MedCruise Honorary President Mr. Stavros Hatzakos was named President of the newly formed Cruise and Ferry Port Network, set up within the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO), on November 4th, 2014.

The Cruise and Ferry Port Network brings together the association of European seaport authorities, Cruise Baltic, Cruise Europe, Cruise Norway, and MedCruise.

Beyond chairing the Network, Stavros Hatzakos will also serve as member of the new Executive Committee of the ESPO.

“The Cruise and Ferry Port Network is a major upgrade of cruise and ferry ports representation towards the European institutions and fora. I am honoured by the appointment and looking forward to work with all cruise and passenger ports and their associations to discuss and advance positive developments at EU level. We will also engage in a constructive debate with the associations representing cruise lines and other stakeholders involved in the cruise or ferry sector and investigate potential collaborative synergies. The expertise available within the ESPO framework provides a first class opportunity to reach these targets” says Stavros Hatzakos.

Stavros Hatzakos, is the General Manager of Piraeus Port Authority, and the immediate Past President of MedCruise, the Association of Cruise Ports in the Mediterranean and its Adjoining Seas.  He has long led discussions and chaired committees within ESPO and other international port associations.