15-th April 2019
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March 30, 2019 Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited DCT Gdansk container terminal. The guest at DCT was also the Minister of Maritime Economy Marek Gróbarczyk. Both gentlemen expressed their belief in a huge development opportunities of the Gdansk terminal, as well as all Polish sea ports. "[..]We can take advantage of the potential of the Polish sea, and today Gdańsk, Tri-City and Szczecin are our windows to the world - said the Prime Minister Morawiecki. The Prime Minister emphasized that Gdansk port, including DCT container terminal, is very close to outrun the largest logistics centers in Europe. "[...] We have large investments ahead, huge development investments, about 3 billion Euro, or several billion zlotys, in the next 8-9 years, but already within 5-6 years we will be able to develop handling capacity to the scale of port of Hamburg [..]" Handling over 1,9M TEU in 2018, DCT has established itself as No 15 among top European container ports. Now the terminal is implementing the T2b investment, which includes buying new terminal equipment, extending the yard area, fully optimizing and automating the gate complex for truck drivers and significantly upgrading rail capacity.
PRESS RELEASE JOINTLY ISSUED BY PSA, PFR, IFM, MIRA, MTAA, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super Link to Official Press Release Warsaw, 19 March 2019 PSA, PFR AND IFM INVESTORS PARTNER TO JOINTLY ACQUIRE THE DEEPWATER CONTAINER TERMINAL GDAŃSK (DCT Gdańsk) FROM Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, MTAA Super, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super PSA International Ptd Ltd (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (IFM) have signed an Agreement, subject to formal approval by the relevant competition authorities, to jointly acquire 100% of the shares of DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland, from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) managed fund Global Infrastructure Fund II, MTAA Super, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super. DCT Gdańsk is situated at the crossroads of the Baltic deep-sea trading routes and holds a strategic position as a major gateway into Poland and Central-Eastern European markets. Construction of the Port began in 2005 with the outgoing shareholders facilitating the greenfield development of the port and overseeing 13 years of transformational growth. Following a significant capital expenditure programme, the port’s capacity doubled in 2016 with the completion of a second quay. Container volumes have grown steadily over the years to reach 1.9 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in 2018. DCT Gdańsk is the fastest growing container port in Europe and is ranked amongst the 15 largest container ports on the continent. With a quay length of 1,306 meters and a maximum depth of 17 meters, the terminal is well-equipped to handle the largest container vessels calling at the terminal already today. Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA International, said: “DCT Gdańsk is PSA’s first investment in Eastern Europe, and we look forward to working closely with our partners PFR and IFM to further develop its facilities and to strengthen its position as the preferred port of call for Poland and the Baltic Sea. Through leveraging our global network and our expertise in creating value for the port and shipping communities, PSA will partner with shipping lines, logistics operators and cargo owners to deliver more efficient, flexible and robust supply chain solutions for the region.” Paweł Borys, CEO of PFR said: “We are pleased that we managed to successfully complete the acquisition of a special asset - the only deep-water container terminal in Poland and the entire Baltic Sea basin. I believe that the unique combination of local and international content, as well as PSA’s operational know-how will reinforce DCT Gdańsk for further growth. The new owners support DCT’s ambitious expansion plans, including construction of a new terminal in the coming years to utilize and leverage economic growth of Poland and the CEE.” IFM Global Head of Infrastructure, Mr. Kyle Mangini, said: “We are delighted to further consolidate our existing partnership with global leader in port operations, PSA, and join leading Polish fund PFR, whose insight into the Polish market has been invaluable to the consortium. The transaction also marks another investment for IFM in a core infrastructure asset in Poland, expanding upon our long-standing presence in the country.” Speaking on behalf of the outgoing shareholders, MIRA, MTAA Super, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super, Martin Stanley, Global Head of Macquarie Asset Management, said: “We are proud of the role we’ve played in the development of Poland’s burgeoning maritime and logistics sector through our investment in DCT Gdańsk. The close partnership between Macquarie, MTAA Super, AustralianSuper, Statewide Super and the port’s management team has seen DCT Gdańsk become an important gateway for Poland to the rest of the world. We leave the business well positioned to serve the needs of this dynamic region and wish the new shareholders well as they embark on the next phase of the port’s growth