fot. Marek Grzybowski
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The global operator of container terminals strengthens its position at the Port of Gdynia and in the Baltic Sea Region. ICTSI signs new 30-year lease for Baltic Container Terminal in Gdynia, Poland. The operator will lease an area of approximately 60 hectares.
The operator from the Philippines has been operating at the Port of Gdynia for 20 years and knows the Baltic Sea and Northern European markets very well. In a ceremony held in Gdynia, on 19 December 2022, a new 30-year lease was signed into life by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and the Port Authority of Gdynia SA for the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT). The new lease will run until 2053.
BCT’s market reach via rail includes all major destinations in Poland and extends along the increasingly important trans-European Baltic – Adriatic Corridor (Corridor VI). This runs from Gdynia via southern Poland (Upper Silesia), Vienna and Bratislava and the Eastern Alpine region right through to Northern Italy, serving diverse industrialized centers en route. BCT processes approximately 250 intermodal trains operated by 13 intermodal operators on a monthly basis. Container cargo moved by rail accounts for 30 per cent of annual throughput.
The BALT 7 service with two former separate shuttle services with vessels serving BCT in Gdynia, Klaipeda, Teesport and Tilbury ports and Baltic-Adriatic Land Bridge connected BCT with the Port of Koper started in June 2021. ICTSI is the world’s largest, independent terminal operator with 34 terminals in 20 countries.