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THE WORLDS LARGEST CONTAINER VESSEL CALLS AT DCT GDAŃSK

29-th June 2017

On 28 June 2017 ‘OOCL Hong Kong’, the largest container ship in the world with the capacity of 21,413 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) and a length of almost 400 m, called at DCT Gdańsk on its maiden voyage. The is the first arrival of what will be regular service calls of this giant vessel to Gdańsk, confirming DCT as the key container terminal in the region of the Baltic Sea. "The call of the ‘OOCL Hong Kong’ at DCT Gdańsk shows that global shipping lines have supreme confidence that DCT can provide the highest levels of service. It also proves that the modern infrastructure of DCT and our excellent staff of skilled specialists provide the most competitive offering to access not just the Polish market but also via cost-effective rail connections, access to hinterland countries and the most competitive way to tranship to the growing Baltic ports. This is the fastest growing part of Europe and DCT Gdansk is the gateway at its heart”, said Cameron Thorpe Chief Executive Officer, DCT Gdańsk. The largest container ship in the world bringing containers directly from Asia is confirmation that DCT Gdańsk has become a gateway for the countries of Cental and Eastern Europe. This is possible thanks to the great cooperation of the Polish government, municipal and port authorities. "This year is the 10th anniversary since the commencement of container handling activity at DCT Gdańsk. Throughout the first year of operations DCT handled 4,423 TEU, this is less than we handle in one day now. The dynamic development of Polish containerisation is in step with the strong growth of the national economy. Having such an efficent gateway terminal also provides visible benefits in the form of many billions of Polish zloty to state budget receipts", added Adam Żołnowski, Chief Financial Officer of DCT Gdańsk. DCT Gdańsk is the largest Polish deep-water container terminal, transforming trade for Poland, Central Euorpe and the Baltic. In 2016 DCT Gdansk handled almost 1.3 million TEU. The company currently employs more than 800 people. In late 20216 DCT Gdansk opened its T2 facility, doubling its handling capacity to 3m TEU.

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New alliance in DCT Gdansk

9-th May 2017

Dear Sirs, We are pleased to inform that the following shipping lines: APL, CMA-CGM, COSCO SHIPPING, EVERGREEN and OOCL has started cooperation with DCT Gdansk as a newly-formed OCEAN ALLIANCE. The direct connection from the Far East to DCT Gdansk will be ultimately realized by the largest vessels of the Ocean Alliance group with the capacity from 19 000 to 21 000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit). The route of the ships from the Far East in the new service will be as follows: Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Singapore, Felixstowe, Rotterdam, Gdansk. The first vessel of the Ocean Alliance – OOCL Tianjin is expected at DCT Gdansk terminal tonight. More information about the new service is available on official websites of the shipping lines.

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From 20 February 2017 appointments obligatory in peak hours

3-rd February 2017

Dear Sirs, e.Brama project is entering two final implementation phases:  Phase I START: 20 February 2017 Obligatory appointments during peak hours. In DCT the peak hours are movable. DCT will inform beforehand about the time range in which the drivers will have to appoint their visits. If a driver arrives during those peak hours without the appointment in e.Brama system*, he will not be able to pick up or drop off the container. *In some cases the drivers who arrive without the appointment will be transferred to the buffer parking lot inside the terminal, where they will be waiting for their turn. DCT ensures priority service to the drivers who appointed their visits in e.Brama system. Phase II START: 20 March 2017 From this moment on e.Brama vehicle booking system is the only way to pick up or drop off a full container in DCT Gdansk. The appointment visits will be mandatory 24 hours for every truck driver arriving at DCT Gdansk.

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DCT implements e.Brama appointment system for trucking companies