story.” DCT Gdańsk is the only terminal in the Baltic that can serve ULCV’s (Ultra Large Container Vessels), the world’s largest container ships with a capacity of up to 23,000 TEUs. It provides shipping lines and end-customers with a reliable and cost-effective alternative to the ports of Northern Europe, servicing direct connections with Asia all year round. Given the constant growth and development of the business, the terminal is expected to reach full capacity utilisation in the upcoming years. To allow for further development of DCT Gdańsk, PSA, PFR and IFM will explore the construction of a new expansion area and further increases in capacity. About PSA International Ptd Ltd PSA is a leading global port group and a trusted partner to cargo stakeholders around the world. With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s portfolio comprises a network of over 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 17 countries. Drawing on the deep expertise and experience from a diverse global team, PSA actively collaborates with its customers and partners to deliver world-class port services alongside, develop innovative cargo solutions and co-create an Internet of Logistics. As the partner of choice in the global supply chain, PSA is “The World's Port of Call”. Visit us at www.globalpsa.com. *Note to Editors: PSA dropped the name of “Port of Singapore Authority” in 1997 when it became a corporatised entity. The company should be referred to as “PSA International Pte Ltd” or simply “PSA”. About The Polish Development Fund S.A. (PFR) The Polish Development Fund (PFR) is a financial group which offers instruments supporting the development of companies, local governments and individuals, and invests in sustainable social development and national economic growth. The mission of PFR as a Polish promotional financial institution is to implement programs enhancing the long-term investment and economic potential and supporting equal opportunities and environmental protection. About the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund IFM Investors is a global institutional funds manager with US$82 billion under its management as of 31 December 2018. Established more than 20 years ago and owned by 27 Australian pension funds, IFM Investors’ interests are deeply aligned with those of its investors. Investment teams in Australia, Europe, North America and Asia manage institutional strategies across debt investments, infrastructure, listed equities and private equity. IFM Investors has offices in nine cities: Melbourne, Sydney, London, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Zurich. For more information visit: www.ifminvestors.com. About Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers. For more than two decades, MIRA has partnered with investors, governments and communities to manage, develop and enhance assets relied on by more than 100 million people each day. As at 30 September 2018, MIRA managed €111.4 billion in assets that are essential to the sustainable development of economies and communities, including; 148 portfolio businesses, ~400 properties and 4.5 million hectares of farmland. MIRA is a part of Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs 14,869 people in 27 countries. For further information, please visit www.MIRAFunds.com About MTAA Super MTAA Super is the national super fund for the Australian automotive industry. Since 1989 MTAA Super has grown to be one of Australia’s largest super funds, with over 230,000 members and $A11.8 billion in funds under management. MTAA Super places its members at the center of everything it does, and for 30 years it has helped its members secure their financial future. About AustralianSuper AustralianSuper manages more than $A140 billions of members’ retirement savings on behalf of more than 2.2 million members from around 280,000 businesses. One in 10 working Australians is a member of AustralianSuper, the nation’s largest superannuation fund. About Statewide Super Statewide Super is a proud South Australian based industry super fund servicing over 145,000 members, 22,000 employers and has approximately $A9 billion in funds under management. We have been managing our members’ retirement savings for over 30 years and our investment returns are amongst the top performing funds in Australia.
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Dear Customers, We would like to inform that due to strong gusts of wind, there might be short stoppages in handling operations at the terminal. Such weather conditions might also hold at the weekend. DCT Gdansk
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As part of our cooperation with Pomeranian Hockey Club, DCT Gdansk employees with their families had the chance to ice-skate with Gdansk hockey team players in Hala Olivia. Thank you MH Automatyka for having us! We had the best time. Good luck for the coming hockey games.
One of the three new STS cranes purchased as part of the T2b project after completion of the testing phase, was put into service on February 2, 2019. The crane is fully operational and supports handling operations at T2 berth. The second STS crane still being tested, and the third one, which arrived at DCT Gdańsk later than the first two, is being assembled on the yard and has already reached a vertical dimension.
