The aspirations of the cruise companies and how they are shapping the challenges that cruise ports are facing today was the key issue addressed by PortEconomics member George Vaggelas during the presentation titled “Cruise ports and sustainability – Contemporary issues”.
Cruise ships gigantism, port-city relations, cruise port efficiency and investments in cruise ports along with the cruise port user’s satisfaction are among the top challenges. How these challenges are connected with cruise ports sustainability issues was also a point in George’s presentation, with environmental issues and the concept of cruise carrying capacity being at the forefront.
George was guest speaker at the Conference “Promotion, sustainability and management control in cruise seaport systems” organized by the Universita degli Studi di Napoli, on 29th of June, an event that has been included in the “Naples Shipping Week” programme.
You may freely download George’s presentation by following this link.