Military operations at the deep-water terminal in Swinoujscie?

The military is interested in using the planned deep-water terminal in Swinoujscie, reports Radio Szczecin. It is intended to replace the German port of Bremerhaven, through which military shipments are made to NATO’s eastern flank today, it reads.

As Krzysztof Urbaś, president of the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority, told Radio Szczecin, the terminal, apart from serving ships, is to fulfil yet another function.

– It will work as a part serving, let’s call it, civilian cargo, and if necessary, the future operator is aware of the fact that transshipments will be carried out there, which will precede all military operations. This is what I can say,” he said.

Without divulging details, the port president added that there are frequent discussions with the Ministry of Defence.

– We are invited to their internal deliberations on current and future strategy when it comes to military issues.

It will be recalled that, as envisaged, the terminal is to be located in the Outer Port, east of the eastern breakwater of the LNG Terminal. The port and container storage area will be located on a jetty. Access from the land side envisages the construction of an access road from the planned Łunowo junction on the S3 road and railway tracks. Some cargo will also be transported by inland waterway.

It will accommodate the largest vessels that can enter the Baltic Sea and will also enable the handling of two vessels of 400 metres in length and one of up to 200 metres at the same time.

The annual handling capacity of the terminal will be two million TEUs.



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