Italy: Assoporti this summer signed a MOU with the National Tourist Board (ENIT)

The MOU will see the two partners work together to promote and develop tourism, and in particular to establish more sustainable city-port relations. A newly created working group will identify areas of mutual interest and define actions to be developed. The Chairman of Assoporti, Zeno D’Agostino, is delighted with the collaboration and highlights the commitment of Italy’s ports to working more and more closely with the different local stakeholders, and notably in conjunction with the tourist and cruise industries. Continue reading

Charles Haine, technical director at WSP, pens an article highlighting the paradigm between “citizens’ expectations” and “business as usual” for the port industry

Charles Haine, who made a valuable and active contribution as a rapporteur at AIVP’s City Port conference in Quebec last June, underlines the scale of the challenge facing ports as they look to engage with their cities, communities and local residents, and share the port experience. There are a host of ways to promote this common port culture, but a truly mutual approach can only be achieved through constant engagement. Continue reading

DockstheFuture: the European project enters its initial phase

The DocksTheFuture project aims to set out a futuristic vision for ports in 2030 and to take up the challenges. It will help the EU Commission (DG MOVE and INEA) to ensure better coordination and networking of projects, programmes and policies in the area of research and innovation. AIVP has been asked to contribute as an independent expert on the “City Port relationship” topic. Continue reading