The Global Coalition of Cruise Ports Associations was created during the recently ended 2012 Cruise Shipping Miami Trade Show and Conference, after one year of conversations about this initiative that started during last year’s show.
The founding members of the Global Coalition are:
- ACTON (Asia Cruise Terminal Operators Network),
- Cruise Canada New England Alliance
- Cruise Baltic
- Cruise Norway
- Cruise the West
- MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports
As of this date the Global Coalition consists of 6 Cruise Ports Association from all over the world, who confirmed during the meeting in Miami their commitment to cooperate for the common interest of their ports at a global level.
The object of the coalition is to discuss common policies on various matters concerning cruise ports and related industries and to share best practices and information to help the members assist their member ports and clients to improve their facilities and services.
During the meeting the members gave the final approval of the Association By-laws, which had been presented and discussed in previous meetings. Stavros Hatzakos, President of MedCruise, was appointed as the first Chairman of the Global Coalition. A website for the Global Coalition of Cruise Ports Associations will be created in order to provide communication on the most important issues under global discussion.