Spain: the Court of Auditors expresses reservations on the multiplication of port investments.

The Court blames ports for not carrying out realistic studies of the real demand underlying every new infrastructure work. It demands the definition of a clearer national strategy and control mechanisms. The response to market demands must be analysed more deeply from a national perspective and not port by port. The Court does not recognise a direct correlation between infrastructure expenditure and efficiency gains. Continue reading

Guadeloupe, active member of AIVP, wins ESPO Award 2017

This year, the annual prix awarded by ESPO was devoted to the commitment of ports to promoting artistic and cultural projects in their communities. The Port de la Guadeloupe project, entitled Port’Art, is intended to be broad and diverse. It will enable a large percentage of the island’s population to discover port territories through art and history, and also raise awareness among young people through artistic creations produced jointly with local schools. Today, after years of investment in society, the Port of Guadeloupe is paying more and more attention to the intangible benefits of these “soft” values in its activities and their competitiveness. Continue reading