The members of the Indian Ocean Observatory for Ports and Cities be they local organisations, port authorities or professionals from the islands or Africa, have indicated their interest in reflecting on the positioning of the fishing industry in their port-cities.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be organizing a Conference on Port Cities on September 9th 2013 in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). OECD will also size this opportunity to release its synthesis publication on port-cities, which is based on a series of case studies conducted in various port-cities around the world: www.oecd.org/regional/portcities
Interview with Francesca Morucci of the Leghorn Port Authority (Italy)
Leghorn is undertaking a Port Centre project which will allow the Porto Aperto initiative to be perpetuated. Porto Aperto, now in its 6th year, has been increasingly successful, to the point where the initiative can take an important step forward with the opening of a permanent site. Information on the modern port will be provided through visits and meetings with professionals.
Editorial : “Culture and competitiveness of port cities”
The AIVP Days in Helsinki (Finland), 13-15 June 2013
It is with great pleasure that we are to be able to welcome you to the General Meeting of AIVP, the worldwide network of port cities, in Helsinki on the 11th and 12th of June. More than one hundred delegates, representing port cities on every continent, are due to attend. Finland largely looks out onto the Baltic Sea and this entire European region has experienced remarkable economic dynamism since the end of the Soviet era more than twenty years ago. Helsinki and other Baltic port cities are at the front line of this growth. This economic impetus is accompanied by an equally remarkable urban revival. All around the country, pride is taken in architectural heritage whilst the improvement of quality of life in cities is of constant concern. This is why I am delighted that these new AIVP Days in Helsinki are dedicated to the theme “City-port culture and competitiveness”. Cultural strategies play an active role in the improvement of citizens’ wellbeing. It is also an important factor in the development of tourism. When it is possible to bring together culture with the port and its activities, then we have an extraordinary lever for development in each port city.
Hannele Luukkainen, Chairman of the Board, Port of Helsinki
Download Dock infos N°86, may 2013
A big cheer for the AIVP women workers who bravely took part in the 5th L’Amazone 6 km race at Le Havre last Sunday, 2 June. Sarah Guermi, Greta Marini, Paula Dominguez, Corinne Monnet, Chloé Colboc and Corinne Lallemand (pictured left to right) ran the 6 km course wearing pink “AIVP” t-shirts to raise money to help the fight against breast cancer.
The North Adriatic Port Association (NAPA) and the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO), both members of AIVP, will sign a collaboration protocol on 5 June 2013 in order to intensify cooperation between ports and offer the best route for transporting goods from Central Europe to the Mediterranean and the Far East.
The question of onshore power supply for ships was debated specifically at a conference organised by the Cruise Europe association at Le Havre on 24 April 2013.
AIVP followed with much interest the work of the conference organised by the Cruise Europe association, which held a meeting for its members in Le Havre on 23, 24 and 25 April this year.
In the context of research projects into the dynamics of port cities, AIVP would like to draw its active members’ attention to the World Seastems project. This project, financed by the European Union to the tune of one and a half million euros, began in March 2013 and will go on for 5 years. The World Seastems project is under the scientific responsibility of César Ducruet, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) researcher and member of AIVP’s network of experts.