This text provides an original contribution to the maritime literature focusing on developments in this field in the Baltic Region. This part of the world has seen dramatic changes in recent years, particularly with the collapse of the Communist led regimes in Poland and the Soviet Union, and the emergence of the new states of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and neighbouring Ukraine and Belarus, the reunification of Germany and the disappearance of the old DDR and the entry of Finland and Sweden to the European Union. This book looks at some of these changes and how they are impacting on the shipping sector. Its topicality reflects on growing research and teaching interests in these fields. Edited by the leading expert in East European maritime affairs and containing original material from the team of researchers at the highly prestigious University of Gdansk, it provides a welcome source of discussion and information and forms part of the new series of texts originating from the Institute of Marine Studies at the University of Plymouth, concentrating on maritime policy, law, economics and marketing.
’…this book is welcome, in that it is current, factual and it does exude the drive and desire to make the transition to a modern, efficient shipping industry.’ Journal of Maritime Policy and Management ’The book is one for all in Europe who are involved in or concerned with European shipping, particularly in its Baltic connection.’ Lloyd’s List
Contents: Introduction; European Community shipping policy and Eastern Europe; Simulation of a shipping line with a ferry feeder service; Polish sea ports in service of ferry shipping in the Baltic sea region; Analysis of Polish short sea shipping; Adaptation of Gdansk Agglomeration Ports to the service of faster ferry connections; The Polish passenger ferry industry in the post communist era; The North South Motorway and its impact on activation of Polish ferry shipping; Restructuring and privatising Poland’s sea ports.