Hamburg Port Authority’s GreenCruise Project involved all main stakeholders - including Port Authorities and Operators, private shipping lines and politicians - in order to find smart solutions. Join the GreenPort Cruise Conference to find out more.

Cruise tourism is worldwide and in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) it is predicted to continue to grow, the available capacity (determined by the active cruise fleet) will also therefore grow further. The ships on order have far bigger dimensions than the average current cruise fleet and for the BSR 7.6 million cruise passenger visits are expected by 2025 and Cruise ship calls will reach some 4000 calls by 2025.

Planning and meeting the fast growing demand and the environmental requirements in the cruise sector in a strategic, sustainable manner is thus indispensable. Due to the transnationality of the ‘cruise product’ only a joint planning process of (BSR) ports will have sustainable results. While at the seaside private shipping lines and international bodies, e. g. International Maritime Organization (IMO) are the main actors, on landside national port administrations and terminal operators have to take over this responsibility. "Clean Shipping", also landside, is "the needs of the moment" in order to encourage investments in environmentally friendly cruise port infra and superstructure as well as in better, smart traffic links to the public transport and supply systems.

Consequently the core challenge of the GREEN CRUISE PORT project, with its 10 partners and 10 supporting organizations from all BSR countries, will address the main public and private stakeholders in the region (and beyond), like ports and port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, politicians, etc. The project will aim at to find smart solutions for "greener" cruise ports in the BSR in three work packages (WP):

"Sustainable Energy Supply & innovative Emission Reduction",
"Cruise Terminal Buildings & innovative Reception Facilities" and
"Maritime and landside Cruise (Terminal) Traffic Links”

This integrated thematic approach, supported by a consequent project management, will build a sound basis for a successful project implementation 2016 – 2019.

The full programme has now been released and the early bird rate is currently available – book now to save 20%. Preferential rates are available for participants attending both the GreenPort Cruise and GreenPort Congress. For more information contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email

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