The BCT is the leading Polish specialist terminal adapted to handle containerized cargo along different freight lanes.

With a current annual cargo handling capacity amounting to 1mln TEUs, the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in the Port of Gdynia is one of the largest terminals in the Baltic region and the leading container terminal in Poland.

 

BCT – Baltic Container Terminal offers:

  • loading and unloading of containers, general cargo and vehicles
  • handling of containers, general cargo and vehicles
  • storage of containers, general cargo and vehicles
  • stuffing and stripping of containers;
  • bonded warehousing (general cargo and vehicles)
  • handling and servicing of project cargo

 

The most important factors determining such a high ranking of the terminal are its infrastructure, the handling equipment in use and its IT operating systems.

 

Infrastructure:

  • Helskie I trans-shipment wharf, with a length of 800 m and a maximum depth of 12.7 m with five LOLO (lift-on/lift-off) container vessel service points, including one that also services RO/RO (roll-on/roll-off) ships,
  • 1 adjustable hydraulically operated ramp to handle ships with the stern ro-ro berths,
  • rail terminal with three rail tracks, each measuring 670 m in length, suitable for serving 90 railway wagons with containers simultaneously,
  • a railway station with taking-over/handing-over tracks (7 tracks, each measuring 1,000 m in length), suitable for forming container trains,
  • stations to handle vehicles with containers and cargo trucks (5 vehicle entry gates and 4 exit gates),
  • a warehouse with 20,000 m2 of covered area (storage capacity of 15,000 tonnes of general cargo stored at the same time) with a track system designed to handle 30 railcars,
  • storage area in the form of a single lockable chamber with an area of 538 m2 (storage capacity of 2,400 tonnes)
  • general cargo customs depot with a  surface of 529 m2
  • a truck parking area (with a surface area of 2 ha — drivers’ service centre),
  • storage yards with an area of up to 140,000m2
  • storage yards with a capacity of 20,000 TEUs in the first cargo-handling zone,
  • 600 positions for reefer containers.

 

Cargo handling equipment:

  • 6 quayside cranes:  2 x 17 rows; 4 x 19  rows,
  • 2 railway cranes 41/65 t,
  • 18 yard cranes 40/41 t,
  • 2 self-drive Liebherr LHM-400 harbour cranes - 100 t ,
  • 2 straddle carriers 45 t
  • 3  Kalmar reachstackers– 45 t , 
  • 33 tractors for semi-trailers,
  • 12 forklift trucks with a lifting capacity of 7t,
  • 5 front forklift trucks with a lifting capacity of 16-33 t,
  • 29 container trailers for container terminal handling

 

 

Wharf parameters:

 

 

Name of Terminal BALTIC CONTAINER TERMINAL GDYNIA
Abbreviation / code PLGDY
Maximum depth in the channel 13 m
Maximum air draft permissible above high water level Unlimited
Length of the berth 800 m
Maximum permitted vessel length 360 m
Maximum draft at the berth 12,7 m
Tidal range 0 m
Operational length at maximum draft 400 m
Number of cranes at berth 4 x Post Panamax 2 x Panamax
Outreach of Cranes / Meters & Number of rows 52,5 meters / 19 rows 46 meters / 17 rows
SWL of cranes under spreader 51 tones 50 tones
SWL of cranes under hook 60 tones 60 tones
Number of cranes fit for twin lift ops 4 -
Minimum number of 20” bays between 2 gantries 4 4
Any restrictions on nbr of tiers that can be worked on deck 7 6
Maximum height of spreader from water level at low water 38,5 m 36,5 m
Over height limit (under spreader) for 20” units and 40” units 4 m 4 m
Longitudinal clearance between the legs of the gantries 17 m 17 m
Maximum cargo width 5m
Reefer plugs available at the terminal 600