DCT Gdansk, the operator of the largest container terminal complex on the Baltic Sea, has signed a contract for the construction of the third deep-water terminal known as T3.

The contract was inked with a consortium comprising Budimex and Dredging International with works starting in September.

DCT Gdansk is a joint venture between PSA International, the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund managed by IFM Investors, and the port is administrated by PSA International.

T3 project will include a deep-water quay of 717m long and 17.5m deep, and a yard area of 36.5ha. In addition, the investment will involve the purchase of seven new quay cranes capable of handling the world’s largest vessels, and 20 semi-automated Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes for the container yard.

Dredging and reclamation works will start in September and will be followed in early 2023 by the construction of the northern and southern walls, and the main berth.

T3 is scheduled to open for commercial operations by mid 2024, with full completion of the project planned for the second quarter of 2025. 

“Once complete, the terminal will be the most advanced of its kind in the Baltic Sea and will reflect our commitment to sustainable investing and operating, with reduced CO2 emissions both from the construction, and the equipment we will deploy for future operations.” said Charles Baker, CEO of DCT Gdańsk.

In its first phase, the new terminal will increase DCT Gdansk’s handling capacity by 1.7m teu to a total of 4m teu per year. 

“The launch of the works for T3 will mark the beginning of a new era for container handling in the Baltic region. This pioneering journey began at DCT Gdańsk 15 years ago and we are proud of our achievements to date, and thankful to our customers, staff and all our other stakeholders for the faith and loyalty that they have shown us. T3 is the natural step in our journey to truly become The Baltic Hub,” added Baker.

Source: Hellenic Shipping News