AIVP was invited to give its opinion on these two strategic themes during a meeting of the Association of French Inland Ports on 29th March 2013. Three points were stressed:
That local authorities are increasingly involved in economic development.
That land development policies for riverside areas must prioritise plans that make use of the river.
That the city port blending is vital for economic performance and for the wellbeing of citizens.
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The management of port-city spaces requires a coordinated approach to prepare schemes and policies for territorial development. This would involve adapting port infrastructures in the face of the constant evolution in the number and size of vessels, and population growth.
The Colombian ports of Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Cartagena and Buenaventura will host the AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities) 2013 Latin American Congress of Ports in Bogota. The conference will address the integration of Latin American ports in the world in an era of free trade agreements and common markets.
Organised by Mercator Media, the first edition of GreenPort South Asia, in Bombay, brought together around one hundred delegates from India, South-East Asia and Europe. AIVP was an associate in the initiative. At the event, Greta Marini, responsible for studies in AIVP, has presented the concept of “Port Centres”, with particular emphasis on societal integration strategies for ports and the relationship with the citizens of port-cities.
The territories of Indian Ocean cities and ports are exposed to different forms of risks and pressures which are leading them to adopt and implement environmental practices. These can be better understood if they are analysed, and the 2nd number of Flash Indian Ocean is devoted to this topic.
PIANC (World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure) has invited AIVP to join it in organising and leading a round table on the dynamics of port-cities at the 3rd Mediterranean Days on coastal areas and ports to be held in Marseille on 22, 23 and 24 May 2013.
The AIVP Board of Directors met on Tuesday, 26 March, in Paris, with Jean Pierre Lecomte in the chair. During this spring session, General Manager Olivier Lemaire and Deputy Director Bruno Delsalle presented a balance of AIVP activities in 2012.
Dublin: towards a new phase of regeneration
A first wave of the regeneration of Dublin’s Docklands started at the end of the 1980’s. The site was sparsely populated and those who lived there were connected in some way to the port activities. As a result of this regeneration, there is now a new community of 25,000 residents and 30,000 workers. The regeneration is not fully completed. A new phase is now underway further to the east which will be driven by tourism and the cruise industry. An opportunity for the AIVP to discuss with Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO of the Dublin Port Company.
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With more than 200 member organisations today, in 48 countries, AIVP is strengthening its international reach.With 14 active new members joining AIVP in 2012, the growth dynamic of the world network is continuing.
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At the invitation of the Port and City of Helsinki, the next AIVP General Assembly will be held in the Finnish capital. The event will be coupled with the next AIVP Days.
We invite you to mark the dates – 13 and 14 June 2013 – in your diary right away.
Contact : Bruno Delsalle – firstname.lastname@example.org – http://www.helsinki.aivp.org