Three milestones for Baltic Container Terminal in Gdynia
The 2021 year was remarkable for the Baltic Container Terminal in the Port of Gdynia. It showed the highest performance in terms of annual freight volumes. Moreover, the terminal handled ultra-large container ship as well as the biggest batch of project cargo.
The Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), which is a part of the global port management group ICTSI, has ended the past year with an exceptional result, 573,874 TEU containers, which is more than 14 per cent more than the year before. For the terminal itself, such annual volume is the highest in its whole history. It is worth reminding that the previous record was set in 2020 when the BCT transhipped 502,150 TEU. The terminal exceeded the limit of 500,000 TEU for the first time.
Two other milestones are related to the largest batches of containers and project cargo handled by the BCT. In December, the terminal processed the Cape Akritas container ship with a carrying capacity of 11,037 TEU, which is the largest vessel of this type being ever moored in the Port of Gdynia. The third milestone was set in February 2021 when the TIAN XI general cargo vessel was unloaded at the BCT. It delivered 114 pieces of wind turbine blades with a total weight of 1,300 tonnes. That was the largest bunch of abnormal freight handled at the terminal.
Port of Gdynia handles largest container ship in its history