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.”
The purpose of this Guide is to provide decision makers and stakeholders a decision support tool for addressing the problems they will face when putting into practice the ideal of “Planning the city with the port”.
EFIP, the European Federation of Inland Ports, and AIVP, the Worldwide Network of Port Cities, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out cooperation and promotion activities jointly.
Photo: Philippe Matthis, AIVP President (left) and Roland Hörner, EFIP President (right).
For the 3rd UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development from 17 to 20 October 2016, AIVP has sought to offer a new perspective and promote the actions undertaken by port cities through the INTA Initiative, which will be debated in Quito.
The ESPO has chosen “Nature in Port” as the theme for the 8th Award on Societal Integration of Ports. The jury convened in Brussels on 26 September, drawing up a shortlist of five ports from the eleven proposals received: Bremerhaven, Cartagena, Dunkirk, Guadeloupe and Riga. The winner will be announced in Brussels on 9 November.
The Port of San Antonio, Chile’s first port by tonnage, aims not only to increase the volume of goods handled but also to ensure the development of human capital, essential criteria for ensuring competitiveness. The port also seeks to strengthen the link with the community and to promote the port city integration through citizen participation. The modification of the Urban Development Plan, in which the Port of San Antonio carried out an extensive participation program including a hundred meetings, is a perfect example.
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