Spotted: DCT Gdańsk’s T2 Berth Gets 1st STS Cranes

The month of May has begun at Poland’s DCT Gdańsk terminal with the arrival of a multipurpose vessel owned by Hansa Heavy Lift carrying first STS cranes for T2 operations intended for the new deepwater berth at the terminal.

The ship moored at the newly built second deepwater berth that will be equipped with five modern STS cranes with the outreach of 25 rows of containers, able to handle the largest boxships in the world.

“The current level of progress is approx. 65% of the total investment. The next step will be the erection of delivered cranes and positioning them on the crane rails,” Michał Biernacki, T2 project manager says.

The completion of T2 infrastructure construction work is planned for the second half of 2016.

“The moment the second berth will be ready to use, we will double our handling capacity up to 3 million TEU per annum. Further development of DCT Gdansk will permanently change the face of Polish economy in this part of the world,” Maciek Kwiatkowski, Chief Executive Officer of DCT Gdańsk points out.

Currently, the elements of two cranes are being unloaded from the ship. The third crane is expected this month, and another two in August 2016.

The project’s main financier is Australia, according to DCT Gdańsk.

The video below shows the arrival of the first SNS cranes:

Image & Video Courtesy: DCT Gdańsk

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