Conference Center of Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia, al. Zwycięstwa 96/98,
Leader of the Panel
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.
Since 2008, the concentration of the container market has been accelerated. The turning point was the bankruptcy of the Korean ship-owner Hanjin, which was painfully felt by both shippers and freight forwarders. The container shipping market is currently controlled by three global alliances, and the market of shippers and freight forwarders is much fragmented. The quality of service deteriorated, freight market is unstable, and the financial condition of the industry is worsening. Arbitrarily-prepared connection schedules eliminate or reduce the role of some transshipment terminals, thus enhancing the phenomenon of the “bottleneck”, which concerns the handling of containers in relations on land. In the opinion of some observers, this may pose a threat to efficient service of foreign trade supply chains. EU and American regulating entities of the market (DG Comp – The Directorate-General for Competition functioning by the European Commission and FMC – The United States Federal Maritime Commission) and international organisations associating shippers and freight forwarders observe the situation with growing apprehension.
The above-mentioned issues are currently the most discussed ones in the maritime logistics sector in Poland, and we will speak about them during the Maritime Logistics Panel at the Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia 2017.
Marek Tarczyński - President of the Polish International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA), President of the Board at Terramar
Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Grzelakowski - Gdynia Maritime University - discussion moderator
Maciej Brzozowski - Director, Port of Hamburg Representative Office Warsaw
Jarosław Grochowski - Director, MOL (Europe) BV, Branch in Poland
Adam Żołnowski - Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer, DCT Gdańsk S.A.
Piotr Karczewski - Managing Director, ZIM Poland Sp. z o.o.