The Port of Gydnia has unveiled plans to expand and upgrade its hinterland operations, which include a new inland terminal and railway network, to better serve the growing demand for transshipment traffic in and out of Poland.
Additionally, it hopes to improve the Polish logistics industry and attract foreign investment. The proposed inland terminal, Adam Meller, President of the Port of Gydia Authority said, will “ensure fast and efficient transport of goods”.
“The main purpose of building dry ports is to improve transport between seaports and the rest of the country,” Meller continued.
“The construction of the intermodal terminal in Bydgoszcz Emilianów fits with the Port of Gdynia’s Strategic Development Plan to 2027, which includes the need for a transfer of goods traffic from road to rail when handling goods by the Port of Gdynia.
“We hope that this will increase the interest in using the services of the Port of Gdynia not only among Polish logistics operators, but also among potential customers from other countries.
“It is with high importance for the investments carried out at the Port of Gdynia, such as the Outer Port.”
The rail modernization will include the construction of two tracks leading to and from the Port.
The tracks will be electrified and adapted to handle freight trains running at 120 kilometres per hour, which is currently standard for intermodal railways.
“Intermodal transport,” the Port said, “requires the construction of a whole chain of various infrastructure elements.
“It is a comprehensive project, where the success is determined by cooperation and coordination of seaport management boards, railway infrastructure managers, trans-shipment terminals and logistic operators.”
Poland is steadily expanding its maritime and logistics capabilities, with Gydia being the latest example of ports investing to improve trade.
The Port of Gdansk, the biggest port in the country, revealed a $3.1 billion expansion plan in November 2019. That came after terminal PSA International bought the Gdansk Deepwater Container Terminal in May 2019.