Cruise 2030 Call for Action
Mr. Hrvoje Kulusic, Assistant General Manager for Operations, Development & Maintenance at the Dubrovnik Port Authority, participated on first meeting the Cruise 2030 Call for Action.
The first meeting of the Cruise 2030 Call for Action initiative took place in Venice on October 18 and was attended by delegations from the delegations of seven of the main European cruise ports – Amsterdam, Palma de Mallorca, Bergen, Cannes, Dubrovnik, Malaga, Marseille Fos.
The main goal of the initiative is to delineate a common platform of customized strategies to support the development of the cruise industry in a sustainable manner, with the aim of matching more the needs of the industry with the demands of the cities and territories.
The initiative was launched by Pino Musolino, President of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Settentrionale (AdSP – Northern Adriatic Sea Port Authority) to outline common strategies aimed at increasing compatibility between the cruise sector and European urban and environmental realities.
The delegations recognized the economic and occupational importance of cruise ship but, at the same time, those present agreed on the need to intervene in a coordinated manner to contain or eliminate the external costs associated with this phenomenon. During the meeting, each port was able to underline the different specificities of the respective ports of call and, consequently, the different critical challenges to be faced and resolved.
The participants have all agreed upon the importance of the economic and occupational aspects of the cruise industry but, at the same time, they have found fundamental the need to intervene in a coordinated way to reduce or eliminate the impacts and burdens related to the cruise industry, rethinking together with the operators the business model so far adopted.
Also, the participants have agreed to work towards the drafting of a common action plan that would be adopted as a working document.
The next meeting will be held in January 2020 at the port of Palma de Mallorca.
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