Think green, act green

Carbon neutrality by 2040

MARINE INTERIORS benefits from the green agenda of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which envisages that the city's public companies will become climate-neutral in balance sheet terms by 2040. This politically declared goal thus also applies to the city's subsidiary Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC), which organises the MARINE INTERIORS Ferry & Global Expo.

Sustainability as part of tenders

Taking into account the Green Procurement Guidelines, sustainability is increasingly anchored as an award criterion for HMC. In other words: green light for suppliers who think environmentally friendly.

100% green electricity

Since 2011, HMC has been sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, so the MARINE INTERIORS not only presents innovative, green energy concepts for shipping, but also acts accordingly itself.

Recycling in booth construction

Exhibitors can book high-quality reusable solutions in our online service booking shop. Step by step, other reusable or recyclable materials will follow alongside existing resource- and environmentally-friendly solutions such as LED lighting, system stands or carpet tiles.

Water protection

All year round, we also focus on the sustainable protection of our waters. For example, HMC uses biodegradable cleaning agents at all time and largely dispenses with the use of road salt in winter to clear ice and snow.

Waste separation

Participants at the MARINE INTERIORS are encouraged to avoid waste and use resources carefully. Exhibiting companies can collect their waste separately and the waste generated at the event will be professionally and properly separated, recycled or disposed of.


Efficient route planning isn’t only important at sea: our logistics traffic close to the exhibition is controlled and continuously improved by an intelligent slot system. The logistics fleet at the exhibition centre already consists entirely of e-trolleys and HMC's logistics partner naturally demonstrates a sustainability strategy.


Conscious enjoyment is not possible without detailed quality management and processes that take sustainability and environmental protection seriously. Our catering partner Käfer therefore focuses on regional, seasonal and organic food and has an ambitious sustainability strategy.

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Arrival and departure

An environmentally friendly exhibition experience also includes the conscious choice of means of transport to and from the fair site. Thanks to the central location of the exhibition halls and their connection to several local and long-distance public transport stations, visitors have many options for getting to and from the MARINE INTERIORS in an affordable, comfortable and climate-friendly way. These are supplemented by the wide range of mobility sharing service providers.

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More information

You can find out more about sustainability at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH here.

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