pomorski park naukowo- technologiczny gdynia

Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98

81-451 Gdynia

Sea Ports and Logistics

Conference Center of Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia, al. Zwycięstwa 96/98,


Leader of the Panel

Marek Tarczyński
President of the Polish International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA)
President of the Board at Terramar


Marek Tarczyński, President of the Polish International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA), President of the Management Board of Terramar

Member of the Board of PIFFA since 2001, President of PIFFA since 2006. The main targets and objectives which the Association sets for itself include protection and representation of its members' before authorities and state administration bodies, territorial self-government bodies and international forwarder associations; provision of access to national and international information, in particular in the context of Poland’s membership in the European Union; holding or training sessions, symposiums, conferences and congresses the topics of which are of interest to the members of the Association.  The Polish International Freight Forwarders Association is a national member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations FIATA based in Zurich, a member of the European Organisation for Forwarding and Logistics CLECAT based in Brussels, a member of the National Chamber of Commerce, and an associate member of the National Chamber of Maritime Economy.



The leading topic of this year’s panel Sea Ports and Logistics will be “Maritime Ports in the Face of Contemporary Challenges in the Field of Logistics.” The invited guests will be discussing hot topics and challenges faced by the port and logistics sector at the moment.


We will take a look at the contemporary global logistical challenges in the era of the 4th industrial revolution – their identification and assessment of impact on the maritime transport sector (navigation and maritime ports).

We will discuss basic tendencies and directions of development of the global intermodal transport – development of the global maritime (Panama and Suez Canals) and land infrastructure (New Silk Road, intercontinental networks). In this context we will also discuss changes in the volume and structure by type and direction of transports, barriers in the field of trade development (protectionism, etc.) as well as changes in the field of transport and logistics in container shipping and container terminals (new technologies, ICT, etc.). What sort of changes will it require to adapt the port infrastructure to the effect of cascade in the container shipping?


The abovementioned issues trigger further ones, such as:

  • horizontal and vertical concentration processes in container shipping – assessment of their effects on the global TSL sector, mainly the port sector,
  • tensions as regards capacities of side and land transshipment of terminals,
  • new solutions and concepts in the field of developing intermodal transport - the Port Centric Logistics concept as an alternative to direct container road transport.


We are hoping that the panel will point out specific lines of action in the highly demanding area to the Polish industry.


Marek Tarczyński - President of the Polish International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA), President of the Board at Terramar


Adam Żołnowski - Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer, DCT Gdańsk S.A

Jan Jarmakowski - Managing Director, GCT Gdynia Container Terminal S.A.

Adam Meller - President of the Managing Board / CEO, Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.

Maciej Brzozowski, Director, Port of Hamburg Representative Office Warsaw

Dominique Willems - Senior Manager - Customs and Indirect Taxation, Digitalisation and IT, CLECAT – European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services

Martin Hubeňák - Port Representative for Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Port of Antwerp

Artur Dołotto - Managing Director, IPSEN Logistics Poland

Wojciech Szymulewicz - CEO, BCT Gdynia Sp. z o.o.

Prof. Andrzej Grzelakowski - Gdynia Maritime University, discussion moderator