City and Port of Dublin, and TNPA (South Africa) sign the Missions Charter of a Port Center
The port city of Dublin, represented by Owen Keegan, Chief Executive of the Dublin City Council and Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO of the Port of Dublin, and Phyllis Difeto, Chief Operating Officer of National Port Authority of South Africa (TNPA) signed on Friday, May 29, 2015 the Missions Charter of a Port Center during the AIVP Days in Dublin.
Dublin’s integration programme is based on increased collaboration between the city and the port. The object is to organise events, projects and actions aimed at the population to enable them to re-create a genuine bond with their port. The implementation of a Port Centre is a long-term project.
The development strategy of TNPA, which manages South Africa’s eight commercial ports, also includes improving port-city integration for the benefit of citizens. Several Walk-in Centre projects are in the development phase in different port cities (Savannah, Cape Town), as well as visitor reception for citizens with resource centres and exhibitions on the port.
The Missions Charter of a Port Centre defines in ten points the essential challenges and objectives of any Port Centre. It has now been signed by nine port cities which have a Port Center or a Port Center project: Antwerp Havencentrum Lillo, Genoa Port Center, Le Havre Port Centre, Leghorn Port Center, Ashdod Visitor Center, the Management of the Port of Montreal, the port city of Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), the port city of Dublin and the National Port Authority of South Africa (TNPA).
The Missions Charter of a Port Center aims to accompany all those who are interested in opening their ports to the public, making young people aware of port-related professions and activities, and developing the emergence of a living port-city culture.
For more information: www.portcenternetwork.org
Photo : Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive Office, Dublin Port Company, Ireland ; Phyllis Difeto, Chief Operations Officer, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa ; Philippe Matthis, Président, AIVP ; Owen Keegan, Chief Eecutive, Dublin City Council, Ireland © AIVP 2015