The extension and modernisation of the road and rail network in the Outer Port in Gdańsk
The Port of Gdańsk concentrates its investments on the creation of the rail and road connections with handling terminals located in the Outer Port. The project co-financed by the European Union covers four tasks: the extension of the communication infrastructure, extension of access to the Deepwater Container Terminal (the largest in the Baltic Sea), reconstruction of Budowniczych Portu Północnego street and construction of a parking lot for trucks. A total of 7.2 km of roads, 10 km of new tracks and seven engineering structures will be built or rebuilt. This undertaking is one of the largest road and rail investments carried out by ZMPG S.A. It covers not only the modernisation of the existing infrastructural objects, but also the construction of new ones aimed at the improvement of road and railway accessibility to individual bases and terminals located in the deepwater part of the port.
Modernisation of the fairway, expansion of the quays and improvement of navigation conditions in the Inner Port in Gdańsk
It is one of the most important investment projects carried out by the Management Board of Port of Gdańsk Authority S.A. Due to this undertaking, the port canal will be widened and deepened, which will allow a greater range of vessels to access the Inner Port and ensure safe navigation conditions. The extension of the quays will result, for example, in the extension of their berthing lines and the improvement of technical parameters. This long-term investment covers the following quays: Oliwskie, Ziółkowskiego, Obrońców Poczty Polskiej, Mew, Zbożowe, Wisłoujście and Dworzec Drzewny quays, and sections of these quays: Wiślane, Szczecińskie and BON quays, with a total length of almost 5 km, and 7-kilometre fairway of the Inner Port. The reconstruction of the Dworzec Drzewny Quay will allow its inclusion to the operation and make it universal, whereas thanks to the modernisation of the fairway, the maximum draft of ships entering the inner port will increase. The port canal will handle vessels with lengths of up to 250 m, widths up to 35 m and drafts up to 10.6 m, while the Kashubian Canal will ultimately handle ships with lengths of up to 190 m, widths up to 25 m, and drafts up to 9.35 m.
Central Port is a project of the development of the next deepwater part of the port in the direction of the waters of Gdańsk Bay, which is to be one of key investments in the area of the Polish marine economy. The value of this many years’ project is estimated at approx. PLN 12 billion. Due to it, the Port of Gdańsk has a chance to become an intermodal transport connection, playing a role of a hub in the Baltic Sea basin and a distribution and logistic centre for Central and Eastern Europe. Pursuant to the conceptual assumptions, it is to play a role of the first-choice port for global business partners, ensuring convenient access for the largest ships. Due to the fact that the investment projects of the Port of Gdańsk exhaust land possibilities of the quayside infrastructure spatial development along the shoreline, the Port develops its plans towards the waters of Gdańsk Bay. The Central Port is a project of building structures in the basin and piers in the deepwater part of the port, with an area of approx. 410 ha. This project includes the construction of several terminals, for example container, ro-ro, chemical, LNG, cereal, passenger and cruise terminals. The final shape of the Central Port will depend on needs of investors, i.e. operators of the port premises.