Port of Gdynia with a record result
The Port of Gdynia closed 2020 with an excellent result. The dockers handled 24 million tonnes of cargo. This is a 2.9 percent improvement on the 2019 performance.
As the Port of Gdynia announced on its facebook profile, in 2020 it achieved the highest level of cargo handling in its history, beating last year’s record. In December 2020, 1,959.0 thousand tonnes were handled, an increase of 10.7% compared to the result for the same period in 2019. The highest growth rate can be seen in grain handling, with 68.6% for the 12 months. Container handling also increased – by 0.9% year-on-year.
– This is a very significant increase at a time of the global pandemic and economic downturn. This fact best demonstrates the excellent efficiency and effectiveness of terminals operating within the Port of Gdynia, as well as the consistent implementation of the development strategy of Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. – says Adam Meller, the President of the Management Board of Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.
The reason for such good results given by the Port of Gdynia is, among others, the improvement of infrastructure, including the modernisation of railway lines and construction of new sections of motorways and express roads, which increases the attractiveness of the Polish terminals.
The Port of Gdynia is carrying out many investments to further increase its efficiency. The value of its investments is estimated at PLN 4 billion. Among the work being carried out is the dredging of the approach track and internal basins, the reconstruction of quays, the construction of a Public Ferry Terminal and the reconstruction of the railway infrastructure.
photo: Port Gdynia