True to the seaside tradition of end-of-the-pier entertainment, the reception was held 650 m from the shore, at the seaward end of the new terminal. Guests were driven to a marquee erected on a spot that, a few weeks earlier, was accessible only by boat.
The main office of the terminal, the gate complex, warehouse and workshops are now at an advanced stage of completion and construction of its rail terminal and road links remains on schedule. The terminal should be open for business by June 2007 and fully completed by October. It will provide deepwater container facilities capable of handling post-Panamax ships with a draught of up to 16.5 m. Ice-free, it will cater not only for the Polish market but will also act as a feeder hub for other ports in the Baltic region.