Vancouver Fraser Port Authority signs the AIVP Missions Charter of a Port Centre for Port of Vancouver’s Discovery Centre and associated community engagement programs
The Port of Vancouver, represented by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Robin Silvester, signed the Missions Charter of a Port Centre on June 13th, 2017, during the official visit of AIVP President Matthis to Vancouver.
“The Port of Vancouver’s Discovery Centre provides an interactive educational experience for the public,” says Mr. Silvester. “It’s a key component of our engagement and education program, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of the maritime industry and the port’s role in facilitating international trade.”
The Missions Charter of a Port Center defines in ten points the essential challenges and objectives of any Port Centre. It has now been signed by twelve port cities that 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, the National Port Authority of South Africa (TNPA), Lorient Agglomération and AUDELOR (Agence d’Urbanisme et de Développement Economique du pays de Lorient), the Quebec Port Authority and now the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The Missions Charter of a Port Center aims to support ports 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