Polish Ferry Group is a development opportunity for West Pomeranian region

The Council of Ministers has adopted a concept for development of the ferry transport sector. Its most important element is establishment of Polska Grupa Promowa SA (Polish Ferry Group), which will consolidate assets of the Polish ferry operators: Polska Żegluga Bałtycka SA and state-owned company Polska Żegluga Morska.

Photo: M. Śmiarowski / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Today we are talking about the ferry transport area, which is very important for the region, and the consolidation of Polska Żegluga Morska and Polska Żegluga Bałtyckia. The point is to make Polska Grupa Promowa more competitive in comparison with foreign competitors, who naturally take advantage of the good transport situation in the Baltic Sea - Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said at the press conference after the Tuesday session of the government in Szczecin.

Our companies are expected to be strong enough to ensure that it’s them who dominate and take advantage of this situation.

Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz
A business plan will be prepared for PGP which will provide for the possibility of using the close-ended funds of non-public assets managed by Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe. The process of upgrading the PGP ferry fleet will be implemented with the possibility of using the shipyard potential concentrated in MARS Shipayrd&Offshore (part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa), complemented with Szczecin Industrial Park.

One of the significant undertakings is the project of construction of all-Polish series of modern ro-pax type ships powered by LNG. The project has been prepared for MARS Group, and Polish construction offices took part in it.

The consolidation will contribute to strengthening the position of the Polish ferry operators on the Baltic transport market, and, consequently, will strengthen the competitiveness of the Polish sea ports and Polish shipyard industry. PGP, as a strong entity on the sea transport market, will also strengthen the significance of West Pomeranian region on the economic map of Poland.

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