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Haropa – Port of Rouen, preserving the life quality of the communities along the Seine

Théo FORTIN30 September 2020

Haropa - Port of Rouen is located on the Seine, in Normandy. Its positions all along the river explain the diversity of its activities, from cereal exportations to premium cruises. Several challenges must be tackled to preserve the quality of life of the communities living close to Haropa - Port de Rouen's facilities, and this is why AIVP wanted to make this interview with Mr Xavier Lemoine.

Reduce environmental impacts while optimize port operation: Get to know the Pixel project, a new AIVP Partner!

José SANCHEZ28 September 2020

Reducing the environmental impact of port operations and increasing their transparency are two key elements for sustainable port-city relationships (goal 9.1 of the AIVP Agenda 2030). Internet of Things (IoT), based on data generated by devices deployed in (smart) ports and cities can play a crucial role in both. Research projects like Pixel Port are working to develop new tools for efficient and transparent monitoring of environmental impact of ports. Their single impact metric can facilitate better joint governance and contribute to a healthier port-city relationship. Ignacio Lacalle, researcher from UPV, explains in this article the key aspects of the project and how AIVP and Pixel are starting a new collaboration based on the AIVP Agenda 2030.

Port cities: anticipating the risks?

webmaster28 September 2020

AIVP is organising a series of webinars entitled “Port City Talks” to continue to debate, to build the port city of tomorrow and to keep in touch with our members.

The next AIVP webinar will be held in French on Thursday 1st October 2020 at 15:00: 00 (CEST / GMT +2) and will be moderated by Bruno Delsalle, directeur adjoint de l’AIVP, with: Christian Char, Vice-President of the Port of Beirut (Lebanon), Charlotte Goujon, Vice-présidente, in charge of health and industrial health and safety, Métropole Rouen Normandie (France) ; Gaëtan Siew, special Envoy, ONU Habitat ; Eric Pourtain, Deputy Director – Head of the Technological Risks Pole, CYPRES (France).

Ports de Normandie (France): a union of three ports to boost the economic and social development of their local regions

Hermeline DELEPOUVE25 September 2020

Ports de Normandie owns and operates the ports of Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg and Dieppe. Ports de Normandie was created from an alliance between the Normandy Region, the départements of Calvados, Manche Seine Maritime, and the Conurbations of Caen la Mer, Le Cotentin and Dieppe Maritime, to promote growth in their local economies.

SUEZ, environmental integration solutions for the City Port territory

Denis DAVOULT22 September 2020

From air quality and water management to mitigating the environmental impacts of port activity, and more, there are a host of challenges when it comes to guaranteeing the residents of our port cities a high quality, healthy living environment, as recommended in Goal 9 of the AIVP 2030 Agenda...

Chloé et Théo devant les logements conteneurs au Havre

Two new recruits at AIVP!

Hermeline DELEPOUVE18 September 2020

AIVP is pleased to welcome Chloé Colboc and Théo Fortin aboard. They will bring new energy and fresh perspective on our worldwide network. Let’s meet them…

Paquebots à Bordeaux

Will cruises restart like before? 3 perspectives from AIVP’s network

Théo FORTIN17 September 2020

"Health and Life Quality": this goal is now the top-priority for most of the citizens, due to the Covid-19 pandemic but also because of the growing concern about air pollution or water drinkability. This month, AIVP will dedicate a full series of publications to this key-issue. As an introduction, here is an article coordinated by Francesca Morucci, with the contribution of Jamil Ouazzani and Laurence Bouchardie.

Cruceros y ciudades portuarias: ¿Qué futuro después de la ruptura del Covid-19?

Cruises and port cities: How to draw the future after the Covid-19 break?

Hermeline DELEPOUVE15 September 2020

AIVP is organising a series of webinars entitled “Port City Talks” to continue to debate, to build the port city of tomorrow and to keep in touch with our members.

The next AIVP webinar will be held in Spanish on Thursday 24 September 2020 at 15:00: 00 (CEST / GMT +2) and will be moderated by Beatriz Tovar de la Fé, Catedrática de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (España) (Spain); Pedro Marín Cots Jefe OMAU, Ciudad de Málaga (España) ; Pino Musolino, Special Commissioner and Acting President, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority (Italia); and Marcelo Peyregne Gerente General, Puerto de Buenos Aires (Argentina) will also speak.


Death of Antoine Rufenacht, founding President of AIVP

Hermeline DELEPOUVE8 September 2020

Port cities are in mourning. Antoine Rufenacht, the founding President of AIVP, the worldwide network of port cities, passed away on 5 September 2020 at the age of 81.

A former minister, MP, and President of the Upper Normandy Region, who served as Mayor of Le Havre from 1995 to 2010, Antoine Rufenacht was a leading French politician who was always true to his beliefs, and commanded wide and unanimous respect.