Bidding opens to build, operate container terminal on Polish coast
BIDDING is now open for the development of deepwater terminal in Swinoujscie Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority on the Polish Baltic coast west of Gdansk, reports St Petersburg's PortNews
BIDDING is now open for the development of deepwater terminal in Swinoujscie Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority on the Polish Baltic coast west of Gdansk, reports St Petersburg's PortNews.
Companies interested in the development project of Deepwater Container Terminal in Swinoujscie, Western Pomerania are to act before January 28.
Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority has just opened the procedure. Port Authority would like to select the land lease holder and future operator of the terminal in the first quarter of next year. The first interested parties have already downloaded the documentation.
'We have created a general framework for the development project of deepwater container terminal in Swinoujscie, which is aimed to achieve handling capacity of at least two million TEU per year, said Krzysztof Urbas, head of the Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority.
'We expect that the interested party will provide detailed terminal concept. The selected entity will develop the terminal on the land reclaimed on the Pomeranian Bay,' Mr Urbas said.
'The winner of the process will have to minimise the impact of terminal activities on the environment, both during the construction and later operation of the terminal,' he said.
The terminal will become a workplace for several hundred people, depending on the degree of its automation. It is worth adding that one job directly in a seaport creates on average two jobs in the cooperating port sector and four more - in the immediate vicinity, he said.
An additional opportunity may be the immediate vicinity of the LNG terminal. Growing number of ships, including large containerships use.The possibility of bunkering fuel during handling operations from the neighbourhood terminal may become a serious incentive to choose Swinoujscie as a port of call.