New export and import channels a key topic for Poland-Ukraine Business Meeting
As the war in Ukraine disrupted the existing supply chains for Ukrainian export, the county’s logistics sector is looking for new routes to keep foreign trade going. The possibilities offered by the Polish transport sector and the Port of Gdańsk will be discussed at the ‘Poland-Ukraine Business Meeting’, which will be a unique opportunity to establish new economic relations between enterprises from the two countries.
As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the logistic chains used by Ukrainian enterprises were broken. Grain exporters, as well as producers of metallurgical products, machines and other categories of goods, are in a particularly difficult situation. The blockade of Ukrainian ports is a big problem for the logistics industry in the region. This makes it necessary to build new channels for export and import. Due to its location and infrastructure, Poland can play an important role in restoring the functioning of supply chains.
The key condition for the relaunch of the logistics chains will be the cooperation of rail and road carriers from Poland and Ukraine, reloading terminals at the border and at the junction of railway lines with a gauge of 1,520 and 1,435 millimetres, as well as the Port of Gdańsk, which can act as a ‘window to the world’ for Ukrainian manufacturers. There is a growing interest in transhipping more goods from Ukraine at the Polish maritime and land terminals.
In response to new challenges for the logistics industry, we invite you to participate in the ‘Poland-Ukraine Business Meeting’ organised as a part of the “Intermodal in Poland” series of conferences. The event is aimed at representatives of companies from the logistics industry: shippers, carriers, logistics operators, ports and terminals, as well as representatives of authorities and services. Its purpose is to establish business contacts between Polish and Ukrainian partners in order to organise the export of goods from Ukraine and the import of materials and equipment necessary for the reconstruction of the Ukrainian infrastructure and economy.
Apart from participating in debates and business talks, participants of the meeting will also be able to take part in a study visit to the Port of Gdańsk, which is the largest logistics hub in the South Baltic region and plays a key role in ensuring the continuity of supply chains during the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the possibilities of the Polish port and its facilities for the launch of new logistics services.
The ‘Poland-Ukraine Business Meeting’ will take place on 26-27 May in Gdańsk.