According to preliminary estimates, the construction of the new port will cost PLN 6-9 billion (EUR 1.4-2.1 billion) and should be completed by 2028. The Port Authority of Gdansk plans to announce a tender for a feasibility study for the project by the end of this year or at the beginning of the next year.
“We want to implement this project as soon as possible. The competition in the ports of the North and Baltic Seas is growing very fast. We are struggling not only for servicing customers from Poland, but also from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and northern Ukraine. I am convinced that just in 5 years one or two terminals should work in the Central Port”, – said Lukasz Grejnke, the chairman of the Port Authority of Gdansk.
A new port will be constructed between the mouth of the Dead Wisla and the oil-loading terminal Naftoport.