Two AIVP members sign a partnership agreement
The Port of Brussels and the Port of Quebec, both AIVP active members, signed a partnership agreement this Friday, 16 March in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), which will allow them to jointly apprehend issues that are common to both ports.
Both maritime and river ports, Brussels and Quebec ports are located in urban areas and are, as AIVP is advocating, convinced of the need to integrate better in this landscape, with a view to fruitful and sustainable cohabitation with the various surrounding stakeholders. Finally, even if the scales are very different, the two ports have in common some similar development projects, such as the construction of a terminal for cruise ships.
This partnership revolves (among others) around several elements:
- A sharing of good practices for a better urban integration of the two ports, among others in connection with good governance.
- Both port entities are signatories of the Missions Charter of a Port Center by AIVP. The Port Centers offer the public, initiated or not, the opportunity to discover, experiment and better understand the port and maritime contemporary activity through various events including: exhibitions in a dedicated place, educational events and tours of adapted sites, as well as sites of privileged exchanges with various stakeholders of the marine environment. In each of the ports, it is envisaged to create a Port Center. The two port organizations will pool their respective experiences in the creation of these Port Centers.
AIVP is glad to see bridges that are being created between its members for a better city-port dialogue.
To learn more about this partnership, read the press release.