New Deep Water Terminal at Gdansk serves Russian cargos alongside North EU ports

January 14, 2016

Gdansk Port’s 2015 Success Story saw circa 36 million tonnes of goods handled, an 11% year on year increase in turnover – more than 100% increase in just eight years, a doubling of the size of commercial vessels inside a decade.

Construction of Gdansk Port’s deep water container terminal and gives rise to a natural demand for the provision of a logistics and distribution centre in its immediate vicinity.

Stretching across the vast development lands, the Centre will constitute a facility of vital importance, complementary to the terminal infrastructure and focused on the traffic of goods between the western states of the European Union and Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Favoured with its conducive location, the Centre will be linked to the road network, include A-1 Motorway, and to the railway network.

The Centre will play the role of a hub providing a wide range of value added services such as forwarding, distribution, warehousing, storage, packing and unpacking containers, as well as agency, customs and banking services etc.

During August 2015, deepwater terminal DCT Gdansk began receiving weekly calls from the G6 Alliance, which took the strategic decision to include Gdansk in the so-called Loop 7 service with the following calls en route: Qingdao – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Gdansk – Southampton – Singapore – Yantian – Qingdao.

The Alliance is formed by 6 container shipping companies – APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).

The G6 Alliance decision is a confirmation that Gdansk is growing in importance on the global container map, as it has now been included on a route next to the port world leaders.

Source:  Gdansk Port Authority SA