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Drewry: Gdansk becoming more important for container carriers

Gdansk now looks set to enter the arena of major North European ports for real. Poland is becoming increasingly prominent on the major liner carriers' radar, which further illustrates the country's status as one of the few bright spots in container, says Drewry.

Photo: Maersk Line

While container trade between Asia and Europe is currently under significant pressure, with declining transport volumes and rates hovering around all-time low levels, Poland stands out as one of the few bright spots in the sector. The country's container import has grown 12 percent in the period from 2009 to 2014, and Poland is thus booming ahead compared to the rest of Europe.

Maersk Line and its partner MSC in the 2M alliance have till now been the only ones calling directly from the Far East to Gdansk, but now the G6 container alliance has announced plans to start calling in Gdansk, starting August 10th year, on the alliance's key Asia-Europe string.

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