Europort Masterclass ‘Reducing the carbon footprint of ferries and cruise ships’

Date & Location

Friday 8 November 2019 at Europort in Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands


10:00 – 13:30 (incl. network lunch)


Cruise and Ferry

Target audience

Technical and sustainability experts in the cruise, ferry and river cruise industry. Either working for an operator, shipyard or key supplier. Such as technical and sustainability directors, fleet managers, superintendents, naval architects, project managers, surveyors, purchasers, port authorities.


Passenger comfort and safety, fuel efficiency and sustainability are top of mind in the cruise and ferry market. For operators, energy efficiency is vital to their business. Not only from a cost perspective but also to meet the highest service levels for their guests. And to do so without harming the lifeline of their business: the ocean and river environment.

Energy consumption of a ship is a significant contributor to the carbon footprint of cruise and ferry operators. In this Europort Masterclass experts from both cruise and ferry markets, share their perspective on the importance of sustainability for the growth of their industry. Why does the carbon footprint matter to ship owners? And what solutions in terms of propulsion, energy management and route optimization can reduce this?

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