Gdynia is the Baltic seaport for the city of Gdansk, Poland. This is also Polish navy;s main port. The town features a naval museum as well as several maritime schools.
From Gdynia cruise passengers can visit Poland's oldest city - Gdansk (formerly Danzig) and also the Malbork Castle. Between 13th-15th centuries, the fortress was one of Europe's most powerful. Among the other populat tourist destinations is Sopot. It is one of Poland's biggest and most popular seaside resorts.
During season 2017, Port Gdansk had scheduled a total of 67 ship calls (increase of over 200% over 2016) and handled over 30,000 passengers. Of all ship calls, 40 were cruise vessels and their passengers - around 17,000. The vessels' sizes were also record-breaking - with average gross tonnage over 24,800 tons and average LOA length up to to 170 m (558 ft). Among the visiting cruise ships in 2017 were AIDAcara, (June 16 and 30), Thomson Celebration (July 19) and National Geographic Orion (April 12, May 13).
Port Gdańsk is one of Baltic Sea's largest ports. It is located on Gdańsk Bay's southern coast and extends along Vistula River's estuary Martwa Wisła. The seaport is divided into Inner Port and Exterior (Northern) Port.
Inner Port houses the port operator company "Port of Gdansk Cargo Logistics (bulk and general cargo handling and storage), Gdansk Container Terminal, ferry terminals, Poland's largest ferry company Polferries, phosphates (bulk cargo) terminal, liquid and bulk sulphur (cargo) terminal, fruit terminal, Port Free Zone. At Inner Port are handled mainly grain, fertilizers, lumber, ore, steel, boxships, Ro-Ro vessels and Ro-Pax vessels (car and passenger ferries).
Exterior Port is in Gdańsk Bay. Here are handled the largest vessels (up to DWT 300,000 tons and max draft 15 m / 50 ft). Exterior Port houses coal terminal, Naftoport terminal (crude oil, fuels), LPG terminal (liquefied petroleum gas) and Deepwater Container Terminal (serving even largest container ships).
- In 2016, Port Gdansk reported a record year with handled over 37,3 million tons of cargo.
- For 2017-H1 (first half), the port handled total 18,5 million cargo tons. For 2018-H1, transshipment volumes were over 25 million tons. Increases in transshipments were reported for general cargo (37%), TEU-containers (44%), commercial vehicles (24%), bulk cargo (21,2%). Traffic with other Baltic Sea ports increased by 35%, including with St Petersburg Russia (14%), Klaipeda Lithuania (7,5%) and Riga Latvia (0,7%).
- In November 2017, Port Gdansk Authority leased a port property to Krajowa Spolka Cukrowa for building a new sugar cargo terminal (silo capacity 50,000 tons) plus facility access infrastructure. The new terminal is adjacent to Nabrzeze Wislane Quay, which allows entry of large-capacity bulk cargo vessels. The new facility includes a large silo, sugar packing facility, logistics warehouse (capacity 10,000 tons), parking (capacity 37 trucks) and container depot (capacity 130 containers). The terminal's annual capacity is around 300,000 tons of sugar. The sugar is delivered in rail containers and also via silo trucks.
- On November 21, 2017, arrived the first KIA cars as the Polish company Adampol SA started commercial vehicle transshipments at Port Gdansk. New cars transshipments by Adampol are via cooperation with the Slovakian factory that assembles 5- and 3-door versions of "KIA Cee'd", as well as "KIA Sportage" and "KIA Venga". The new cars are transported from Zilina (Slovakia) to Port Gdansk, where they are stored and loaded onto a car carrier (RoRo ship) taking them to the UK. This deal made the port an important new automobiles logistics hub. Statistics for 2017 showed over 60,000 commercial vehicles transshipped from Gdansk (over 400% increase over 2016). Before November 2017, KIA cars were transported via Cuxhaven Germany. The new logistics route avoids congestion on the German motorways, as well as at other ports. As of 2017, Adampol's KIA cars total annual transshipment volume for the UK market was about 50,000 vehicles. Adampol also has contracts for Hyundai and Nissan vehicle transshipments. In 2017, Nissan changed its logistics route for East-Central Europe. Now all manufactured in Japan, Spain and UK Nissan cars are distributed via Port Gdansk across Poland, as well as to Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine. The assembled in Czech Republic Hyundai vehicles are transported via roads and railways to Port Gdansk, from where are shipped to the UK.
In 2020, Port Gdansk will inaugurate the expanded Oliwskie Quay. The project is part of the EU co-financed port development program, which also includes expansion projects for Zakretu Pieciu Gwizdkow Quay, Ziolkowskiego Quay and Polferries Quay (former ferry terminal).
- Quays' total length is approx 1,2 km (0,75 ml). For the project, all 7 potential contractors submitted bids / tendered.
- Works will be carried out in phases to allow the quays to remain operational.
- Construction works include demolition works, the quay sites, waterworks and sewage pipelines. Of all funds, 85% are from CEF (Connecting Europe Facility / EU funding instrument).
- Port extension project cost PLN 1 billion (USD 290 million / EUR 237 million).
Gdynia cruise terminal
Most cruise ships (including all large-sized) dock at Gdynia port's Francuskie Pier, located in the port's industrial area. There are no passenger terminal facilities here. Bus shuttles to Gdynia are available. Francuskie Pier is at approx 30-min walking distance to the town's Main Railway Station. Train travel to Gdansk is about 40-min. From Gdansk Main Railway Station to Dluga Street (Old Town) is about 15-min walking.
Smaller-sized cruise ships often dock at the Oliwskie Pier (in Gdansk's New Port), located approx 4 ml (6 km) from the city center. Taxis and shuttle buses from here are offered at additional cost.
Port Gdynia cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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