Infrastructure

POLANDEXPANDING A TRANSPORT HUB

We are supporting the expansion of Poland’s only deep-water container port facilities, located in Gdansk.  A gateway port for the country, the city is also a major transhipment hub for the southern and eastern Baltic region. We invested €31 million to co-finance the construction of a second deep-water terminal at the port operated by DCT Gdansk.

The new terminal will raise the total handling capacity of three million twenty-foot equivalent units. As well as creating much-needed extra capacity, the transaction supports measures to boost the terminal’s resilience to climate change and sea level rise. For example, work will be undertaken to increase the height of the quay and establish channels for receiving information about sea-level extremes and wave-overtopping of port structures.

As part of the project, which is backed by €259 million in commercial financing, DCT Gdansk has also committed to improving its energy efficiency through the use of state-of-the-art technologies.