Stakeholders in the territory of Marseilles have turned out in large numbers to sign the AIVP Missions Charter of a Port Center. Marseilles, France’s largest port city, joins the thirteen international port cities that are already signatories. The charter, which was ratified on Thursday 14 September at the Smartcity Forum, centres on the object of opening the port to the city’s population, involving the Port of Marseilles Fos, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseilles, Provence, the Bouches du Rhône Department, the Metropolis of Marseilles, and cities of Marseilles, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Fos-sur-Mer and Port-de-Bouc.
Interview with Johan Castwall, Chief Executive Officer, Ports of Stockholm
On October 2016, after three years of works, Ports of Stockholm inaugurated the new port of Värtahamnen. This reconstruction of Värtahamnen is part of the large urban development project, the Stockholm Royal Seaport. Stockholm Royal Seaport: this old industrial-port zone is gradually being turned into a port district which in 2030 will provide homes for 12,000 people, as well as 35,000 new jobs. Citizen consultation, new technologies, sustainable urban development, the project is nothing short of a demonstration of the smart port city. How the Port and the City of Stockholm are jointly working to achieve this ambitious goal?
Ports of Stockholm is member of AIVP since 2006
The AIVP directory is a targeted communication tool which enables the association’s active members to publicise their projects through the purchase of advertising space. The AIVP directory has existed since 2006 and is a favourite among members.
The Charter was signed in front of an audience of more than 260 delegates attending the AIVP Days, where the theme was animation in the port city. Since Port Centers are a key component of such animation, more and more AIVP members are committing to creating them.
AIVP’s Annual General Meeting has been held in Le Havre (France) on 29 June 2017. Members have elected the new Board of Directors and Executive Bureau. The programme of activities and budgets have been approved.
In this issue, you will find:
An interview of Yann Alix who is going to lead the AIVP Days in Le Havre (29-30 June), a selection of the AIVP brief news, a report on the participation of Philippe Matthis, the President of AIVP, to a workshop on the regeneration of port cities organized by the Committee of Regions, a news regarding the GID-Parmenides Forum about sustainable development in the Mediterranean ports in which the AIVP took actively part, etc.
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The Port of Vancouver, represented by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Robin Silvester, signed the Missions Charter of a Port Centre on June 13th, 2017, during the official visit of AIVP President Matthis to Vancouver.
Interview with Yann Alix, Sefacil Foundation.
The AIVP Days in Le Havre will be led by Yann Alix, Chief Executive of the Sefacil Foundation, a think tank which studies forward-looking ideas for maritime, port and logistic strategy. Yann also works as Head of Marketing & Strategy for SOGET SA, the Port Community Systems market leader.
We spoke to him about the issue of port-city animation, which will be the key focus of our discussions on 29 and 30 June.
Soget is a member of AIVP since 2003
Philippe Matthis, President of AIVP, participated in a workshop on the regeneration of port cities and port areas organized jointly by the Committee of the Regions and the Permanent Representation of Malta in Brussels on 16 May 2017.
AIVP has been invited to contribute to the debate, the aim being to rethink the constantly changing city-port relationship, and identify potential synergies in the fields of economic, energy, environmental and societal development.
This working group gathered, among others, testimonies from cities, port authorities and terminal operators.
Last March, in Genoa (Italy), AIVP took actively part at the 8th GID-Parmenides Forum about “What knowledge to reconcile the evolution of port facilities with sustainable development in the Mediterranean?” (see previous article).