The problem of restoring the Ukrainian fleet is a strategic task that is an important area of cooperation between Ukrainian Maritime Cluster and Polish Maritime Technology Forum.
On July 19-22, 2023, working meetings were held between the CEO of the Shipping Register of Ukraine, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Maritime Cluster, Serhiy Gurskiy, with colleagues from the Polish Shipping Register and other partners from Poland, in particular, Tadeusz Kapowski, an advisor to the board of the Polish Maritime Technology Forum.
In June 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Ukrainian Maritime Cluster and the Polish Maritime Technology Forum (PFTM). It was, in particular, about supporting the Ukrainian shipbuilding industry through the transfer of knowledge, competences and industry know-how of Polish enterprises.
We also envisage cooperation in the field of training young Ukrainians at Polish maritime universities, such as the Gdańsk Maritime University and the Gdańsk Technical University. The knowledge and skills acquired at these universities will be a valuable contribution to the process of rebuilding the Ukrainian fleet and shipbuilding industry, says Tadeusz Kopovskyi, adviser to the PFTM board.
During the working meetings, long-term goals of established cooperation were also defined. Special attention was focused on the possibilities of designing and building ships in Poland, as well as on the prospects of active cooperation between Polish companies and Ukrainian partners.
Summarizing the results of the working visit, Serhiy Gurskiy noted that:
Support of Polish colleagues is extremely important, we will not forget and will always be grateful. Our visit is aimed at deepening relations with the Polish Shipping Register and our other partners. We have always had excellent contacts, we have already concluded a cooperation agreement, but signing a document is one thing, and another is real communication, live relations, – emphasizes Serhiy Gurskiy, CEO of the Shipping Register of Ukraine.