The OECD International Transport Forum (ITF) brings cruise and cruise ports at the centre of discussions during the 2015 ITF/OECD Summit on “Transport, Tourism and Trade”, with PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis preparing the background discussion Paper to inform the high-level discussions that took place during the summit
Thanos contributes with a report covering the state of the art and growth potential of cruise shipping (Chapter 1), the characteristics, performance and competition of modern cruise ports (Chapter 2), and the major challenges that need to be addressed in order to secure the continuous and sustainable growth of the industry (Chapter 3).
The paper “State of the art of the cruise industry & cruise ports” is now published and freely available, as part the International Transport Forum’s Discussion Paper Series, an economic research, series of the OEDC available to researchers and practitioners. The aim is to contribute to the understanding of the transport sector and to provide inputs to transport policy design.
The theme of “Cruise Shipping and Urban Development” was discussed during the ITF 2015 Summit between key stakeholders (including the Association of American Port Authorities (AAPA) and MedCruise, the association of cruise ports in the Med and its adjoining ses. is
You may freely download Thanos’ Discussion Paper @ITF Forum