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CELEBRATING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE POLISH ADMINISTRATION OF SZCZECIN AND ŚWINOUJŚCIE SEAPORTS

On 1st August this year, in the ‘Pleciuga’ Theatre in Szczecin, we celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Polish administration of Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports.

While discussing the history of the ports, Jarosław Siergiej, the Chairman of Board for the Ports Authority, mentioned difficult years after the war when a special transit zone managed by the Russian authority operated in the port of Szczecin. That significantly delayed the development of the port. The chairman also referred transformation of the ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście which converted the ports from bulk cargo into universal port bodies.
As regards the future, Jarosław Siergiej listed investment projects for the next five years, which amount to about PLN694 m. This makes the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority one of the largest investors in the region.
The event attracted Anna Wypych-Namiotko, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, who congratulated the Board and employees of the Ports Authority and compared the project of building an external port of Świnoujście to such important projects for the Polish economy as building of the Port of Gdynia and the Northern Port in Gdańsk.
While talking about the Nord Stream pipeline, Mr. Marcin Zydorowicz, the governor of the province, stated that the Polish government would not agree to this project if it in any way was to reduce accessibility to the port of Świnoujście or hamper the development in the future.
Aleksander Buwelski, Deputy Mayor of Szczecin, Janusz Żmurkiewicz, President of Świnoujście, Wojciech Drożdż, Deputy Head of Regional Government, and representatives of maritime companies, operators and Ports of Gdynia and Gdańsk congratulated the Ports Authority.

The anniversary was an opportunity to award those previous and current employees of the ports with state medals.

Gold Medal for Long-term Service went to:
Zdzisław Antoni Walczak, Ryszard Poronis, Leszek Zbigniew Kuczyński, Maria Gieczewska, Krzysztof Kamieński.

‘Seafarer of Merit’ award went to:
Mieczysław Kirszenstein, Bożena Meller, Elżbieta Nanio, Barbara Sochańska, Grażyna Szlachta, Ewa Garlikowska-Sidor, Zygmunt Charzewski, Elżbieta Dudarewicz, Irena Romanowska, Henryk Rosenkiewicz, Anita Gernand, Mieczysław Zwolak, Maria Małgorzata Kunda, Ludmiła Kopycińska, Mieczysław Gliniecki, Zbigniew Jeleński, Kazimierz Konieczny, Piotr Krzyżowski, Jan Kaczanowski.

Chairmen of port companies received special plaques.
A banquette, which continued until late in the evening, was an excellent opportunity to integrate the maritime community.

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