Netherlands, Poland Pact on Ports

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 30, 2019

Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority

Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority

Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the Port of Rotterdam during his State Visit to the Netherlands in connection with the 75th remembrance of the liberation of the South of the Netherlands.

In the presence of Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, the Netherlands Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for a more intensive partnership between the Port of Rotterdam and the Polish Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority.

The partnership will focus on consultancy, hinterland connections, strategy and digitization, said a government communication.

Cooperation between Poland and the Netherlands goes back a long way. The value of trade between the Netherlands and Poland was 11 billion euros in 2008 and this increased to 22 billion euros in 2018.

In the Port of Rotterdam, over 4 million tonnes of freight are shipped to and from Poland every year. This makes Poland an even more important partner for now and the future.

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