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.
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Espo Award 2015: the Port of Dublin wins the 7th edition and the Port of Guadeloupe receives a special mentionNovember 11, 2015 8:10 am 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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org and Corinne Lallemand – email@example.com
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.
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.