Antwerp: the Flemish government launches the port heroes and heroines initiative!

anvers_gm_17juillet2017The title of port hero or heroine will be awarded to those with a strong social commitment or involved in efforts to reduce the port’s environmental footprint. The Flemish government has identified six missions (employment, quality of life, innovative agriculture, the natural environment, sustainable mobility and discovering the port) as being of crucial societal importance for the port city.

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Rotterdam: the Offshore exhibition proves a big hit with the public

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Überseestadt, the old port quarter of Bremen, renovates its Infocenter

bremen_gm_juillet10The centre has been open since 2004, but it has now been completely renovated in order to show the historical development of this ancient port territory. The old port quarter, now mainly offering leisure activities and accommodation, still has a few activities linked with the maintenance and use of waterways.

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Port owner and operator Forth Ports (UK) offers a week-long programme to learn about the career opportunities associated with port activity

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4th Citizen Port Meeting of the AIVP dealing with the topic of Port Centers and social integration of ports

Organized in partnership with the Port Club of the Fnau, the Agency of town planning of Le Havre and the Port Center of Le Havre, this meeting gathered together about forty delegates of France, of Italy, of Ireland and of the Netherlands. The discussions and presentations were  focused on why and how to develop a sustainable city/port/citizen relationship through animation, information and education tools and Port Centers.



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The Namibian port city of Lüderitz plans to build a maritime museum combined with a research centre for the University of Science and Technology

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The Port of Brussels and the Brussels Port Community sign up to the AIVP Port Center Missions Charter

signature chartebruxelles_2017juin30 The Charter was signed in front of an audience of more than 260 delegates attending the AIVP Days, where the theme was animation in the port city. Since Port Centers are a key component of such animation, more and more AIVP members are committing to creating them. They now include the Brussels Port Community, represented by Mohammed Jabour(President of the Port of Brussels), Olivier Auvray (Vice-President of the Port of Brussels) and Michel de Bièvre (President of the Brussels Port Community), who came together on 30 June to officially mark their commitment to the approach, which includes plans to open a Port Center in the next two years.

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A guide to the birdlife of the Ria de Huelva unveiled to students by the Port and the City’s education department

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The Port of Trieste invites the City in, with its 2017 Open Day

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Innovation and digitisation become a key focus for the Port of Singapore as it launches its Smart Port Challenge

singapore_gm_2017juin19-gbThe Port is capitalising on the two most recent Hackathons (2014-2015), which brought together a large number of start-ups and professionals from the maritime world. For six months, the Smart Port Challenge will encourage collaborations between organisations to drive forward the digital transformation in the maritime industry.

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The Port of Antwerp organises a competition to win places on a giant container ship

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Liège, Europe’s third largest river port, celebrates its 80th anniversary and opens up to the public

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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority signs the AIVP Missions Charter of a Port Centre

vancouver_gm_2017juin14 The Port of Vancouver, represented by its President and CEO Robin Silvester, signed the Charter on June 13th, 2017, during the official visit of AIVP President Matthis. “The Port of Vancouver’s Discovery Centre provides an interactive educational experience for the public,” says Mr. Silvester. “It’s a key component of our engagement and education program, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of the maritime industry and the port’s role in facilitating international trade.”

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The logistics industry in need of job seekers…Finding a new image for the sector is becoming urgent

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The city of Piraeus launches the 3rd edition of the port’s maritime festival

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Voices of the inhabitants at the centre of a sound exhibition in the Port Center of Le Havre

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The Port of Valparaiso signs an agreement with the University to develop cultural projects and educational concerts for young people

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Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) collaborates with Maersk to develop partnerships for disseminating knowledge, training and innovation in the shipping world

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Video: The history of the Port of Montreal in pictures

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La Rochelle: the port community opens its doors with guided tours by professionals

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