DCT signs an agreement with Port of Gdansk Authority

20-th March 2013

DCT Gdansk would like to inform that on 19.03.2013, in the presence of many renown guests, representatives of DCT and The Port of Gdansk Authority signed a lease agreement, which is a next step to build a new container terminal, DCT2. Currently, the realization of the strategy focusing on making Poland, Pomerania and Gdansk a hub for Central-Eastern Europe and Russia will speed its paste.

DCT Gdansk would like to thank all parties which were involved in creating and final signing of the agreement and show appreciation for the support the company received from central and local authorities of Poland. As a result of the agreement with Port of Gdansk, DCT container terminal is at next significant step in the company’s development.

‘Our existing terminal has always been considered by DCT Gdansk as the beginning of a bigger operation. Thanks to DCT 2 we now have the opportunity to really offer even better facilities to answer to our vocation of deep sea hub for the Baltic Sea. More capacity combined with even higher productivity is our ultimate goal to satisfy our clients’ – comments Capt. Jedrzej M. Mierzewski, Chief Operations Officer.

Design and adjustments employed in creation of DCT 2 will enable it to provide service to greatest container vessels of the world, released by shipyards in the Far East, or units which are currently being designed. According to the plans, the draught of DCT 2 will be 16.5 meters, with 600 meters of the length of the quay. The top service at the terminal will be provided by 7 Super-Post-Panamax gantry cranes with overhang of 25 rows of containers. The target annual capacity of DCT 2 terminal is estimated to be 2.5 million TEU. This, together with DCT terminal, will compose up to 4 million TEU annual handling capacity once the terminal is fully operational in 2016.

‘Although the fact of signing of the agreement with Port of Gdansk Authority is of profound importance to DCT company, this milestone should be perceived as a beginning to even harder and more demanding work during next stages of the development of the project – emphasizes Adam Zolnowski – CFO of DCT Gdansk.

Erecting DCT 2 will result in grand development possibilities and favorable conditions in the region of Pomerania and Poland. Investments in infrastructure, employment options of up to 1500 direct workplaces, development of the region of Pomerania and tangible profits for the economy of Poland are just some of the benefits which result from the finalization of the project of DCT 2.