The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said that his country wants to stop importing liquefied petroleum gas known as LPG from Russia by the of this year.
Speaking at a press conference he said that the country was preparing alternative sources of imports. Poland imported 1.3 million metric tons of LPG from Russia in 2020, almost half of its domestic consumption, most of which is used to heat houses or fuel LPG cars. Meanwhile, the lower house of Poland’s parliament on Wednesday gave approval to wide ranging raft of sanctions and an import embargo on Russian and Belarusian coal.
Source – Polskie Radio
Gdańsk airport has seen a surge of almost 500% in passenger numbers in 2022 compared to the same time last year, according to the owners of the airport.
Between January and March this year 629,745 passengers flew into and out of the airport on the outskirts of the city. During the same time, airlines which operate from Gdańsk airport have performed 7,691 air operations since the beginning of the year which is around 1/3 more compared to the same time in 2021. In other good news for the airport, the transport of goods also increased year on year by about 17%. The airport saw a profit in the 1st quarter of 2022 of PLN 4.7 million the first profit the airport has turned in the two years.
Source – Radio Gdańsk
Gdańsk’s shipping and container terminal handled a record amount of cargo in March according to its owners, handling more than 206,000 cargo containers, an increase of 9% on its previous record.
The container port was last year ranked fifteenth among the largest container terminals in Europe and in 2021 handled 2.1 million units. At the end of summer a new terminal will be built which will further increase the overall capacity to 4.5 million units annually. The new terminal will be 717 metres long, with a 18 metre deep quay and a 36 hectare yard will be built. The investment cost is approximately PLN 2 billion. The completion time of the new terminal is scheduled for mid-2024.
Source – Radio Gdańsk
Inflation in Poland has risen to 11% in March according to the the Polish Statistics Office comparing to the same time last year and in the last month has risen by 3.3%.
Inflation in Poland and across Europe and beyond has been steadily rising for the last year – partly due to the crisis between Russia and the West and partly as a result of the Covid pandemic. The Polish central bank’s Monetary Policy Council this month raised key interest rates for the seventh consecutive time in a bid to tame inflation.
Source – Polskie Radio, BBC News
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