Besides developing initiatives to support the local society, the economy and maintain supply chain, the Port of Tarragona is also investing on port city culture the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. As explained by the President Mr. Josep Maria Cruset, the Port has multiplied the activities proposed to children as well as adults. As an active member of the AIVP network since 1190, Tarragona is an example of the Port Authority’s commitment to the community.
Despite the ongoing global health crisis, AIVP remains ‘open for business’ and available to deal with any requests or queries you may have.
The entire team here at AIVP is now working from home. We are fortunate to be able to do so, and are all in good health.
You can reach us by phone on +33 2 35 42 78 84, where Corinne LALLEMAND will be waiting to take your calls.
You can of course also contact us by email, as usual.
We hope you too are safe and well.
Given the international health context of the Coronavirus, we inform you that the AIVP General Meeting, initially scheduled for next May 6 and 7 in Venice (Italy) is cancelled.
After discussions with our various partners, we will organise the statutory General Meeting on October 13, 2020, just before the 17th World Conference Cities and Ports which will take place in Tangiers (Morocco) from October 14 to 17, 2020.
We ended 2019 by suggesting five new examples of good practices for our guide to "Planning the City with the Port". As previously mentioned, we regularly add new content to the guide, and now have four more examples to share with you.
The Cruise Dialogue congress which took place from 19 to 21 of February 2020, gathered global experts in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), to discuss the positive and negative impacts this activity causes in port cities. Diverging opinions showed the different perception of the challenges, but it is clear that better cooperation between ports and cities worldwide is needed. AIVP supported the event with the presentations of our own experts and members.
From 8 to 13 of February, the World Urban Forum, organized by UN-Habitat, gathered more than 17,000 participants and speakers in Abu Dhabi. AIVP ran a panel discussion about the AIVP Agenda 2030 with the international community, and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UN-Habitat.
The 3rd largest seaport in the country by its tonnage, Port Saint John (Canada) explains to us, by answering 3 questions, the reasons of joining our network.
Deploying sustainable mobility is one of the ten goals set out in the AIVP 2030 Agenda. The European Civitas Portis initiative is an example of a project aimed at identifying solutions to achieve it. It is coordinated by Antwerp, and to get a better idea of the expected results, we spoke to Mr. Koen Kennis, vice mayor of the city of Antwerp, responsible for mobility.