“The construction of a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia”
Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.
Project submitted for co-financing by the European Union
The designed Ferry Terminal in Gdynia will be located at the Polish Quay, within the Port of Gdynia. The Polish Quay is part of the surrounding structures of Dock IV and neighbours on the Rotterdam and Finnish Quays. It was built in 1927/28 and redeveloped in the 1970s. The project area neighbours directly on the Old Maritime Station, entered into the register of the Pomorskie Voivodeship. The main project area covers about 7 ha. Transport access is facilitated on the southern side by exit roads form Polska Street. The ferry terminal will also have direct access to an intermodal rail terminal, which was erected in zone 2 of the Polish Quay under the project entitled “Road and rail access infrastructure in the eastern part of the Port of Gdynia”. It is assumed that owing to this accessibility, the ferry terminal will facilitate the transhipment of intermodal rail trailers.
The spatial solutions and equipment of the designed Ferry Terminal will make it possible to service ferry transport in a two-level system on one ferry berth as well as passenger transport. Passenger transport will be handled from a passenger gallery connecting the Terminal Building to a ferry berth.
The square in front of the terminal building will house parking spaces and platforms for passenger public transport, including taxi ranks, and parking spaces for minibuses, coaches and public transport buses, as well as for private vehicles, e.g. Kiss&Ride car parks.
The new ferry terminal will be connected to the international transport system through A1 motorway, utilising the following street arrangement: Polska Street – Janka Wiśniewskiego Street – Trasa Kwiatkowskiego Street – Tricity Ring Road – A1 motorway.
Project completion is scheduled for the end of 2019.
The substantive scope of the project:
Connecting zone 2 of the Polish and Finnish Quays to zone 1 of the French Quay.
Including the construction of power supply point(s) for ships including the necessary infrastructure.
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM TO THE EASTERN PART OF THE PORT OF GDYNIA WITHIN THE OFIAR GRUDNIA ‘70 INTERCHANGE
The implementation of this project fits in a number of strategic documents and objectives they set, at the EU as well as national, regional and local levels.
These are the objectives to which the project contributes:
The terminal construction is a strategic project for the socio-economic development of the country and the region, and refers to the performance of public tasks.
The project will contribute to the development motorways of the sea and will complement the recently completed “Motorways of the Sea, Gdynia – Karlskrona” project. Full transport access to the port will be facilitated, as a condition for the development of a multimodal logistics platform. Gdynia is TEN-T core network node and a category A port. The location of the Port of Gdynia is connected, among other things, with its future role in the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, one of the nine key Trans-European Transport Corridors of the TEN-T network.
The new terminal will be located in the immediate vicinity of an intermodal rail terminal, and will have an effective road access.
What is also significant is that the project includes the construction of waste water collection and power supply point(s) for ships including the necessary infrastructure.
All this makes it possible to handle much larger passenger ferries, which are entering the shipping market, with a length of approx. 245m, width of approx. 30m and height of approx. 50m, draught of approx. 6.7 m, and GT of approx. 64,000. It is foreseen that the transhipment capacity of the Port in terms of ro-ro and ferry transport will increase to 9.7 million tonnes. Also the Port of Gdynia is to maintain its universal nature and competitive edge, and further develop in a sustainable way on the major Baltic cargo markets: container and ro-ro and the ferry market. Opportunities to facilitate significant transit traffic will be created.
A border inspection and customs controls post of trucks transhipped in the Port of Gdynia will be established on the premises of the new ferry terminal, which, similarly to the entire Port of Gdynia is located within the Gdynia water border crossing (established pursuant to the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 18.06.2001 on determining water and permanent air border crossings and the types of traffic permitted by these crossings (Journal of Laws No. 62, item 632)). This will be the only such place in the port. If the terminal was to service routes extending beyond internal EU traffic, then it is assumed that a border inspection post will be created on the premises of the terminal.
The project will contribute to the implementation of Community Strategic Guidelines “improving the attractiveness of Member States, regions and cities by improving accessibility, ensuring adequate quality and level of services, and preserving the environment”;
The project in question is listed in the Implementation document to the transport development strategy up to 2020 (with a perspective up to 2030) (hereinafter TDS) in point 7.3.3. “Maritime project list” under item 12 and in the List of Identified Projects under item 3.2-7, and will support the objectives included therein.
It includes general and main EU objectives specified in the Europe 2020 Strategy, the White Paper on Transport (including especially creating a fully functional and EU-wide multimodal TEN-T ‘core network’ by 2030, which will contribute to the establishment of a competitive and resource efficient transport system by reducing greenhouse gas emissions), NRP (National Reform Programme for the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy) and in the Transport Development Strategy), and also a strategic transport objective set in TDS, concerning setting up a modern, coherent transport infrastructure, improving the manner of transport system organisation and management, and improving safety and reliability.
