“Cruise shipping in the Baltic Sea region has grown enormously. In 2018, the number of cruise guests visiting destinations at the Baltic Sea was almost five times higher than in 2000 and the boom is expected to last at least. More passengers means more jobs and growth for the port locations and their hinterland. For 2015 the Maritime Institute in Gdansk estimated the total annual turnover of cruise passengers and crew members in BSR cruise ports of more than EUR 400 million and an employment effect of up to 11,500 jobs. Ports, shipping lines and tourism organizations are not only aiming to further strengthen the industries’ economic performance, but also to observe sustainability. This is what the project Green Cruise Ports pushes for.”

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