Highlights

Competing Through Port-City Animation

Denis DAVOULT12 June 2017

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

AIVP collaborates with the Committee of the Regions

Hermeline DELEPOUVE7 June 2017

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.

Saint-Nazaire: Collaborative effort the key to port strategy

Denis DAVOULT10 April 2017

Interview with Jean-Pierre Chalus, Chairman of the Executive Board of Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port. Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port is a member of AIVP since 1990

We recently spoke to David Samzun, Mayor of Saint-Nazaire, about plans to reroute the Boulevard des Apprentis. The scheme will benefit all stakeholders, by stimulating business for economic operators in the area, while preserving quality of life for local residents. The redevelopment of Saint-Nazaire’s port and industrial zone is a key plank of Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port’s strategic project for 2015-2020, which is focused on three priorities: “being at the heart of existing and emerging industries”, “guaranteeing performance for port industrial facilities” and “following a shared policy for the sustainable development of port estuary spaces”.

AIVP invited to contribute to a workshop held by the FNAU Urban and Landscape Project Club

Denis DAVOULT6 April 2017

The Urban and Landscape Project Club, organised by FNAU (French National Federation of Urban Development Agencies) this year chose Fécamp in France, a port town on the English Channel, as a study location. Around 30 architects and urban development experts from all over France attended the three-day workshop, after which they carried out an audit of the main challenges and potentialities of the local area, and suggested a variety of development options to local stakeholders.

Cyrus Ngo’o promotes AIVP with the PMAWCA Council

Hermeline DELEPOUVE5 April 2017

Cyrus Ngo’o, Chief Executive of the Autonomous Port of Douala and AIVP Vice-President for the Africa region, was at the 38th meeting of the Council of the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa last February, to promote AIVP, in Dakar (Senegal).