Bustling activity and soaring numbers paint a vivid portrait of the Port of Gdańsk’s achievements in 2023. In just the year’s opening half, an impressive 41.2 million tons of goods rolled through, marking a 36% leap from the previous year. The spotlight was unmistakably on coal and liquid fuels, with the latter seeing a 59% growth, touching 18.3 million tons, and the former climbing by a striking 117% to 8.4 million tons. However, general cargo slipped 6%, settling at 11 million tons. Grain exports turned heads, with 1.4 million tons moved in six months—52% more than the previous year. For context, 2022’s entire grain handling totaled just over 1.9 million tons. Other bulk commodities registered a 9% hike, aggregating 1.7 million tons. Gdańsk Port’s leader, Łukasz Malinowski, voiced optimism about surpassing 2022’s overall performance. The port also greeted 1,832 merchant ships, an increment from the last year’s count. And with the Inner Port’s operations swelling by 66.7%, thanks to the 2022 infrastructure revamps, the future looks brighter than ever.