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Discover the Dock infos #115!

May 23, 2019 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the latest issue, you will find:

an introduction to the new online platform dedicated to our Guide of good practices “Plan the City with the Port”; a selection of our port cities news; an excerpt from our full interview with Edgars Sūna, Deputy CEO for Port Development, about the Freeport of Riga Development Programme 2019-2028, before our AIVP Days in Riga next June; and news from the AIVP network.

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Freeport of Riga: environment, passengers, social responsibility – three major areas for development

April 29, 2019 11:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Interview with Edgars Sūna, Deputy CEO for Port Development, Freeport of Riga

The Port of Riga unveiled its Development programme 2019-2028 at the beginning of this year. It will be based on a socially responsible policies, sustainable use of resources and care for the environment. An opportunity for us to discuss that with Edgars Sūna as a prelude to the AIVP Days that will be held in Riga on 6-8 June 2019.

 

The Freeport of Riga Authority is an active member of AIVP since 2006!


A new tool to “Plan the City with the Port”

April 26, 2019 8:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Designed as an aid to decisionmaking, the AIVP Guide of Good Practices is now available via a dedicated online platform.

It currently contains 116 examples of good practices, with more to be added regularly. The guide is an invaluable tool for identifying practices that can be transposed to your own Port City and implementing the AIVP 2030 Agenda, to ensure that your Port City contributes actively to the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.

 


Enough or more? The cruise dilemma facing port cities…

March 26, 2019 4:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The cruise industry and its relations with the cities and ports that play host to its ever bigger liners, carrying ever more passengers, have been transformed over the last decade.

The magazine Cruise Insight has contacted nine associations around the world to gauge their views on these changes and the challenges facing port cities. AIVP was naturally among the first organisations approached to contribute to the report, which has just been published.

Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, took the opportunity to reaffirm AIVP’s message and to underline the need for dialogue with all stakeholders in the industry, to redefine a balanced partnership that benefits our port cities and their residents.


Dock infos #114 is online!

March 20, 2019 3:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

 

In the latest issue, you will find:

a double invitation from N. Usakovs, Mayor of Riga, and A. Zeltins, CEO of the Freeport of Riga, to attend our forthcoming AIVP Days in Riga organised around the AIVP’s new 2030 Agenda; a selection of our port cities news; an excerpt from our full interview with the « Factoria de Cohésion » whose primary purpose is to foster integration between city and port in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canaries Island); and the news from the AIVP network.

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“Factoría de Cohesión”, different actions towards the same goal: to integrate the port and the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

February 28, 2019 11:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Interview with Alberto Dieter Graeff, Delegate of the Presidency, Factoría de Cohesión

Factoría de Cohesión is a young organization created in 2015, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). Their main mission is to foster greater social, economic, environmental and spatial integration between city and port. Their main supporters are the port authority and the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. At the same time, they also collaborate with several public regional organizations, including universities and cultural and business associations. Since it was created, Factoría de Cohesión has developed an intense agenda of activities, combining port and urban interests. These activities are aligned with several goals of the Agenda AIVP 2030 for sustainable City Port relationships. In this interview with Alberto Dieter Graeff, we will get to know them better, their origin, the motivation of the team and their current initiatives.

 


Port of Dunkirk: Committed to Integration

October 16, 2018 2:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Interview with M. Stéphane RAISON, Chairman of the Executive Board of Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque (GPMD).

The Port of Dunkirk asked AGUR (the Planning & Development Agency) to produce a « Guide of best environmental and landscaping practices ». The Guide was approved by the Port of Dunkirk – Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque (GPMD) on 29 June of this year, and is now attached to all new occupancy agreements signed with GPMD’s customers. It will also be incorporated into existing contracts as and when they are renewed. Finally, it will soon be available directly from the GMPD’s website. This approach, aimed at ensuring that industrial and logistics activities are properly integrated into the Dunkirk conurbation, its various municipalities and natural spaces, is of course of great interest to AIVP and the members of its worldwide network.

The Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque has been an active member of AIVP since 1989!
The Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque and the AGUR are AIVP members too.

 


An AIVP benchmark to support the growth of the cruise business in Le Havre

October 9, 2018 2:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The cruise business has grown steadily in Le Havre in recent years. Local stakeholders – including the Port, the City, the local conurbation authority, Office of Tourism, Chamber of Commerce, CRITT Transport & logistics – have committed to a joint process of reflection looking ahead to the period 2020-2025. The aim is to create the conditions for sustainable development for this dynamic activity, and make the area where cruise liners berth a new point of attraction for the city and port of Le Havre, open to the local population and visitors alike.

They approached AIVP to produce a benchmark that can be used to identify practices and solutions adopted to promote the spatial integration of cruise terminals in the city, and open them up to the public, in both the high and low seasons for cruise activity.