The 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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The 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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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.
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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The 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 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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