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Poland gives the nod for two new offshore wind farm projects

Polish energy company PGE Group has secured environmental permit for two new offshore wind farm projects, namely the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3, with a total capacity of up to 2.5 GW. This comes in line with the company’s ambitious Baltic wind farm construction program.

Petition to release captain arrested in Mexico

The Secretary General of InterManager, Captain Kuba Szymanski, is calling everyone to sign a petition concerning the release of Captain Andrzej Lasota, who was arrested by Mexican authorities on Monday, August 5.  Captain Andrzej Lasota was arrested for allegedly being unaware of the ship carrying prohibited substances to Mexico, placing the lives and health of the country’s citizens at risk.

Port of Gdansk welcomes first Euro-China train

Poland’s Port of Gdansk welcomed through a ceremony the visit of the first Euro-China Train (ECT), as China’s modern-day silk road, the Belt and Road Initiative, reaches the Baltic. Specifically, the train will depart from Xi’an China through the Adampol Małaszewicze land terminal to the DCT maritime container terminal in the Port of Gdańsk.

First US LNG cargo for Ukraine arrives at Polish terminal

The first US LNG shipment is set to arrive in Ukraine, marking a significant step for the country’s energy independence from Russia. A ship carrying the LNG cargo destined for Ukraine arrived earlier this week at the Świnoujście, Poland LNG landing terminal in the Baltic Sea.

Port of Gdansk announces expansion plans

During a maritime and business delegation from Poland to Singapore, the Port of Gdansk, Europe’s fastest growing port, has announced remarkable expansion plans aiming to double its cargo volumes to 100m tonnes annually. According to the Port of Gdansk Authority vice-president for infrastructure, for this to happen, the current infrastructure investment programme of €591m and the plans for the new Central Port are of vital importance.

Poland’s offshore wind sector to grow

According to speakers at the Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia held earlier this month, Poland’s is about to become one of the biggest centers in Europe for offshore wind, as it predicted that by 2030 the sector will generate an estimated 77,000 jobs and 14.1 billion Euros ($15.7 billion) for the economy. 

Poland gets new shipping channel

A EUR 187 million (USD 205.4 million) contract was signed by Poland’s Maritime Office in Gdynia, for the development of a shipping channel through the Vistula Spit connecting the Vistula Lagoon with the Bay of Gdańsk. A channel, two breakwaters, two rotating bridges over the lock, four sluice gates, landscapes, buildings, roads and their soil reinforcement, and even a 190-hectare artificial island within the Vistula Lagoon are to be developed.

Port of Gdansk Authority moves forward with construction of Central Port

The Port of Gdansk Authority has signed an agreement with a consulting company, aiming to support the construction of the port basing on a public-private partnership model. In the meantime, during 2019, the Port of Gdansk set new records in cargo handling, while also continuing its intensive work on its key infrastructural project which is the Central Port.

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