Established in 1979 BCT (Baltic Container Terminal) in Gdynia Port is a maritime terminal in Poland specialized in handling containers in a different transportation modes. With a current annual handling capacity of some 750.000 TEU, and a potential capacity of 1.2m TEU, Baltic Container Terminal is the leading container terminal in Poland and one of the largest in the Baltic region. 2007 record-breaking result - 493 860 TEU, consolidates and places BCT in the top 3 container terminals in the Baltic region overall.
In May 2003, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) was awarded a concession by Gdynia Port Authority to develop, operate and manage BCT. The concession period is 20 years. ICTSI purchased 100 percent of the Baltic Container Terminal Ltd (BCT), which holds the lease to the terminal. ICTSI established in December 1987 (Philippines) is in business of acquiring, developing, managing and operating container ports and terminals worldwide. Presently ICTSI operates 24 terminals located in 14 countries. European facilities are BCT in Poland and AGCT in Rijeka, Croatia.
BCT offers wide range of services: handling and storage of containers, general cargo and vehicles, stuffing and stripping of containers, bonded warehousing (general cargo and vehicles), handling and manipulations of Project Cargo. BCT quay is 800 m long with depth of 13,2 m. After the investment planned for 2012 – 2015 will reach 15.5 m. Total terminal area is 595,630 m2 with container storage area of 120,840 m2 and total capacity of 16,280 TEU. Moreover BCT offers 135.00 m2 of car storage area and 20,000 m2 of warehouse area. Terminal is very well furnished with specialized & modern equipment. It has 5 ship-to-shore gantries, 18 storage yard gantries, 2 rail mounted gantries, 30 terminal tractors with trailers, 2 straddle carriers, 3 reach stackers, 2 mobile harbor cranes (100 mts lift each) and several heavy and standard forklifts.
BCT is very well connected with hinterland by direct access to motorway and national rail system. Well developed rail connections & specialized facilities able BCT to reach very high intermodal handling share. In 2011 it was 37% and 2012 is expected to be over 40% which fulfill and even exceeds the requirements of White Paper 2050. This results make also Baltic Container Terminal to be one of the leaders in this field, not only in Poland, but also in Europe.
BCT participates in EC initiatives & programs. Baltic Container Terminal signed an agreement with the Center of EU Transport Projects under which a subsidy was granted for the broadest investments program in the Company’s history. The amount of subsidy is PLN 53,800,000 and the total value of the project submitted is PLN 153 million. Subsidy is a part of the Infrastructure & Environment Operational Program Measure 7.4 ‘’Development of intermodal transport’’. BCT also promotes VI Trans-European Transport Corridor Baltic – Adriatic actively participating in national and international organizations and projects.