In an interview with the portal GospodarkaMorska.pl, Maciej Styczyński, head of the Maritime Economy Department of the Ministry of Infrastructure, emphasizes that for several years the ministry dealing with maritime affairs has been trying to support Polish maritime companies in their expansion in foreign markets as actively as possible.
– We started our cooperation related to the SMM fair in Hamburg before the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, after its termination, the ministry could, in cooperation with its partners, be present for the first time as an exhibitor at the fair – director Styczyński tells us and adds that the plans related to SMM are far-reaching.
95. years of Nauta at SMM. Stocznia Remontowa Nauta, one of the oldest shipyards in Poland, was present at the fair. The shipyard has extensive experience in the implementation of the most complex repair contracts, in the area of civil repairs, as well as navy ships.
– The shipyard has the execution capabilities for contractors all over the world. The shipyard infrastructure is constantly modernized and ready to handle various types of orders – says Monika Kozakiewicz, president of Nauta.
– The Hamburg fair is an opportunity to show off and present the shipyard’s capabilities, said Ireneusz Ćwirko, president of the Crist shipyard in Gdynia.
– We meet with companies with whom we have signed contracts, as well as with a design office. We are talking about future projects, especially those for the American market. It is possible to build two jack-up units – says CEO Ćwirko.
SMM Hamburg is the largest ship fair in the world is organized – emphasizes Henryk Śniegocki, President of the Polish Register of Shipping.
The 30th edition of SMM was everything we hoped for. After a long period of pandemic restrictions, it offered 2,000 exhibitors from all technology areas in the maritime industry, as well as more than 30,000 visitors from over 100 nations, the opportunity to finally meet in person again in Hamburg. To discuss complex challenges. To present groundbreaking innovations. And last but not least, to network, seek cooperation and forge alliances.
With about 80 speakers at the conferences, more than 160 speakers on the Transition Stages, and 16 start-ups pitching for the new SMM Maritime Start-up Award, the supporting programme has never been so popular. Once again, we’ve seen that it takes joint efforts to drive the maritime transition – and as organisers, we’re grateful to know that SMM continues to be your platform of choice to connect with the industry’s game changers.
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