Poland fires starting pistol for deep sea port at Gdynia

The Port of Gdynia in Poland has announced the launch of market testing for its €787m "outer port" project, which it is hoping to procure as a public-private partnership.

This project is part of the government’s Seaports Development Programme, and will involve building an LNG terminal and a container terminal with an annual capacity of 2.5 million units.

The market testing exercise will gauge the enthusiasm of investors and contractors for designing and building the port and its infrastructure, financing the work and operating all or part of the port when it is completed in 2028.

The exercise will be carried out by consultants EY, WYG International and Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka.

Speaking in 2018, Adam Meller, president of Port of Gdynia Authority, said: "The idea of building the outer port is becoming a reality. It is the greatest project in the history of the Port of Gdynia and is primarily aimed at increasing the transhipment potential and further reinforcing the competitive position of the Port of Gdynia in the Baltic Sea region."

Image: The Port of Gdynia (N Johannes/CC BY 4.0)

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