DCT Gdansk terminal hosted representatives of the Danish Shipowners Association
10-th November 2010
On November 3rd,2010 DCT Gdansk hosted a delegation from the Danish Shipowners Association and representatives from the Danish media. All participants were acquainted with DCT and its rapid development which culminated in October with DCT share of Polish ports volumes exceeding for the first time the agregate of all other Polish terminals.
Mr Steen Reeslev, Chairman of DSA’s PR-Committee, and Mr Michel Deleuran, Group Senior Vice President of AP Moller-Maersk addressed all participating guest which included Mr Thomas Ostrup Moller, the Ambassador of Denmark.
The working panel of the meeting was attended by the representatives of the Danish shipping lines and journalists. Participants discussed the present shipping connections in this part of region and prospects for their further development. DCT Gdansk terminal, which just celebrated it’s third birthday in October, revolutionized the Baltic Sea market by becoming the first regional transhipment hub, was the perfect backdrop for such a meeting.
Mr Jan Fritz Hansen, DSA Executive Vice President explained the reasons for choosing Poland and DCT terminal as the location for this DSA meeting: “DCT Gdansk is an exceptionally well prospering terminal and Poland is a promising market”.
Two prominent Danish shipping lines: Maersk Line and Unifeeder are clients of DCT Gdansk. Maersk Line is the largest container operator in the world, and it’s 8,000 TEU “S” class vessels operating as part of the AE10 service call DCT Gdansk on a weekly basis. Unifeeder is currently the largest feeder operator in Europe, maintaining regular connections to DCT from/to other European ports and providing service to a number of container operators which include: Hapag – Lloyd, NYK, Cosco, China Shipping, ZIM, Hyundai, MOL, K- Line, UASC and Evergreen.
Mr Michel Deleuran who is also Regional Manager North Europe for AP Moller Maersk presented DCT Gdansk as Maersk’s gateway to the Baltic Sea thanks to the AE10 direct ocean connection from Shanghai to Gdansk and expressed his satisfaction with the good cooperation it has received from the terminal.
Mr Gert Jakobsen, Vice President of DFDS, referred in his speech to the shipping lines’ environmental challenges in the Baltic Sea region in connection with the latest IMO regulations relating to sulfur dioxide and nitrogen emissions. After lunch at DCT Gdansk premises, the guests from Denmark visited the Gdansk Solidarity Museum.