The economic potential of City Port territories goes well beyond cruise business alone. It is now based around the development of new traditional or highly innovative activities, driven by the specific features of City Port interfaces. Alongside fishing, boating, etc., the creation of a more comprehensive range of tourist attractions and services is a driving factor in the area’s economic development, attracting both local visitors and tourists from further afield.
In addition to providing an opportune location for creating cultural clusters, City Port territories are also well suited to the creation of economic clusters built around maritime businesses – such as offshore wind power, recreational sailing, etc. – which currently occupy a dominant place in many port cities.
In order to succeed, however, these projects require strategies to make them possible and profitable over the long period needed to realise them.