Over 100 delegates from the Livorno Region and other port cities in Italy participated in the inauguration of the Livorno Port Center, followed by a dedicated workshop on how developing a more sustainable and integrated relationship between port city and citizens.
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AIVP to take part in the HABITAT III world conference on housing and sustainable urban development in 2016October 27, 2015 12:35 pm Leave your thoughts
Meeting in Paris on 8 October 2015, the Board of Directors approved AIVP’s membership of UN-HABITAT’s World Urban Campaign (WUC). AIVP’s forthcoming events and actions will be included on the WUC’s agenda as contributions to preparatory work for the world conference, Habitat III (due to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016).
Proper dialogue between cities, ports and economic operators is more vital than ever
With fluctuating freight rates and the threat of overcapacity, recent orders for giant container ships by multinational maritime operators are raising concerns. The successive global or regional crises that have hit our development model, heavily dependent on sustained growth in mass consumption, reflect the urgent need for new sustainable development strategies. So what exactly is the thinking behind these shipowner strategies?
At the request of Carlos Moreno, a specialist in Smart Cities, Olivier Lemaire, CEO of AIVP spoke at a round table on the digital footprint of ports. He was able to highlight the efforts of port cities all over the world to pioneer “smart” solutions designed to combine performance, quality of life and sustainable development.
On 21 September 2015, Philippe Matthis, President of AIVP and Deputy CEO of the Port of Brussels, hosted Quebec’s Minister for Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy, Mr Jean D’Amour, who was in Europe to promote Quebec’s maritime strategy.
Partnership between Ecole de Management de Normandie and AIVP to study City-Port relations in AfricaOctober 2, 2015 11:12 am Leave your thoughts
Ecole de Management de Normandie business school has asked Pr. Brigitte Daudet to produce a forward-looking report on the governance of African port cities. From Nouadhibou to Durban, and from Mombasa to Dakar, AIVP enjoys wide representation in Africa, and supports this initiative alongside the IDET and the Sefacil foundation.
Chile was hit by a major earthquake on 16 September 2015, followed by a tsunami which fortunately was quite small. There were several strong aftershocks. AIVP sends its support and sympathy to Chilean port cities which have suffered yet another heavy blow.
Safer Seas 2015: AIVP to contribute to round table on the importance of opening up ports to citizensSeptember 21, 2015 7:30 am Leave your thoughts
The Safer Seas conference will take place from 26 to 30 October 2015 in Brest (France). The main themes for the 2015 edition are blue growth, climate change and the challenges for sailing and marine activities. AIVP is also an official partner of the event.
A delegation from the APN, led by Mr Josué Youmba, General Manager, was received at the offices of AIVP on 17 September 2015. The APN is the regulatory authority responsible for port development and the enforcement of international standards for Cameroon’s four ports: Douala, Kribi, Limbe and Garoua (river port). The meeting included a discussion on the issue of developing AIVP’s network in Cameroon, and in Africa more generally. The APN will support AIVP in this approach.
The APN is a member of the AIVP.
The worldwide network of port cities has active members on five continents. The directory is an essential way for them to exchange ideas and draw lessons from the experience of others, and a high added-value resource for members looking to implement strategic projects.
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