Poland fully committed to IMO
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Poland has been a member state of the IMO since 1960. As a flag state, port state and coastal state, we are actively engaged in the IMO’s efforts to ensure safe and secure shipping, prosperity of seafarers and clean oceans.
We have ratified and implemented most International Conventions and other instruments established under the auspices of the IMO. We are one of the most active IMO Members, regularly participating in the work of all Committees, Sub-Committees, Working Groups and ad hoc meetings.
IMO ⋅ SOLAS ⋅ LOAD ⋅ TONNAGE ⋅ COLREG ⋅ CSC ⋅ SAR ⋅ IMSO ⋅ INMARSAT ⋅ MARPOL ⋅ LONDON ⋅ INTERVETION ⋅ CLC ⋅ FUND ⋅ PAL ⋅ LLMC ⋅ SUA ⋅ SALVAGE ⋅ OPRC ⋅ BUNKERS ⋅ ANTIFOULING
Woman in Maritime Sector
Poland supports women’s full and active engagement in the maritime sector, asserting that this goal can be achieved through education, among other efforts. It is worth noting that Poland is location to one of the regional WISTA organisation and that 31% of all students at Polish maritime universities are women.
IMO Model Course
Poland was one of the greatest contributors to the IMO Model Course for Electro-Technical Officers, designating the Baltic Sea as an emission control area for nitrogen oxides, and among the leading participants in the debate on goal-based ship construction standards (GBS).
It shall be noticed that Poland is located in Central and Eastern Europe. Voting for Poland would ensure the representation of all major geographical areas of the world based on the UN Regional Groups.
MINISTRY OF MARITIME ECONOMY AND INLAND NAVIGATION
Taking into account the crucial role of the maritime industry, Polish government has established the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, which is responsible for maritime transport, maritime education, maritime safety, the shipyard industry and fisheries, among other matters.
Maritime education and technical cooperation as a key for the future
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Poland sees modern maritime education as a key factor for future success. We are of the opinion that the international maritime community needs well-educated people who understand the development of high-tech solutions, autonomous shipping, cyber security and shipping in polar waters.
Education in Polish maritime universities complies with the requirements of the STCW, MARPOL and SOLAS Conventions
The universities operate world-class specialist simulation laboratories that offer simulations of standard and emergency situations (collision avoidance, fire on a vessel, LNG terminal, ECDIS simulator etc.)
GDYNIA MARITIME UNIVERSITY & MARITIME UNIVERSITY OF SZCZECIN
Sustainable shipping for the Blue Growth and protection of our planet
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Having in mind the need for a “greener” maritime transport, as well as interests of the ship-owners, Poland supports the discussion within the IMO to work out the reasonable and beneficial solution for the maritime community
Shipping and maritime economy and its impact on Poland
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LNG TERMINAL ŚWINOUJŚCIE
Poland connects maritime community together
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IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event
In June 2018, Poland organised the IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event, addressing green and smart shipping, big data and cyber security in shipping, shipping in the face of new transport routes and the future of the maritime labour market. We hosted ministers of maritime economy and transport and 46 official delegations from around the world.