Valenciaport is known at the Seatrade Europe fair as a congestion-free port and accessible to all types of audiences and markets. Prior to the start of the German fair of the sector, Hamburg will host a meeting of CLIA, the world’s largest association of cruise companies – September 9, 2019
Valenciaport attends the Seatrade Europe 2019 fair, the most important European meeting of the cruise sector held every two years in Hamburg, Germany. It is expected that Seatrade Europe, one of the main meeting points for the international market, will host this new edition with thousands of visitors from the sector from all over the world.
In order to promote cruise traffic and publicize its infrastructures and services, the Valenciaport delegation, led by Mar Chao, Commercial and Business Development Director and Francesca Antonelli, responsible for marketing, has an agenda of meetings with representatives of shipping companies, as well as with possible future clients.
The presence of Valenciaport, which attends with Puertos del Estado, is part of the interest of Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia), to boost cruise traffic that, in 2018, closed with a total of 421,518 cruise passengers (+2.23 %) who arrived at one of the 194 stops made at the port area.
Seatrade Europe 2019
The fair, aimed at both transatlantic traffic and that coming from ferries and river cruises, will have a complete program of conferences and meetings among which the CLIA (International Cruise Lines Association) meeting, prior to the start of the fair.
Michael Thamm, president of CLIA Europe, will be in charge of the inaugural session that will give way to three days in which they will discuss issues such as the need to adapt ships and ports for a greener future; the importance of generating effective dialogues between cruise lines, ports and cities; or the terminal of the future among others.
Seatrade Europe is expected to bring together nearly 5,000 participants from around the world, including more than 260 exhibitors from 40 countries.
Cruise ship traffic in the port of Valencia
The port of Valencia is prepared to work with all types of cruise ships. Located in the centre of the Mediterranean coast, the port of Valencia is the most important exit to the sea in Spain. It has the most demanding energy eco-efficiency and environmental quality certifications and its services are complete, agile, excellent and safe, both for passengers and for boats. (We enclose deployment of the 10 things to know about cruise ships and the port of Valencia).
Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia