European ports associations have published, under the umbrella of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), a new code of practice for cruise and ferry ports.
MedCruise is proudly co-signing the code, according to a statement, in which it called it a “valuable tool to be used in promoting sustainable passenger traffic growth but also communicating ports perspectives to stakeholders and policy-makers.”
The five sections of the European Code are devoted to the discussion of competition and cooperation between ports; the importance of infrastructure developments; security of cruise operations; the improvement of the relations of ports and the hosting cities and destinations; and the structuring of relationships between ports and cruises and ferry lines and their associations.
Kristian Pavić, MedCruise President stated: “MedCruise members are excited with the opportunity to present with fellow associations a Code of practice that unite all European ports and conclude on the best ways to address key challenges, point best practices, and detail foundations of relations with ports users. MedCruise ports will confidently continue to seek further growth of the 27 million passengers and 13.200 cruise calls hosted per year, while actively strengthening the voice of a Network speaking with one voice for the European cruise and ferry ports sector”.