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Jean-Paul Le Caill

Papeete (French Polynesia): reconciling economic recovery and environmental protection

July 23, 2020 1:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Papeete is on the island of Tahiti, in French Polynesia. With the local economy reeling from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the port unveiled a support package for Polynesian businesses on 17 June. The €4 million euro package covers the maritime industry, tourism and inter-island transport. But it also represents an opportunity to adopt a more sustainable approach to development, and that’s why AIVP was keen to talk to Jean-Paul Le Caill, CEO of Port Autonome de Papeete.


The health, climate and tourism crisis

June 23, 2020 9:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Following the webinar on 18 June 2020 on the return of cruise activity in our post-covid port cities, Dr. Pedro Marín Cots, Director of the Urban Environment Observatory of the city of Málaga (Spain), gives his point of view on the subject. In his characteristic direct style, he clearly thinks that they cannot return, especially following the same economic and tourist model from before the Covid-19. He raises several questions regarding the actual adaptation capacity and emphasizes that the real challenge is climate change, that we should not get distracted from it. This is indeed an opportunity to accelerate the necessary changes towards new economic and cultural behaviours.


North Sea Port: a cross-border entity fighting the pandemic

June 15, 2020 11:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Created on January 1st , 2018, the port authority of North Sea Port manages the ports of Zeeland (The Netherlands) and Gent (Belgium). As a cross border authority, its duties were important against the Covid19 which was spreading from country to country. North Sea Port has tackled this challenge, keeping the link with the citizens and maintaining its sustainable development projects.


Cruises and port cities, ready to return?

June 11, 2020 8:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

AIVP is organising a series of webinars entitled "Port City Talks" to continue to debate, to build the port city of tomorrow and to keep in touch with our members. The 2nd webinar of the series bears on the return of cruise activity after the health crisis that we have experienced. It will be held on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 16h00 (CEST / GMT +2). Here is an introductory text on the challenges the cruise industry is facing after the coronavirus crisis.


Global Supply Chains, Post-pandemic Port Cities, and the Future Role of Waterfronts

June 10, 2020 5:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We invited Dr. Zaheer Allam to comment the discussion on the 1st webinar of AIVP "How to Plan Waterfronts After Covid-19?". In this article, he raises new points to be taken into consideration for the economic recovery plans and the effects the Corona-Crisis may have on waterfront areas. Zaheer also emphasizes how this moment is as well an opportunity to reflect on dominant principles for waterfront planning, such as the application of smart tech, and to reconnect these areas with local inhabitants. The article is an invitation for AIVP members to continue the brainstorming and improve the port-city relationship.


The Port of Valparaiso during the Covid19 : Continue to make a positive contribution to the lives of all porteños

June 10, 2020 10:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

During the Covid19 pandemic, Port of Valparaíso has carried out several community support plans, in order to inform the population about health measures and to assist people in need. As one of Chile’s main ports, the Port of Valparaíso is preparing to play a key role in the economic recovery, being respectful of the sustainable development.


The port of Helsinki will pursue its path towards sustainable development despite the Covid 19

June 8, 2020 3:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Considering the importance of ferry traffic in Helsinki, the port has been seriously impacted by the Covid19. Even though, some investments had to be postponed and events cancelled, the Port of Helsinki remains committed to a better Port City interaction. The priority has been keeping the citizens informed, and maintaining the strategical investments for sustainable development.


AIVP Port City Talks: Waterfronts, Cruises and Port Centers

May 29, 2020 3:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AIVP is launching a series of three webinars to discuss the port city after the COVID 19. The current circumstances impede us to develop the usual meetings to exchange experiences. But it is in this difficult context when brainstorming, cooperation and new ideas are more necessary. For that reason, and in the very essence of the AIVP network, we have prepared these online events to help our members to improve their port cities and prepare them for future challenges. The first one is already on June 4th at 16:00 (GMT+2) to discuss waterfronts after the Covid-19. You can already register!