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Warsaw targets shipbuilding revival

The Polish government is pushing ahead with plans to try and revitalise the nation’s shipyards. The Ministry of Development is trying to get Polish yards, which tend to be centred around the Baltic cities of Gdynia and Gdansk, to focus on passenger ferries and gas tankers. It forms part of a greater overall economic plan by the new government to up Polish manufacturing volumes.

On a recent visit to the Baltic coast, President Andrzej Duda admitted that regenerating Polish shipyards, which once ranked within the top five shipbuilding nations in the world, represented a major challenge.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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