Port of Dover Cruise is thrilled to be back in Miami for the 2022 Seatrade Cruise Global Expo. The Port has worked to produce a unique and exciting stand in partnership with PIE Factory, an agency that helps companies to maximise their positive social and environmental impact, and Before It’s Too Late, a non-profit based in Miami, that uses art, science and technology to inspire people to build a more sustainable world. The Port’s Cruise Team encourages all attendees to visit stand 2214 to hear about new sustainability targets, understand what Dover offers as a destination, and see how the Port’s stand changes throughout the week.
Sustainability is paramount to the future of the cruise industry and tops the agenda for the Port again at this year’s conference.In 2019, the Port of Dover exhibited a stand made entirely from waste plastic that was collected from the world’s oceans and beaches. This time, the Port of Dover is pushing its sustainability objectives even further and will be sharing an exciting announcement with exhibitors.
Sonia Limbrick, Head of Cruise at the Port of Dover, said:
“Sustainability is vital to the cruise industry – now and into the future. The Port of Dover is therefore pleased to be sharing details of our new environmental targets with visitors as well as highlighting the positive changes we’re making for a totally sustainable future. Alongside our sustainable credentials, we look forward to showing how Dover is a first-rate cruise destination; with top transport links to London and beyond, a world-class, efficient operation at the Port and iconic surroundings on the Kent Heritage Coast – voted the fourth-best region to visit in the world in 2022 by Lonely Planet, the only UK destination to make the list.
Following on from our unique stand at the 2019 Expo, the Port of Dover is exhibiting with an equally innovative stand this year. Come and visit us at stand 2214 to see how it progresses throughout the week.
We are absolutely delighted to be back in Miami for Seatrade Cruise Global and hope to see many familiar faces, as well as new ones, at this week’s event.”
Nick Marks, Founder of PIE Factory, a positive impact experience agency that Dover has worked with to produce the exciting stand, said:
“PIE Factory works with brands on their corporate social responsibility and helps them to maximise the positive impact they have on the world around them. It’s been a pleasure to work with the Port of Dover on their exhibit for this year’s event and I urge all attendees to come down and learn what it’s all about.”
Notes to Editors
Dover is one of the most popular cruise ports in the UK with two dedicated terminals set amongst the stunning backdrop of the White Cliffs and Dover Castle. This, combined with Dover’s inspirational heritage, makes it the port of choice for many of the world’s leading cruise lines. With a new multi-purpose berth; the Port has the capacity to accommodate four cruise ships at once. For the duration of the pandemic, the Port’s dedicated cruise team has been working hard to adapt to new COVID safe measures after helping cruise lines find a home in Dover for ships needing lay-by facilities.
Since 2017, the Port of Dover has run the SEA (Safety Environment Awareness) Award, initiated to encourage other users of the Port, specifically visiting cruise vessels, to follow the correct procedures and maximise their recycling.
The Port of Dover also has its own specialist environmental team, that works within the port and with its users to improve the sustainability of its operations and will be in attendance at this year’s Conference and Expo.