Port of Gdańsk at logistics industry conferences
Representatives of the Port of Gdansk could not miss the ‘Baltic and Black Sea Ports & Shipping Conference’ in Klaipėda and the ‘Intermodal in Poland’ conference in Janów Podlaski.
For the second time, the Port of Gdańsk was the General Partner of the ‘Intermodal in Poland’ conference, which took place on 27–28 September in Janów Podlaski, near Małaszewicze and the Poland-Belarus border crossing in Terespol. The Małaszewicze Cargo Handling Area is an important place on the map of global logistics chains, acting as a hub, connecting the various railway systems on the New Silk Road.
During the conference, the two days of debates and lectures included a study visit to the Małaszewicze Cargo Handling Terminals. Among the topics discussed at the conference were issues related to the current geopolitical situation and its impact on the intermodal transport market. The possibilities offered by new trade routes, the challenges of the green economy, and the economic situation resulting from fluctuations in energy prices were all discussed.
The Port of Gdańsk was represented at the conference by Katarzyna Szczycińska, who took part in debates entitled: ‘The future of global supply chains’ and ‘Sea ports as a key link in logistics chains’. Katarzyna de Paula Souza gave a presentation on Innovation at the Port of Gdańsk.
The Port of Gdańsk was also present at the ‘Baltic and Black Sea Ports & Shipping Conference’. The meeting took place in Klaipėda on 28–29 September. Over 250 participants attended the event. These included representatives of port authorities, freight forwarding companies, port and rail operators, contractor-engineering companies and terminal equipment manufacturers. Panel discussions and presentations were attended by 25 representatives of the broadly understood maritime market, including Michał Stupak, account manager at the Port of Gdańsk Authority SA, who presented the port’s commercial offer as part of his presentation ‘Connections with the Black Sea – The Role of the Port of Gdansk as a Logistics Centre for the Central and Eastern Europe Region’. He discussed the Port of Gdansk’s plans for cooperation with the Romanian port of Constanța and the Azerbaijani port of Baku, in the field of rail and sea transport – in particular the development of intermodal corridors. Letters of Intent were signed this year with the ports of Constanța and Baku.