AIVP recently organised a study mission to Belgium for its members. The trip focused on the co-construction approach that is central to city-port project initiatives in five Belgian port cities. The case of Brussels, which we will look at here, is of particular interest.The Port of Brussels is an AIVP member since 1991
The first edition of the AIVP Indian Ocean Days brought together almost one hundred participants from AIVP’s network of members and contacts in the Indian Ocean zone.
Delegates from South Africa (Cape Town, Durban, East London and Richards Bay), Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mayotte made the journey to share their projects with city-port stakeholders in La Réunion.
A reduced PCN working group meeting brought together around thirty people from Europe and Canada. The meeting was officially hosted by Porto Antico, the Port Authority and the City of Genoa. Over a day and a half, a series of presentations were given by local stakeholders, with opportunity for debate and discussion, sharing of ideas, and field trips including a visit to the Port Center, which recently re-opened to the public, plus the Città dei Bambini, the Galata museum, and a research laboratory specialising in pioneering biomaterials.
From 25 to 27 September, Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, had the honour of leading a delegation of AIVP members from Pointe-Noire (Republic of Congo) and Douala (Cameroon) to Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast). The aim of the mission was to see the progress of city-port projects in Côte d’Ivoire and lay the groundwork for a future “AIVP Days” event in Africa, in the first half of 2019.
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.
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.
Harbour fronts have always been natural border areas. Spaces that lie between land and sea, between cities and ports, between local and global areas. This border identity has made them attractive for economic activity, as by nature, these areas are vibrant spaces for the exchange of goods, the transit of people, as well as the flow of capital and ideas.
AIVP will participate in the 107th AAPA (American Association of Ports Authorities) Annual Convention, which will be held for the first time in South America, in Valparaiso, Chile, from October 7-11, 2018. Philippe MATTHIS, the President of the AIVP, will moderate the session on “port development strategies and success stories”. Olivier LEMAIRE, AIVP General Manager, will also go to this international event on behalf of port cities and will meet AIVP members in the Americas.
AIVP’s Annual General Meeting has been held in Quebec (Canada) on June 11 2018. Members have elected the New Board of Directors and Executive Bureau. The programme of activities and budgets have been approved.