Created over 30 years ago by port and city stakeholders looking to promote dialogue on the transformation of city-port interfaces, AIVP has established a reputation as the world’s leading organisation supporting sustainable city-port development strategies.

page de couverture des actes du forum de 1988


AIVP worldwide network founded in Le Havre:
Shared perspectives on the transformation of city-port interfaces. Containerisation drives a huge increase in maritime traffic.

affiche de la conference de 1993


Montreal Charter:
Stakeholders from the port cities of the AIVP network adopt a formal commitment to the environment and sustainable development, just a few months after the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.


AIVP is now present on every continent:
AIVP’s first website goes online. New resources are created for disseminating knowledge and sharing information. More and more city-port projects take shape.

Tribune d'adoption de la Charte de Sydney


Sydney Charter for the sustainable development of port cities.
The pace of globalisation increases. Port traffic has doubled since AIVP’s creation.

Enfants visitant le port


The Port Center concept is created.
Dialogue with citizens is identified as key to the successful urban and economic development of port cities.

workshop to define my port city next generation


AIVP celebrates its 30th anniversary and unveils its 2030 Agenda for sustainable port cities, in line with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.



An agreement between AIVP and UN-Habitat is ratified.
AIVP evolves to provide its members with an even more comprehensive range of services.

An innovative and committed organisation

In addition to promoting the sustainable development of port cities, AIVP also plays an institutional role.

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