Today, on its 95th anniversary, Port of Gdynia faces a great challenge. The lack of available areas for further development of the port is the primary issue for the port. This is the reason behind the decision to build the Outer Port.
This is currently the only chance for dynamic development, remaining in the group of ports distinguished by the quality of services provided and modern loading and unloading technologies. Therefore, during a meeting on 18 May this year of the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. with Marek Gróbarczyk, the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, a project of the Outer Port was presented, which the minister recognised as worth of implementation. Development of the Outer Port means making modern history of the Port of Gdynia and a task corresponding to the tasks implemented by engineer Tadeusz Wenda. And so, based on the pier of the Silesian and Swedish Quays, a new deep-water terminal will be built, extending beyond the current protective breakwater. The terminal – let us call it a universal one – can be a typical container terminal, simultaneously fitted with warehouse and storage resources with access to the modern land-based infrastructure. The new quays will also be able to receive passenger ships. The Outer Port will significantly increase the loading and unloading potential and it will be a strong competitive advantage of the Port of Gdynia in comparison to the ports of the Baltic Sea basin.
– Our plans are slowly taking shape under the Port of Gdynia 2030 programme – emphasised Adam Meller, CEO of Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. – This is a huge investment, which is why we are going to look for an external partner. We hope that it may be finalised in just 10 years. A new turning basin, the deepening of the internal sea areas and the fairway, and the construction of the Outer Port are the most important elements of the development and the nearest future of the Port of Gdynia, which due to the lack of new areas literally and figuratively... goes to the sea.