Publication : AIVP Directory 2012

webmaster6 November 2012

214 members in over 120 port cities !

On the occasion of the publication of the AIVP Directory 2012, it should be remembered that the worldwide network of Port Cities has been continuously growing since its creation. AIVP counts active members on the five continents which enables it to disseminate returns of experiences in all the domains dealing with port cities, their structural and economic development, their adaptability to climate change, etc… This Directory of over 1 500 personalised contacts is now an indispensible tool for all the members in order to exchange views and opinions, to enrich themselves from the experiences of others and to implement their own strategy.

For you who are a member, a copy will be sent to you personally during November. Use it, your membership is our strength, our network is your asset !

Contact AIVP : Corinne Monnet – cmonnet@aivp.org

Chine : Festival portuaire de Ningbo (16-18 octobre 2012)

webmaster5 November 2012

Jean-Pierre Lecomte, Président de l’AIVP, a prononcé un discours lors de la cérémonie d’ouverture du 3e Festival portuaire de Ningbo. Cet évènement a accueilli notamment des représentants de villes portuaires chinoises. Il a pour objectif de favoriser les échanges culturels et promouvoir la coopération et le développement économique.

Fórum Porto-Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, 8-9 novembre 2012

webmaster31 October 2012

Saber Global consacre son prochain Forum Port-Ville à la modernisation des zones portuaires comme levier du développement durable. Quatre thèmes guideront les débats :

les plans de modernisation et d’extension du port durable, l’importance des relations ville-port dans le contexte économique mondial, la planification des projets ville-port en Europe et en Amérique latine, les expériences et projets port-ville nationaux.

Dock infos N°82, october 2012

webmaster30 October 2012

Editorial : Rendez vous in Barcelona

A few months ago, coming to Saint-Nazaire for the 13th World conference of Cities and Ports of our Association, I discovered an industrial port city proud of its past and whose choices of development, urban, economic or cultural, reveal a shared vision of the future. Barcelona is, like Saint-Nazaire, a port city very concerned about the new global challenges, economic, environmental, climate, social… In 1989, we held there the second World Conference of AIVP when the first buildings of Port Vell had only just emerged from the ground in response to what was then called “the port wastelands”. Today, if the success of our initiative cannot be denied and contributed in profoundly transforming the image of the city, we have to go further and thus “build the city with the port” in order to implement new economic but also tourist, urban and social strategies. We have decided to engage down this path by mobilising all energies and I very warmly invite you to come on 13 and 14 December to the AIVP Days seminar in Barcelona to discuss with us the topic of “Transforming Ports, Changing Cities”.

Download Dock infos N°82, october 2012

Antoni Vives
Deputy Mayor
City of Barcelona, Spain

Obama Administration : “We Can’t Wait” Initiative, Five Major Port Projects

webmaster26 October 2012

by Franc J Pigna, CRE, FRICS, CMC, Managing Director Aegir Port Property Advisers

‘Obama Administration’s “We Can’t Wait” Initiative Expedites Five Major Port Projects’ – a concerted US maritime infrastructure investment initiative or just political expediency?

When the announcement was made with major fanfare by the Obama Administration that it was ‘expediting five major port projects’ through it’s ‘We Can’t Wait’ initiative, the maritime ports community in the US and in other countries started to wonder what exactly is ‘We Can’t Wait’, why was it needed, why can’t ‘we’ wait (and for what?), what is the rationale behind it, what will it accomplish and what are the real motivating factors behind it.

Formation : exploitation et gestion des ports

webmaster17 October 2012

L’Institut Portuaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche au Havre(IPER) a organisé sa 25ème édition de formation supérieure à l’exploitation et à la gestion des ports sous l’égide de l’Organisation Maritime Internationale (OMI) les 11 et 12 octobre 2012.
A cette occasion, l’AIVP a été invitée à clôturer les cours en présentant à la vingtaine de cadres supérieurs présents une intervention axée sur les bonnes pratiques en termes de relation ville/port.

Greenport : environmental practices in the port cities

webmaster15 October 2012

The Greenport conference took place in Marseilles from 3 to 5 October. Partners of the event, AIVP seized this occasion to meet its Marseille members and get updated on their projects. One session dedicated to port city relations was chaired by Greta Marini.

Accord de coopération entre le PROCIP (Costa Rica) et l’AIVP

webmaster10 October 2012

Luis Guillermo Carpio Malavasi, Recteur de l’Université nationale à Distance du Costa Rica (UNED), et Jean Pierre Lecomte, Président de l’AIVP, ont signé un accord dans le cadre du programme de recherche pour le développement des villes portuaires du Costa Rica (PROCIP).