Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), located in Port of Gdynia, Poland, and Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), located in Port of Rijeka, Croatia – two companies owned by International Container Terminal Services Capital BV – have become members of FEPORT.
ICTSI Capital BV is the Dutch subsidiary of ICTSI, the global port operator based in Manila and involved in about 30 terminal concessions and port development projects in more than 20 countries. The company develops, manages and operates container terminals in the 50,000 to 2.5 m TEU per year range.
With a current annual handling capacity of some 750,000 TEUs, and a potential capacity of 1.2m TEUs, the Port of Gdynia’s Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) is a leading container terminal in Poland and one of the largest in the Baltic region.
In May 2003, ICTSI was awarded a concession by the Port Authority of Gdynia to develop, operate and manage the container terminal in Gdynia, Poland. The terminal handles containerised, general, ro-ro, lo-lo cargo, heavy and oversized cargo. ICTSI Capital BV owns 100% of BCT. Volumes handled by BCT are between 300,000 and almost 500,000 TEU per year nowadays. The company employs 270 people today.
In March 2011, ICTSI and Luka Rijeka forged a 30-year strategic partnership for the operation, management and development of the Bradjica Container Terminal in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia’s main seaport. The Terminal is operated by Adriatic Gate, a unit of Luka Rijeka. ICTSI Capital BV and Luka Rijeka signed agreements allowing the former to buy 51% Adriatic Gate. The terminal handles containerized and roll on-roll off cargo. Volumes handled here were some 160,000 TEU per year the last two years.
“We are excited and feel privileged to join FEPORT. Our membership will strengthen the voice of terminals in European fora and also in our home markets. We also believe that through joint work and discussions with other FEPORT members, we will be able to contribute to positive development of the industry in Poland and Croatia but also in the rest of Europe,” commented Krzysztof Szymborski, CEO of Baltic Container Terminal (BCT).
“We are very glad to welcome BCT and ACGT as new members of FEPORT because we do believe that the more united terminal operators are, the better they will be able to raise awareness about the contribution of our industry to the European Economy. We are delighted to start a win-win relationship with them,” said Mr Gunther Bonz, President of FEPORT.