In a bid to accommodate the largest containerships in the world, the Port of Gdansk Authority in Poland is planning to issue a tender for a new general cargo and container facility, which would be a ‘major fifth-generation port’, according to The Loadstar.
Dorota Raben, President of the Port of Gdansk said that the project aims to reinforce Gdansk’s importance as the largest container handling facility in the Baltic.
Companies will be invited to operate and build the new mega-port, which is due to take place towards the end of 2016.
Chinese investors have already shown a keen interest to invest in the mega container hub, which could become a major container hub for the whole of Eastern Europe.
The Kalingrad project is set to have a draft deeper than 19 metres, which would ensure that it can out-compete its rivals, including Klaipeda and Poland.
PTI will be sponsoring Transport Week 2016, which is an event due to take place from March 8-10 at the University of Gdansk, along the Baltic Coast of Poland to discuss the industry and will gather port authorities, port and inland terminals and logistics providers, among others.