Ro-ro terminal in port of Gdynia, source: OT Logistics

OT Logistics upgrades ro-ro terminal in port of Gdynia

Polish group OT Logistics will upgrade its ro-ro terminal in the port of Gdynia. The company intends to invest in new handling equipment and IT devices supporting the handling process. The entire project costs more than 17 million Zlotys (circa 4 million Euros).

The retrofitting of the ro-ro terminal in Gdynia is co-financed from EU funds. OT Port Gdynia, a subsidiary of OT Logistics and operator of the terminal, has received around 7 million Zlotys (more than 1.6 million Euros) from the Cohesion Fund to provide the upgrading works at the facility. This project will allow the company to improve the handling process and increase the handling capacity of the ro-ro terminal.

Ro-ro connections from Gdynia

Currently, the port of Gdynia has several ferry connections. The freight ro-ro services are handled at the terminal of OT Port Gdynia. The Polish shipping company Transfennica provides several ro-ro services from Gdynia to Belgium (Antwerp), Estonia (Paldiski), Finland (Rauma, Kotka, Hanko), Russia (St. Petersburg), the UK (Tilbury).

The connection between Gdynia and Hanko is also served by Finnlines, a Finnish subsidiary of Grimaldi Group. The Norwegian ro-ro company UECC operates the ferry line that links Gdynia with Russia (St. Petersburg), Finland (Hanko), Sweden (Malmö), Germany (Bremerhaven), Belgium (Zeebrugge) and the UK (Southampton) through the line Zeebrugge – Bremerhaven – Malmoe – Hanko – St. Petersburg – Gdynia.

OT Logistics

OT Logistics is a multimodal group providing freight delivery mostly by rail and inland waterways. The company operates several terminals in the Polish ports of Gdynia, Gdańsk and Świnoujście as well as an inland terminal in Wrocław (OT Port Wrocław). In October 2016 the logistics group acquired 20,81 per cents of the Port of Rijeka, the largest seaport in Croatia.

Later, the company’s share was increased up to 27 per cent. OT Logistics also owns two Polish rail freight operators: STK and Kolej Bałtycka. The group has two shipping companies that provide the freight transportation on inland waterways in Poland and Germany: Żegluga Bydgoska and Deutsche Binnenreederei. OT Logistics also owns several freight forwarding companies.

Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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