Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), the Polish unit of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) at the Port of Gydnia, capped 2019 by reaching its 500,000th twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) move on 21 December.
The event, which coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Gydnia terminal, was marked by the loading of the milestone MSC container to MSC Veronique.
Wojciech Szymulewicz, BCT chief executive officer, commented: “As a gateway terminal serving the Polish economy, we are extremely pleased to have reached this latest milestone. More than hitting our targets, this new record highlights Baltic Container Terminal’s capability to continuously outpace market growth, and our readiness to serve the vibrant Polish economy and the Eastern European markets.”
Strategically located within the Baltic-Adriatic corridor, BCT has a current annual handling capacity of up to one million TEUs and has excellent road and on-dock rail connectivity to Europe’s hinterlands.
As part of its continuing efforts to boost the port’s operations, the Port of Gdynia Authority and the Centre for European Union Transport Projects recently signed a contract for the reconstruction and electrification of the port’s rail access. An investment expected to cost around PLN 70 million, the rebuilt intermodal terminal will complement BCT’s operations from the land side.
To enable BCT to cater for growing demands, in the pipeline is new handling equipment on both sea and landside, rehabilitation of the present quay, deepening of harbor basins, additional storage areas, and state-of-the-art IT systems.