A switch to Gdansk would also create thousands of new jobs and reduce the high Co2 emissions associated with trucking and railing containers to Poland from ports like Rotterdam and Hamburg, Wenzel believes
“Over the past decade Hamburg and Rotterdam have taken advantage of Poland’s rapid economic growth to develop into this country’s largest container gateways,” said Wenzel. “Now is the time to reduce Poland’s dependence on foreign ports and to look to the east and the south in developing a major hub port here in Gdansk.”
Since it opened three years ago, DCT Gdansk has become the largest container port in Poland, capable of handling the largest vessels in the world with a capacity of 15,500 containers. Sailing time from China and Korea, where a significant share of Poland’s imports of consumer goods are sourced, is just 36 days.