IAPH supports Cartagena cruise dialogue 2020

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) supports the development of the Cartagena Cruise Dialogue 2020, to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, 19-21 February 2020.

Founded in 1955, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) is a non-profit-making global alliance of 170 ports and 140 port-related organisations covering 90 countries, having consultative NGO status with several United Nations agencies (More about IAPH here)

With the theme of the Cartagena cruise “Preparing Ports, Cities and Destinations for the next day of cruising” lying within the scope of the IAPH established World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP), which aims to unite sustainability efforts of ports worldwide, encouraging international cooperation between all partners involved in the maritime supply chain, IAPH collaborates in the development of the event, with the aim being to advance sustainable cruise development via the engagement of ports and other stakeholders.

Industry sessions will engage major cruise ports in the region, and associations representing ports, cruise destinations, cruise lines, and other stakeholders, in order to enhance the substance of discussions and develop concrete proposals for achieving the most desirable economic, environmental, and social sustainability of cruise activities development.

About WPSP

Guided by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, it aims to unite sustainability efforts of ports worldwide, encouraging international cooperation between all partners involved in the maritime supply chain. WPSP (sustainableworldports.org) covers five main areas of collaboration: energy transition, resilient infrastructure, safety and security, community outreach and governance.

The Academia at cruisedialogue2020

The academic program will bring together scholars from all over the world, to discuss the latest research on how best to achieve sustainable cruise growth.  To join, please contact: Prof. Gordon Wimlsmeier (g.wilmsmeier@uniandes.edu.co) or Prof. Thanos Pallis (apallis@aegean.gr).