FACOCIP is a city-port structure created to improve city-port cohesion. The object is to develop listening expertise in order to respond to the demands of all the groups involved. The organisation of events like this festival is among the measures taken to improve integration while developing a common feeling of belonging. Continue reading
More and more, port management requires multiple competences stimulated by other fields and not strictly limited to port affairs. New job descriptions continue to appear, some of which are still unknown. And yet port managers have always been recruited from within the shipping and maritime world. Today it would appear that, for the new generation of Managers, it will be necessary to bring in people from “outside” who are capable of providing new inspiration, especially in the fields of new technologies, energy and the capacity to form associations.
Among the various projects for interchange of experiences in the areas of cruise ships, energy and technology, Porto Antico of Genoa will work together with the Exploratorium science centre in San Francisco to complete the display for its “Citta dei Bambini” interpretation centre. In return, Genoa has been able to promote interest in the AIVP Port Centre concept among the port-city community. San Francisco will therefore have support for the installation of a future Port Centre. Continue reading
Thirteen high-quality proposals were debated by the Jury of the 9th ESPO Award (European Sea Ports Organisation), an annual honour given in recognition of a port authority that has demonstrated a genuine and original commitment to reforging links with its local communities. This year, the European Sea Ports Organisation highlighted the theme of art and culture as a vector for promoting commitment.(Photo ©ESPO) Continue reading
The Blue Port concept, created by the German artist Michael Batz, is going into its sixth year. The artist, who is known for his light installations in big cities like Florence, Berlin and Salzburg, lights up the port landscape. On this occasion, several big cruise liners will parade through Hamburg during a weekend offering a wealth of entertainment and recreation. Continue reading