Advantages of membership

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Why should I join?

AIVP guarantees:

An approach based on solidarity between port cities of all sizes and at all stages of development,

Numerous opportunities to share experiences with a network of over 200 members from the 5 continents and within a framework of a regular programme of conferences and seminars,

Technical and scientific knowledge with the organisation of benchmarking missions, turnkey events (seminars, round tables);

Targeted, up-to-the-minute news on port cities produced by the only international documentary resource centre on port city projects,

A source of expertise to be found in our network of international experts,

International recognition acquired through our active and regular collaboration with international bodies (UNCTAD, World Bank, etc.).

AIVP makes available to its members the following resources and services:

How do I join?

Four steps to becoming an active member of AIVP:

  1. Consider the cost of membership
  2. Fill in the membership form
  3. Send the membership form
  4. Pay the membership dues

Step 1: Consider the cost of membership

Membership dues enable AIVP to function. They are paid annually by calendar year (January to December).

They are calculated as a function of the number of inhabitants for territorial organisations and as a function of annual port traffic for port authorities. A specific sliding scale is applicable to professionals and universities depending on their type of activity.

The sliding scale is voted each year by the Annual General Meeting.

Step 2 : Fill in the membership form (download)

Step 3: Send the membership form by e-mail, fax or post to:

Corinne MONNET
AIVP – The Worldwide Network of Port Cities
5, quai de la Saône
76600 Le Havre – France
Email :
Fax : +33 2 35 42 21 94

Step 4: Pay the membership dues

You can pay your dues:

By cheque in Euros, payable to “Association Internationale Villes et Ports”

By bank transfer in Euros or US Dollars

Please attach a copy of the payment order and instruct your bank to pay the transfer charges out of your account.

What you should know

By joining AIVP, you are deciding to give yourself every chance of carrying out an innovative project for the future of your port city.

AIVP is a not-for-profit organisation, governed by the French Law on associations of 1901, and administered by an international Board of Directors composed of decision-makers and professionals involved in port-city development. Its head office is in Le Havre (France), the port city where the organisation was created in 1988. By deciding to join AIVP, you agree that you accept the obligations defined in the Law and in the association’s statutes and regulations.


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