Record-Breaking Quarter at Naftoport. Projections Indicate Year-End High -
Record-Breaking Quarter at Naftoport. Projections Indicate Year-End High
Date of publication: 06.05.2024

The First Quarter at Gdańsk's Naftoport Terminal Closed with a Record Result of 9.8 Million Tons of Fuel and Crude Oil Transshipped.

The Naftoport terminal, which handles the transshipment of crude oil and petroleum products, has achieved another record-breaking period. In the first quarter of 2024, Naftoport handled a total of 9.8 million tons of cargo. In March alone, the terminal achieved a result of 3.5 million tons, also setting a new record; the previous best month was May 2023, when 3.4 million tons of crude oil and fuels were handled.

This record-setting first quarter, combined with sustained demand for transshipment services, suggests that Naftoport may close the entire year of 2024 with an even better result than the previous best year. Estimates indicate that total transshipments this year could approach 40 million tons for the first time in the terminal's history (the previous year closed with a result of 36.6 million tons). Up to 500 tankers could call at Gdańsk over the next 12 months.

According to the company, the volumes currently handled by the terminal meet domestic demand for crude oil deliveries and marine fuel trading, and also supplement raw material supplies for foreign customers.

The company is preparing to increase its transshipment capacity. Last year, design work began on expanding Naftoport with a new deep-water berth for the transshipment of crude oil and petroleum products. This expansion will not only enable faster handling of the largest tankers that can enter the Baltic Sea but also ensure the terminal's operational continuity during maintenance work. The design documentation is being prepared by Aquaprojekt from Gdańsk.

The planned sixth berth will be the second at Naftoport capable of handling ocean-going VLCC-class ships, which are over 300 meters long, up to 60 meters wide, and have a draft of up to 15 meters. The throughput capacity of this berth is estimated to be around 9 million tons annually.

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