The construction of two storage and manoeuvring yards in the Inner Port has been completed, with a total area of approximately 20,000 m², as well as access roads, a railway track connector, and the necessary electrical, water and sewage, fire-fighting, and telecommunications infrastructure.
All of the work has been done, and the grain warehouse acceptance procedure has commenced. Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA) and Speed were responsible for the investment. Speed is a company located near the Vistula Quay, between Handlowa Street and the PKP PLK Gdask Wilany railway siding complex. It operates two multifunctional terminals in Poland, one in Gdansk and one in Gdynia.
“Thanks to this investment, the Port of Gdańsk’s capacity for the transport and handling of grain and feed is sure to increase. The transit of cargo resulting from the blockade of Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea will also be improved and run more smoothly,” pointed out Kamil Tarczewski, vice-president of the Port of Gdańsk.
More than US$7.25 million (gross) has been spent on the building of yards, network infrastructure, and warehousing.
Paweł Zastawny, president of Speed, commented, “We estimate that the new investment should allow us to handle an additional million tonnes of goods in Gdańsk, significantly increasing our handling capacity and thus becoming a major company in the Port of Gdańsk. The only factor currently limiting our development is the state of Vistula Quay with parameters that no longer satisfy modern needs. We hope that the construction company chosen in the tender can cope with the task in a way that ensures the continuity of handling. The completion of the investment, including the new track and access road system, should allow us to handle a volume of 3.5 million tonnes per year in Gdańsk.”
Sources: Container News