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"Feeder, Ferry and Short-Sea Cargo traffic in the North-Sea and Baltic Area"
May 30 - June 02 2006
Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority
Workshop Manual
The complex of Szczecin and Swinoujscie seaports is one of the important business activity centers of Western Pomerania Region. Szczecin And Swinoujscie Seaports Authority SA - the owner and administrator of port infrastructure and port lands is dedicated to accomplish the following mission:

To undertake all efforts to promote the Ports of Szczecin and Swinoujscie to become the leaders in rendering the highest quality services and making the port infrastructure available and facilitating the effective, efficient, safe and complex servicing and handling of passengers, cargo and transport means as well as turn up to be the post of economic growth for the Region.

The successful accomplishment of the mission would, first of all, take advantage of the favorable geographical location of the ports. Szczecin and Swinoujscie are situated at an intersection of the main transportation routes from Scandinavian countries towards the south and west of Europe and from the east towards the west parts of the continent. Ports and other entities running their business within that area have formed the most important and one of the largest port complexes in the Baltic Region, neighboring directly with the huge agglomeration of Berlin.

The ports provide satisfactory connections within their hinterlands using all types of transport. There is a possibility to make a still better use of inland waterways transport that bestows the ports with a certainly privileged position among other ports of this region. Such a beneficial location provides the best conditions for efficient and practical accomplishment of European Union directives on reduction of the road transport and shifting it to waterways (including the Motorways of The Sea program).

The favorable location of the ports of Szczecin and Swinoujscie along the north-south transportation route provides successfully operating ferry connections from Denmark and Sweden to Swinoujscie, where the larges and most modern Polish ferry terminal has been constructed.
Among main objective of the Szczecin and Swinoujscie Port Authority there is preparation of adequate infrastructure and friendly business environment for prospective investors. The development strategy plans for the two ports include and consider all the trends and tendencies associated with cargo traffic and the forecasts on the expansion in international trade exchange mainly in the Baltic Region and the requirements in range of transit handling services. The Undertakings planned are intended to facilitate the outgrowth of the ports' infrastructure that in turn would provide the external entities and investors with an opportunity to make their economic and financial investments within the port areas.

As the functioning of ports has great influence on city agglomerations - both positive and negative - it is also very important to describe the factors of mutual correlation of port and city. Port-Net is the program that, among others, concentrates on the above mentioned issues and thus participation in it had become of interest to the management of Szczecin And Swinoujscie Seaports Authority SA.

On May 30 - June 02 2006 there was the 6th International Conference Sea Ports 2006 "EU Programme - 'Motorways of the Sea' a chance for activating cargo traffic in the Baltic and North Sea Regions", organized by Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority SA, Maritime University in Szczecin and Szczecin University, in cooperation with Interreg III C Project "Port-Net". The conference was accompanied by the WORKSHOP 03-8 "Feeder, Ferry and Short-Sea Cargo traffic in the North-Sea and Baltic Area" that was organized by Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority SA.

The Conference and the Workshop were important events not only from the perspective of the organisers (Szczecin And Swinoujscie Seaports Authority S.A.) and Port-Net Partners who are all interested in promotion of the international co-operation in the fields of maritime policy, management and financing of port activities, short sea shipping, MoS, logistic centres and spatial integration of ports and cities. The events were also important from the regional government's point of view, as the organisers were successful in inviting a number of the industry's well recognised names to make presentations, give speeches and participate in the panel discussions. Having also attracted the attention of the media and thus making it possible to disseminate information on the Port-Net project and its' so far results as well as it's future actions, the organisers together with their project Partners had achieved their goal.
Proceedings, Lectures,
Movies and Photos
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Marc Vanderhaegen - Unit motorways...
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dr Maciej Matczak - Traffic flows...
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Krzysztof Pilarski - Port complex...
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Jaroslaw Kotowski - Position of...
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dr Adolf Wysocki - Motorways...
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Jerzy Korecki - Baltic Container...
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Jan Lewko - Motorways of sea
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Alberto Cappato - Motorways...
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Port-Net TV Slow.mpg
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Photo Set No. 1
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Photo Set No. 2
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Photo Set No. 3
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Photo Set No. 4
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