NIK: Polish ports need fresh investments
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Polish sea ports in Gdańsk, Gdynia, Szczecin and Świnoujście need new financial aid in order to compete with others in the Baltic area, the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) said.
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NIK inspected three companies: Port of Gdynia, the Port of Gdańsk and Seaports in Szczecin and Świnoujście.
In recent years the amount of cargo handled at these ports has grown. In 2014, the four ports combined handled over 75 million metric tonnes of cargo, while in 2006 the figure was closer to 57 million.
According to NIK, this is a result of steadily increasing GDP, increasing trade and the modernisation of highways and expressways.
However, NIK said, more money is needed.
The report showed that the ports need key investments to improve their availability. In the case of the ports of Gdansk and Gdynia better access by land would improve the business, while in Szczecin, better sea access would help. (rg)