GreenPort Cruise & Congress to highlight sustainability action

GreenPort Cruise & Congress to highlight sustainability action
GreenPort Cruise & Congress can be attended by delegates both in-person and online

GreenPort Cruise & Congress is to feature a range of speakers offering advice, knowledge and information about sustainable development and environmental best practices when it takes place from 20-22 October 2021 in Piraeus, Greece. 

The event, titled ‘Advancing the Green Deal Through Collaboration’, will cover themes including sustainable development in port infrastructure, the latest in sustainable cruise ships and technological innovation, greening of ports and shipping, and digitalisation for improved port efficiency. 

Hosted by the Piraeus Port Authority, the conference will be held at the Athens Marriott Hotel. For the first time, the event can be attended by delegates both in-person and online, with measures in place to ensure compliance with local health requirements. The European Sea Ports Organisation has also scheduled its regular Sustainability and Cruise Committee meetings both in-person and virtually. 

On day one, the conference will welcome a number of key speakers including Isabelle Ryckbost, secretary general of the European Sea Ports Organisation, who will discuss the green political agenda of European ports, and Roger Strevens, vice president of global sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, who will explore how ports and carriers can help with decarbonisation. Linden Coppell, director of sustainability at MSC Cruises, will speak on the topic of the cruise industry’s uptake of LNG. 

Day two of the conference will feature a keynote address from Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, secretary general of the Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals. Kerdjoudj-Belkaid will share her experience from a 20-year career, during which she has held different positions within the maritime sector. 

Further speakers will include Valter Selén, senior policy advisor sustainable development and EcoPorts Coordinator at ESPO; Jochen Homann, environmental advisor for Hamburg Port Authority; and Dimitris Spyrou, consultant for the strategic planning and marketing department at Piraeus Port Authority.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
08 October 2021

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