May 22, 2014 2:45 pm
The Indian Ocean Observatory of Ports and Cities (IOO) Annual General Meeting will be held on the occasion of this workshop. In addition, the first results will be presented of the two themed studies being carried out by IOO on:
• The positioning of the fishing industry in the Indian Ocean ports and port cities
• The waterfront development at the port-city interface in the Indian Ocean zone
For more information: www.indianocean-aivp.org
May 7, 2014 11:19 am
Interchange, innovation, projects…
You have demonstrated your appreciation of the international interchanges of experience that we organise on a regular basis. We receive extensive feed-back expressing your satisfaction at finding good examples or specialists for your problems at our AIVP Days or World Conferences. This year, I am sure that our AIVP Days at Genoa on 26th to 28th June and our World Conference in South Africa at Durban and Cape Town on 3rd to 8th November will once again help you to make faster progress towards your goals for your city and port, applying innovative projects which will unite the living forces of your port city.
December 5, 2013 11:11 am
Today AIVP publishes its Missions Charter of a Port Center. The document, drawn up by AIVP and all its partners in the Port Center Network (PCN), defines in ten points the essential challenges and objectives of any Port Center.
December 2, 2013 5:17 pm
At its meeting in Paris on 21 November, the Board ratified the choice of the company Pur Projet* to develop CSR actions for the Association. With its support, AIVP hopes to improve its carbon footprint and take a more active part in the fight against climate change.
November 28, 2013 10:41 am
The Conference, with the associative theme of “the maritime economic integration of Africa”, attracted nearly 180 participants. During her intervention, Annick Miquel, the general director of IOO, presented the results and recommendations of a study carried out in 2012 by the Observatory on levers for improving the facilities offered to cruise ships in the Indian Ocean.
More information : Conference Report
November 25, 2013 1:28 pm
The challenges facing port cities were discussed by Jean-Pierre Lecomte, President of AIVP, at the symposium “Réinventer la ville face aux risques et défis à venir” (Reinventing the city in light of the coming risks and challenges), which was held in Paris on 13th and 14th November 2013. He pointed out that most of the large cities in today’s globalized world are also large ports, and that the city-port relationship is one of the key factors in the urban dynamics of these world-cities.
November 21, 2013 11:27 am
An interview with Michelle Hundley – Vice President of Public Affairs – The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region
A Port Centre project is currently being studied at Houston. It is being run by the Maritime Museum, which is preparing to join AIVP’s Port Centre Network. Michelle Hundley presented the Port of Houston’s social and environmental integration projects at the AIVP 13th world conference at Nantes in 2012. Back in Houston, she proposed the idea of a Port Centre, which fascinated the port and the port community.
November 14, 2013 11:27 am
The port-city of Leghorn, an active member of AIVP, hosted the third “Italian Cruise Day” on 25 October. A study carried out by the consultant “Risposte Turismo”, entitled “Italian Cruise Watch 2013”, was presented and debated at the meeting. The study shows that the world cruise ship industry continues to grow, despite the crisis, and forms the principal challenge for Italian port-cities, which are among the most sought-after destinations in the world.
Access the full text on www.members.aivp.org
November 14, 2012 8:00 am
The programme proposed for this AIVP Days Seminar of Barcelona mixes the points of view of specialists and the testimonies of hands-on men and women. All of them are working in international port metropolises or in more modest port cities. However AIVP sees every day that the interest and the exemplary character of initiatives are in no way connected with the size of the port city.
April 24, 2012 8:55 am
The seminar of the Indian Ocean Observatory of Cities and Ports(1) (OVPOI), organised in collaboration with the Municipality of Port Louis and the Mauritius Port Authority – both members of AIVP and of the Observatory – was held on 12 and 13 April in Mauritius. A success for this second edition which brought together not less than 100 participants, mainly coming from the network of members (South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Reunion, Mayotte, Comoros, Mozambique, Seychelles and Mauritius) and from certain regional organisations and associations of the Indian Ocean zone : the Union of Chambers of Commerce of the Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean Commission and the Association of Ports and Islands of the Indian Ocean.