Hutchison starts operations in Poland
Stage One operations started Saturday at Gdynia Container Terminal S.A. (GCT) at the Port of Gdynia, Poland, located on the Southern coast of the Baltic Sea.
GCT is a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Hutchison Port Holdings. The world’s largest port operator has been working since the end of 2004 to develop the 550-meters (1,804 feet)-long former general cargo terminal into one able to handle containerships.
“Stage One operations mark the emergence of GCT as a major container facility in the Baltic region. GCT is an important addition to HPH’s port network in Europe and will further strengthen our services in northern Continental Europe with our ports in Felixstowe, Harwich, Thamesport and Rotterdam,” said John Meredith, group managing director of Hutchison Port Holdings.
The port of Gdynia handles 90 percent of Polish seaborne containerized cargo, according to Hutchison.