News

Operational situation

30-th January 2019

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

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Announcement for customers

25-th January 2019

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

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New STS cranes – two being tested and the third being erected

18-th January 2019

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.  

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Five new eRTG cranes being assembled

18-th January 2019

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.  

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Condolences

14-th January 2019

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.

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T2b project – status of the works

13-th December 2018

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.  

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5 new eRTG cranes already in DCT Gdansk

6-th December 2018

At the beginning of December parts of 5 new eRTG cranes, which were bought as part of T2b project, came by sea to DCT Gdansk terminal. After unloading them from the ship, they will be assembled on the yard of the terminal.

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November 12th

6-th November 2018

Dear Customers, We would like to kindly inform you that if the 12th of Nov 2018 is officially announced as a Public Holiday, DCT’s road gate will be closed from 06:00 am to 06:00 pm on the same day. Additionally, please be advised that ‘Sunday Surcharges’ will be applied for the duration of the declared Public Holiday in accordance with the DCT Gdansk Standard Tariff.

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New STS cranes already transported to T2 berth

29-th October 2018

Yesterday, two additional STS cranes were transported to T2 berth. Now that they are at their destination spot, they will be tested and started. Cranes will be fully operational at the beginning of 2019. Then, DCT terminal terminal will have thirteen fully operational STS cranes handling containers at both quays of 1300 m total length. Please watch the video footage of the transportation process.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB5eTi37gWg&feature=youtu.be

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New STS cranes for T2 berth has reached vertical dimension

5-th October 2018

In late September, the two new STS cranes, which arrived to DCT by sea dismantled at the beginning of August, have reached vertical dimension. The process of lifting main elements of the cranes has been completed. After dismantled parts of STS cranes had arrived by vessel and were unloaded by ship cranes, they were transported from the berth to the assembly yard spot by both transport vehicles and specialist self-propelled modular transporters. Now that the process of lifting the STS cranes has finished, at the end of October they will be transported to T2 berth, where they will be started and tested.

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T2b investment works in progress

2-nd October 2018

T2b investment works are in full swing. As a part of yard extension and construction of the new access road to DCT, the following works have been completed: removing the first layer of soil, reinforcing the soil foundation and the embankment of the new road called “Nowa Kontenerowa”. Currently works on the implementation of sanitary and electric networks are in progress. The part of the existing infrastructure of the truck car park near the Gate Complex have been rearranged. The infrastructure is being prepared for the OCR system which will be also implemented as a part of T2b project. The next stage of works will be the construction of the pavement structure on Nowa Kontenerowa Street. In the near future, the agreement will be signed with the General Contractor for construction works regarding the extension of DCT railway siding. The completion of the works is planned for III Q 2019.  

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NEW ADDITIONAL STS CRANES FOR T2 BERTH ALREADY IN DCT GDANSK

7-th August 2018

On August the 4th 2018 the vessel with two state-of-the-art STS cranes destined for T2 operations moored at DCT Gdansk terminal. The second berth of Deepwater Container Terminal is already equipped with five most modern STS cranes with an outreach of 25 rows able to handle the largest container vessels in the world. The additional two cranes came by sea and will be mounted till the end of year 2018. STS cranes were bought as a part of T2b project. Since 2019 the terminal will have thirteen fully operational STS cranes handling containers at both quays of 1300 m total length.   FACTS: Producer: Liebherr Container Cranes Factory: Killarney (Ireland) Departure port: Fenit port Irlandia Vessel: Combi Dock I, 162,30m long Assembly: Liebherr Container Cranes with the subcontractor PZT S.A.

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Collective Agreement extended for two years

23-rd July 2018

DCT Gdansk, the largest container terminal in the Baltic Sea and one of the most attractive employers in Pomerania, significantly increases salaries for operational and technical employees. The Management Board of DCT Gdansk has offered employees salary increases, despite the fact that, in line with the binding Collective Agreement, they were not envisaged this year. The Management Board's proposal was discussed with the company's trade union organization, as a result of which not only wages were raised, but also the company’s Collective Agreement and first in the history of Polish containerization, in force at DCT since 2016, was extended for the next two years. In particular, the changes relate to: Increasing the monthly basic salary of operational and technical employees by up to PLN 700 in less than one year, Increasing the incentive bonus for the best employees to the amount of PLN 1000 per month from April 2019, Introducing a Christmas reward in the amount of PLN 1,000 for all employees, Maintaining an attractive jubilee and non-remuneration bonus system for all employees. The introduced changes confirm DCT Gdansk’s recognition of the excellent qualifications of well-prepared staff and strengthen the role of DCT Gdańsk as a responsible leader of the Polish intermodal industry and an active participant in social dialogue. The Management Board of DCT Gdańsk S.A. thanks the trade union organization for constructive participation in completed talks.

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Minister of Investment and Development, Mr. Jerzy Kwieciński celebrates with DCT Gdańsk the handling the 9th million container

28-th May 2018

The largest container terminal in Poland and the Baltic - DCT Gdansk has marked the handling of 9 million TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) since opening. Achieving such a result within ten years of operational activity is a testimony to the continuous, dynamic development of the terminal. On this occasion, the Management Board of DCT Gdansk SA, with the honor of hosting the Minister of Investment and Development, Mr. Jerzy Kwieciński, would like to thank all the clients, partners, contractors and authorities, without whom this success would not be possible. 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 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.”- says Cameron Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer of DCT Gdansk SA. “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 1,6M TEU in 2017, DCT has established itself as No 16 among top European container ports. Current growth dynamics, which quarter to quarter exceeds 40%, allow us to believe that this position will be at least maintained. It will have a direct influence on the increase in income to Polish budget due to customs, VAT and excise duty. In the first quarter of 2018 it was already 2.1 billion Polish zloty (EUR 470 million)” – adds Adam Żołnowski, Chief Financial Officer of DCT Gdansk. Today 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. Now the terminal is implementing the next investment – T2b project, 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.   DCT Gdansk, Gateway to Poland and Central, Eastern Europe.    About DCT: DCT Gdansk enables Poland to be connected to the largest shipping trade-lane between Europe and Asia. A vital piece of direct foreign investment, ensuring that Polish goods can trade with China more efficiently, reducing cost, providing more competitive delivery times and a lower carbon footprint per container than alternative ports. In 2017 DCT Gdansk handled almost 1.6m TEU, with direct calls by the largest ships afloat. DCT Gdansk is the only terminal in the Baltic Sea capable of handling ships of this size. DCT does not just serve Poland but is also one of the most efficient ways to serve the Baltic Sea market via transshipment and also the most cost competitive way to serve the hinterland markets of the Czech Republic and Slovakia and elsewhere. With a track-record of continuous development and expenditure in terminal infrastructure and modern handling equipment, DCT Gdansk is also actively involved in activities for the protection of the environment and the local community, recognizing in them the foundation of sustainable socio-economic development.      

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Fields of hope – we will handle containers for charity

16-th April 2018

16 April  2018 DCT Gdańsk joins national charity "Fields of Hope" dedicated to the small patients of the hospices. The final will take place this Sunday 22th April 2018. The symbol of the charity action is a daffodil handed to the donors. There are many interesting actions on this occasion in Tricity e.g. motorcycle ride, daffodil relay and concerts. DCT will also contribute to the action by doing what it does best - handling containers, for a noble purpose. This weekend DCT will give 1 zloty for every handled container to the hospices.    

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