Content written in cooperation with Jan-Hein Reeringh - The Maritime Marketeer
“The European river cruise market is moving towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. Indeed, many of our customers simply don’t accept vessels with a large environmental footprint. Today's cruise-goers are increasingly eco-conscious and demand vessels with a minimal environmental footprint. This translates into new designs for river cruise owners, operators and tour operators. At Concordia Damen, we stand at the forefront of this transition, ensuring that cruising remains a good an profitable business to work in while becoming a clean and responsible endeavour.” - Chris Kornet (CEO Concordia Damen Shipbuilding)
SHIPBUILDER, INNOVATOR, MAN OF HIS WORD
NAVIGATING THE RIVER CRUISE INDUSTRY WITH CHRIS KORNET, CEO OF CONCORDIA DAMEN SHIPBUILDING
Werkendam, a Dutch village in the centre of the Netherlands and situated at the Merwede River, has had a deep-rooted connection with the maritime industry for centuries. Housing 42 companies that are all specialised in (parts of) the Inland Shipping industry, Concordia Damen Shipbuilding is part of an efficient network of ship designers, builders, suppliers and owners. Concordia Damen has not just embraced maritime traditions but is also pioneering innovations in the river cruise industry. At the helm of this venture is Chris Kornet, a man with more than 50 years of maritime experience.
Read all about his role in the River Cruise industry, the industry where he has found a partner in Bancosta Cruise.