In June, the Port of Quebec will host AIVP’s 16th World Conference. The event will also mark the thirtieth anniversary of AIVP’s creation, and the “Next Generation” will be at the heart of the debate. How is the future of the Port of Quebec being shaped? What are the four major projects now seen as key to its future and that of the city’s residents?
At AIVP’s World Conference in 2012, Mario Girard, President & CEO of the Port of Quebec and Vice-President of AIVP, emphasised the importance of developing port projects in complete transparency, involving citizens and the local community. This focus on dialogue between the city, port and citizens also led the Port of Quebec, in 2016, to sign the Port Center Missions Charter and join the AIVP Port Center network. The four projects described here perfectly illustrate this commitment to building the future of the port city of Quebec together, as part of an inclusive approach. Our 16th World Conference will no doubt afford an opportunity for a first-hand look at this strategy for a Next Generation port city.
The Port of Quebec is a member of AIVP since 2011
Having signed the Port Center Missions Charter in 2016, port community stakeholders in Lorient have now opened a digital Port Center, in the form of a website explaining and highlighting the port. The website, at www.lorientportcenter.com carries the official “Port Center By AIVP” label.
In response to an invitation by the IAPH (International Association of Ports and Harbours) on 22 March 2018, President Philippe Matthis was in Antwerp to sign the declaration making AIVP a founder member of the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP).
The Port of Brussels and the Port of Quebec, both AIVP active members, signed a partnership agreement this Friday, 16 March in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), which will allow them to jointly apprehend issues that are common to both ports.
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In this issue of february 2018, you will find the focus on the AAPA statement in response to President Trump's speech, a selection of the AIVP's news, the interview Strasbourg: restoring the Port to the heart of the city, of Emilie Gravier, Director of Port Development & Promotion, Port Autonome de Strasbourg and news of the AIVP's network.
Greta Marini, responsible for the integration of ports with society in AIVP, spoke at the Portolab Academy (Marina di Carrara, Italy, 22 and 23 February 2018) about the new relations that need to be constructed between ports, cities and their citizens to ensure the sustainable development of tomorrow’s port cites. This project, run by Contship Italia, illustrates good practices in terms of education on the port.
Interview with Emilie Gravier, Director of Port Development and Promotion,
Port Autonome de Strasbourg – PAS
“Once at the heart of the medieval and modern city, the port of Strasbourg was for most of the 20th century located on a site some distance away. The city has now expanded to join the port on the banks of the Rhine, restoring the port of Strasbourg to its urban character, and adding extra responsibility,“ explains Emilie Gravier. The response includes a raft of measures, including developments in the port’s central zone in conjunction with urban projects in the Deux-Rives district, actions to improve urban mobility and optimising traffic flows, better integration between the port, city and natural environment, efforts to ensure the best use of port spaces and landscaping, and citizen-facing initiatives. All of these measures are intended to reflect the additional layer of responsibility and optimise city-port integration.
The Port Autonome de Strasbourg is a member of AIVP since 1989
Port Center by AIVP, the flagship brand developed by AIVP to promote the societal integration of ports, now has a brand new website!
On 13 February 2018, AIVP was invited by ESPO to present its activities and discuss the evolution of port-city relations, especially from the angle of the integration of ports with their cities, and their relationship with communities.