The Central Port will be one of the largest and most modern sea investments in Europe. More than 400 ground hectares will create deepwater terminals, including containers, groupages, passengers or LNG.
In May, the Port of Gdansk Authority presented a ready concept for the development of new infrastructure. Among the spaces of the Central Port are also designated areas for the shipbuilding industry. And that is what Gdańsk Shipyard wants to take advantage of.
- We have been conducting intensive talks with potential partners who would like to locate their business in Central Port for many months. We meet the largest representatives of the maritime and logistics industry around the world. A letter of intent signed with Stocznia Gdańsk shows, that serious entrepreneurs from Poland are also interested in our offer - explains Łukasz Greinke, President of the Port of Gdańsk Authority
- The strategy of the companies of Stocznia Gdańsk, Baltic Operator and GSG Towers assumes the diversification of production, which protects us against short-term fluctuations in market demand. Considering the involvement of the Shipyard Group in the implementation of an increasing number of contracts in the shipbuilding, offshore, wind energy and infrastructure industries, and considering planned investments, we anticipate that in the next decade production areas on Ostrów Island may be insufficient, which is why we noted with interest Port of Gdansk plans to include in the project of the Central Port the space for shipbuilding - states Wojciech Peret, President of the Management Board of Gdańsk Shipyard.
Currently, the Port of Gdansk is the 4th largest port in the Baltic Sea. The place in this ranking took place thanks to record trans-shipments - in 2018 more than 49 million tonnes of goods passed through Gdańsk terminals and quays. After the construction of the Central Port, transhipments are expected to double.
The Central Port will cover around 1,400 ha of the basin and 410 ha of the surface area. The project envisages the construction of 9 terminals. There will be built four turntables and three approach tracks.
The construction of the Central Port in the shape included in the concept is to cost about PLN 12 billion, including expenses on the part of maritime administration for the construction of new breakwaters, turntables and approach tracks. The Port Authority plans to implement the investment using the Public-Private Partnership formula. The first terminals may appear as early as 2029.