The Port of Gdynia is expanding its hinterland
The increase in the transshipment in seaports is increasingly related to the potential of intermodal transport, which in the upcoming years will become the main branch of freight transport both in Poland and in Europe. The growing volume of transshipments makes it necessary to build logistics facilities and modernize railway lines. The idea of a “dry port” – transshipment terminal, which will be a land gate for the Tri-City ports in Poland – will be very innovative.
The development of intermodal transport is one of the priorities of the economic policy of Poland and the European Union. However, in order for seaports to be able to tranship more container cargo, it is necessary to expand the intermodal terminal network. Western European ports decided to transfer some of their logistics operations to the inland transhipment terminals years ago. Those terminals, which are the warehouse and logistic facilities, relieve the maritime terminal. Moving some of the reloading and storage of intermodal units outside the seaport allows the incease of its operational capabilities. Sea terminals can accommodate more ships and focus on their core business, i.e. transhipments between sea and land transport.
– The main purpose of building dry ports is to improve transport between seaports and the rest of the country. The construction of the intermodal terminal in Bydgoszcz Emilianów fits with the Port of Gdynia’s Strategic Development Plan to 2027, which includes the need for a transfer of goods traffic from road to rail when handling goods by the Port of Gdynia. This terminal will be located at the end of line No. 201, which, after modernization, will ensure fast and efficient transport of goods to our port. We hope that this will increase the interest in using the services of the Port of Gdynia not only among Polish logistics operators, but also among potential customers from other countries. It is with high importance for the investments carried out at the Port of Gdynia, such as the Outer Port – said Adam Meller, President of the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. Photo: Marek Grzybowski