MedCruise shaped discussions on the advancement of cruise activities in Italy and the Med during the Naples Shipping Week (NSW), that was held in the Italian port city, from Monday 23 June to Saturday 28 June.
The MedCruise Secretary General focused on regional developments in different cruise regions of the Med a comparative analysis of Italian ports and an assessment of the potential and opportunities created by these trends along with those emerging due to structural developments in the sector. The intervention benefited by the 2013 edition of the MedCruise Statistics report and the raw passenger and cruise calls data provided by ports in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas.
In another event held during the same week Aimilia Papachristou led MecCruise representation at the Final Conference of Sustainable Cruise Project. In her intervention on “Involving offshore structures and orienting the European legislation of the sector” Aimilia presented the work that was successfully completed by MedCruise in the context of the LIFE+ Project on existing waste reception facilities in MedCruise Ports.
Aimilia also pointed out the importance of Environmental Management for cruise ports highlighting that the development of the European cruise industry is a key pillar of the Blue Growth strategy. She also highlighted that in collaboration with cruise lines Medcruise port members in the Med and its adjoining seas are actively promoting the sustainable practice and profile of cruise activities.