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Workshop: Maritime and Landside Traffic Challenges of Cruise Terminals

Rostock, Germany 30. / 31. March 2017

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and Introduction into the Workshop Theme
Ingo Fehrs, HPA Hamburg Port Authority (Lead Partner)
Mario Lembke, Rostock Port GmbH

09:15 - 09:40

Overview about Accessibility of Cruise Terminals in Project's Ports
all Project-Partners

09:40 - 10:30

Maritime Traffic Challenges of Cruise Ports in the Light of Growing Ship Sizes

• Presentation of the nautical simulation study for the cruise port Warnemünde
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Böcker, University of Applied Sciences Wismar
• Nautical accessibility of cruise ports from pilot’s perspective
Torsten Vetter, Pilots Association Wismar – Rostock - Stralsund

Discussion of general cruise terminal design aspects against the aspect of limited available space, ship access opportunities, impacts on cruise destinations (crowding) and landside transport connections incl. public transport (all participating partners)

10:45 - 12:00

Landside Traffic Challenges of Cruise Ports (Part I)

• Landside traffic challenges – the view of a cruise line
Nadine Maraschi, AIDA Cruises
• Growing number of cruise passengers – challenges from tourism’s perspective/ cruise service agency
Marko Hafemann, Conference & Touring C&T GmbH

13:00 - 14:00

Landside Traffic Challenges of Cruise Ports (Part II)

• Cruise terminal accessibility – port’s perspective
Hermann Grünfeld, HPA Hamburg Port Authority
• Cruise port developments in Stockholm
Hendrik Alqvist, Ports of Stockholm
• Construction of the cruise terminal in Pionersky
Nikolaj Mamenko, Rosmorport Kaliningrad Branch


14:00 - 17:00

Visit of the Cruise Terminal Rostock-Warnemünde and the Maritime Simulation Centre Warnemünde (MSCW)

18:30 - 20:00

Guided city tour – Walk through the old Hanseatic city centre

Rostock, Germany

30. - 31. March 2017

On Thursday March 30th: 
Radisson Blu Hotel
Lange Str. 40
D - 18055 Rostock
Room: PANORAMA DECK (7th floor)

On Friday March 31st:
Radisson Blu Hotel 
Lange Str. 40
D - 18055 Rostock
Room: t.b.a.

31. March 2017

09:00 - 12:00

Steering Committee SC02

• Project update
Madlen Thom, Uniconsult / Ingo Fehrs, HPA Hamburg Port Authority
o status of reporting
o project partnership of Freeport of Riga
o approved changes / application version no.8
o communication activities

• Activities and outcomes of attendance at the Seatrade Cruise Global/Fort Lauderdale 2017
Report of Partner’s (Rostock Port and Klaipeda State Seaport Authority)

• WP 2: Sustainable Energy Supply & Innovative Emission Reduction
o Plans/organisation of the Best Practice Tour
Port of Helsinki
o ongoing activities and next steps (all relevant Partners)

• WP3: Smart Cruise Terminal Buildings & Innovation Reception Facilities
o Plans/Organisation WS in Tallinn
Port of Tallinn
o ongoing activities and next steps (all relevant Partners)

• WP 4: Smart Cruise Port Traffic Solutions and Economic Effects
o Intermediate results of A4.1.2 a “Common standards in the measurement of economic effects by cruise tourism” and collaboration between MIG and Rostock Port regarding the case study
Maritime Institute in Gdansk (MIG) + Rostock Port
o ongoing activities and next steps (all relevant Partners)

11:30 - 12:00

Experience exchange about reporting rules and staff cost tools
Marcin Kaczmarski, Interreg Baltic Sea Region Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat


End of the meeting

Workshop – Maritime and Landside Traffic Challenges of Cruise Terminals

Rostock, Germany 30. / 31. March 2017

After the first workshop seminar organized under the Green Cruise Port project held in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th of November 2016 on the topic “Green Cruise Port Innovative Waste Management and Reception Facilities”, the second workshop was due and successfully organized in Rostock. Originally scheduled for the beginning of January, it was finally carried out on March 30th, 2016. The workshop is thematically part of the work package 3: Smart Cruise Terminal Buildings & Innovative Reception Facilities. The seminar included speeches of several market players active on land- as well as seaside, presentations in different workshop sessions and accompanied by a site visit of the cruise terminal Rostock-Warnemünde in the afternoon. In addition to the site visit, the participants had the opportunity to get insight into the maritime simulation center of the University of Applied Sciences Wismar / Warnemünde, where different ship simulation scenarios and the technology as such were demonstrated.

Attached to this wrap up are the workshop’s agenda and the list of participants. The workshop started with an opening and welcome speech by the project’s lead partner, HPA Hamburg Port Authority (represented by Ingo Fehrs) and the host, ROSTOCK PORT GmbH, Mario Lembke.

Both emphasized the importance of the workshop topics for the entire region and the cruise industry present in the Baltic Sea Region. Growing and growing cruise ships, both in terms of ship dimensions and number of passengers result in huge challenges for cruise port operators and need a stronger cooperation between the port industry and the cruise vessel operators. The presentations given during the workshop should give a valuable input and provide a basis for discussions as well as to find suitable solutions for all market players.

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