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Financing and port investments on the agenda at the Baltic Ports Conference 2018

Over 150 participants gathered for this year’s Baltic Ports Conference, held on 6-7 September, 2018, in Szczecin. The event, hosted by the Seaports of Szczecin-Świnoujście Authority, has once again provided the participants with an up to date review of some of the most pressing matters currently relevant to the maritime industry.

This year’s edition of the Baltic Ports Conference focused on multiple issues currently relevant to the maritime sector in the Europe and the Baltic region. From a thorough market overview and its impact on maritime transport, through the examination of various financial instruments supporting the development of port infrastructure to the impact of LNG on the port sector.

Topics discussed during the second day were centered around Baltic ports’ vast experience in LNG bunkering, stemming from performing LNG bunkering operations on a regular basis, as explained in a presentation by Bogdan Ołdakowski, the BPO Secretary General. Paweł Jakubkowski, CEO at Polskie LNG, gave a practical example, presenting the expansion plans of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście and its role as a door to the CEE gas market. A broader view, discussing the cooperation between multiple stakeholders in promoting the usage of LNG as fuel for ships, has been offered by Prof Stefan Jankowski, representative of the Go LNG Project and faculty member at the Maritime University in Szczecin.

A study tour to the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście concluded the event attended by well over 150 delegates from every corner of the European maritime community. 

 

Source and more information: BPO

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