Construction of new logistics area at the port of Gdansk is underway
A new logistics area is being built near the port of Gdansk, in northern Poland, where rail will play a prominent role. The so-called CTPark Gdansk Port will be located between the port and the railway infrastructures and is expected to facilitate cross-border traffic to the Baltic and Scandinavia.
The facility will cover around 119,000 square metres and will be divided into two areas, one covering 81,400 square metres and the other stretching over 37,500 square metres. Both facilities will have a floor load capacity of seven tonnes. The total investment revolves around 72 million euros. CTPark Gdansk Port will be part of the Pomeranian Investment Centre, an industrial park in the port with a total area of 67 hectares.
The new complex is being built by CTP, a logistics real estate developer founded in the Netherlands. As the company mentioned, this is the first time that they will not rely on local contractors. In other words, CTP will be responsible for the construction of the site. The new CTPark Gdansk is expected to boost intermodality in the area since it will have rail, road, and sea connections. “The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of this year”, said CPT.
The synergies between ports and rail infrastructure have recently been under the spotlight, especially in Europe, where ports are increasingly investing in improving rail connectivity. The RailFreight Connects, which will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bremen, Germany, on 6 and 7 September, will be the perfect opportunity for the industry to discuss how these synergies can be boosted. Representatives from HHLA, the port of Genoa, Nevomo, Lohr, DB Netz, UIRR, and more are among the already confirmed speakers. You can find out more about the RailFreight Connects here and retrieve your tickets here.