Bilateral cooperation, opportunities for modal development in the South Baltic region and revitalisation of the Polish shipbuilding industry were the main topics of the conversation between Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Marek Gróbarczyk and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Poland Ole Toft. The meeting took place on 13 June 2022 in Warsaw.
The meeting, organised on the initiative of the Danish side, was aimed at strengthening Polish-Danish port cooperation and Danish investment and technological involvement in the Polish shipbuilding industry.
“Poland is creating new investment and business opportunities by, among others, launching a channel through the Vistula Spit, which will provide access to the port of Elbląg in a safe and fast way without entering the territory of the Russian Federation, which in the current geopolitical situation is a value in itself. Furthermore, the development of local sea ports within the framework of cooperation between the Polish and Danish sides will increase the economic potential and trade turnover. We hope that the cooperation with Danish partners will help to achieve an even higher level of flexibility and efficiency of our seaports”. – said Deputy Infrastructure Minister Marek Gróbarczyk.
During the conversation, the Polish side stressed that it is open to initiatives to maximise the economic potential of Polish seaports and further activate the coastal areas.
Denmark is a supplier of many key technologies and home to innovative companies in the maritime industry, as well as an important foreign investor in this sector. As a member of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the country aims to create rules that provide a level playing field for shipowners from all countries, while making shipping safer and greener.