Port of Gdynia Authority presents the most important project in the history of the Port of Gdynia since its construction - the Outer Port. This project, to be carried out in public-private partnership, involves the construction of a new port pier (i.e. an artificial peninsula) on which a container terminal and probably other additional installations will be located. The Outer Port will become an extension of the existing Węglowe Pier (Polish name: Molo Węglowe). The new deepened port basins at the Outer Port quays will have a depth of 17m.

The Port of Gdynia's new quays will enable container ships with a length of over 400 metres and a draught of up to 16 metres to call. These are the largest vessels that can enter the Baltic Sea, due to the shallow depth of the Danish Straits. The terminal is expected to have an annual handling capacity of at least 2.5 million TEUs (20-foot container equivalent units), or around 25 million tonnes of cargo.

The Outer Port will not only contribute to the development of the Port of Gdynia but will also increase revenues for the budgets of Gdynia, Pomerania and Poland. It will also create many new jobs in the Pomeranian region and will be an important element of the TEN-T Trans-European Transport Network.

The project to build the Outer Port is an investment project (greenfield in nature) that is long-term, strategic for the development of Gdynia's port and multi-faceted. It combines practically all areas of port activity. As we enter 2024, we are in the final stages of preparing to undertake construction work both on water and on land.

The project is being implemented under the public-private partnership (PPP) formula, through a competitive dialogue procedure, with the support and supervision of the PPP Department of the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Infrastructure.



of strategic assumptions for the development of the Port of Gdynia

YEAR 2029

Planned completion of construction and equipment of the Outer Port


for the country, the Port, Gdynia and its inhabitants, port terminal operators, the potential for innovation growth in the port sector