Interviews

The ‘licence to operate’ … a proactive approach is more and more essential for the port actors

Bruno DELSALLE4 January 2016

Interview of Prof Dr Michele ACCIARO, Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics at Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Hamburg

“Ports and cities have for many centuries lived in a symbiotic relationship. Industrialization has often increased conflict and in many cases required the port to move away from the city. 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.”

Review of the 2015 Port of the Future National Conference: what are the prospects for French ports?

Bruno DELSALLE4 January 2016

Interview: Philippe JOSCHT, Head of the Water, Sea and Rivers Department (DTecEMF) at Cerema, the Centre for Research and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility and Development.

The role of the Water, Sea and Rivers Department, which has replaced the former “Cetmef”, is to provide expertise on all water-related issues. Its work covers studies and expert analysis, research, knowledge capitalisation and transfer in the field of water. Since 2011 it has organised the Port of the Future National Conference, with which AIVP has been involved on several occasions.

Plan the City with the Port: “No sustainable mix without a shared strategic vision”

Denis DAVOULT10 December 2015

Interview: Philippe Matthis, President of the AIVP, Deputy General Manager of the Port of Brussels

The AIVP published last June a Guide of Good Practices untitled “Plan the City with the Port”. Since then it has been widely disseminated and subject to numerous demands. We therefore found it appropriate to come back here to the many challenges this Guide is addressing and discuss them with the President of the AIVP.

“We believe it’s essential to develop an energy conscience as part of our Smart Port approach”

Bruno DELSALLE23 November 2015

Interview: Joan Basora Robert, Corporate Development Manager, Port of Tarragona, Spain

The Port of Tarragona is Spain’s fourth largest and handles a diverse range of goods traffic. It also houses a major petrochemical complex. Besides the industrial-port dimension, this Catalan port is also following a policy aimed at developing the cruise business and harbours genuine ambitions of integrating the city with the port.

Bordeaux, the “Bassins à Flot” wet docks: maintaining an active port as part of the urban project

Denis DAVOULT18 November 2015

Interview : Etienne Naudé, Head of Strategy & Development at Grand Port Maritime de Bordeaux (GPMB)

The port of Bordeaux reported that the ship repair yard of the “Bassins à Flot” had welcomed its first vessels. The presence of this ship repair activity at the heart of “Bassins à flot” project can be seen as a reflection of the commitment to maintaining an active port as part of this major urban redevelopment.