Port of Gdansk Selects DCT Gdansk for New Container Terminal
On September 18, 2020, the Port of Gdansk Authority launched a tender procedure to select the lessees for a new port area that will be created within the boundaries of the Port in the Gdansk Bay. On July 23, 2021, the tender committee officially announced the lease had been awarded to DCT Gdansk SA. With the construction of the new terminal, known as "Baltic Hub 3", a third deep-water quay located at the new port area will be created, increasing the handling capacity of DCT Gdansk by 1.5 million TEUs, to 4.5 million TEUs. The investment is worth Euro 450 million, and the third deep-water quay will be 717-metre-long with a depth of 18.0m and 36 hectares of yard will be built.
The Baltic Hub 3 project also involves the purchase of 7 quay cranes that are able to handle the world's largest vessels, and 20 semi-automated Rail Mounted Gantry cranes for the container yard, which will be remotely operated by operators located in ergonomically-designed workspaces. This will allow for a safer, efficient, modern and more comfortable working environment 365 days of the year. The construction is planned to start in 2Q2022 and Baltic Hub 3 is scheduled to be operational by mid-2024. When completed, DCT Gdansk will be among the largest container terminals in Europe in terms of handling capacity and be able to continue serving and supporting the fast-growing Polish economy, the Central and Eastern European and the Baltic countries.
DCT Gdansk is the largest container terminal on the Baltic Sea. Since the start of its operations in 2007, two deep-water quays (T1 and T2 - launched in 2007 and 2016 respectively) have been built with a total capacity of 3 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units.