Location of the Port
Geographical coordinates ........ 54°32' N, 18°34' E
The Port of Gdynia has very favourable navigation conditions. Roadstead - protected by the Hel Peninsula, which is a natural year-round shield for the anchored vessels, the 2.5 km long outer breakwater and a 150 m wide and 14 meters deep entrance to the port make the port easily accessible from the sea. The Port of Gdynia is a warm water port, where there are no tides. The water level may rise by 60 cm during the strong westerly winds, or fall by about 60 cm during strong easterly winds.
The quays and the total area
The quays at the Port of Gdynia are 17,700 meters long, of which over 11,000 are used for handling operations. The total area of the port: 973 hectares, including the land area of 621 hectares.
Compulsory for the vessels over 60 meters in length.
Compulsory for the vessels over 90 m in length and for over 70 m long ships carrying dangerous cargo.
Vessels over 40 m in length shall be assisted by the port mooring workers.
Ships notify ETA (estimated time of arrival) to the Harbour Master’s Office of the Pilot Station on VHF channel No. 12.
Border Veterinary Control Point is located in the Baltic Container Terminal.
Hours of work
The Port of Gdynia operates 24 hours a day in three shifts.
The Port of Gdynia is an universal modern port specializing in handling general cargo, mainly unitized cargo transported in containers and in a ro-ro system, based on the well-developed network of multimodal connections including hinterland, regular Short Sea Shipping Lines as well as ferry connections (ferry terminal) . The Port of Gdynia is an important link in the Corridor VI of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
Handling of the containerized cargo at the Port of Gdynia is the domain of two modern container terminals located in the Western Port:
Baltic Container Terminal Ltd. and Gdynia Container Terminal S.A..There are also - equipped with modern cargo handling equipment - bulk terminals: Baltic Grain Terminal Ltd, HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal Sp. z o.o., Baltic Bulk Terminal Ltd., Aalborg Portland Poland Ltd.. , Koole Tankstorage Gdynia Ltd. and Onico Gas
OT Port Gdynia Terminal Sp. z o.o., is specialized in handling general cargo. It consists of two terminals - part of OT PORT is dedicated to handling ro-ro cargo (within Basin V of the port of Gdynia) and the other part to handling conventional general cargo.