2016 was marked by a very positive balance for AIVP, with 25 new members joining the network. There was strong recruitment of professionals. The “local authorities” and “port authorities” groups recorded a stable, regular number of new members.
Responding to an invitation extended by Mr Josué YOUMBA, Chief Executive of the National Port Authority (APN), Philippe Matthis, Chairman of AIVP and Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, both travelled to Cameroon for the two national maritime and port days. The trip was an excellent opportunity to visit the country’s port facilities and discover the city-port cooperation projects in Douala and Kribi.
EFIP, the European Federation of Inland Ports, and AIVP, the Worldwide Network of Port Cities, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out cooperation and promotion activities jointly.
Photo: Philippe Matthis, AIVP President (left) and Roland Hörner, EFIP President (right).