In March 2022, DCT Gdansk (DCT), the largest container terminal on the Baltic Sea, handled a record container throughput of 206,645 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). This is an increase of over 9 percent compared to the terminal’s previous record in January 2020.
The achievement is important, especially in light of a difficult post-pandemic situation, continued challenges in the global logistics industry and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Charles Baker, CEO of DCT Gdansk said, “With this latest record, we have proven ourselves to be resilient despite the turbulence across the industry; by tapping DCT’s advantageous location and maintaining superior quality of services and facilities. I would like to extend a special word of appreciation to our staff as they are the ones who deliver a performance that meets our customers’ expectations week in, week out, throughout the year.”
Despite the difficult market situation in 2021, DCT had handled a record throughput of over 2,092,432 TEUS.
Charles Baker added, “This year marks DCT Gdansk’s 15th anniversary. For 15 years we have been moving towards building a true Baltic hub and transport gateway to Poland, Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States. In handling over 200,000 TEUs in March, we have reached a milestone in container handling in Poland. DCT will continue to develop and invest in its facilities to further strengthen its position, not only in Poland but in the whole of northern Europe. The expected growth in the long term underpins the construction of our third deepwater terminal, Baltic Hub 3.”
When Baltic Hub 3 is completed, DCT will increase its handling capacity by 1.7 million TEUs to over 4.5 million TEUs annually. The investment, which is valued at 500 million euros (approx. 2.3 billion zlotys), will involve the construction of a quay (located east of the existing T1 quay) with a length of 717 metres, depth of 17 metres and a 36-hectare site.