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AIVP 2030 Agenda gains new signatories!

Hermeline DELEPOUVE21 November 2019

The list of signatories grows longer day by day. Since its adoption in June 2019, the AIVP 2030 Agenda has been ratified by more than 75 AIVP members from 20 different countries. We are delighted to welcome the new signatories, who include, among others, the port of Bahia Blanca (Argentina), the Port of Montreal (Canada), the Brittany region (France), and both the city and the port of Bilbao (Spain).

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Bilbao (Spain) signs the Missions Charter of a Port Center

Hermeline DELEPOUVE13 November 2019

The missions charter of a Port Center defines in ten points the main objectives that every Port Center should reach. This document aims to accompany all those who wish to open their ports to citizens, educate youngsters in business and port activity and develop the emergence of a living city-port culture.

Port of Bilbao: innovating to reconnect with citizens

José SANCHEZ21 October 2019

Interview with Mr. Ricardo Barkala Zumelzu – President of the Bilbao Port Authority

The Port of Bilbao is the largest port on the Atlantic coast of Spain and one of the principal ports of the country, with a cargo flow of almost 36 million tons in 2018. At the same time, the metropolitan area of the city of Bilbao has a population of over one million inhabitants. In recent decades, the urban waterfront has undergone major modifications, known all over the world for its most symbolic construction, the Guggenheim Museum. However, city-planning is much more complex than the famous cultural installation; plans have had to be developed for the Abandoibarra zone, and more recently for Zorrotzaurre. The port has played a fundamental role in this transformation process, releasing land and relocating some of its operations along the waterfront. The new configuration of the port implies new challenges, like maintaining contact with the citizens now that they do not have as direct a connection with port activities as they used to. 

AIVP in Porto for a cruise benchmarking exercise

Denis DAVOULT20 October 2019

The event took place on Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October. It was the last stage of a cruise benchmarking process carried out by AIVP at the request of stakeholders in Le Havre.
The aim of the exercise was to support efforts to create conditions for sustainable development of the vibrant cruise activity in Le Havre by the period 2020-2025, and to make the area around the cruise ship docks a real asset contributing to the attractiveness of the City Port of Le Havre.

Dublin: the Docklands, a testbed for a Smart City District

Denis DAVOULT9 October 2019

Interview with Jamie Cudden, Smart City Lead – Dublin City Council.

Officially launched in February 2018, Smart Docklands is the result of various initiatives launched in the past years. The programme concerns a district which currently home 500 businesses, 44,000 workers and 26,000 residents. The priorities for this smart district are the mobility, environment, buildings and infrastructures.
Could the innovative solutions currently being tested and/or implemented in Dublin be replicated by AIVP port cities members who are facing the same challenges? Let’s talk with Jamie Cudden, Smart City Lead – Dublin City Council.

AIVP makes the front page of Le Moniteur!

Hermeline DELEPOUVE1 October 2019

Le Moniteur des Travaux Publics et du Bâtiment, a leading international publication for professionals in the construction industry, has devoted its latest special feature to collaborations between ports and cities, drawing on work done by AIVP.