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Final Conference: Smart Cruise Port Developments in Baltic Sea Region (WP2)

Tallinn, Estonia, February 6th-8th 2019

15:00 – 17:00

Steering Committee Meeting
Port of Tallinn Head Office, Sadama Str 25/1, Tallinn

• Results of the study “Identification and assessment of cruise terminal locations under aspects of sustainability” (Freeport of Riga Authority/ G93 + all)
• Results of three studies from Rostock Port (regional economic effects, noise measurement, future ship size development in the BSR) (Rostock Port + all)
• GREEN CRUISE PORT Action Plan 2030 (HPC, Dr. J. Schmidt + all)
• Conference Declaration (HPA, I. Fehrs + all), further information will be provided by HPA in advance
• Reporting and communication issues (HPC, Dr. M. Kroh/ W&P, H.-U. Wolff + all)
• Open questions (all)

18:00 – 20:00

Welcome reception
and tour in Bastion passage
Kiek in de Kök artillery tower, Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia

February 6th-8th 2019

Conference Venue:
A-terminal Arrivals hall
3rd floor
Old City Harbour
Sadama 25/2

Please register to the event here

Thursday, February 7th 2019

09:00 – 09:15

Registration to the conference

09:15 – 10:45

Session I: Official Opening and Introduction
• Opening address – Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Kadri Simson
• Welcoming words Valdo Kalm – CEO, Port of Tallinn
• EU perspective to the Maritime Sustainability and to the Green Cruise Port project – Susanne Scherrer, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority, EU
• Overview of the Green Cruise Port Project – Ingo Fehrs, Hamburg Port Authority
• The World Ports Sustainability Program and How Ports Can Address the Sustainable Development Goals – Antonis Michail, World Ports Sustainability Program

11:15 – 12:30

Session II: Sustainable challenges and development of Cruise Industry
• Step forward from Green to Blue Port Developments – Captain Michael McCarthy, Cruise Europe President
• Sustainable Development Challenges of Cruise Industry – Michele Francioni, MSC Cruise
• Challenges of the Cruise Industry – Ukko Metsola, Royal Carribean Cruises

13:30 – 14:45

Session III: Practical cases of sustainability
• Innovative Shipbuilding and Sustainable Development Challenges – Ulf Henrick Wynnsdale, Norwegian Yacht Voyages
• Sustainable Shipbuilding and Ship Operator Expectations To The Ports – Andrus Vaher, Tallink Group
• Why Cruise Passengers need Green Ports and Sustainable Destinations – Ryan Jenkins, Deneesti

15:15 – 17:00

Session IV: The GREEN CRUISE PORT Project
• Sustainable Energy Supply & Innovative Solutions for Emission Reduction Green Bunkering of Cruise Vessels with Sustainable Fuel Options – Peter Harbo, Port of Esbjerg
• Opportunities and Limitations for Connecting Cruise Vessels to Shore Power – Even Husby, Port of Bergen
• Basic Project of Smart cruise terminal building – Hele-Mai Metsal, Port of Tallinn
• Green Cruise Port Action Plan – Johannes Schmidt, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting, Ingo Fehrs, Hamburg Port Authority


Official Dinner
House of Blackheads
Pikk 26

Friday, February 8th 2019


Site visit
Gathering at Port of Tallinn Head Office
Sadama 25/1