DCT Gdansk Hits 9 Million TEU Milestone

DCT Gdansk handles 9 million containersImage Courtesy: DCT Gdansk

DCT Gdansk, the largest container terminal in Poland, has marked the handling of 9 million TEUs since its opening ten years ago.

Following the construction of DCT Gdansk terminal ten years ago and continuous investments in its development, Poland can now effectively compete with the largest ports in Europe.

Today, the terminal has 1.3 km of deep-water quay-line, eleven STS cranes, and handles over 460 vessels per year, including over 100 direct calls from Asia by the largest container vessels in the world.

In 2017, DCT handled 1.6 million TEUs, taking the 16th place among top European terminals.

“The DCT terminal that we see today, is the product of constant investment year after year to create a true gateway to the world for Poland,” Cameron Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer of DCT Gdansk SA, said.

Foreign direct investment, such as this, requires a stable and clear regulatory framework over the long-term, Thorpe explained.

The terminal is now implementing its next investment – T2b project, which includes buying new terminal equipment, extending the yard area, fully optimizing and automating the gate complex for truck drivers and significantly upgrading rail capacity.

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