Only three weeks separate us from the Transport Week 2019. The ninth edition of the Baltic region’s hallmark transport event, will be held on 5-7 March at the Courtyard Marriott Gdynia Waterfront hotel in Gdynia, Poland. Join us for the latest insights on port investments, environmental project and more.
The event will kick off with a thorough overview of the current state of the port market and a forecast reaching as far as 2030. The presentation will be delivered by Bogdan Ołdakowski, CEO of Actia Forum and Secretary General of the Baltic Ports Organization. It will lay the groundwork for the next keynote speech, prepared by James Kyritsis from Drewry, tackling the impact of Chinese investment’s in European ports and the risks and opportunities they pose for the Baltic Sea region. We’ll also take a closer look at opportunities for cooperation between US and European ports, presented by Christopher Quinn from Wexford Strategies.
An overview of interesting port investment projects will be an important part of this year’s edition of the Transport Week. The delegates will have the chance to get acquainted with Port of Gdynia’s development plans and their 2020 vision and learn more about the 3-year expansion plan of the DCT Gdańsk. Kalmar will offer their insights into leveraging technology and data during terminal design process in order to maximize its benefits.
You can’t really discuss port investments without talking about the money. Paweł Wojciechowski, the European Coordinator for the Rhine-Alpine core network corridor, will share his thoughts on the place of port investment projects within EU’s 2021-2027 budget and financing opportunities such as the CEF programme. A maritime investor’s best practices and upcoming trends will be analyzed by Anthony van der Hoest from MTBS.
Port development and financing will be the topic of the discussion panel concluding the first day of the conference. Participants will include representatives of the European Commission, ESPO and the Port of Gdynia.
Digitalization is without a doubt a major topic for the transport industry, the port sector being no exception. Challenges and benefits linked to this process will be discussed in detail by Isabelle Ryckbost, the Secretary General at ESPO, opening the second day of Transport Week 2019. Representatives from Royal HaskoningDHV and the Port of Rotterdam will then offer a more in-depth view into this highly interesting topic, talking about the smart port concept and offering some concrete implementation examples.
A deeper look into a few selected innovative projects will round up the event. Przemek Myszka, Editor-in-Chief at the Baltic Transport Journal will takes us on a tour of the next-gen solutions for the transport sector. We will also learn more about Port of Gdynia’s precise mooring system, presented by Wojciech Tucholitz from NAVSIM.
The main conference will be traditionally accompanied by multiple side-events. The participants will have the chance to gauge the impact of Brexit on the transport industry during a conference organized by Namiary na Morze i Handel (event available in Polish language only). Additionally, the Transport Week 2019 will offer the delegates the chance to take part in a seminar focused on the issues of air pollution in ports, prepared by the Baltic Ports Organization, as well as a workshop focused on guidelines for LNG bunkering, organized in cooperation with EMSA.