Island Princess moves Seatrade Cruise Global’s recycled booth

“We are delighted to return the Port of Dover Seatrade stand to the UK and play a part in these sustainable community projects,” said Richard Boydon, Director of Marine Operations, Princess Cruises.

“It’s an honor that Island Princess is transporting these materials as it travels to Europe for the summer season, ensuring that the stand’s return to the UK generates no additional emissions.”

The stand’s frame, walls and floor as well as the furniture and upholstery were all made from plastic waste collected from the world’s oceans and beaches.

Solent Stevedores was responsible for unloading it.

Sustainability at Seatrade Cruise Global 2022

At the Port of Dover, sustainability continued to be at the heart of this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global exhibition. All travel emissions have been offset, no single-use plastics have been used and all stand elements have been either reused or recycled.

In collaboration with Miami-based environmental art collective, Before Its Too Late, using eco-friendly paint called Smog Armor, a mural was painted on the booth throughout the week to inspire attendees and highlight the port’s progress towards sustainable shipping.

Sonia Limbrick, Head of Cruises, Port of Dover, explained: “Our Seatrade 2019 and 2022 stands have been a resounding success and are examples of how cruise business can partner with the circular economy and benefit the local community, as we oppose plastic waste”. .’

She continued: ‘The Port of Dover is not only a top destination in terms of our transport links to London and beyond, our world-class efficient operation at the Port and its iconic surroundings on the Heritage Coast. of Kent, but also our environmental credentials.’

The Port Stand 2022 mural will be taken back to the Dover Cruise Terminal where it will be displayed to cruise passengers for years to come.

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