'Achieving such a result within ten years of operational activity is a testimony to the continuous, dynamic development of the terminal,' the company said.
The further development of DCT Gdansk container terminal is crucial not only for the region, but also for the entire Polish economy and its entrepreneurs who are more and more visibly increasing the potential for international economic exchange, the company said.
'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. Foreign direct investment such as this requires a stable and clear regulatory framework over the long-term. I would like to thank the employees of DCT Gdansk for their hard work and also our customers for their support in developing DCT into a hub for world trade,' said CEO of DCT Gdansk SA, Cameron Thorpe.
CFO of DCT Gdansk, Adam Zolnowski, commented: 'Thanks to 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, to the benefit of state budget. Handling 1.6 million TEU in 2017, DCT has established itself as No 16 among top European terminals.'
Currently, DCT Gdansk has 1.3km 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.
The terminal is now implementing the next investment - T2b project, which includes buying new terminal equipment, extending the yard area, fully optimising and automating the gate complex for truck drivers and significantly upgrading rail capacity, reports PortNews of St Petersburg, Russia.