The Italian government has announced that cruise ships will no longer be allowed to sail near the historic center of Venice. Large passenger boats must now dock at the city’s mainland industrial port at Marghera, in a move made to “protect a historical and cultural heritage not only of Italy but of the whole world”.
Like any other economic activity, is also associated with externalities raising social, economic, and environmental questions and challenges for cruise port and the surrounding areas.
PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis and George Vaggelas detail two groups of factors that transform the efforts of going ‘green’ to a strategic challenge for cruise ports and reviews the key issues that cruise ports need to address aiming to achieve the sustainability of their development.
The authors’ version of the study can be downloaded here.
To cite the study: Pallis A.A. & Vaggelas G.K. (2019). “Cruise Shipping and Green Ports; A Strategic challenge”. in: R. Bergqvist and J Monios (eds). Green Ports: Inland and Seaside Sustainable Transportation Strategies, 255-273, London: Elsevier