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.