Poland’s Port of Gdansk will construct an additional rail track at the Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) as part of a road and rail network expansion.
The project to upgrade the road and rail system at the Outer Port, which houses DCT Gdansk, will be co-funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), one of the European Union (EU)’s funding bodies.
Lukasz Greinke, president of the Port of Gdansk Authority, said: “Given the prospect for the construction of the Central Port, the road and rail system in the Outer Port had to change. The current connections are no longer adequate, and, thinking long-term, we are planning to prepare infrastructure ready to handle transhipments in the coming decades.”
The CEF contract totals PLN176m (US$47.8m) and will also fund traffic system modifications, new rail tracks leading to Gdansk’s coal terminals and a new railway traffic control system.
Greinke said: “This is yet another project co-funded from EU resources. The expansion of port infrastructure is gathering momentum.
“It is a result of the last few years’ work and will contribute to the achievement of our ultimate goal, which is to be number one in the Baltic Sea.”
The Port of Gdansk Authority is currently planning the construction of the Central Port, a new facility which will be home to several terminals including a bulk cargo terminal, a general cargo terminal, a passenger terminal and a roro terminal.