Last March, in Genoa (Italy), AIVP took actively part at the 8th GID-Parmenides Forum about “What knowledge to reconcile the evolution of port facilities with sustainable development in the Mediterranean?” (see previous article).
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”.
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, 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?
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, 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.
The General Director of the Port of Talcahuano (Chile), Rodrigo Monsalve Riquelme, expressed his satisfaction at the “Portal Portuario” media to have become an AIVP member: