DCT Gdansk, one of the fastest growing terminals in Europe makes new investments in handling equipment to increase its handling capacity to 1M TEU per year.
"Our role as the hub port for Central and Eastern Europe is significant," emphasizes Boris Wenzel, DCT's CEO. "We need to develop much faster than any other container terminal in the region to respond to the demand in a new market we have created:. several shipping lines are planning to introduce deep sea calls into the Baltic Sea using DCT Gdansk. We want to be able to accommodate them while at the same time we continue to increase the quality of our service to existing clients."
At the beginning of August, DCT received 2 new STS cranes and supporting yard equipment required to operate them.
"DCT is the only container terminal in Eastern Baltic Sea able to accommodate E class vessels" says Jedrzej Mierzewski, Chief Operations Officer. "We had made serious plans to buy new cranes as a first step to attract regular weekly calls of the biggest vessels in the world to Gdansk. We already received 7 IMVs, 2 new STS cranes and 3 new RTGs. In October we are expecting another 7 IMVs," sums up Jedrzej Mierzewski.
New DCT equipment will be ready to operate by November 2011. "Three additional RTG cranes are expected in May 2012" adds Boris Wenzel. "With these cranes we will increase the amount of our equipment by 60%."
New cranes were discharged from "Enchanter". They will be assembled on the terminal's area.