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Spatial Governance is on the agenda of the Young Academics Network conference

April 11, 2016 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

José Sanchez, author of “The Port and the City – On board Diary”, took an interest in the question of spatial governance in port cities at the AESOP YA conference in Ghent (Belgium) on 22 March 2016.

The subject was addressed from the angle of institutional relations, physical interaction and societal integration in the six European port cities of Genoa, Rotterdam, Marseilles, Lisbon and Helsinki.

José Sanchez, a trained architect, will be conducting research in the field of societal integration and the development of the Port Center concept within AIVP until the end of April 2016.

More information:
Online presentation
10th YA Conference 2016 Ghent

Dock infos N°100, april 2016

April 6, 2016 9:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Issue 100!

For more than 25 years, AIVP is the privileged witness to the developments under way in the cities and ports all over the world. The Dock Infos is one of those meetings the AIVP put forwards to its worldwide network to insure its creation purpose: sharing experiences, as attested by some of our member’s feedback.

Philippe Matthis
President of AIVP

Download Dock infos N°100, april 2016

Agenda: AIVP Days – Ningbo (China) – 12 July 2016

February 29, 2016 4:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A mission to China led by the AIVP Director General was organised on 2 and 3 February 2016 to officially confirm the very first AIVP Days in Ningbo on 12 July 2016. The Ningbo Municipal People’s Government and the Port of Ningbo – Zhoushan confirmed its active support for the organisation of this exceptional event.

Photo : Olivier LEMAIRE, General Manager of AIVP, CHEN Jin, Supervisor of the General Affairs Section of Presidence Office, Ningbo Port Group Ltd, and YE Kejun, Department of International Exchanges, Ningbo Municipal People’s Government – copyright AIVP 2016

AIVP talks with two of its Vice-Presidents, Hugo Borelli and Mario Girard

February 16, 2016 9:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The AIVP published in June 2015 a Guide of Good Practices untitled “Plan the City with the Port“. Since then it has been widely disseminated and subject to numerous demands.

How to achieve a sustainable mix of urban and port functions? According to Hugo Borelli, « It is the city which has a port, and not the other way round » [Read the interview]. For Mario Girard, « The collective interest is the foundation of a fruitful and sustainable City-Port relationship » [Read the interview].

Dock infos N°99, february 2016

February 11, 2016 10:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

United for success

For AIVP’s members, 2016 will be a year particularly rich in events in port cities, whose diversity reflects particularly well the richness of our own network. In addition, of course, to our 15th world conference, which is due to take place in Rotterdam in early October, this year’s activities will kick off in April in Antwerp, where AIVP’s Port Center Network group will hold a new seminar on societal integration. Then it will be on to Lorient, France, to learn about the city’s plans as part of a study trip in May, and the following month we will be in Malaga, Spain, for our 2016 General Meeting and another round of AIVP Days. In July, Ningbo will be the setting for AIVP’s first regional meeting in China.

Official launch of the 15th World Conference Cities and Ports

February 8, 2016 6:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Conference will take place in Rotterdam from 5th to 7th October, 2016. Exchanges and debates will be focusing on the issue of “Crossovers”. You are invited to submit your contribution until 30th March, either through the Conference website or directly by email at:

AIVP talks with Prof Dr Michele ACCIARO, Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics at Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Hamburg

January 25, 2016 12:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Michele Acciaro is the author of the article: “Corporate responsibility in the Port Sector” published in the International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. “A better account of the environmental and social dimension within port management can bring the port and the city together again and help them prosper together and strengthen each other.” says Acciaro.

Read the interview

New members join AIVP

January 19, 2016 8:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Since 1 January 2015, the worldwide network of port cities was strengthened by 17 new members. AIVP now has a total of 170 member organisations distributed over 41 countries who benefit from the association’s expertise to support their evolution. More than 2000 professionals take part in our exchanges of ideas.

Dock infos N°98, december 2015

January 12, 2016 3:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A future that will necessarily be more respectful of our planet

It is hard not to wonder whether we are on the right path. Terrorist threats, global climate and environmental crisis, the migrant crisis, economic problems of all kinds all over the planet… all is not well in the world. It is plain to see every day, that we are all – both individually and collectively – in some way affected by the climate of fear for ourselves and our children. What we lauded as the ideal development model has negative impacts that we have failed to appreciate, and is now coming up against the bitter reality of our world and its limited resources.