Situated in the central part of Europe, Poland consists of a mixed economy that ranks as the 8th largest in the EU, and the world’s 21st largest by GDP and 22nd largest by PPP. The high-income economy of Poland is mainly dominated by the agriculture, energy, service and manufacturing sectors.
The country’s large population gives it an advantage in enhancing its economic growth due to the internal market demand. Poland is a member of the EU, OECD, and WTO and this enables the country to engage in foreign trade. It is highly open to international trade as of 2017 it was the 20th largest exporter and the 21st largest importer of goods and products in the world. The country displays a positive balance of trade.
It mainly trades with EU-member countries as well as non-EU countries like the US. The country exports machinery, meant, vehicles and more and imports paper, plastics, vehicles, and pharmaceuticals among others. With the country’s free trade agreements and trade regulations being negotiated and controlled respectively by the EU, Poland provides great opportunities for international trade explorations through its sea and air freight forwarding.
Poland oversees an extensive sea freight forwarding in most ports of the country, of which the biggest ones are described below:
Consists of an inner and exterior port located in Gdańsk City, Poland, and is among the largest port in the country spreading over 1,065.56 hectares. Its history dates back to the 10th century. It consists of state-of-the-art port facilities and versatile equipment that energy raw materials, bulk, and general cargo as well as containers. Its annual container throughput amounts to 1.6 million TEUs and an annual cargo tonnage of about 40 million tons.
The port’s major ground connections include well-established rail and road links to surrounding regions within the country
With its history dating back to the 8th century, this port is located in Szczecin in Poland andcovers 19.7 hectares of a duty-free zone. Its facilities and equipment are well-maintained and handle an annual cargo tonnage averaging to 23 million tons and with a container throughput amounting to 120,000 TEUs per year.
Its good rail and road links provide sufficient ground transportation between the port and its neighboring regions in the country.
Established in 1926, this port is situated in the western coast of Gdańsk Bay in the Baltic Sea region in Gdynia, Poland. This port spreads over 755.4 hectares of land and consists of well-maintained port facilities with versatile equipment that handle containers and cargo that includes dangerous goods. Its cargo tonnage amount to an average of 20 million tons per year and it has a container throughput exceeding 710,000 TEUs.
The port has good rail and road access to neighboring areas within the country.
Below describes an overview of air freight forwarding in major airports of Poland.
This airport is situated in the district of Wlochy in Warsaw, Poland and occupies 834 hectares of land. The airport was opened in 1934 and handles an annual cargo tonnage of over 43,000 tons of cargo.
The airport consists of excellent road and rail transport to its surrounding areas in the country.
Its history dates back to 1940 and it is currently located inPyrzowice in Poland. The airport handles an annual cargo tonnage of over 15,000 tons of cargo. Its cargo terminal occupies 12,000 square meters.
The airport consists of well-established road connections to other regions in the country.
This airport is situated 12 km from Gdańsk in Poland and has been in operation since 1974. The airport spans over 240 hectares of land and handles over 4,900 tons of cargo annually.
The airport has good rail and road links to surrounding regions in the country.