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The Port of Gdansk awarded by the European Sea Ports Organization

The Port of Gdansk received the ESPO 2021 award for social integration and assistance to those in need during the pandemic.

Piotr Bura, director of the Marketing and Communication Department, and Anna Drozd, the press spokesman, received the award on behalf of the Port of Gdansk Authority SA. The summary of the competition and the announcement of the winner took place on November 9 in Brussels. The theme of this year’s edition of the ESPO competition was “The role of ports in the reconstruction of the city and the local community”. The Port of Gdansk has something to be proud of. The Port of Gdansk Authority SA carried out several projects aimed at improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of districts closely related to the port.

We support the local football clubs “Portowiec Gdańsk” and “Torus Wybrzeże”. We are organizing the Summer Cinema on the beach in Stogi district of the city of Gdańsk. We subsidize local initiatives. Among others, we subsidize the Social Library of the “Friendly Pomerania” Association. We were involved in actions related to the fight against the pandemic. We support paramedics from Pomerania – lists Anna Drozd, press spokesman for the Port of Gdansk.

The port helps the elderly and the sick living in the districts of Gdańsk adjacent to the Port of Gdańsk (Nowy Port and Stogi). We often provide the only hot meal a day. The Port of Gdansk Authority purchased four 4 analyzers for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections, personal protective equipment, and tourist refrigerators. These goods were donated to Pomeranian hospitals. We also purchased 10 fully equipped tents, which, if necessary, can be used as temporary admission rooms.

President of the Port of Gdańsk decorated by the President of the Republic of Poland

We show that solidarity with other people, build good relationships, cooperation, and respond to the needs of our neighbors “from behind the fence” – these are the values thanks to which the world can be better. The award is our motivation for further actions in the future – says Łukasz Greinke, President of the Port of Gdansk.

ESPO Award 2021 shortlisted projects: Port of Gdańsk Authority

The ESPO Award 2021 will go to the port managing body that succeeds best in playing a role in the recovery from the current crisis and in contributing to enhancing the prosperity of the city, local community, and region. The winning port will demonstrate to what extent its focus and activities are essential for the recovery of the surrounding city and local community and which successful steps it is taking to assist in the social, cultural, and economic recovery and prosperity of the city, local community, and region.

The four projects that are shortlisted for this year’s Award are the projects of Port of Gdańsk Authority S.A. (Poland), Hamburg Port Authority (Germany), Port Authority of Valencia (Spain), and Port Authority of Vigo (Spain).

ESPO is proud to present the shortlisted projects before the winner is announced during the traditional ESPO Award Ceremony and Dinner taking place on 9 November in Brussels.


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