The Port of Gdansk summed up the first half of 2019. It beat last year’s record, achieving a 9% increase compared to the first six months of 2018.
Photo: Port of Gdansk
The first half of 2018 ended with an unprecedented result – for the first time, the Port of Gdansk handled more than 25 million tonnes of commodities within 6 months. This year, it beat its own record.
“27.3 million tonnes of goods – this is how much cargo passed through our quays since the beginning of the year. 4% more than we had planned for this period. We managed to achieve increases in virtually all cargo groups. Fuels are the leader after the first half of the year, having reached impressive growth dynamics of 21.5% compared to the previous year,” explains Lukasz Greinke, President of the Port of Gdansk Authority.
Photo: Marek Grzybowski
The Port of Gdansk also achieved a great result in the transshipment of general cargo – as many as 11.3 million tonnes were handled, 4.2% more than last year. Over 10.3 million tonnes out of the above were goods transported in containers. The Port of Gdansk keeps getting closer to St. Petersburg – the largest container port in the Baltic Sea at the moment. Gdansk, the second largest one, only needs 130,000 TEU in order to catch up with the Russian port (this is less than the monthly container transshipment volume at the Port of Gdansk).