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The Port Center : Step-by-step operational guide

June 20, 2016 12:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Port Centers provide the public, initiated or not, with the possibility to discover, experience and understand better contemporary port activities. This is possible thanks to a dedicated exposition and different educational animations, as well as the organization of adapted on-site visits in the port area.

Given the rising interest of AIVP port city members in the Port Center concept and the importance to keep in line with its Mission Charter, AIVP started to develop a guide and different accompanying approaches already experienced in these last years. The goal of this new document is to answer the initial questions that might come up when developing the concept.

Information brochure here


AIVP team strengthened to promote the association’s activities in Asia

June 6, 2016 3:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Trishala Suresh, an Indian student from Bangalore who is studying in France at the Europe Asia Campus of the Political Sciences Institute “Sciences Po” has joined the AIVP permanent team on a 3-month attachment. Her presence will enable us to develop our network and promote the 15th Rotterdam Conference in India and Asia.

“Insights into the Indian Maritime Industry and Ports in India” by Trishala Suresh


The Port of Douala visits AIVP

April 14, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A delegation from the Port Authority of Douala led by Mr Edwin Zibi Ebanga, Head of Department for State Land and Activities Management, visited the offices of AIVP on 30 March 2016. The Port of Douala is faced with congestion issues, and was keen to draw on the expertise of AIVP.


Pasaia: A redefinition of city and port spaces

April 13, 2016 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In September 2015 the Port Council of Pasaia gave the green light for the Special Plan for the regeneration of Pasaia Bay. This is no doubt the result of a decision taken as part of the 2015-2025 Strategic Plan for the port to defer the construction of an outer port. The particular configuration of the port of Pasaia inside the bay and its close proximity to different administrative districts and residential areas required a redefinition of port and urban uses in this territory in order to preserve the port’s competitiveness and its future.

To read this Case study, go to: www.members.aivp.org


Spatial Governance is on the agenda of the Young Academics Network conference

April 11, 2016 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

José Sanchez, author of “The Port and the City – On board Diary”, took an interest in the question of spatial governance in port cities at the AESOP YA conference in Ghent (Belgium) on 22 March 2016.

The subject was addressed from the angle of institutional relations, physical interaction and societal integration in the six European port cities of Genoa, Rotterdam, Marseilles, Lisbon and Helsinki.

José Sanchez, a trained architect, will be conducting research in the field of societal integration and the development of the Port Center concept within AIVP until the end of April 2016.

More information:
Online presentation
AESOP YA
10th YA Conference 2016 Ghent


Dock infos N°100, april 2016

April 6, 2016 9:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Issue 100!

For more than 25 years, AIVP is the privileged witness to the developments under way in the cities and ports all over the world. The Dock Infos is one of those meetings the AIVP put forwards to its worldwide network to insure its creation purpose: sharing experiences, as attested by some of our member’s feedback.

Philippe Matthis
President of AIVP

Download Dock infos N°100, april 2016


Agenda: AIVP Days – Ningbo (China) – 12 July 2016

February 29, 2016 4:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A mission to China led by the AIVP Director General was organised on 2 and 3 February 2016 to officially confirm the very first AIVP Days in Ningbo on 12 July 2016. The Ningbo Municipal People’s Government and the Port of Ningbo – Zhoushan confirmed its active support for the organisation of this exceptional event.

Photo : Olivier LEMAIRE, General Manager of AIVP, CHEN Jin, Supervisor of the General Affairs Section of Presidence Office, Ningbo Port Group Ltd, and YE Kejun, Department of International Exchanges, Ningbo Municipal People’s Government – copyright AIVP 2016