There were important events in Poland’s maritime economy in 2023. The editors of the GospodarkaMorska.pl portal inform about the most important ones.
Many innovative ships were built in Polish shipyards. CRIST and REMONTOWA are recognizable global brands. Ship modernization repairs are carried out on a large scale at the NAUTA shipyard. Poland is still the leading producer of yachts. Record amounts of bulk and liquid cargo were transhipped in Polish sea ports. Polish seafood products reach many customers from the European Union. Poland is an important producer of fish products in Europe. Polish universities, the Maritime University of Gdynia, the Gdańsk University of Technology, the University of Gdańsk and scientific institutes operate in international scientific networks. Small seaports are preparing to act as service ports for offshore wind energy.
The new Stena Line ferry: Stena Ebba, set off on its first cruise on the Gdynia-Karlskrona service.
The fleet was expanded by the tug operator – Fairplay Towage Polska. In May, the Fairplay-90 tugboat was officially welcomed in Szczecin. WUŻ Port and Maritime Services added three new tugboats to its fleet.
CRIST built and delivered to the shipowner a specialized pontoon called MPP for the construction of an underwater tunnel in the Baltic Sea. CRIST handed over the fourth electric ferry to a Finnish shipowner.
The NAUTA shipyard was working at full capacity. The shipyard repaired one of the largest ships in the history of the shipyard – the Marlin Somerset tanker, 274 meters long and 48 meters wide.
Record amounts of bulk and liquid cargo were transhipped in Polish sea ports. There were almost 50% more of them in all load groups. Record investments were made during this time. Their contractor was the Maritime Office in Gdynia and the Maritime Office in Szczecin. Most of the work was co-financed by the European Union.