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Published: 14 September 2008
Maersk to switch to Gdansk from Gdynia
Maersk Line has announced that with effect from 1 December 2008, it will switch its Polish operations from BCT in Gdynia to the new deepwater container terminal DCT Gdansk.
In a circular to customers, Maersk Line stated: “After many years of good cooperation with BCT Gdynia, the time has come to explore new possibilities with DCT Gdansk, allowing Maersk Line to continue to offer its customers a reliable product while maintaining a high level of efficiency and cost effectiveness.
“By moving to DCT we have secured the possibility for our customers to continue to grow along with Maersk Line in Poland. Through an open dialogue we will continue to engage our customers in determining the optimal terms of our services in order to cater for our future growth and cooperation.”
Welcoming the news, DCT Gdansk’s Chief Executive Officer, Boris Wenzel, commented: “This decision by Maersk Line to switch to our terminal is extremely significant for DCT Gdansk. When the largest container operator in the Polish market entrusts its business to you, it is proof that you have created an excellent product.
“Such recognition, after less than one year of operations, is exceptional and is a testimony to all of the hard work put in by our management and staff, who have been steadily improving productivity on a daily basis.”
The extra container volumes that will come with Maersk’s arrival will trigger further new investments by DCT. Additional equipment will be introduced and the decision has been made to upgrade its rail terminal to four tracks served by RMGs.