Polish Port to Compete with Western Europe


The Port of Gdańsk Authority is planning to expand the largest Polish seaport and increase its capacity in response to increasing international trade.

The plans include a new Ro-Ro terminal in the ‘Outer Port’, construction of deep-water transhipment quays and the establishment of the ‘Central Port’.

It will be the first large-scale development of the Port of Gdańsk in 40 years.

Construction of new deep-water terminals will mean allow the port to handle the largest vessels entering the Baltic Sea and the Polish maritime economy will be better positioned to compete with Western Europe.

Central Port is part of the authority’s development plans until 2027 and will serve as a well-connected infrastructure base featuring new terminals equipped with storage facilities that will serve the whole of Central and Eastern Europe.

The terminal is to be built next to the DCT container terminal, Poland's largest and fastest growing container facility, and fits into urban expansion plans for road connections which direct traffic to bypass residential areas.

Port of Gdańsk Authority stated: “Both projects were fully accepted by the Minister [Marek Grobarczyk, Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation] and have been recognised as essential to further increasing the role of the port.

“PGA SA received the green light to start design work on the investments and to talk with the city authorities. Decisions in the field of development of urban road infrastructure will be of key importance for these projects.”

DCT Gdańsk recently won an Award of Recognition for Customer and Community Impact at the Inspire Awards at Navis World 2017, sponsored by Port Technology International (PTI).

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