Highlights

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).

Genoa, a founder-member of AIVP, hosts the 8th Parmenides Forum on: What sustainable development for our Mediterranean ports?

Hermeline DELEPOUVE27 March 2017

On 21-23 March 2017 AIVP went to Genoa to take an active part in the 8th Parmenides International Forum of the Interacademic Development Group (GID). The event was organised in partnership with Porto Antico, the management and development structure of the old port of Genoa, whose Director General, Alberto Cappato, is also on the board of AIVP.

Austin Becker rewarded for his work

Hermeline DELEPOUVE6 March 2017

Austin Becker, a member of AIVP’s network of experts, is Professor of Maritime Affairs at the University of Rhode Island (USA). He has just received the “Sloan Research Fellow” in the “Ocean Sciences” category, an award of the highly prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This prize distinguishes researchers in their early-career for their innovative work and awards them a two-year research fellowship.