On a private trip to Costa Rica, AIVP President Philippe Matthis met with Roger Rios, a sociologist well known to AIVP members as coordinator of the city-port development programme “PROCIP”, and who was recently named President of INCOP, the body which operates ports on the country’s Pacific coast.
Responding to an invitation extended by Mr Josué YOUMBA, Chief Executive of the National Port Authority (APN), Philippe Matthis, Chairman of AIVP and Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, both travelled to Cameroon for the two national maritime and port days. The trip was an excellent opportunity to visit the country’s port facilities and discover the city-port cooperation projects in Douala and Kribi.
AIVP, together with 20 other organizations, have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the framework of the Industry Alliance for Multimodal (IAM). AIVP, through this Alliance, will express its positions and expectations with regards to EU policy initiatives that could boost and enhance sustainable European multimodal connectivity and logistics.
The first French port hackathon took place in Le Havre on 19 and 20 November 2016. A total of 75 people, working together in eight teams, went head to head for 24 hours to develop digital solutions to the current issues facing port cities.
On 18 and 19 November 2016, a large-scale “hackathon” will be held on the theme of Smart Ports, at the campus of ENSM (the French National School for Merchant Navy Officers). The event is being organised by HAROPA, the alliance which includes the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, in conjunction with port community systems operator SOGET, ENSM and the Seine Estuary Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
AIVP has been invited to take part in the AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities) 2016 Latin American Congress of Ports in Merida. Olivier Lemaire, Director General will be the moderator of the working session dedicated to “smart ports – ports of the future: innovation in technological processes.”