The Port of Quebec, represented by its President & CEO Mario Girard, signed the Port Center missions charter on Friday 24 2016 at the AIVP Days in Malaga. The move reflects the social commitment of the Port of Quebec, which has embarked on a process aimed at improving port culture and awareness among its communities.
The goal is to bring together private and public stakeholders to develop a transparent, collaborative policy on social integration, and eventually a Port Center-type structure. The General Meeting was also an opportunity for AIVP to distribute a document presenting the Port Center concept and the various parties actively involved in the PCN working group. The document is available here.
To mark the launch, the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp are organising a symposium outlining their vision for a socially responsible business. Based on the three Ps principles (People, Planet, Profit), the authors are keen to show that economic growth, quality of life and environment can co-exist sustainably.
Brigitte Daudet, a research lecturer at the Normandy School of Management, offers a forward-looking analysis of port city developments in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report sets out the current situation for ports and cities, and the stakes attached to their economic and demographic growth. A publication of Ecole de Management and Idet Normandie with the support of Fondation Sefacil.View the full report here.