• Home
  • News
  • Roadmap for sustainable cruise port development worked out
  • 2019 February 26 14:59

    Roadmap for sustainable cruise port development worked out

    The Green Cruise Port – Sustainable Development of Cruise Port Locations project has been completed along with the action plan and recommendations for the Baltic Sea cruise ports, says press center of the Freeport of Riga. The project was financed from the European Regional Development Fund and its purpose was to unite the Baltic Sea cruise ports to enable solving current problems with joined forces and to support sustainable and quality development of all ports involved in the project. By joining the project, the Freeport of Riga Authority received an opportunity to study the aspects that are the most important for cruise development at the Port of Riga, exchange information and gain experience from other Baltic Sea cruise ports.

    The Green Cruise Port project included analysis of the situation in the Baltic Sea ports and search for solutions in three main areas: 1) port infrastructure development according to sustainability criteria, 2) environmentally friendly passenger land transport links with the port, 3) environmental and economic impact of cruise passenger sightseeing on the port cities. Summarising experience and knowledge of the Baltic Sea cruise ports, Green Cruise Port Action Plan 2030 was developed to serve as a roadmap for the Port of Riga as well and to boost cruise ship and passenger numbers in Riga while minimising any negative effects of cruise tourism. 

    Ansis Zeltiņš, CEO of the Freeport of Riga: “Cruise industry worldwide and in the Baltic Seas region is developing very rapidly. We at the Port of Riga are also happy that the numbers of visits of cruise ships and the numbers of cruise passengers are growing. In the new Freeport of Riga development programme, we have set a goal to make Riga an important cruise port in the Baltic Sea region. 

    At the same time we understand that cruise ships have significant impact on the environment, city infrastructure and people. One of the greatest challenges for cruise ports is the fact that the ships get bigger and bigger carrying even more passengers at once. Not only it requires the appropriate infrastructure to accept ships and passengers in the port, but also introduction of solutions that would minimise the impact of the ships and tourism on the city environment. Our aim is not only to make the Port of Riga frequently visited and important, but also a truly sustainable and green cruise destination.”

    The Port of Riga project included a study of cruise terminal sustainable development options at the Port of Riga. The study has shown that the Port of Riga has the necessary main preconditions for sustainable development of the cruise terminal infrastructure. The existing Riga Passenger Terminal (pier) has good location; while the length of the pier and the size of territory for land operations are limiting factors. So far, the Export Port and Andrejsala have been considered the best sites to create a sustainable cruise terminal complying with the most demanding environmental standards.


2022 January 16

16:03 Norwegian Cruise Line introduces Norwegian VIVA
14:17 SCHOTTEL to supply propulsion systems for new Italian LNG bunkering vessel
13:38 Wilhelmsen Ship Management takes a majority stake in Ahrenkiel Tankers to strengthen its position in the tanker market
12:19 Simpson Spence Young acquires Anchor Shipbroking Inc.
11:02 Forever Oceans signs deal with Brazilian Gov't for world’s largest offshore concession for sustainable seafood production

2022 January 15

14:27 NGOs join local residents and First Nations in fight against toxic shipbreaking in British Columbia
13:02 Balk Shipyard joins forces with Zhongying
12:48 ENEOS and Marubeni to introduce an environmental-friendly fueled ethylene carrier
11:37 Offshore oil needs more shuttle tankers as volumes requiring transport set to rise by 35% this decade
10:52 CMA CGM announces inaugural call at Port of Wilmington in North Carolina

2022 January 14

18:36 Ernst Meyer appointed Torvald Klaveness CEO from April 1st, 2022
17:56 The Valencia Containerised Freight Index stabilises its growth with an increase of 4.14% in December
17:51 Some 700 samples of sea water and atmospheric air tested at CPC Marine Terminal sites near Novorossiysk in 2021
17:26 PSA container throughput up by 5.6 % to 91.5 mln TEUs in 2021
17:06 HHLA Sky and the HPA form technology partnership at the Port of Hamburg
16:35 Shell signs contract with thyssenkrupp for green hydrogen plant
16:15 Maersk launches new reefer train service between Algeciras and Marin
15:56 Throughput of Russian seaports in 2021 rose by 1.7% Y-o-Y
15:33 Port Vitino investor to announce design competition in Q1’2022
15:14 The newest Viking's ocean cruise ship floats out at the shipyard in Ancona
15:13 A.P. Møller - Mærsk announces revenue of USD 18.5bn for Q4 2021
15:00 Rosterminalugol handled 24.4 million tonnes of coal in 2021, down 8% YoY
14:46 Titan LNG collaborates with Corsica Linea on delivery of LNG and bioLNG in the Port of Marseille for Corsica Linea’s new Ro-Pax ferry
14:29 Throughput of Petersburg Oil Terminal fell by 2.2% in 2021
12:45 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approves construction of LPG terminal in Primorsky Territory
12:23 Volvo Car Gent extends electric drive in North Sea Port
12:00 United Shipbuilding Corporation delivered 19 ships in 2021
11:48 Port of San Diego awards contract to double cruise ship shore power capability
11:17 A consortium of Japanese companies complete the “Joint Technological Development Programme for the Demonstration of Unmanned Ships”
10:56 Ships of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet entered Indian port of Cochin
10:34 Philly Shipyard to build the first Jones Act Subsea Rock Installation Vessel
10:24 EC adopts a decision prohibiting a merger that would combine two leading global shipbuilding companies
10:12 ICS and IMPA shipping guidance can help curb pilot transfer fatalities
09:51 Baltic Dry Index as of January 13
09:46 MABUX: No firm trend in Global bunker prices on Jan 14
09:32 Indian Register of Shipping prepares Disaster Management Plan for ports of Gujarat Maritime Board
09:16 Crude oil prices decrease as demand falls
09:10 New X-Press Feeders feeder service connects Hamburg with Södertälje and Ahus in Sweden
08:58 APM Terminals commits to industry-leading reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

2022 January 13

18:42 Brittany Ferries sells Cap Finistère to Italian shipping company GNV
18:27 The Port of Barcelona tenders out the pilot project to supply electricity to ships at the BEST terminal
18:06 Chevron HDAX 9700 oil gains unique approval for MAN four-stroke engines using gas or distillate fuels
17:55 OOCL presents 2022 OCEAN Alliance products
17:48 Singapore closes 2021 with record container throughput of 37.5 million TEUs
17:48 First companies for NextGen District in Port of Antwerp sign agreement
17:15 OneOcean Group launches the industry’s first Environmental Planner as part of its Voyage Planning platform
16:47 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for 2021
16:45 Ocean Alliance Day 6 Product with participation of CMA CGM Group to start in April 2022
16:22 Brittany Ferries transports its first CMA CGM container from France to UK
15:41 Leading Maritime Cities report 2022: Singapore still in top spot followed by Rotterdam and London
15:34 Nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir left Saint-Petersburg for Murmansk
15:21 DNV Conference brings together industry voices to show collaboration is shipping’s true fuel of the future
14:42 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 02, 2022
14:15 ABS publishes Guide for methanol-fueled vessels
13:52 Freeport of Ventspils summarized results of 2021
13:14 Van Oord to install scour protection at Seagreen offshore wind farm
12:49 Mashpromleasing and Severnaya Verf sign yet another agreement on equipment leasing
12:10 Long Beach, Los Angeles seaports discuss zero-emissions goals progress
11:55 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Victoria I to undergo regular maintenance in BLRT ship repair yard in Klaipeda
11:23 PTP to invest over EUR 150m following record volumes in 2021