Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia wishes to support presence of Polish companies on world’s markets. Now it will cooperate with the Port of Gdynia.
Joint initiatives for the development of transport network connecting the Metropolia with a sea-side city, support of cooperation between GZM and the Port of Gdynia, exchange of know-how in research and development activities in logistics and transport – those are the main points of the agreement signed today (27 November) between Górnośląska-Zagłębiowska Metropolia and the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. It will focus on joint development of transport network.
“Signing the Letter of Intent on cooperation in R&D projects between GZM and PoGA S.A. is an important stage, showing that the Port of Gdynia keeps developing, continuously seeking innovative solutions. We have already had a chance to cooperate with GZM on developing drone services technology in critical infrastructure. We want to start cooperation with entities involved in innovation. We hope that such cooperation based on exchange of best practices will become a start for new joint undertakings in future,” comments PoGA President, Adam Meller.
“We wish to create good conditions to support investors. The Metropolia asset is its strategic situation on the crossing of Europe’s communication routes and a well-developed transport and logistics infrastructure,” explains Grzegorz Podlewski, Vice-President of the Board at GZM. “It is very important to win strategic Polish partners managing key infrastructural nodes, such as the Port of Gdynia, for cooperation,” he adds.
The signed agreement assumes joint initiatives for the development of the transport network – mainly A1 motorway and international C-E 65 railway line. Metropolia and the Port of Gdynia also assume exchange of know-how and experiences, mainly in the areas of transport and logistics.
The Port of Gdynia is a modern universal port, specializing in handling general cargo, mainly unitised, carried in containers and in the ro-ro system, i.e. ships adjusted to transport road and rail vehicles on the basis of a developed network of multimodal connections with hinterland, regular short sea navigation lines and ferry connections. The Port of Gdynia is an important link of the 6th Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T Corridor.
After 10 months of 2019 the Port of Gdynia is observing great results. The newest statistics show that cargo handling volume growth indexes are very high in nearly every cargo group. In total the Port of Gdynia has already exceeded the limit of 20 million tons of cargo. In the years to come the port’s cargo handling capacities will increase. On artificial land, on the basis of existing quays: Śląskie and Szwedzkie, a deep-water Outer Port will be built. It will increase the port’s cargo handling capabilities by as much as 2.5 million TEU.