Trans-European Transport Corridor No 1
Drawn upon Transport Infrastructure Needs Assessment (TINA), the EU binding
strategy provides for the Port of Gdansk to be one of the key links of the Trans-European
Transport Corridor No 1.
Overlapping, to a great extent, the course of the ancient
Amber Route, the corridor is, on the one hand, the evidence of the historical
role that the Port of Gdansk has played up to the present time in Europe's
transportation system, and, on the other hand, a consequence of the
recent forecasts concerning the future transportation development trends.
Owing to its geographical and market-related location
the Port of Gdansk is well-suited for playing the role of a distribution
centre oriented towards the Baltic Sea Region, as well as the Central
and Eastern European states. At the same time, it comprises a vital
link in a transportation chain providing a connection between the Nordic
States and the South European States, in particular those in the Adriatic
and the Black Sea regions.
The trends that can be observed on the European transportation
market such as a rapid increase in transportation of freight units (containers),
expansion of the ro-ro transport, the necessity to develop combined
transportation systems and short sea shipping, as well as a constantly
growing traffic congestion on the European roads that calls for the
implementation of the idea called "from road to sea" - naturally
affect the development of transport corridors.
Due to its statutory and legal scope of business activity,
the Port of Gdansk Authority SA is directly involved in providing suitable conditions
in terms of infrastructure in the area under its management. With a view to
the development of Corridor 1 new shipping services operating in the Baltic
Sea Region have been launched. The major significance, however, lies with the investment plans
accompanied by the infrastructure development providing the port with a direct
connection to its hinterland. The planned investment projects aim at the best
possible level of cohesion between the Port of Gdansk on the one hand and the
infrastructure of Corridor 1 and the entire EU transportation network on the