Port of Constanta Authority

Port of Gdansk to better streamline rail and road

The redevelopment of the road and railway system at the Port of Gdansk is almost complete. 85 per cent of the work has already been executed. Contractor NDI is about to carry out the last phase. Once all is done, road and railway traffic to external terminals will be streamlined much better than before. These terminals are primarily the DCT, Sea-Invest, and Gaspol terminals.

The ongoing work will result in 5.6km of new roads, 16 junctions, 4 flyovers, and a buffer car park for heavy goods vehicles. An additional railway track leading to the DCT terminal has already been completed, along with new tracks leading to the coal terminals, and a modern railway traffic control system.

Last phase

The last land reinforcements, consisting in placing CFA piles in the ramp leading to the WD-4 facility, have been completed, and earthwork is still in progress there. After completing the road surface work on the new roadway of Kontenerowa street, the contractor, NDI, is preparing to switch the traffic and redevelop the existing roadway. It will be the last stage of the works.

The construction of the WD-2 flyover, along with the ramps, has been completed. 95 per cent of network work within the main collector sewers for rainwater has been executed and the redevelopment of the last sections of streets located within the port, that is Budowniczych Portu Polnocnego (right lane), mjr. H. Sucharskiego, and kpt. W. Poinca streets, has started. Some rather impressive and interesting work is under way at Portowa street, where a car park with a concrete surface for heavy goods vehicles is being constructed.

Streamlining road and rail

“We are happy with the progress of the work and very pleased that we are nearing completion of such an important undertaking. The investment currently underway will streamline road and railway traffic within the part of the road system used to get to external terminals”, said Lukasz Greinke, President of the Port of Gdansk Authority.

Do you want to learn more about the port of Gdansk and its rail connections? At this year’s RailFreight Summit Poland, the port of Gdansk is represented in a panel discussion about the port of choice for Polish customers. Dominik Landa from the port of Gdansk will enter a discussion with speakers from the port of Rotterdam, the port of Hamburg and of operators DB Cargo Polska and Real Logistics.

The Rail Freight Summit Poland takes place on 1, 2 and 3 September 2020 in Poznan. Registration is open and can be done here. The programme can be seen here.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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