The transshipments in the Port of Gdynia increased by 12.5 percent in the first seven months of this year compared to the same period last year, the Port of Gdynia Authority (ZMPG) said on Tuesday.
As Marcin Wojciechowski, the head of the marketing and corporate communication department of the Port of Gdynia, explained in a press release, the biggest increases were recorded in the following cargo groups: timber +89.9 per cent y/y (402.3 per cent in July alone), oil and petroleum products +78.6 per cent y/y (175.9 per cent in July alone) and general cargo +15.4 per cent y/y. (19.8 per cent in July alone).
In seven months, one can also observe an upward trend in the handling of containers in TEUs, which amounted to 14 per cent y/y”- he added.
From January to July, 2432 units called at the Port of Gdynia, an increase of 13.7 per cent compared to the same period of 2020.
We end the first seven months of 2021 with an increase of 12.5 per cent compared to 2020. This result testifies to the exceptional efficiency of the terminals operating in the Port of Gdynia and the consistent implementation of investments by the Board of the Company. Identification of Gdynia as an installation port will increase its potential by another cargo group, making it even more universal, while creating a friendly business environment for participants in the offshore wind market,” said Jacek Sadaj, CEO of the Port of Gdynia Authority, quoted in the information.
According to the company’s representatives, the constant growth of transshipments and good forecasts for the following years constitute a strong argument for the development of the Port of Gdynia. The total value of infrastructural investments within the Port of Gdynia amounts to over PLN 4 bln.