April 30. Minister of Transport, Building and Shipping Slawomir Nowak called the Warsaw Council for the Promotion of Inland Shipping. Nominations were made on May 22 by the Secretary of State Anna Wypych Namiotko during the first Council meeting in the new composition. One of the council member has become the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Navigation MUS, Jacek Frydecki, MSc, Master Mariner.
The Council provides a platform of cooperation for building the concept of development of inland shipping. It is also administered by Inland Shipping Fund in the amount of 4.25 million PLN, due to which projects concerning improvement of technical condition of the inland shipping vessels, implementing ecological power sources and improvement of environmental quality are financed. The Council is composed of 16 representatives of the central authorities: transport, water economy, regional development, finance, research centers, ship owning companies and the five provinces where inland shipping is more dominating than anywhere else in Poland.