DCT Gdansk – Poland’s largest and only deep-water container terminal, the company said in its press release.

    DCT Gdansk started operations in 2007, with one deep-water berth equipped with three Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and a total annual capacity of 500 000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent). In 10 years the terminal has grown 6-fold as at the end of 2016 Terminal 2 opened, lifting total capacity to 3m TEU, making the facility the largest in the Baltic Sea.

    Today DCT Gdansk has 1.3km of deep-water quay-line, eleven STS cranes, and handles over 460 vessels per year, including over 100 direct calls from Asia by the largest container vessels in the world.

    On the occasion of its 10th anniversary and the visit of Deputy Prime Minister Mr Morawiecki, DCT Gdansk is announcing a new expansion programme worth PLN 280m.

    On the berth it will include two new STS cranes which will be amongst the largest in the world. These will be supported by 5 more RTGs and additional yard area.

    The gate complex will be fully optimized and automated, so that drivers will no-longer have to exit their vehicles improving their safety and making the arrival process even more efficient.

    For rail customers there will be a significant upgrade in rail capacity, with a fifty-percent increase in rail lines to six sidings, all of which will be extended to 750m – currently the longest possible in Europe. This enhanced rail operation will be handled by two new RMGs. This investment will further improve service levels to rail customers and also provide customers in land-locked countries such as the Czech Republic and Slovakia with a reliable and efficient alternative to established hubs by providing the lowest cost to access the industrial heartlands of those countries.

    The project is due to be completed within the next 3-years, strengthening DCT Gdansk’s position as a unique logistics platform providing efficient international transshipment to the upper Baltic as well as the most cost-effective gateway to Poland Central Eastern Europe.

    About DCT:

    DCT Gdansk enables Poland to be connected to the largest shipping trade-lane between Europe and Asia. A vital piece of direct foreign investment, ensuring that Polish goods can trade with China more efficiently, reducing cost, providing more competitive delivery times and a lower carbon footprint per container than alternative ports.

    In 2017 DCT Gdansk will handle in excess of 1.5m TEU, with direct calls by the largest ships afloat. DCT Gdansk is the only terminal in the Baltic Sea capable of handling ships of this size. The terminal facilitates the generation of more than PLN 6 billion to the Polish state budget receipts from VAT, excise and customs duties.

    In late 2016 DCT Gdansk completed and opened its T2 facility, doubling capacity to 3million TEU annually and is now undertaking further expansion.




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