West-Pomeranian University of Technology, Faculty of Economics, Poland
University of Szczecin, Faculty of Management and Economics of Services, Poland
The globalization of commerce and the increase in importance of multimodal transport require a number of new investments. Regions which want to create their competitiveness in international relations must take measures aiming at acquiring access to high-quality technical infrastructure.
Poland’s western borderland was treated as a peripheral region for years. This resulted in low socio-economic development of the entire area. Owing to the development of commercial exchange and the creation of CETC, the area became an important channel for the distribution of goods between the Mediterranean Sea and the Baltic Sea.
The developmental potential of the region remains unused. Creating a competitive economy requires access to high-quality infrastructure, including a deepwater container terminal. Building a container terminal in Świnoujście is fully justified with the increased usage of containers in commercial exchange. Creating a transport hub in Świnoujście will improve the competitiveness of the entire region. It will bring about numerous economic, social, and ecological benefits of a local, regional, and national dimension.
Key words: container terminal, border region, competitiveness
Last Update: October 18, 2018