MedCruise hosted a working meeting of representatives of ports associations and cruise and ferry ports that discussed and advanced the content of the forthcoming European Code of Practice for Cruise and Ferry Ports, said MedCruise in a statement.

The work is part of the efforts of the European Cruise and Ferry Port Network, set up within the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO).

The Network brings together ESPO, Cruise Europe, Cruise Baltic, Cruise Britain, Cruise Norway, and MedCruise, in a strategic cooperation that provides a united voice of the European Cruise and Ferry Port sector – while it advances the sharing of expertise, and strengthens the efforts to effectively represent the sector towards the European institutions.

The meeting was devoted on best practices as regards the relationships between ports and cruises and ferry lines, with MedCruise and Cruise Europe chairing the discussions of the particular sub-group of the Network. Among the participants were also MedCruise members Port of Piraeus and Cyprus Port Authority.

The European Cruise and Ferry Ports Code of Practice is expected to be released within 2016.