Poland's Deputy Minister of Maritime Affairs, along with local political representatives on May 2, launched the construction project in Ystad Harbor. This officially started the construction of Ystad Harbor's new ferry locations, an infrastructure project partly financed by the EU.
In addition, the Polish Deputy Minister of Transport Grzegorz Witkowski, together with Ystad City Council Chairman Kristina Bendz, took the first sod for Ystad Harbor's construction project, part of the EU project 'Cargo capacity upgrade and LNG bunkering Swinoujscie - Ystad maritime link'.
The project includes, in addition to two new ferry locations in Ystad Harbor, a new LNG ship for the Polish shipping company Polferries, which operates in the Ystad-Świnoujście route and an LNG bunkering vessel to Świnoujście port.
Poland's Vice Minister for Maritime Affairs, Grzegorz Witkowski, highlighted the importance of trans-Baltic cooperation and confirmed that the Polish Government's position was very positive towards continued cooperation and development of Swedish-Polish traffic through the Ystad Port.
Ystad harbor has seen an increase in traffic regarding both freight and passenger traffic, and expects that these figures will continue to increase in the future. For this reason, a capacity improvement in the port was considered necessary, while works are also taking place to increase accessibility to the Ystad Port from shore.