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Poland’s DCT Gdansk re-branded into ‘Baltic Hub’ 

 

DCT Gdansk, the largest and fastest-growing container complex in the Baltic Sea region has a new name: ‘Baltic Hub’. The terminal operator announced its name change that better represents its ambitions to be THE hub for the region, both by land and by sea, to staff just two weeks after it had celebrated its 15th anniversary. With the completion of its third deepsea terminal by 2025, Baltic Hub will become one of the largest container terminal hubs in Europe.

BH is owned by PSA International (40%), Polish Development Fund (30%) and IFM Global Infrastructure Fund advised by IFM Investors (30%).

Since its launch 15 years ago, the terminal operator has experienced exponential growth from having just one deep-water quay and a capacity of 500,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent Unit containers), to becoming a true ‘Baltic Hub’ with two deepsea quays that handled more than 2.09 million TEUs in 2021. At this time, Baltic Hub has 1,300 meters of quay, 14 Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and an annual capacity of 2.7 million TEUs.

In addition, Baltic Hub has become a transport gateway to Central and Eastern Europe, with inland destinations such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany. This is a result of continuous investments over the years, which will elevate its rail capacity from its current 750,000 TEU to over one million TEUs in the near future.

Third deepsea terminal

The terminal hub is still expanding. Baltic Hub will soon start construction of its third deepsea terminal known as T3, which will make the container hub one of the largest in Europe, able to handle the next generation of containerships arriving in the Baltic Sea. With this new terminal Baltic Hub will be ready to continue to serve and support the Polish economy, Central and Eastern European and Baltic states as well as their international commercial markets. The investment also means a significant enrichment of the service range available to Baltic Hub customers and an impetus to attract new services and shipping alliances.

The T3 construction, which will be completed by 2025, will include a deep-water quay of 717 meters in length, with depths alongside of 17.5 meter and a yard area of 36.5 hectares. In addition, the investment will involve the purchase of seven new quay cranes capable of handling the world’s largest vessels and 20 semi-automated Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes for the container yard.

Baltic Hub CEO Charles Baker shared the secret to his organization’s success. “It’s a result of our excellent location, with good sea access and no tidal restrictions, but also our excellent operational capabilities and the support and investments in infrastructure by the Polish government.”  Photo Baltic Hub

 

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