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Barcelona: another step forward for Port Vell
20 May 2019

Thirty years after the Special Plan for Port Vell was approved, the Gerencia Urbanística Port Vell is launching new projects in anticipation of future requirements. New spaces for leisure activities, culture, research and innovation will be created for the public. Examples include the development of the Hermitage Museum, reported in one of our recent newsletters, and a new Port Center at the former Port Authority headquarters.

Full article : El Diario ; El Periodico

Italy’s ports association launches the Italian Port Days to raise public awareness about port life and culture
15 May 2019

The event will be held simultaneously in every port in the country between 15 and 21 May. A variety of activities will be available, including meetings, tours, fun workshops, etc., all with a dual objective: to promote the societal integration of ports and to strengthen City Port links. The event will close with a press conference at the Port Center in Livorno, a member of AIVP’s Port Center Network.

Full article: Assoporti / Program (pdf)

Cutting CO2 emissions: proposals to limit sailing speeds do not enjoy unanimous support. But could we see the end of just-in-time?
15 May 2019

For certain experts, slowing ships too much would make additional vessels necessary, which would wipe out the benefits in terms of CO2 emissions. But given the need to act against climate change, some are suggesting that cities, ports, logistics operators, industry and consumers should be prepared to accept a reasonable increase in delivery times. In which case that additional vessel would simply be unnecessary.

Full article: The Loadstar


General Meeting & AIVP Days, 6-8 june 2019, Riga (Latvia)

Guide of good practices

  • The Tall Ships Races

    Alongside such global events as the Olympic Games or Universal Exhibitions, which are traditionally seen as a catalyst for regeneration and redevelopment (Barcelona, Lisbon, etc.), the Tall Ships Races are among the world’s largest public attendance sports events. […]

Partners
American Association of Port Authorities Baltic Ports Organization UNCTAD / CNUCED - United Nation Commerce on Trade and Development The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure European Federation of Inland Ports European Sea Ports Organization
Green Marine MEDCRUISE - The Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports International Association of Ports and Harbors International urban Development Association OECD / OCDE - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa Association de Gestion des Ports d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre - Port Management Association of West & Central Africa Association for the Collaboration between Ports and Cities Associazione dei Porti Italiani Programa Integral de Investigación para el Desarrollo de la Ciudades Portuarias The World Bank / La Banque Mondiale WUC - World Urban Campaign European Council of Spatial Planners / Conseil européen des urbanistes