Baltic Grain Terminal is located in the Port of Gdynia, on two wharfs: Indian and Norwegian.
The grain elevator, the most recognizable terminal facility, commissioned in 1937, was designed to handle export, import grain as well as its refining.
Until the Second World War, the terminal was oriented towards the export of Polish grain, and – in addition – serving as a transit warehouse for the Danube countries.
After the war, the terminal took over a significant part of transshipments of grain imported by Poland, and – during the 80’s and 90’s last century – also exported ones.
That time, Buhler’s facilities and a functional and solid terminal structure provided efficient operation and enabled to provide customized services.
Increasing the capacity of sea-vessels, used in transporting of grain, has made conventional reloading equipment and the storage capacity of the elevator unsuitable.
In May 1992, a major overhaul of the elevators and quay infrastructure began. Replacement reloading equipment, new technological system and electronic scales were installed. New transport lines were constructed and the wagon and car service station was modernized.
Modernization of the elevators has begun a development of the Baltic Grain Terminal.
The second stage of modernization began in July 1996, when 195 new piles of steel silos with a total capacity of 14,000 tons were installed. Silo installation was completed in January 1997. This additional storage place was put into service in early April 1997. In final the total capacity of the terminal was 26 thousand tons.
As a result of the steadily increasing demand for soybean meal, as a basic feed ingredient, Terminal authorities decided to build a special storage facility for storage of this product. In July 1999, the design of a flat magazine was commenced. It was commissioned in spring 2001. This investment enabled to increase the storage capacity of the terminal up to 52,000 tons. In parallel with the launch of the flat warehouse, Norwegian Quay has been completely rebuilt and equipped with a new-loading transshipment device. Thanks to this, it was possible to simultaneously operate vessels on both quays of the Terminal.
At the end of 2013, another investment started. The construction of a flat floor space warehouse has commenced 7,400 sqm, with its length of 235 m, width of 32 m and a storage height of 14.5 m. The warehouse was divided into 4 independent chambers enabling the storage of a total of 30,000 tons of soybean meal. The conveyor belt was filled with storage compartments, equipped with aspirated loading sleeves to ensure a dust free loading of the warehouse. In this way, the productivity of transport equipment in the ship warehouse ratio of 400 tons/hour was achieved. The warehouse was connected to the elevators via a 100 m flyover and the possibility of cooperation with the Buhler operating on the Indian Quay was obtained. This has resulted in a cargo handling capacity of 400 tons/hour. The warehouse was put into service on 1st of December 2014. This investment was made in the vicinity of other storage facilities operated by the Baltic Grain Terminal, which increased the terminal’s transshipment capabilities and increased storage capacity up to 72,000 tons.