A mission to China led by the AIVP Director General was organised on 2 and 3 February 2016 to officially confirm the very first AIVP Days in Ningbo on 12 July 2016. The Ningbo Municipal People’s Government and the Port of Ningbo – Zhoushan confirmed its active support for the organisation of this exceptional event.
Photo : Olivier LEMAIRE, General Manager of AIVP, CHEN Jin, Supervisor of the General Affairs Section of Presidence Office, Ningbo Port Group Ltd, and YE Kejun, Department of International Exchanges, Ningbo Municipal People’s Government – copyright AIVP 2016
The AIVP published in June 2015 a Guide of Good Practices untitled “Plan the City with the Port“. Since then it has been widely disseminated and subject to numerous demands.
How to achieve a sustainable mix of urban and port functions? According to Hugo Borelli, « It is the city which has a port, and not the other way round » [Read the interview]. For Mario Girard, « The collective interest is the foundation of a fruitful and sustainable City-Port relationship » [Read the interview].
United for success
For AIVP’s members, 2016 will be a year particularly rich in events in port cities, whose diversity reflects particularly well the richness of our own network. In addition, of course, to our 15th world conference, which is due to take place in Rotterdam in early October, this year’s activities will kick off in April in Antwerp, where AIVP’s Port Center Network group will hold a new seminar on societal integration. Then it will be on to Lorient, France, to learn about the city’s plans as part of a study trip in May, and the following month we will be in Malaga, Spain, for our 2016 General Meeting and another round of AIVP Days. In July, Ningbo will be the setting for AIVP’s first regional meeting in China.
After Ashdod (Israel) in 2014 and Dunkirk (France) in 2015, the Port Center Lillo of Antwerp (Belgium) will welcome the third edition of the the third edition of the Citizen Port Meetings organised by the Port Center Network of AIVP. The programme will include a Think Tank experience with on-site visits, international presentations and many exchanges of practices on the latest initiatives in social integration of ports.
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The Conference will take place in Rotterdam from 5th to 7th October, 2016. Exchanges and debates will be focusing on the issue of “Crossovers”. You are invited to submit your contribution until 30th March, either through the Conference website www.citiesandports2016.com or directly by email at: email@example.com.
Michele Acciaro is the author of the article: “Corporate responsibility in the Port Sector” published in the International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. “A better account of the environmental and social dimension within port management can bring the port and the city together again and help them prosper together and strengthen each other.” says Acciaro.
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Since 1 January 2015, the worldwide network of port cities was strengthened by 17 new members. AIVP now has a total of 170 member organisations distributed over 41 countries who benefit from the association’s expertise to support their evolution. More than 2000 professionals take part in our exchanges of ideas.
A future that will necessarily be more respectful of our planet
It is hard not to wonder whether we are on the right path. Terrorist threats, global climate and environmental crisis, the migrant crisis, economic problems of all kinds all over the planet… all is not well in the world. It is plain to see every day, that we are all – both individually and collectively – in some way affected by the climate of fear for ourselves and our children. What we lauded as the ideal development model has negative impacts that we have failed to appreciate, and is now coming up against the bitter reality of our world and its limited resources.
The AIVP published in June 2015 a Guide of Good Practices untitled “Plan the City with the Port“. Since then it has been widely disseminated and subject to numerous demands. According to President Matthis, “there is no sustainable mix without a shared strategic vision.” Read the interview
Hugo Borelli, President of the Port of Bahia Blanca (Argentina) and AIVP’s VP for Latin America, was an active contributor to this annual congress of AAPA’s Latin American delegation.