Port of Gdynia

From Global Energy Monitor

The Port of Gdynia is a seaport located on the western coast of Gdańsk Bay Baltic sea in Gdynia, Poland. It was founded in 1926.

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Coal terminal

The port exports coal from Poland,[1] and imports coal from around the globe, including Australia, Russia, and the US.[2] In 2020, the port handled 24 million tonnes of cargo in total, and 1.7 million tonnes of coal and coke, a significant decrease from 2.6 and 2.9 million tonnes of coal and coke handled in 2018 and 2019, respectively.[3]

Outer Port Expansion

In 2018, the Port of Gdynia began exploring plans for a port extension to increase its total capacity. The project, referred to as the "Gdynia Outer Port", would add 151ha to the existing port by constructing an artificial land extension into the Baltic Sea. When completed, the expansion will increase the Port of Gdynia's annual capacity by approximately 25 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). The port authority hopes to finalize plans by 2024 and complete construction by 2028.[4] The project is expected to cost approximately EUR787 million.[5]

In 2021, the Polish government adopted a resolution to build a terminal for the construction of offshore windfarms at the Gdynia Outer Port, with target implementation by 2026.[6]

Project Details

  • Operator: Port of Gdynia Authority SA
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes): 3 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Sources of coal: Poland (exports); Global including US, Russia, Australia (imports)



  1. "Review and history," Port of Gdynia, accessed April 2015
  2. Polish coking coal imports surge despite demand easing, Argus, June 13, 2019
  3. Statistics, Port of Gdynia Authority S.A., Accessed Sept. 5, 2021
  4. Brief description of the Project of Construction of the Outer Port in the Port of Gdynia, Port of Gdynia Authority S.A., Accessed Sept. 5, 2021
  5. The Outer Port project in Gdynia moves forward, Dredging Today, Jan. 15, 2021
  6. Sawicki: Port offshore na raty. W Gdyni będzie tłok, Biznes Alert, Aug. 9, 2021

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