The event, which coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Gydnia terminal, was marked by the loading of the milestone MSC container aboard the 3,937-TEU MSC Veronique.
'This new record highlights Baltic Container Terminal's capability to continuously outpace market growth, and our readiness to serve the vibrant Polish economy and the Eastern European markets,' said BCT chief executive Wojciech Szymulewicz.
BCT has a current annual handling capacity of up to one million TEU and has excellent road and on-dock rail connectivity to Europe's hinterland.
As part of its continuing efforts to boost the port's operations, the Port of Gdynia Authority and the Centre for European Union Transport Projects recently signed a contract for the reconstruction and electrification of the port's rail access. An investment expected to cost around PLN70 million (US$18.2 million), the rebuilt intermodal terminal will complement BCT's operations from the landside.
To enable BCT to cater for growing demands, in the pipeline is new handling equipment on both sea and landside, rehabilitation of the present quay, deepening of harbour basins, additional storage areas, and state-of-the-art IT systems.
In 2003, ICTSI was awarded a 20-year concession by the Port Authority of Gydnia to develop, operate and manage the container terminal in Pomerania, Gydnia, Poland. ICTSI purchased Baltycki Terminal Kontenerowy (BCT), which had held the lease to the terminal.