The Transport Week 2022 conference has ended. 200 participants took part in two days of discussion on the current geopolitical situation in Europe, energy transformation, development of seaports and maritime transport. There was time for face-to-face conversations.
The global and regional analysis of the transport industry was presented by Lars Jensen (Vespucci Maritime) and Bogdan Ołdakowski (Actia Forum).
The war in Ukraine has a large impact on a global scale and has a large direct impact on the Baltic Sea region. The suspension of trade with Russia, the closure of Ukrainian ports, the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO are significant changes on the map in Central and Eastern Europe. A new system of logistic connections is being created.
The long-term development strategy of the Port of Gdynia was presented by the Port of Gdynia Authority, Strategic Partner of the conference. Key activities are focused on maintaining the universal, multifunctional character of the port, reaping the benefits of modern technologies, and further developing access to the port of Gdynia from the sea and land.
The analysis of the container, ro-ro, ferry and passenger market was performed by Actia Forum representatives and panelists from DB Port Szczecin, Gdynia Container Terminal, HHLA International, Stena Line and the Port of Gdynia. The imbalance in the container sector was highlighted. There has been a recovery in the cruise market.