Poland's Port of Gdynia had a record year for cargo reloading in 2020 at over 24.6 million tonnes, representing growth of 2.9 percent on 2019, the port's marketing and communications director reported on Wednesday.
Despite the global crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, the Port of Gdansk on the Polish Baltic coast advanced to the top 20 European ports in the first half of 2020, the company's spokeswoman, Anna Drozd, said on Wednesday.
The Port of Gdansk, Poland's biggest seaport, handled a record 52.2 million tonnes of goods in 2019, up by 6.4 percent from a year ago, taking fourth place among seaports on the Baltic Sea.
The seven traffickers belonging to a Colombian drugs cartel hid the cocaine in 74 bags which cops seized in a dramatic swoop on Gdynia port. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was quick to praise the police and tax authorities who used the ‘latest technology’ to track down and pre-empt the traffickers and said: “On a European scale, it was a very fruitful operation, as it thwarted the spreading of drugs throughout the whole continent.”
A memorandum of agreement on cooperation between Poland's north-western port of Szczecin-Swinoujscie and the port of Rotterdam was signed in the latter city on Wednesday in the presence of Polish President Andrzej Duda.
City announces plans for a new PLN 12 billion deep-water Central Port.
A record number of sixty seven passenger ships with more than 30,000 tourists on board, arrived this year at the Gdańsk port on the Polish Baltic coast. Last year 63 such vessels docked at Gdańsk.
The port of Gdynia on Poland's northern Baltic coast will be the first in the country at which ships running on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) will be able to fill up with the fuel.