• 2021 April 30 09:52

    Cruise Baltic continued sustainable initiatives in 2020 despite an uncertain year

    In 2019, an ambitious Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto was created together with all partners of Cruise Baltic as a joint vision towards a more sustainable region and to make cruising a sustainable vacation offer in 2030. The Sustainability Report 2020 is the annual follow-up on the objectives of the manifesto and reflects the most relevant sustainable initiatives taken by the Cruise Baltic ports and destinations during 2020, The Port of Tallinn says in a press release.

    “2020 has been a year like no other and the pandemic has influenced the sustainable initiatives taking place at the Cruise Baltic ports and destinations. Despite a year without many cruises and with an uncertain future in sight, we are pleased that many ports and destinations have continued their efforts and investments in making the region the most sustainable cruise region in the world,” says Claus Bødker, Director of Cruise Baltic.

    The newly published Cruise Baltic Sustainability Report 2020 reveals that, despite a difficult year for the ports and destinations in the region, the sustainability plans are still prioritized. For instance, shore power is high on the agenda. In 2020, Rostock in Germany has constructed a shore power installation and will be ready to offer shore power to cruise lines in 2021. Stockholm in Sweden and Helsinki in Finland are ready to invest in shore power, Oslo in Norway is working on a pilot project, and Gothenburg in Sweden as well as the two Danish cities Copenhagen and Aarhus have all begun investigating the possibility.

    “The cruise industry had to adjust to a new reality with the outbreak of the COVID-19, and the situation is still uncertain. It is very positive to see that the ports and destinations, despite the difficult year, keep the sustainable spirit high. The partners continue their sustainable plans, and some ports have even decided or are in the process of deciding on big investments such as shore power,” says Claus Bødker.

    The initiatives in 2020 were many. From a research project in Tallinn, Estonia, which resulted in discussions on how to reduce bus traffic between port and city – to extending the cruise season, where especially Roenne in Denmark very actively promotes winter tourism. Other efforts and investments in 2020 include more green shore excursions including tours away from the most crowded places, making port-city infrastructure as seamless as possible, as well as studies on emissions, waste initiatives and electric busses.

    Despite the uncertain future, sustainability continues to play a key role to strengthen the cruise industry in the Baltic Sea Region. The different initiatives to become more sustainable continues throughout the network and the vision remains the same: Making cruising a sustainable vacation offer in 2030.

    Cruise Baltic was founded in 2004 and today it includes 31 ports and destinations in the Baltic Sea Region. The network offers easy access, great service, high standards, and full integration between ports and cities throughout the region.  The Port of Tallinn is the member of Cruise Baltic and promotes both Tallinn and Saaremaa to the Cruise Lines and potential travelers.




2021 May 14

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17:53 Warships of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completed visit to Singapore
17:36 ICS releases Vaccination Roadmap to quicken seafarer jab rollout
17:16 Maersk secures daily rail services from Felixstowe to respond to Brexit and COVID-19
16:54 Throughput of Murmansk Sea Fishing Port in 4M’2021 fell by 3.7% YoY
16:31 DNV, the University of Bristol and Percepetual Robotics launch new research project to develop automated verification of offshore wind turbine inspection results
16:11 Port of Los Angeles container volumes up 37% to 946,966 TEUs in April 2021
15:25 Fincantieri and Amazon Web Services team up to power the digitization and competitiveness of Italy with cloud computing
14:56 Rosneft reports its 1Q 2021 net income of RUB 149 bln
14:17 Port of Liepaja throughput in 4M’2021 climbed by 1.6% Y-o-Y
13:34 Nevsky Shipyard delivers cargo-passenger vessel of Project PV22, Pavel Leonov, to the customer
12:25 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 4M’2021 fell by 15% Y-o-Y
12:03 Austal Australia delivers two cape-class patrol boats to Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
11:58 Port of Oakland sets all-time cargo record in April 2021
11:49 Daphne Technology seeks financing through crowdfunding platform
11:28 Throughput of Russian seaports in 4M’2021 fell by 4.2% Y-o-Y
11:09 Rosmorport commences dredging at the port of Arkhangelsk
10:46 Rosmorport announces competition on dam strengthening at Kaliningrad Maritime Channel
10:17 HCS and CyberLogitec partner in TOS implementation at finished-car logistics terminal in Yarimca, Turkey
10:13 Acceptance certificate signed for Phase 1 (preparation) of Bagayevsky hydrosystem
09:45 Oil prices decrease on demand concerns
09:28 Höegh Autoliners onboard more vessels to Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of May 13
08:24 Port of Ayr completes £2.2m investment strategy with new crane delivery

2021 May 13

18:41 DFDS ferry volumes up 50% in April 2021
18:13 Sealand adds weekly Port of Wilmington call to its NAE service
17:54 Sparta III delivered yet another cargo to Franz Josef Land
17:37 COP26 in focus as UNGC gathers leaders at Nor-Shipping’s Ocean Now
17:30 Oboronlogistics took part in BREAKBULK RUSSIA 2021
17:02 Admiral Makarov University took part in ARCSAR workgroup
16:28 IAPH renews ties with WCO
16:05 VoltH2 and Virya Energy sign cooperation agreement for development of green hydrogen plant in North Sea Port
15:37 12th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting convenes in Reykjavík
15:13 Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 19, 2021
15:04 Klaveness joins collaboration project to evaluate the potential role of carbon capture in meeting shipping’s near-zero emissions target
14:52 Wärtsilä Cargo Handling and Fuel Supply Systems again selected for Oriental Energy vessels
14:32 Capital Link Maritime Forum - Norway to take place on 26-27 May 2021 as digital event
13:48 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs grew fell by 26% in 4M’21
12:46 Shell Marine expands shipcare network, offering customers greater convenience and smoother operations
12:29 Small anti-submarine ships of White Sea naval base commence training maneuvers at sea
12:00 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening and launch ceremony in Shimonoseki for large ferry built for Meimon Taiyo Ferry
11:50 Singapore and Rotterdam successfully complete trial with electronic bill of lading
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11:09 Port of Long Beach container volumes up by 43.6% to 746,188 TEU in April 2020
10:42 TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING collects actual operation data by IoS-OP
10:33 RF Government approves new composition of its Marine Board
10:09 Bureau Veritas partners with North Sea Energy program
09:44 Damen launches RoPax 6716 for the Port Authority of Timor-Leste
09:41 Oil market sees downward price correction
09:24 Baltic Dry Index as of May 12
09:08 RINA certifies the improvement of the energy efficiency of Grimaldi ro-ro fleet
08:45 UN launches the Human Rights Due Diligence Tool for seafarers

2021 May 12

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