On the other hand, it will support the operational objective, i.e. complementing the TEN-T network. When it comes to cargo transport, the construction of the new terminal will contribute to improving the quality and reliability of service, which is currently the most important issue, as well as to increasing the service speed of vehicles, ship servicing and providing the appropriate parameters of the infrastructure and lowering the costs of access to the infrastructure and maintaining a stable tariff policy.
Fulfilling the objectives of Measure 3.2 “Development of maritime transport, inland waterways and multimodal connections” within the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2014–2020
A: Maritime transport
The construction of a new ferry terminal will contribute to improving the Competitiveness of the Port of Gdynia, mainly through faster turnaround times of ferries in the port, by making the route to the quay more efficient, and facilitating more effective transshipment handling. Improved navigational parameters – turnaround time in the port (the roadstead – roadstead time) can be shortened by about 40 minutes during one call, resulting in ferry calls causing much smaller impact on the traffic of other vessels and much shorter travel times, which, in turn, will translate into extensive public savings.
Maritime safety will also improve through an investment in seaside port access infrastructure (new ferry stand with a two-level transshipment ramp in a location enabling safer ferry manoeuvring – increased navigational safety – and transshipment) and land-side infrastructure (intermodal rail terminal), port infrastructure (new-type check-in gates facilitating thorough inspection of cargo entering the ferry). New mooring bollards will be added to complete the resource of existing ones in locations facilitating optical mooring parameters. The existing bollards, where possible, will remain part of quay equipment, and in conflicting areas, will be disassembled. Such a solution ensures greater mooring and departure safety in various weather conditions.
The project will reduce environmental pollution caused by ships through:
– installing infrastructure for the collection of sanitary wastewater from ships, which will contribute to reducing of emission of wastewater to into sea water, which will clearly improve the marine environment;
– building dedicated cable ducts to supply electricity to ships from the shore side, which will contribute to eliminating the operation of power generators on ships, reduce noise and the emissions of air pollutants, including greenhouse gases.
The project in question was designed in a way which ensures complete leak-proofing of the sanitary sewer system. As regards the storm water system, precipitation and thaw water, after cleaning, will be transported through outfalls to the harbour basin. Quay surface will be sealed. Water drainage and sealing will be prepared for track beds, which will result in minimising the risk of accidental soil pollution.
C: Intermodal transport
The implemented ferry terminal construction project will facilitate, among other things, the use of an intermodal terminal (rail ↔ ferry, road ↔ ferry) including the necessary infrastructure (including access infrastructure). The terminal will handle the transshipment of specialist intermodal rail trailers, which so far has not been performed in the Port of Gdynia.
The project will be located within the TEN-T network. The terminal will service the Gdynia – Karlskrona connection which has the status of a Motorway of the Sea.
The project will not include repair work, nor will it concern the ongoing maintenance of infrastructure.
The provisionally estimated cost of the project is PLN 155 million net.
The planned project implementation is to be co-financed from EU funds under the Cohesion Fund the new financial perspective 2014 – 2020.
Aid will be provided under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment;
Priority Axis III “Development of the TEN-T road network and multimodal transport”;
MEASURE 3.2 “Development of maritime transport, inland waterways and multimodal connections”;
SUBMEASURE: A – Maritime transport The application for project co-financing was submitted to the EU Transport Projects Centre in September 2017”.
The project will result in, among other things, the following elements of port infrastructure with the following parameters:
trucks 3,987 lm – 234 cars
cars 600 lm – 120 cars
35 parking spaces – 6,218 m2, including refrigerated trailers requiring constant power supply when stationary. In addition, during the periods of increased servicing of intermodal trails, additional parking spaces (149) are planned on the main hardstanding for this type of vehicles.
|2014-10 2014-10 Project Information Sheet “The construction of a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia”|
|2014-10 2014-10 Project Location Map “The construction of a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia”|
|2014-10 2014-10 Construction Site Plan Drawing “The construction of a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia”|
|2014-10 Decision on the non-necessity to conduct environment impact assessment for the project “The construction of a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia”|
|2015-01 Decision concerning the location of a public purpose investment “The construction of a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia”|
|2015-03 Resolution on amending an obvious error in the Decision concerning the location of a public purpose investment “The construction of a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia”|
|2015-04 Decision on the permit to erect and use artificial islands, installations and equipment in Polish maritime areas for the project “The construction of a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia”|
|2015-12 Project Information Sheet “The reconstruction of the transport system to the eastern part of the Port of Gdynia”|
|2016-06 Decision on construction permit concerning a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia|
|2016-07 Resolution on amending an obvious error in the Decision on construction permit concerning a public ferry terminal in the Port of Gdynia”|
|2016-09 Decision on the non-necessity to conduct environment impact assessment “The reconstruction of the transport system to the eastern part of the Port of Gdynia”|
|2016-12 Decision concerning the location of a public purpose investment “The reconstruction of the transport system to the eastern part of the Port of Gdynia”|
|2017-07 Decision of the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) (Natura 2000)|
|2017-08 Decision of the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) (Water Management)|
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