This Saturday, 15 July, the Baltic Container Terminal invites all of the holidaymakers and inhabitants of the Tricity to 60 Kwiatkowskiego Street for its fifth Open Day.
Everyone who arrives at the Baltic Container Terminal between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. will be able to tour the cutting-edge container terminal in the Port of Gdynia, this facility is not accessible on a daily basis. As in previous years, visitors will see from up close – or even operate – mobile cranes, terminal tractors and reach stackers. They can also admire cutting-edge transshipment equipment in the form of rubber-tyred gantry cranes and quayside cranes. The Baltic Container Terminal has also prepared plenty of attractions for children, such as a family picnic, playing space, and numerous competitions and educational games. On the Open Day, the Baltic Container Terminal will be traditionally supported by a number of partners, including the National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (MIR) with the Gdynia Aquarium, and GADUS – a fishery and fish processing company. Visitors are bound to enjoy touring the port tugboats of the towage company FAIRPLAY. The Port Fire Service and Customs Authority will also display their equipment.
“The BCT Open Day has become a permanent item in Gdynia's calendar of summer events”, Krzysztof Szymborski, President of the Baltic Container Terminal. “The Open Day is the only opportunity throughout the year to see Gdynia port from the inside and to observe how the port terminal works. We are the only port terminal in Gdynia to grant full access to the harbour to people from the Tricity and beyond.”
The BCT Open Day will be accompanied by a painting and art exhibition entitled “Osobliwe zgrupowanie w kontenerze” (Unusual Gathering in a Container). Containers and gantries have inspired four artists, who will present their vision of the uniqueness of the Gdynia container terminal in.... a container. The exhibition will feature works by Danuta Hajdas, Karol Lewalski, Maciej Sobierajski and Magdalena Tusk.
During the Open Day, free buses (number 4F) will take visitors to the BCT between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. from the bus stops at Skwer Kościuszki and at Gdynia Central train station (the Marketplace bus stop).