Castles in the sand, paper ships

98 years ago in Puck, gen. Józef Haller symbolically wedded Poland to the Baltic Sea. If he were alive today, he would surely head for Warsaw, sabre in hand, to teach a lesson to those who for decades have been wasting the potential of Polish maritime economy – President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski writes in “Rzeczpospolita”.

The fact that Polish shipowners, particularly private ones, are still keeping their businesses afloat is almost miraculous. Their efforts make Noah look like an amateur and the biblical deluge like a mere child’s play. They have to deal with bad regulations regarding registration, as well as with the high costs of flying a Polish flag. What is worse, their industry seems to have been affected by the coming elections – he adds.

The article is available here.