1-st February 2017

What is e.Brama? e.Brama (e.Gate in English) is a vehicle booking system which will be obligatory for all trucking companies arriving at DCT Gdansk. These kinds of systems are already used in the largest ports of Europe and the world e.g. Hamburg, Antwerp, Rotterdam or Felixstowe. The system will allow truck companies/drivers to decide when they would like to pick up or drop off full containers (the process does not concern the empty ones). After choosing a suitable time slot – it will be possible by logging into the e.Brama system – the driver creates an appointment and declares his arrival in the chosen time frame. Schedule What is behind us? After laborious process of creating e.Brama system, in May 2016 DCT Gdansk started kick-off meetings with carriers and freight forwarders. During 15 meetings the future e.Brama users had an opportunity to learn the main functionalities and goals of the system and talk to all of e.Brama project group members. Then the internal technical tests and polishing up of the system took place so that trucking companies and drivers could start their practical e.Brama trainings in December 2016. There were 10 external training sessions where 113 future e.Brama users have been instructed how to use the system. DCT also provided internal trainings available for all drivers visiting the terminal’s pre-gate building – already 382 drivers trained. The next phase of the project was first live tests. Special thanks to 25 trucking companies which volunteered to test the vehicle booking system for the very first time. The tests aimed to check the compatibility of e.Brama and Navis. The tests went well. Transport companies which took part have been sending their comments on how did the system work. Currently we are receiving registration forms from the trucking companies. The registration process is necessary to use the vehicle booking system. We have already received about 340 forms and each of them contains from several to even hundred truck drivers. WITHOUT THE REGISTERING IN E.BRAMA SYSTEM THE CONTAINER PICK UP OR DROP OFF WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE. TRUCKING COMPANIES AND DRIVERS WHO DID NOT REGISTER PLEASE SEND THE FORMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE DEADLINE  – 10 FEB 2017.   What is ahead of us? e.Brama project is entering two final implementation phases:  Phase I START: II half of February 2017 Obligatory appointments during peak hours. In DCT the peak hours are movable. DCT will inform beforehand about the time range in which the drivers will have to appoint their visits. If a driver arrives during those peak hours without the appointment in e.Brama system*, he will not be able to pick up or drop off the container. *In some cases the drivers who arrive without the appointment will be transferred to the buffer parking lot inside the terminal, where they will be waiting for their turn. DCT ensures priority service to the drivers who appointed their visits in e.Brama system. Phase II START: II half of March 2017 From this moment on e.Brama vehicle booking system is the only way to pick up or drop off a full container in DCT Gdansk. The appointment visits will be mandatory 24 hours for every truck driver arriving at DCT Gdansk. The fixed dates of final implementation phases will be published soon. Where to find current information? Official DCT Gdansk webpage (Polish version) – main news or Customer Zone/e.Brama System (announcements, project description, training materials, FAQ) DCT Gdansk facebook profile E-mail correspondence Information leaflets Ask DCT employees while entering Pre-gate building Watch announcements displayed on the screens in Pre-gate building How to log in? www address: https://ebrama.dctgdansk.com There will be an e.BRAMA button on DCT main page which will transfer users to the system. It will ensure a quick and easy access to the log-in page. Contact for e.Brama users e-mail: ebrama@dctgdansk.com phone: +48 58 737 79 33 (6:00 a.m. till 10 p.m., during Phase I and II – 24 hours) Contact for media: e-mail: katarzyna.zabkiewicz@dctgdansk.com phone: + 48 58 737 75 24

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A crucial year for DCT Gdansk

16-th January 2017

Deepwater Container Terminal Gdansk ended 2016 with an operational result at the level of approximately 1,3 million TEU (20-foot containers). It is a record in the history of the terminal and the entire Polish containerization. Already in October 2016 the number of containers handled exceeded the overall result in the previous year (1,068 million TEU). The achievement of such a result was influenced by many factors, from the growing need for directs calls of oceanic container vessels in the Baltic to the visible growth of cargo targeted at Eastern and Central Europe markets. Over the last few years DCT Gdansk has continually expanded the portfolio of clients. Attracting new business partners as well as the increase in container handling proves that DCT Gdansk is an attractive transshipment hub for the shipping lines delivering cargo in that part of the world. Last year was special not only because of the record-breaking results but also due to the fact that one of the largest investments in Pomerania – the construction of the second deepwater berth (T2) in DCT Gdansk, was successfully finalized. T2 investment, completed on time and on budget, enriched the terminal with the next berth, new yards and state-of-the-art terminal equipment, doubling DCT’s annual handling capacity from 1,5 million to 3 million TEU. After finalizing the investment, at the end of last year the CEO position of retiring Maciek Kwiatkowski was taken over by Cameron Thorpe who looks into 2017 with a great hope – “With the opening of Terminal 2, we now have the prospect to take it to the next level – use this potential and double in size. DCT Gdansk has proven itself a game-changer for the Baltic, opening the market to direct calls from Asia and providing access for Polish importers and exporters as well as enhanced transshipment access across the Baltic for the Shipping Lines. Our challenge now is to attract new services and to push further into central Europe, whilst retaining and consolidating our position with our existing customers.”

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Cameron Thorpe is the new CEO at DCT Gdansk SA

19-th December 2016

On the 16th of December, Mr. Cameron Thorpe formally took over the position of CEO for DCT Gdansk SA, taking over from Mr. Maciek Kwiatkowski, who is retiring. Maciek Kwiatkowski, who greatly contributed to the development of DCT Gdansk by finalizing one of the largest projects in Pomerania – the construction of the second berth (T2), stated “I am convinced that I am leaving DCT terminal and its team in good hands”. Cameron brings with him 30 years’ experience in the container shipping and terminal industries. In 2003 he joined DP World as Global Business Development Manager, becoming involved in the evaluation of over a dozen container terminals around the world as the company rapidly expanded. In 2005 he was appointed General Manager for Constanta Container Terminal in Romania. When the P&O Group was acquired by DPW in 2006 he moved to Australia, to become Director and General Manager in Brisbane. His next position in 2009 was in Thailand as Chief Executive Officer of LCIT, a joint-venture terminal at Laem Chabang, then in 2013 he accepted the role of Managing Director of DP World Korea and Vice President of PNC, Korea’s largest container terminal. In early 2015 Cameron moved to London Gateway in the UK where he became the CEO. Cameron stated “I’m very excited by the opportunity that DCT presents - a container terminal that is helping to drive the Polish economy to be more efficient, with a global reputation as the most professional facility in the Baltic Sea. With our T2 facility now open, we will further enhance our excellent customer service and facilitate intermodal trade as the premier hub port in the region.” Prior to joining the terminal industry Cameron worked for P&O Nedlloyd a global container shipping company. Over a 16 year period he undertook roles covering Country GM, Procurement and Terminal Development in locations as wide ranging as East Africa and continental Europe.  

