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The completion of the first phase of development of Poland’s new deepwater container terminal, DCT Gdansk, was celebrated on October 4 with a reception onboard a cruise vessel, which sailed from her berth at Motlawa in Gdansk’s old town to DCT Gdansk’s 650 m of completed quay.

Phase One complete at DCT Gdansk

With Phase One of the development up and running, DCT Gdansk has recently announced weekly calls by leading global container line CMA CGM and feeder specialist Team Lines, while Lithuania-based feeder operator ISN has also initiated a weekly call between DCT Gdansk and Kaliningrad.

Addressing guests at the reception, DCT Gdansk CEO Colin Chanter said: “Today we mark the culmination of more than two years’ hard work and investment. … The state-of-the-art container facility we see before us today is a tribute to the dedication and professional approach adopted by our contractors and employees, and reflects the invaluable assistance provided by the various government and public authorities in Poland.

“I would also like to extend my gratitude for the unwavering support of CMA CGM and Team Lines – two leading names in the shipping world that have been pivotal in turning DCT Gdansk into a commercial reality.”

Now fully operational, Phase One of DCT Gdansk comprises a 36 ha container terminal capable of handling 500,000 teu per annum and a ro-ro berth adding an extra 160,000 freight units of capacity. The terminal’s 650 m long quay is served by three post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes and five rubber-tyred gantry cranes, and offers 16.5 m water depth alongside.

Road and rail connections link the facility with major inland distribution centres throughout Poland and in neighbouring countries. Phase Two of the terminal will be brought online according to demand, ultimately increasing the terminal’s capacity to 1m teu per annum.