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Global logistics market was reflected in the increase in cargo supply by 10.7% in the Port of Gdynia in December 2020, compared to December 2019

By :MAREK GRZYBOWSKI

The terminals of the Port of Gdynia worked intensively in 2020. Global  turnover were higher by 2.9%, and the supply of containers reached the dynamics of 0.9%, compared to 2019.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many sectors of the economy. However, it did not stop the activity of cargo suppliers, forwarders and maritime agents. The maritime business made up for losses in the second half of the year, after a period of slump in the first months of 2020.

The activity on the global logistics market was reflected in the increase in cargo supply by 10.7% in the Port of Gdynia in December 2020, compared to December 2019. The increased supply of cargo by almost 3% means that in 2020 over 24,680 thousand tons of cargo were transhipped in Port of Gdynia. Reloading of containers exceeded 903 thousand TEU. Baltic Container Terminal Gdynia informed that in last year broke once again the level of 500 thousand TEU.

Lo-lo cranes handled 502 150 TEU between ships and the quay.

„Hutchison Ports Gdynia has crossed the magic border of 400 000 TEU handled (exactly 401 546 TEU) and reached the highest yearly amount in the whole history of operations at the terminal – informed Hutchison Ports Gdynia Management in Linkedin and underlines: „This is a joint success of all our business partners, satisfied customers and dedicated employees who made it possible despite Covid-19 pandemics, lockdowns, economic slowdown and market uncertainty”.

The supply of bulk cargoes contributed to the record-breaking result of transshipments in Gdynia. The activity of mass terminals, including the Baltic Grain Terminal and HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal, was clearly visible. Poland imports coal and soybeans via Gdynia. Wheat and timber are shipped for export.

Large investments are underway in the port of Gdynia. The railway system is being rebuilt and modernized. Construction of the public ferry terminal is progressing rapidly. Dredging works related to the widening of the internal entrance and a number of other investment are in progress

Port of Gdynia Authority

The Outer Port. The Port of Gdynia Authority received the feasibility study for the Outer Port in December last year. Feasibility Study covers the legal, financial, economic and technical aspects of the construction of the Outer Port. „Comprehensive analyzes have shown that the project is profitable from the point of view of the public and private interests – said Adam Meller, President of the Port of Gdynia Authority. Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. has also received a comprehensive project of geological surveys covering both the area of the new breakwaters of the Port of Gdynia and the pier of the Outer Port.

The Outer Port received the approval of the Government of the Republic of Poland and was included in the governmental Programme for the Development of Polish Seaports until 2030. The Outer Port  will increase the port area by 151 ha and its reloading capacity by 2.5 million TEU. 

 photo: Marek Grzybowski

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