breakthrough in the development of Rudoport
- The Brazilian consortium CVRD is a well known business partner at the Port of Gdansk - says Marian Switek, President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority SA. In 1995 the company was our main ore supplier. Furthermore, we had held intensive negotiations about investment projects at the Northern Port, though the offer presented by our partner appeared too limited to us. Today, however, suitable grounds have been provided that can create an opportunity of a breakthrough in the investment deadlock.
During the meeting held by the Presidents of Brazil and Poland a letter of intent has been signed concerning the development of the Port of Gdansk and the supply of iron ore. The letter of intent has been signed by the officials representing the Brazilian mining consortium and the Comexport commercial company, as well as Polish ironworks, inter alia, the Katowice Ironworks and Sendzimir Ironworks.
The intention of the letter is the development of the Port of Gdansk in the way that enables an increase in the iron ore supplies imported from Brazil. In return, Polish ironworks will export railway rails to Brazil. According to Arthur Goldlust, President of the Brazilian-Polish Business Chamber in Sao Paulo - the parties involved have 90 days to work out in detail the particulars of the contract.
- Presently, the talks seem to bring about most promising perspectives in terms of the investment plans at the Port of Gdansk - emphasizes Marian Switek. This applies to a cargo handling throughput at a rate of 50 - 70 million tonnes of ore during a period of 10 years. Half of this volume is intended for Polish business partners, whereas the other half for the partners from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.