DCT Gdańsk

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DCT Gdańsk - December 2011

DCT Gdańsk - Deepwater Container Terminal Gdańsk is located in the area of Port Północy (Northern Port) in Port of Gdańsk, Poland. It was officially launched on 1 October 2007. DCT Gdańsk currently ranks as the most rapidly growing terminal in the country[citation needed] and as the undisputed leader[citation needed] in the handling of Polish import and export. It also serves as the reloading hub for Saint Petersburg and other ports in the Baltic Sea region. Currently the handling capacity of the container terminal amounts to 1,000,000 TEU with prospect to further increase by 500,000 TEU due to conversion of additional storage area as well as container handling equipment purchase.[citation needed]

Important events[edit]

The DCT Gdańsk container terminal has become a springboard for the Polish Maritime Economy. However, there are several crucial events which have thus far outlined its standards and its direction of development.

  • DCT Gdańsk and Maersk Line have made a breakthrough in the maritime economy on the Baltic Sea. In 2011, some of the largest container ships in the world at that time, the 14,700-TEU capacity Mærsk E-class container ships begun regular weekly calls in Gdańsk. These included Evelyn Maersk, Emma Maersk, Eleonora Maersk, Elba Maersk and Eugen Maersk[citation needed]
  • Visits paid by the most notable politicians in the country: The Prime Minister Mr. Donald Tusk, the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Economy Mr. Waldemar Pawlak
  • DCT Gdańsk reached its first one million handling in June 2011. The millionth container ship – Emma Maersk (a flag Maersk Line container ship) on its maiden voyage to DCT Gdańsk arrived in Gdańsk
  • The construction of the biggest logistics center in Poland. The multifunctional logistics center is due to be financed and constructed by the Australian Group Goodman. The initial concept for the development provides for up to 500,000 sq m of storage space and for up to 40,000 sq m of office space. The development of the logistics center will be accompanied with the extension of the local infrastructure: Sucharski Route, the tunnel at the Dead Vistula and the Gdańsk Southern Ring-Road. The connection with the modern deep-water container terminal DCT Gdańsk will serve as an advantage
  • Implementation of E-SMART – a modern tool produced by the British company International Terminal Solutions Ltd (ITS) designed for the visual management – July 2011
  • Maersk Line was the first container line which introduced direct navigational connection (AE10) from the Far East to the Baltic region (while realizing exceptional opportunities of DCT Gdańsk). The direct connection of the Far East ports with Gdańsk has the following rotation: AE10 Asia–Europe–Asia: Kwangyang – Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Tanjung Pelepas – Suez Canal – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven– Gdansk – Aarhus – Gothenburg – Bremerhaven – Rotterdam – Algeciras – Suez Canal – Yantian – Kwangyang;
  • Award given by Maersk Line for the best terminal in Northern Europe in 2009 and in 2010. The awards: “Terminal of 2009” and "Terminal of 2010" has been given to DCT Gdańsk for its continuous leadership in monthly rankings of the terminals of Northern Europe, which Maersk Line co-operates with. The ranking covers an array of the following criteria: productivity, expectation time or intervals in handling and port costs.
  • The container terminal starts to handle direct regular container connections from the Far East in January 2010.[citation needed]

DCT Gdańsk in the media[edit]

The container terminal regularly appears in the local, regional, national and trade media. Continuous successes draw most notable personages engaged in politics and business. As a result, the container terminal unceasingly draws the TV and press attention.

From the very beginning DCT Gdańsk has considered good communication both with the traditional media and with the social media as vital. That is why DCT Gdańsk may boast in the business its first internet TV which is wholly devoted to issues concerning maritime economy and effective functioning of the terminal. DCTV has already interviewed individuals like Adam Żołnowski – the director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Eivind Holding – the Managing Director of Maersk Line, and Prof. Andruszkiewicz (the originator of DCT Gdańsk).[citation needed]

Sea connectivity[citation needed][edit]

  • Maersk Line AE10 Asia–Europe–Asia (Kwangyang – Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Tanjung Pelepas – Suez Canal – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven– Gdansk – Aarhus – Gothenburg – Bremerhaven – Rotterdam – Algeciras – Suez Canal – Yantian – Kwangyang)
  • Gdansk Finnish Gulf Service (Gdansk – Kotka – Helsinki – Gdansk)
  • Gdansk – St. Petersburg Service (Gdansk – St. Petersburg – Gdansk)

Container throughput[1][edit]

  • 2007 - 4 423 TEU
  • 2008 - 106 469 TEU
  • 2009 - 162 189 TEU
  • 2010 - 451 730 TEU
  • 2011 - 634 871 TEU
  • 2012 - 896 962 TEU
  • 2013 - 1 150 887 TEU
  • 2014 - 1 188 380 TEU
  • 2015 - 1 069 705 TEU
  • 2016 - 1 289 842 TEU
  • 2017 - 1 593 761 TEU


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Coordinates: 54°22′56″N 18°42′44″E / 54.382321°N 18.712282°E / 54.382321; 18.712282