Hutchison Ports Gdynia (GCT) has handled a milestone 4m teu since the beginning of its operations on March 2006.
The 4mth container was discharged from MV DURANDE, which serves Hapag-Lloyd’s North Sea Poland Express (NPX) service.
Hutchison Ports has carried out a number of investment programmes at the Port of Gdynia since 2005 and has spent over €100m (US$118m) to transform the former shipyard into a modern container handling facility.
The Bulgarskie Quay modernisation project is currently being carried out and, as from Q4 2021, will enable GCT to accept the biggest vessels able to enter Gdynia Port.
The quay will be dredged to 15.5 m, allowing vessels with a max length 367 m and max draft 13 m.
Bulgarskie Quay is equipped with two rail gauges of 20 m and 30.46 m and axle loads sufficient for quay cranes with the outreach of 70 m.
In the next phase, the Port of Gdynia has planned dredging of the inner basins and completion of the widening of the turning basin which will allow vessels of up to 400 m long and a draft of 15 m.
These developments are part of an ongoing process to continuously enhance the capabilities of GCT, aiming to make it the region’s port of choice not only for feeder and short-sea trades but also for direct calls with ocean-going vessels.
All investments made by the Port of Gdynia Authority and Hutchison Ports are in response to the market demand and to increase the competitiveness of the Port of Gdynia in the Baltic Sea market.