Investments carried out in recent years
The Trasa Sucharskiego and the tunnel below the Martwa Wisla
In 2016, the tunnel below the Martwa Wisla came into service. The investment consists of two 1.4 km long road tunnels connecting the left-bank side of the Port of Gdansk with the national road and motorway network. The depth of the tunnel reaches 35m at its lowest level. The investor was the Gdansk Municipality, and the value of the investment amounted to EUR 210 million. The construction of the tunnel was co-funded by the European Union from the resources of the Cohesion Fund within the Infrastructure and Environmental Programme.
The tunnel, the Trasa Sucharskiego, and the Southern Ring Road make it possible to get to the Port of Gdansk from the A1 motorway without encountering any traffic lights or traffic jams. It only takes a few minutes to reach the national road network from each port terminal. The expanded road infrastructure makes it possible to shorten the time and lower the costs of the transport of goods to and from the Port of Gdansk.
Modernisation of railway line no. 226 and the construction of a new railway bridge
The investment by PKP PLK, estimated at EUR 123 million, involved the modernisation of the railway line from Gdansk Port Polnocny station to the Pruszcz Gdanski station, and the construction of a railway bridge (the most important element of the new infrastructure) now carrying railway traffic to and from the right-hand bank of the port, including the Outer Port. The investment increased the rail traffic capacity of the junction sixfold, thus providing a basis for creating real opportunities for handling incoming and outgoing railway traffic in this part of the port. A total of over 30km of new railway track was laid, and 5 flyovers and bridges were constructed as part of the investment. It also resulted in 42 new junctions, and a new local rail traffic control centre at Gdansk Port Polnocny.
Oil terminal - the first stage
In 2015, the first stage of the construction of the PERN SA Group's Oil Terminal was completed. The terminal is equipped with six tanks for crude oil with a total capacity of 375,000 m3 connected to the Liquid Fuel Terminal by a pipeline system. The Terminal area has the status of a Duty Free Zone within the terminal area, there is a fire pump room with four water tanks with a capacity of 100,000 m3 and a sewage treatment plant. The value of the first stage of the investment amounted to EUR 98 million.
Construction of the second deepwater quay at the DCT container terminal
Completed in October 2016, the expansion of the current, largest deepwater container terminal in the Baltic Sea contributed to doubling the throughput capacity of the DCT to 3 million TEU. The scope of the investment included the construction of the second quay of the terminal, 650 m long, along with the entire transshipment base for handling containers, including 5 new super-post-Panamax quay cranes and 16 self-propelled gantry cranes. The value of the investment amounted to EUR 195 million. It is assumed that the investment will meet the expected increase in demand for container transshipments in sea transport in this part of Europe, and will enhance Gdansk's position as the most important and the largest container hub in the Baltic Sea.
Expansion of the intermodal container terminal in the area of the Szczecinskie Quay
In the early 2016, modernised storage and manoeuvring yards and a parking yard for heavy goods vehicles were put into service at the intermodal container terminal located by the Szczecinskie Quay. The investment, estimated at EUR 6.4 million, was funded by the Port of Gdansk Authority SA and co-financed from EU resources from the European Regional Development Fund within the Infrastructure and Environmental Programme.
Deep-frozen product storage
In 2016, a cold storage unit owned by PAGO - owner of a network of cold stores across Poland - was put into operation at the back of the DCT Gdansk deepwater container terminal. The warehouse, with a surface area of 15,500 m2, is divided into three storage chambers, where a total of 36,000 pallets can be stored. The facility is designed to enable the handling of all kinds of commodities which require sub-zero temperatures (fruit, vegetables, dairy products, fresh and frozen meat) The warehouse was fitted with environmentally friendly cooling systems and a specialist control system based on mobile radio terminals. The value of the investment amounted to EUR 14.3 million.
Frozen cargo terminal
In 2014, a frozen cargo terminal was put into service within the Duty Free Zone. This was an investment by the North Atlantic Producers Organisation. Deep-frozen fishery products weighing nearly 24,000 tonnes can be stored in the warehouse, which has a total cooled surface area of 7,921 m2, or about 30,000 pallets. The warehouse is divided into four independent cold chambers with five levels of high-storage racks. The cold storage unit is fully computerised, the goods stored are fully identifiable, and the use of storage space is optimised. The terminal has direct access to the nearby quay, making it possible to handle transport and fishing vessels. The high quality of service provided was confirmed by the quality certification: ISO 9001, MSC/ASC CoC, and IFS Logistics. The value of the investment amounted to EUR 15 million and was co-financed by the European Union from the resources of the European Fisheries Fund.
Investments contributing to increasing safety at the Port of Gdansk
As part of these investments, completed in 2016, the Port of Gdansk Authority SA organised a Rescue Centre, bringing together all of the services responsible for safety at the port. The Strazak 6 fire and rescue vessel was thoroughly modernised, and a quick response environmental rescue vessel and a hydrographic and inspection vessel were purchased. The total value of the investments amounted to EUR 3.5 million. The investments were co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Infrastructure and Environmental Programme.