Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 09:28 by ce-press
In a Seatrade Europe session, entitled Next steps from the next generation, Nick Hoogeweij, executive manager, Cruise Port Rotterdam joined Filippos Venetopoulos of Variety Cruises and Rebeka V Pevec of Zadar Cruise Port for some lively discussions.
Hoogeweij summed up the session: “Collaboration with cruiselines in making sustainability goals and working on a greener future together are the next steps. Implementing shore power is now of the utmost importance. Besides the above there is an importance for member organisations, such as CLIA and Cruise Europe, to bring people together to discuss and stimulate conversations on this topic.
“Sharing information and facts on sustainability, developments and goals is of importance for ports, cruiselines and our industry combined. To share is to multiply the strength of the industry.”
In addition Alexander Napp, managing director PWL Port Services, moderated a lively session on Streamlining port operations: maximising efficiency for ships and ports, with panellists including Lotfi Trabelsi from Royal Caribbean Group, Captain Pier Paolo Scala from MSC Cruises. Discussions took place exploring the evolving landscape of port management, opportunities for improvement and optimisation as the cruise industry continues to grow.