9. International Maritime Congress in Szczecin

The International Maritime Congress was held for the ninth time. It was attended by representatives of the government, maritime administration, ship owners, ports, shipyards and companies related to maritime industries. There have been no such investments in history yet. The deepening of the fairway to the Port of Szczecin to 12.5 meters has been completed. Investments are carried out to modernize the quays. The eastern coast of Poland is a shipping channel through the Vistula Spit, modernization of the ports in Gdynia and Gdańsk, said Marek Gróbarczyk, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure responsible for maritime economy.

The Congress was attended by members of the Baltic Sea and Space Cluster, the ports of Gdańsk and Gdynia presidents end experts, the Nauta Shipyard President, Rector of the Maritime University and maritime economy enterprises representatives.


Sea and space – at the meeting point of horizons. Transfer of knowledge, innovation and technology. Marek Grzybowski, the president of the board of the Cluster, had an introductory presentation to the discussion panel. Prof. Henryk Śniegocki, president of the Polish Ship Register and prof. Paweł Zalewski, dean of the Faculty of Navigation, Maritime University of Szczecin, talked about the use of satellite systems in maritime navigation. Satellites play a large role in maintaining maritime safety and monitoring marine pollution. Satellite systems also support vessel navigation in ports and sea research. The discussion was efficiently led by Grzegorz Gibas and Radio Szczecin.

The future of hydrogen technologies in ports and on ships was discussed by Dr. Beata Szymanowska from the Port of Gdynia, Szymon Byliński from the Ministry of Climate and Environment and Marek Narewski from the Polish Ship Register. Hydrogen technologies require a significant investment and will not be widely used quickly, the discussion shows. Hydrogen technologies will be the fastest to be applied in rich countries that spend large amounts of money on the development of green shipping and green ports.

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