Poland's Port of Gdansk (PGA SA) has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Qatar, and announced its intention to cooperate with Ukraine on transshipment.
A memorandum of cooperation with Qatar signed on September 11, 2017 provides for an alliance between the Port of Gdansk and a corporate group of Qatari ports.
It was signed by the General Manager of Qatar Ports Management Company (MWANI), Captain Abdullah Al-Khanji.
With the agreement, they are to set up a working group meeting regularly to exchange experiences and knowledge.
A separate agreement with Ukraine may further develop Gdansk as a transshipment port in the context of Ukrainian-Canadian cooperation.
Gdasnk Port’s discussions with Ukraine officals focused on a future memorandum of cooperation.
PGA SA board members met with Qatar and Ukraine officials in charge of transport policies at the Baltexpo fair on 11-13 September, 2017.
The fair was set up to discuss development of international cooperation, ocean shipping, inland navigation, port infrastructure, and shipbuilding.
Qatar's Minister of Transport and Communication, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti was a special guest at the event.
During the Baltexpo fair, Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Viktor Douhan, and Anna Moskwa, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, visited the DCT Container Terminal at the Port of Gdansk
Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority said: "Our presence at Baltexpo gave us the opportunity to discuss cooperation with partners from all over the world.
“One of the effects of the meetings was the signing of a very important memorandum of cooperation with the State of Qatar.
“Additionally, we had a chance to strengthen our partnership with Ukraine.
“The Port of Gdansk may become an important transshipment port for Ukraine, and Qatar would like to develop imports of Polish food products, among others.
“We hope that the relationships we have developed with these countries will benefit not only the Port of Gdansk, but the entire Polish economy.”