The search has begun for a deepwater container terminal developer and operator in Poland able to deliver a sustainable project with handling capacity of at least 2m TEU per year.
Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority (SSSA) would like to select the land lease holder and future operator of the deepwater container terminal in Świnoujście in the first quarter of next year. Application for the tender will close on 28 January 2021.
“We have created a general framework for the development project of deepwater container terminal in Świnoujście, which is aimed to achieve handling capacity of at least 2 million TEU per year,” said Krzysztof Urbaś, head of SSSA.
“We expect that the interested party will provide detailed terminal concept. The selected entity will develop the terminal on the land reclaimed on the Pomeranian Bay, in accordance with our general concept. The winner of the process will have to minimize the impact of terminal activities on the nature and the environment, both during the construction and later operation of the terminal. It is supposed to be a “green terminal.”
The terminal is also expected to benefit the local community, as agreed with the local government.
The terminal in Świnoujście is part of the Polish government’s ‘Program for the development of seaports until year 2030’, adopted for implementation last year. The investment is also in line with the EU’s Europe 2020 Strategy.
The Szczecin and Świnoujście ports are the westernmost Polish seaports, located on the border between Poland and Germany. They are situated on the shortest route connecting Scandinavia with central and southern Europe along the international Baltic-Adriatic transport corridor (part of core TEN-T trans-European transport network).
Source: Port Strategy (https://www.portstrategy.com/news101/world/europe/poland-container-terminal-bidding-opens)