Poland's Gdynia port seeks buyer for Baltic Grain Terminal

by Emily Wilson
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The Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. is seeking a buyer for the Baltic Grain Terminal, which is the most modern grain terminal in Poland. The port is undergoing a privatization program that must be completed by Dec. 31, 2003.

The Baltic Grain Terminal has a storage capacity of 51,000 tonnes. The facility includes a grain elevator built in 1937 and modernized in 1992, with a capacity of 12,000 tonnes; grain silos built in 1996, with a capacity of 14,000 tonnes; a modern feed warehouse in operation since 2001; and flat storage capacity of 25,000 tonnes for fodder or 32,000 tonnes for grain.

Modern handling equipment enables the terminal to serve import, export as well as transit markets for grain, seeds (rape, horse bean, lupin), fodder (soybeanmeal, rapemeal and beet pulp). The elevator, silos and warehouse are linked by a computerized system that enables the efficient and flexible usage of the whole warehousing area, a port spokesperson said.

"These modern facilities, as well as the system of electronic scales, ensure the highest standard of handling and storage for grain and fodder," said Krystyna Kryszak, port promotion manager.

The terminal has two quays for loading or unloading grain. Indyjskie Quay serves ships up to 50,000 dwt and is equipped with handling facilities with a maximum capacity of 8,000 tonnes per 24 hours. Norweskie Quay serves ships up to 5,000 dwt and is equipped with handling facilities with a productivity maximum of 6,000 tonnes per 24 hours.

Interested parties should contact Kryszak by telephone at 48-58-627-4700, fax 48-58-627-4640, or by e-mail at K.Kryszak@port.gdynia.pl.