A Breakthrough on the Baltic DCT and Maersk Line introduce shipping giants to Poland

14-th May 2011


A Breakthrough on the Baltic – DCT and Maersk Line

introduce shipping giants to Poland

 DCT Gdańsk and Maersk Line made a new breakthrough in the maritime economy of the Baltic Sea. The world’s largest E class container vessels have begun regular weekly calls to Gdańsk.

“We are proud that thanks to the partnership between DCT Gdańsk and Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipping line, we can now celebrate a revolution in the Baltic Sea Region, which has begun with the call of the mv Maersk Elba at Gdańsk,” says Boris Wenzel, the CEO of DCT Gdańsk.

            The first of this class of the world’s largest container vessels called at DCT Gdańsk on Wednesday, May 11 2011.

“Now Gdansk has the opportunity to become a true gateway for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe,” adds Boris Wenzel. “The introduction of E-Class container vessels to the AE10 service enables Poland to become independent from the Northern European hub ports, and over time to develop as a preferred gateway for a number of countries sharing borders with Poland”.

            mv Maersk Elba’s call at DCT will mark the beginning of a true revolution in the Baltic, which will continue to fuel DCT’s rapid growth, and increase its handling capacity as it implements the Port Centric Logistics concept in the adjacent Pomeranian Logistic Center operated by Goodman.

Since the beginning of direct calls from the Far East in January 2010, Gdańsk has become a fully independent hub serving Poland, from which containers are taken by smaller feeder ships to an increasing number of destinations in the Baltic Sea Region.


The event which took place on May 11, 2011 is not only one of the most important steps in the development of DCT Gdańsk, but also one of the most important events for the Polish economy.