Poland’s only deep-water container terminal, DCT Gdansk, has announced plans for further expansion worth PLN 280m (US$76.3m), which will be completed within three years.
DCT Gdansk, which began operations in 2007, will add a further two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and a further five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, as well as additional yard area.
The gate complex will also be fully automated, while rail capacity will be improved by doubling the number of sidings to six, all of which will be extended to 750 m.
The extended tracks will be handled by two new rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes.
Cameron Thrope, DCT Gdansk CEO, said: “DCT Gdansk is one of the most efficient ways to connect to the upper Baltic Sea market and is one of the most cost competitive ways to serve the hinterland markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia and elsewhere.”
At the moment DCT Gdansk features 1.3 km of deep-water quay-line, 11 STS cranes, and handles more than 460 vessels per year, including 100 direct calls from Asia.
When the terminal first opened it had a capacity of just 500,000 teu, however that grew to 3m teu with the opening of Terminal 2 in 2016 and it is now the largest facility on the Baltic Sea.