International Container Services Inc. (ICTSI), through subsidiary Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), said it has completed upgrading an intermodal facility in Poland, the company’s largest investment program yet.
“Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland completed its railway terminal modernization project last December,” ICTSI said in a statement Monday.
The project is a partnership with the Port of Gdynia Authority, backed by the European Union Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment.
“This joint investment improves the competitiveness of our terminal and the port of Gdynia,” said Krzysztof Szymborski, BCT Chief Executive Officer.
It was important that they “were able to determine the scope of responsibilities with the Port of Gdynia Authority at the early stages in order to implement the project together,” Szymborski added.
The Port of Gdynia Authority was responsible for the development and modernization of the terminal’s rail network and other related infrastructure. For its part, BCT acquired and installed two rail-mounted gantry cranes from Kocks Krane GmbH for handling full container cranes. Each crane is capable of more than 30 moves per hour.
BCT plans to further improve the terminal’s train service by investing in electric traction to improve train maneuvering at the port.