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AIVP talks with two of its Vice-Presidents, Hugo Borelli and Mario Girard

February 16, 2016 9:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The AIVP published in June 2015 a Guide of Good Practices untitled “Plan the City with the Port“. Since then it has been widely disseminated and subject to numerous demands.

How to achieve a sustainable mix of urban and port functions? According to Hugo Borelli, « It is the city which has a port, and not the other way round » [Read the interview]. For Mario Girard, « The collective interest is the foundation of a fruitful and sustainable City-Port relationship » [Read the interview].


Dock infos N°99, february 2016

February 11, 2016 10:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

United for success

For AIVP’s members, 2016 will be a year particularly rich in events in port cities, whose diversity reflects particularly well the richness of our own network. In addition, of course, to our 15th world conference, which is due to take place in Rotterdam in early October, this year’s activities will kick off in April in Antwerp, where AIVP’s Port Center Network group will hold a new seminar on societal integration. Then it will be on to Lorient, France, to learn about the city’s plans as part of a study trip in May, and the following month we will be in Malaga, Spain, for our 2016 General Meeting and another round of AIVP Days. In July, Ningbo will be the setting for AIVP’s first regional meeting in China.


Official launch of the 15th World Conference Cities and Ports

February 8, 2016 6:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Conference will take place in Rotterdam from 5th to 7th October, 2016. Exchanges and debates will be focusing on the issue of “Crossovers”. You are invited to submit your contribution until 30th March, either through the Conference website www.citiesandports2016.com or directly by email at: contributions2016@aivp.org.


AIVP talks with Prof Dr Michele ACCIARO, Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics at Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Hamburg

January 25, 2016 12:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Michele Acciaro is the author of the article: “Corporate responsibility in the Port Sector” published in the International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. “A better account of the environmental and social dimension within port management can bring the port and the city together again and help them prosper together and strengthen each other.” says Acciaro.

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New members join AIVP

January 19, 2016 8:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Since 1 January 2015, the worldwide network of port cities was strengthened by 17 new members. AIVP now has a total of 170 member organisations distributed over 41 countries who benefit from the association’s expertise to support their evolution. More than 2000 professionals take part in our exchanges of ideas.


Dock infos N°98, december 2015

January 12, 2016 3:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A future that will necessarily be more respectful of our planet

It is hard not to wonder whether we are on the right path. Terrorist threats, global climate and environmental crisis, the migrant crisis, economic problems of all kinds all over the planet… all is not well in the world. It is plain to see every day, that we are all – both individually and collectively – in some way affected by the climate of fear for ourselves and our children. What we lauded as the ideal development model has negative impacts that we have failed to appreciate, and is now coming up against the bitter reality of our world and its limited resources.


AIVP talks with his president, Mr. Philippe Matthis

January 12, 2016 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The AIVP published in June 2015 a Guide of Good Practices untitled “Plan the City with the Port“. Since then it has been widely disseminated and subject to numerous demands. According to President Matthis, “there is no sustainable mix without a shared strategic vision.” Read the interview


Philippe Matthis, answers questions from PortalPortuario

November 12, 2015 8:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The magazine PortalPortuario has an interview with the President of AIVP, just a few months after he stepped into his new role. Philippe Matthis talks about city-port relations worldwide, highlighting the Chilean example, and reaffirms his interest in relations with the countries of Latin America.


Espo Award 2015: the Port of Dublin wins the 7th edition and the Port of Guadeloupe receives a special mention

November 11, 2015 8:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Port of Dublin was named as the recipient of the 2015 ESPO Award at a ceremony held in Brussels on Tuesday 10 November, by a jury that included AIVP. The award is presented in recognition of a port project that promotes societal integration. This year the jury decided also to deliver a special mention to the Port of Guadeloupe. The theme for this year’s edition was engagement by port authorities with schools and universities.

Photo : Dublin Port Company ; Eamonn O’REILLY, Chief Executive Officer ; Audrey HARPUR, Corporate Services ; Pat WARD, Head of Corporate Services ; Charlie MURPHY, Communications Manager © AIVP 2015


Agenda: Study trip to Tangier (Morocco) – 19-20 November 2015

November 10, 2015 7:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Including presentations, field visits and discussions with local stakeholders, the study trip will provide a better understanding of the reasons behind the growing international reach of Tanger-Med and its industrial and logistical platform, while also offering an insight into the progress achieved by the ambitious “Tangier-City” city port project.

Full programme on www.tanger.aivp.org
Information and registration: Bruno Delsalle – bdelsalle@aivp.org and Corinne Lallemand – clallemand@aivp.org