Port of Quebec becomes the 11th signatory to the Charter to join AIVP’s Port Center Network (PCN) working group

Published by  27 June, 2016 10:47 am Leave your thoughts

Philippe Matthis, Président de l'AIVP ; Mario Girard, Président-Directeur Général, Port de Québec © AIVP 2016The Port of Quebec, represented by its President & CEO Mario Girard, signed the Port Center missions charter on Friday 24 2016 at the AIVP Days in Malaga. The move reflects the social commitment of the Port of Quebec, which has embarked on a process aimed at improving port culture and awareness among its communities.

The goal is to bring together private and public stakeholders to develop a transparent, collaborative policy on social integration, and eventually a Port Center-type structure. The General Meeting was also an opportunity for AIVP to distribute a document presenting the Port Center concept and the various parties actively involved in the PCN working group.

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 eleven port cities which have a Port Centre or a Port Centre project: Antwerp Havencentrum Lillo, Genoa Port Centre, Le Havre Port Centre, Leghorn Port Centre, Ashdod Visitor Centre, 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), Lorient Agglomération and AUDELOR (Agence d’Urbanisme et de Développement Economique du pays de Lorient), and the Québec Port Authority.

The Missions Charter of a Port Centre 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.

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