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Change in a gate complex working hours at weekends from 1st January 2017

15-th December 2016

Please note that from 1.01.2017 the pre-gate station (gate complex) works from 6:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from 2 p.m. on Sundays Pre-gate station working hours: Terminal gates and Pre-gate office works 24 hours a day 7 days a week, excluding time: Saturday 02:00 p.m. till Sunday 02:00 p.m. and 15 minutes shift breaks at 5:45 a.m. -6:00 a.m. and 05:45 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. Sunday’s and holiday’s entrance pass is only availabe prior advanced notice placed by Friday (when the holiday is on Sunday) or the day before (when the holiday is on the week day or Saturday) 03:00 p.m. at pregate@dctgdansk.com Polish Holiday Schedule 2017: DATE HOLIDAY TIME WHEN GATE COMPLEX IS CLOSED 01.01.2017 New Year 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 06.01.2017 Public Holiday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 16.04.2017 Easter from 15.04.17 6:00 p.m. till 17.04.17 6:00 p.m. 17.04.2017 Easter from 15.04.17 6:00 p.m. till 17.04.17 6:00 p.m. 01.05.2017 Public Holiday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 03.05.2017 Public Holiday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 04.06.2017 Public Holiday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 15.06.2017 Public Holiday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 15.08.2017 Public Holiday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 01.11.2017 Public Holiday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 11.11.2017 Public Holiday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 25.12.2016 Christmas from 24.12.17 6:00 p.m. till 26.12.17 6:00 p.m. 26.12.2017 Christmas from 24.12.17 6:00 p.m. till 26.12.17 6:00 p.m. 01.01.2018 New Year from 31.12.17 6:00 p.m. till 01.01.18 6:00 p.m. DCT Gdansk opening/working hours during Easter and Christmas holidays 2017: Date Vessels Gate Rail Warehouse/CFS Holiday surcharge 16.04.2017 to 03:00 p.m. to 03:00 p.m. to 03:00 p.m. to 03:00 p.m. from 03:00 p.m. 17.04.2017 upon request upon request upon request upon request whole day 24.12.2017 to 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. to 03:00 p.m. to 03:00 p.m. from 03:00 p.m. 25.12.2017 upon request upon request upon request upon request whole day 26.12.2017 upon request upon request upon request upon request whole day 31.12.2017 to 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. to 03:00 p.m. to 03:00 p.m. from 03:00 p.m. 01.01.2018 upon request upon request upon request upon request whole day requests for work during Easter to be received in writing before 14th April, 03:00 p.m. requests for work during  Christmas to be received in writing before 23th December, 03:00 p.m. requests for work during New Years day to be received in writing before 30th December, 03:00 p.m.

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(PL) Ruszają szkolenia dla przewoźników – projekt e.Brama

7-th December 2016

Szanowni Przewoźnicy, W najbliższych dniach ruszają szkolenia dla użytkowników końcowych systemu awizacji samochodów ciężarowych obsługujących ruch do i z DCT Gdańsk (e.BRAMA). Poniżej terminy najbliższych szkoleń:   DATA GODZINA 9.12.2016 13:00-16:00 15.12.2016 9:00-12:00 15.12.2016 13:00-16:00 16.12.2016 9:00-12:00 16.12.2016 13:00-16:00   Miejsce: Sala B211 (sala komputerowa) Adres: Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Gdańsku, aleja Grunwaldzka 238A, 80-266 Gdańsk, BUDYNEK „B”   Potwierdzenia wraz ze wskazaniem terminu prosimy przysłać tylko drogą mailową na adres marcin.kamola@dctgdansk.com. Prosimy o wskazywanie maksymalnie 2 osób z każdej firmy, ze względu na ograniczoną pojemność sali komputerowej. Używanie systemu awizacji będzie obowiązkowe i obejmie wszystkich przewoźników/kierowców.

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TEMPORARILY DISABLED TERMINAL SYSTEM NAVIS AT NIGHT (17-18 NOVEMBER 2016)

17-th November 2016

Dear Sirs, Please note that from 23:59 p.m. on Thursday (17 November 2016) till 06:00 a.m. on Friday (18 November 2016), there will be a Navis update. It means that both rail and road will be closed during the above-mentioned hours. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience and kindly ask you to plan the container pick-ups and drop-offs at another time convenient for you.

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