Container terminal Swinoujscie

Photo credit: Szczecin-Swinoujscie Port

Polish based Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA and an international consortium consisting of Belgium based DEME CONCESSIONS N.V., and Qatar based QTERMINALS W.L.L., announced the signing of a preliminary agreement for a 30-year lease of land located in the outer port in Świnoujście, for the financing, building and operation of a new Deep-water Container Terminal.

The new container terminal is scheduled to commence operations in early 2028 and will be capable of handling in stage one up to 1 million TEU per year but once stage two is completed then the consortium advises the new terminal will be capable of handling up to 2 million TEU per year, servicing simultaneously then two ships, one with a length of 400 m and one of 200 m.

The new container terminal will be equipped with low-emission equipment in accordance with the highest ecological ‘green terminal’ standards the company states.

Krzysztof Urbaś, President of the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority SA says that “This is an investment that will provide a development impulse not only for Świnoujście and Western Pomerania, but for the entire national economy.”

The construction of a deep-water container terminal in Świnoujście is one of the elements included in the “Seaport Development Program until 2023”. The aim of the program is to strenghten the position of Polish ports in the Baltic Sea basin and establish key nodes of global supply chain for Central and Eastern Europe, the company mentions.