The community will have a bigger place in the Masterplan for the Port of Shoreham, which envisages the creation of an information centre

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Supporting efforts to share passion for the city port

16463446_767833746702556_5142296882263769483_oPort Academy by Porto Lab, Contship Italia in Milan, 2 – 3 February 2017

Greta Marini, who is responsible for the AIVP Port Center Network, was invited to take part in the “Port Academy” organised by the PortoLab project, launched eleven years ago by terminal operator Contship Italia. In line with the principles set out in the Port Center missions charter, PortoLab allows youngsters aged between 9 and 12 to learn about the terminals operated by Contship in various Italian port cities (Milan, Cagliari, Ravenna, Gioia Tauro, La Spezia).

For a few hours each week, employees volunteer to teach the children about the realities of port life, based on a pre-defined educational program. For many of the youngsters, the port is a new and completely unknown world. A project like this requires careful preparation, and every year Port Academy aims to provide the necessary resources for the Contship employees who volunteer to accompany the children. Educational content is tested in advance by a professional working closely with the classes and teachers.

IMG_1739Over the two days, the Port Academy team members were given the chance to familiarise themselves with a new educational project, based on the game “Escape Room”. The game takes the form of a container, in which the children find clues to solve a number of puzzles, and allows a variety of different themes to be explored, depending on the schools’ requirements and the ages of the children.

Today, Contship is able to offer youngsters a unique and proven experience, but one which needs to be constantly updated and renewed. The children contribute with their own immediate reactions and comments, confirming the importance of showing that the port is a part of their everyday lives.

This initiative, driven by Contship Italia, needs more support from public stakeholders in the port cities where Contship’s terminals are located. The importance of links between businesses and schools – particularly in the port and maritime environments – requires work to raise awareness among urban stakeholders, local communities and the port authorities. They have an essential role to play in developing port culture with younger people and the general public. The challenge today is to channel these opportunities collectively, in order to make the country’s territories more competitive.

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The association Le Havre Cinéma launches a film competition on the theme “All roads lead to the Port of Le Havre”

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The Port of Montreal launches an advertising campaign focusing on the rich history of the port and city

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Second Ocean Hackathon Brest planned for October 2017… the call has already gone out

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The Port of Valencia continues to promote awareness of its activities through tours, hosting 7,500 students in 2016.

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In 2016, the Port of Cadiz welcomed over 700 people as part of its tour programme, which includes five different itineraries

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Toronto: new “Ice Breakers” art exhibition uses digital technology to create an interactive waterfront experience

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The Port of Valparaiso backs the three-wheeled taxi project, an initiative aimed at promoting soft mobility which tells the story of the city and its port

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Napoli considers creating a Marine and Immigration Museum.

napoli_gm_08fev2017Located at the Magazzini Generali, a 9000 m2 site that was recently saved from demolition, the project could be realised as part of a wider programme aimed at revitalising maritime passenger traffic. It will also help to renew links between the city and port, and allow Neapolitans to rediscover their maritime and port identity.

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The Port of Montréal and ETS (Higher Technology School) join forces for the Smart port challenge

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The Port of Barcelona carries out a study to fit training to port needs

barcelone_gm_6janv2017The Port of Barcelona is carrying out a study of the current labour market and the sort of training required. Particular attention will be paid to the competences that port activities will generate in future. Linking education to port needs should become a major issue in the city’s active training strategies.

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Port of Helsinki receives a communication award for its good interaction with the residents

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Calais: the port and its history displayed to the public in the Fine Arts Museum

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