MSC Zoe vessel will berth at DCT Gdansk earlier – tomorrow (01.02.2019) morning. The estimated time of departure is Saturday (02.02.2019) morning. DCT Gdansk
Dear Customers, With reference to the previous announcements, we would like to inform you that the utilization of DCT’s terminal yard capacity has reached its maximum. In view of the above, DCT have changed the working hours of the gate complex to operate on a 24/7 basis for the two coming weeks. We also encourage to drop or pick up containers during night hours in vehicle booking system E-Brama. Moreover, import containers are available immediately after discharge from oceanic vessels. CSCL Globe vessel is expected to arrive tonight (30.01.2019) at 20:00 p.m. The end of discharge operations is planned for Saturday (02.02.2019) at 18:00. MSC ZOE will berth at DCT Gdansk on Saturday (02.02.2019) evening. The estimated time of departure is Sunday (03.02.2019) 6 a.m. We would like to ask for understanding and cooperation. Yours faithfully, DCT Gdansk
Dear Customers, with reference to the previous announcement from January 21st, 2019, we would like to inform you that the utilization of DCT’s terminal yard is reaching a level close to its maximum capacity. This is due to changes in shipping schedules, add-hoc calls and an earlier than normal import peak associated with Chinese New Year. This is in combination with the effects of bad weather and storms from earlier in January. Whilst we are making every effort to ensure that the situation returns to normal, we estimate that the difficulties may last for a further 2 weeks. This situation is affecting the road as well as the operation of the railway terminal, which has resulted in delays to the servicing of trains. In view of the above, DCT will change the working hours of the gate complex to operate on a 24/7 basis and will also make import containers available immediately after discharge for the next two weeks. The first vessel, from which import containers will be available immediately after discharge, is the 2M alliance service vessel MADRID MAERSK, which is due to start discharge operations in the evening of January 26th. We will remain in constant contact with shipping lines, intermodal operators and trucking companies to minimize the impact of the existing situation on road and rail operations and will provide further updates regarding developments of the operational situation of the terminal. Yours faithfully, DCT Gdansk
Two new STS cranes which are already at T2 berth are being tested. The tests should last around two weeks. The third one, which came by sea at the beginning of December, is being erected. The process started around one week ago and the STS crane should reach the vertical dimension within one week if weather conditions are not harsh.
Five new fully electric RTG cranes, which came by sea to DCT Gdansk terminal at the beginning of December, are being assembled on the yards. One of them has already reached vertical dimension. Five eRTGs were bought as part of T2b project. They will be started and tested in the second half of February 2019. A the beginning of May they will be fully operational. From then on DCT Gdansk will have forty RTG cranes to handle containers at the yard of the terminal. Twenty eRTG cranes for T2 yards and 20 RTG cranes for T1 yards.
We are deeply saddened on the tragic death of the President of Gdańsk Paweł Adamowicz. The President Paweł Adamowicz managed Gdańsk for over two decades, which under his leadership has become a modern metropolis. Invaluable support of the President for the development of sea ports and DCT Gdańsk will always be a foundation of the strong Pomerania region. In this time of sorrow, we join family and friends of the President in the pain and grief. Management and employees of DCT Gdansk S.A.
As part of the preparations for the extension of storage yards the following works have been completed: reinforcement of the ground base, the majority of energy, sanitary, fire and gas networks, as well as rainwater drainage. Works related to the new access road to the terminal are coming to an end - the bituminous layers are being made and the handover of Nowa Kontenerowa will take place in the coming weeks. After the traffic will be entirely moved to Nowa Kontenerowa, which is to take place in mid-January 2019, the demolition of the existing Kontenerowa Street, which is located in the middle of the designed storage yards, will begin. The next phase of the works will be the construction of the pavement structure for future storage yards. Part of the existing infrastructure on the truck parking lot, including in the vicinity of the gate complex, is reconstructed and arranged to adapt it to the needs of the newly implemented OCR system. These works include the construction of a significant number of foundations for supply of infrastructure such as cameras, barriers, traffic lights, self-service kiosks, etc. Another element of the works will be the assembly of the above-mentioned devices and system configuration. As part of the T2b Project, the first stage of extension and reconstruction of the existing DCT railway siding has started. Two additional STS cranes have already started their first launches and tests, while the third new STS crane which arrived in early December is being assembled. At the beginning of 2019, two STS cranes will be fully operational and the third one will be ready after the first half of the year. As a result, in the middle of next year, DCT Gdansk terminal will have fully operational 14 STS cranes at both quays of 1300 m total length.