The Port of Gydnia has announced plans to expand and upgrade its hinterland operations, which include a new inland terminal and railway network.
Gdynia Port aims to improve the Polish logistics sector and attract foreign investors’ interest, with improvements to hinterland operations as the demand for transhipment traffic in and out of Poland is growing, said a port statement, .
“The new terminal will be located at the end of line No. 201, which, after modernisation, will ensure fast and efficient transport of goods to our port,” stated Adam Meller, president of the Port of Gdynia Authority.
Meller added that the expectation from the port authority was an increase in interest from Polish logistics operators, “but also among potential customers from other countries”.
On 28 July the special purpose vehicle Terminal Intermodalny Bydgoszcz Emilianowo was established to prepare the design and documentation of the new logistic centre.
In addition, it was decided to launch the third branch of the Baltic-Adriatic main line in order to improve freight connections and prepare for the predicted increase in the volume of infrared connections.
PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe, the manager of the national railway network, has unveiled its investment plans regarding line 201, which are ambitious and are a response to an increase in transhipments at Gdynia, which saw an increase of 2.3% in Q1 2020.
The modernisation will include the construction of a second track on the Maksymilianowo – Gdańsk Osowa section and a third track on the route Gdańsk Osowa – Gdynia Główna section. In addition, the line will be electrified and adapted to a speed of 140kph for passenger trains and 120kph for freight trains, which is the current standard for intermodal railways.
“Modernisation of lines No. 131 and 201, the creation of a network of reloading terminals, especially in Bydgoszcz and Zduńska Wola Karsznice, may increase the interest in using reloading services of the Tri-City ports, said a port announcement. The port added, “This will be a key factor for the success of investments carried out in the Port of Gdynia, such as the Outer Port or the new Public Ferry Terminal.”
Source: Container News