PSA International Signs Deal to Acquire Poland’s DCT Gdańsk
PSA International has signed an agreement with the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) to jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland.
The shares would be purchased from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) managed fund Global Infrastructure Fund II, MTAA Super, AustralianSuper and Statewide Super.
With a quay length of 1,306 meters and a maximum depth of 17 meters, DCT Gdańsk is the only terminal in the Baltic that can serve ultra large container vessels (ULCVs), the world’s largest container ships with a capacity of up to 23,000 TEUs.
Following a significant capital expenditure programme, the port’s capacity doubled in 2016 with the completion of a second quay. Container volumes have grown steadily over the years to reach 1.9 million TEUs in 2018.
Given the constant growth and development of the business, the terminal is expected to reach full capacity utilisation in the upcoming years. To allow for further development of DCT Gdańsk, PSA, PFR and IFM Investors will explore the construction of a new expansion area and further increases in capacity.
“DCT Gdańsk is PSA’s first investment in Eastern Europe, and we look forward to working closely with our partners PFR and IFM to further develop its facilities and to strengthen its position as the preferred port of call for Poland and the Baltic Sea,” Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA International, said.
“Through leveraging our global network and our expertise in creating value for the port and shipping communities, PSA will partner with shipping lines, logistics operators and cargo owners to deliver more efficient, flexible and robust supply chain solutions for the region.”