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AIVP plays an active role in the midterm conference of the EU project “Docks the Future”
ccolboc15 April 2019

The conference took place during the 3rd and 4th of April in the beautiful port city of Trieste in north-east Italy. The two-day event gathered international experts, including representatives from port authorities, international organisations such as the EU or IMO, and private companies. AIVP was represented by José M Pagés Sánchez, who presented the AIVP Agenda 2030 and the first results of the recent City Port survey conducted by AIVP among their members and contacts all over the world.

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AIVP and the European Council of Spatial Planners sign a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the global approach to the port city
ccolboc12 April 2019

AIVP, the Worldwide Network of Port Cities, and the European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing joint initiatives and promotional actions and encouraging the sharing of best practices.

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Enough or more? The cruise dilemma facing port cities…
Denis DAVOULT26 March 2019

The cruise industry and its relations with the cities and ports that play host to its ever bigger liners, carrying ever more passengers, have been transformed over the last decade.

The magazine Cruise Insight has contacted nine associations around the world to gauge their views on these changes and the challenges facing port cities. AIVP was naturally among the first organisations approached to contribute to the report, which has just been published.

Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, took the opportunity to reaffirm AIVP’s message and to underline the need for dialogue with all stakeholders in the industry, to redefine a balanced partnership that benefits our port cities and their residents.

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Hobart (Tasmania): a ten-year vision
22 April 2019

The Macquarie Point development is high on the list of major projects planned as part of the Hobart City Deal. The aim is to turn this nine hectare waterfront site into a world-class cultural, scientific and tourist hub, while a dedicated website will include the public in the project.

Full article : Property Council of Australia ; Vision for Mac Point ; Macquarie Point

Port of Authority of Halifax in Canada (HPA – AIVP member) is undertaking a public consultation to co-construct with its citizens the future of the port
22 April 2019

The online survey is only the latest step on a broader consultation process started in 2016. The Port of Halifax has since discussed and presented the different options to structure its growth, profiting form the expansions of containerized cargo. In the website created for the online consultation, citizens can get first hand information on the different alternatives and take the survey to express their opinion and preferences. Besides information about the planning alternatives, the website also includes didactic material and port terminology to help locals to understand what is been discussed, so they can give a well educated opinion. AIVP has supported this kind of processes, particularly linked to Port Centers. The case of Halifax resonates with goal 4 of AIVP Agenda 2030: Promoting a renewed governance approach.

Full article : PortCityHfx ; The Chronicle Herald

To protect jobs, the port of New York hires more dockers instead of relying on automation
22 April 2019

Under an agreement signed in February 2019, the port plans to hire 650 additional workers by the end of 2020. In exchange for this social policy, productivity improvements are expected, guaranteeing 30 container movements every hour. Less efficient dockers may be allocated fewer hours. Agreements of this kind are applied in many ports around the world.

Full article: Ajot

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