Panel ship managment

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


Leader of the Panel

Piotr Masny
Manager at Seatrans Ship Management Poland Sp. z o.o. (Seatrans Group)
Polish Ship Managers Association


Piotr Masny, General Manager at Seatrans Ship Management Poland Sp. z o.o. (Seatrans Group).

Managing Director of the Polish branch of the Norwegian Seatrans Ship Management AS which manages the fleet controlled by the Seatrans Group. He is a member of the management board of the Polish Ship Managers Association.



We propose to go back to roots during this year’s Ship Management panel and look at seamen, who are the most important human factor that forms the basis for ship management in Poland. From the moment the Polish Ship Managers’ Association had been created, accessibility of highly qualified and experienced seamen on the internal market was pointed out as a basic reason for establishing management companies in Poland. The confirmation of this is a fact that behind the creation of most companies dealing with ship and crew management are in one way or another Polish excellently educated seamen.

At the moment, we observe big changes on the labour market in relation to seamen. Unstable situation in the shipping industry, fall in offshore, container and bulk carrier markets, no place for seamen working at foreign ship-owners in the Polish legal system or small chances to professionally prepare students of maritime educational institutions cause worry in maritime circles about the future of the profession in Poland. In this situation, the industry looks hopefully at the current government’s actions because, as the first government in many years, it tries to comprehensively regulate employment, taxation and social security of all seamen residing in Poland.

From the point of view of ship management, the introduction of modern solutions in this scope would be a positive impulse for development of this activity or for transformation of crewing agencies that currently exist on the market into crew managers. The industry many times voiced the need to apply such a scenario, seeing the opportunity to create conditions for its execution. We want to discuss mainly these issues in the group of people invited to the panel.

Piotr Masny - Dyrektor Generalny Seatrans Ship Management Poland Sp. z o.o., Polski Związek Zarządców Statków


Dorota Arciszewska-Mielewczyk - MP for the Sejm of the Republic of Poland; Chairman of the Commission of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation

Wojciech Ślączka - Dr hab. inż., Cpt., Associate professor at the Maritime University of Szczecin, Rector of the Maritime Academy of Szczecin

Waldemar Perchel - Chairman of the Board at Dohle Marine Services Europe; APMAR Council Member - Association of Polish Manning Agents and Recruiters

Dariusz Jellonek - Director General V. Ships Poland Sp. z o.o.; Member of the Board at Polish Ship Managers Association