Developments follow each other in quick succession at HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal, a 100% HES International terminal, located in Poland. Recently the name has changed from MTMG to ‘HES Gdynia Bulk Terminal’. Following other HES terminals in Germany, UK and the Netherlands, a strong brand and clarity about HES in communications with customers and stakeholders is realized. Only a few months later an impressive expansion of the crane fleet is announced.

HES Gdynia recently ordered 2 new cranes and a mobile covered conveyor belt to add to their existing equipment. The new Gotwald 6 is meant to replace the current Liebherr Grab hook crane. The Gotwald 6 is suitable to handle different kind of dry bulk products and is able to switch between two quays. In addition to the eco-efficient diesel-electric drive, the crane is equipped with an external power supply, which boosts efficiency even more while also reducing exhaust and noise emissions. About a year ago another HES terminal in Rotterdam took a similar crane into operation. It has consistently demonstrated high performance and reliability. Its low cost of ownership and long service life convinced HES Gdynia to also invest in such a crane.

The new crane is customized for the challenging conditions at the terminal and is expected to be operational by the end of this year. The same accounts for a new Ardelt rail grab-hook crane. This 40 tonnes crane is expected to be delivered in September and will be assembled on the terminal. By the end of 2019 the two new cranes as well as the mobile covered conveyor belt are planned to be operational. Commercial director Sonia Florczuk proudly stated: ‘We are of course very happy with these new investments. Next year we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our terminal. We are well equipped for the future and our entire team looks forward to the next 25 years!’