IMO delegation visiting the ports of Szczecin-Świnoujście
The Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority was hosted by the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority on November 22-23. representatives of diplomatic missions and representatives of IMO in Poland. The study visit took place on the initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure. Its aim was to promote the Polish candidacy in the IMO Council in category C for the years 2022-2023.
During the scheduled meetings, the guests learned about the possibilities of cooperation, the business potential of the Szczecin-Świnoujście ports and other forms of cooperation.
The visit began with a meeting at the Maritime University with university authorities and representatives of ZMPSiŚ SA. Apart from the reloading offer and development activities of ZMPSiŚ SA, the guests were presented with the educational offer of the Academy along with modern teaching facilities, such as ship simulator, ship engine room or LNG terminal. Later in the day, the talks continued during the cruise around the port of Szczecin. During the event, the guests met with representatives of the reloading companies operating in the Szczecin port.
On the second day of the visit, the talks continued in the port of Świnoujście, where the guests were presented with the local LNG terminal, mass terminal and ferry terminal.
Currently, Poland is a candidate for the IMO Council in category C for the years 2022-2023. This is a category for countries that have specific maritime or shipping interests and whose election to the Council will ensure representation of all major geographic areas in the world.
Let us recall that under the auspices of IMO, on June 13-16, 2018, Poland organized the World Sea Days for the first time. These took place in Szczecin. During them, 800 guests from 40 countries discussed the problems and directions of development of the maritime economy.
IMO - International Maritime Organization
In 1948, the international conference in Geneva adopted the convention formally establishing the IMO (the original name was the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), but the name was changed to IMO in 1982). The objectives of the Organization, summarized in Article 1 (a) of the Convention, are “to provide mechanisms for cooperation between Governments in the field of government regulation and practice relating to all kinds of technical matters affecting shipping involved in international trade; encourage and facilitate the general adoption of the highest practicable standards in matters relating to maritime safety, shipping efficiency and the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships. "The organization is also empowered to deal with administrative and legal matters related to these objectives. (Monika Woźniak-Lewandowska)