Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Polish business to spend more on digital transformation

Polish companies plan to significantly increase expenditure on new technologies. More than half of large and medium-sized enterprises in the financial, commercial, logistics and...

The Future of Biogas and Biomethane in Poland’s Energy Transition

Welcome to another episode of Poland Weekly! Today, we're exploring a pivotal topic for our future: the energy transition. This challenge is essential for...

Migration in Poland: Economic Impact vs. Public Perception

The actual scale of migration and its impact on the economy can often be quite different from how citizens perceive these phenomena. In 2024, approximately...

Jazz in the Old Town

The Old Town square in Warsaw once again became the concert heart of the capital. The jubilee 30th edition of the Jazz in the...

Surrealism outdoor

This year’s edition of the outdoor cinema at the National Museum in Warsaw is a journey through the film surrealism featuring works of various...

12 Bulk Carriers From China

This year Polska Żegluga Morska (Polish Steamship Company) received 3 new bulk carriers in the series of 12 contracted from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) in China. They are the so-called lake-max ships, i.e. 200 m long and 23.7 m wide adjusted to the system of channels and sluices of the Great Lakes in USA. Their capacity is 37,000 tons. Since 1980s PŻM has been the world leader of ocean ships operating on the Great Lakes. The first carrier “Polsteam Dąbie” was delivered in mid-January 2024 and after a journey around the world reached the Great Lakes in the beginning of April. The second one “Polsteam Koprowo” started its first cruise on 26 April to load steel in Chinese and Korean ports, cross the Pacific and the Panama Canal and reach the Great Lakes. The third one “Polsteam Łebsko” was launched in the end of April. Next ships for PŻM will be delivered every quarter. The first eight will be powered by classical low-sulphur fuel and the subsequent four by “green” methanol. Now PŻM operates 55 ships, including 51 bulk carriers and 4 ferries. It employs 2100 officers and sailors and 200 land staff. On permanent routes to the Great Lakes its carriers transport high-quality steel from the Netherlands for US automotive industry (ca. 300K tons per year) and return to Europe or North Africa with American and Canadian grain. 

Marek Gizmajer
Marek Gizmajer
High-tech journalist