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Ports de Normandie (France): a union of three ports to boost the economic and social development of their local regions

September 25, 2020 2:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Ports de Normandie owns and operates the ports of Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg and Dieppe. Ports de Normandie was created from an alliance between the Normandy Region, the départements of Calvados, Manche Seine Maritime, and the Conurbations of Caen la Mer, Le Cotentin and Dieppe Maritime, to promote growth in their local economies.


Cruceros y ciudades portuarias: ¿Qué futuro después de la ruptura del Covid-19?

Cruises and port cities: How to draw the future after the Covid-19 break?

September 15, 2020 8:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

AIVP is organising a series of webinars entitled “Port City Talks” to continue to debate, to build the port city of tomorrow and to keep in touch with our members.

The next AIVP webinar will be held in Spanish on Thursday 24 September 2020 at 15:00: 00 (CEST / GMT +2) and will be moderated by Beatriz Tovar de la Fé, Catedrática de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (España) (Spain); Pedro Marín Cots Jefe OMAU, Ciudad de Málaga (España) ; Pino Musolino, Special Commissioner and Acting President, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority (Italia); and Marcelo Peyregne Gerente General, Puerto de Buenos Aires (Argentina) will also speak.


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Death of Antoine Rufenacht, founding President of AIVP

September 8, 2020 2:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Port cities are in mourning. Antoine Rufenacht, the founding President of AIVP, the worldwide network of port cities, passed away on 5 September 2020 at the age of 81.

A former minister, MP, and President of the Upper Normandy Region, who served as Mayor of Le Havre from 1995 to 2010, Antoine Rufenacht was a leading French politician who was always true to his beliefs, and commanded wide and unanimous respect.


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AFD publishes a new atlas of the African continent

September 7, 2020 11:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

AIVP recommends adding the new atlas published by France’s Development Agency, the AFD, to your reading list. Titled “Atlas de l’Afrique AFD – Pour un autre regard sur le continent” (“AFD Atlas of Africa –A Different View of the Continent”), the book contains over 100 maps and explains how Africa is moving towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


In the wake of the tragedy in Beirut, can we expect to see more public calls for improved industrial safety in port cities?

September 2, 2020 2:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In front of the impressive images of the devastation caused not only to the port of Beirut but also to the whole urban area, the citizens of the port cities are worried. A mobilization on these subjects will develop in the coming days and months. However, industrial safety in ports throughout the world has been the subject of reflection and measures for several years.


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Mersin Chamber of Shipping: the first member of AIVP from Turkey!

September 2, 2020 2:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Mersin is a Mediterranean city on the South coast of Turkey. Due to its geographical position and temperate climate, the city has been a significant transit point between Africa, Asia and Europe, and hosts an international port which gives service worldwide.

Mersin Chamber of Shipping, established in 1989, is a Professional Organization with the Status of Public Institution and is one of the two Chambers of Shipping in Turkey. Developing maritime trade and maritime profession in accordance with the national policies and international regulations, and meeting the common needs of its members worldwide are among the main objectives of the Chamber. The vision of the Chamber is to have an indelible impression both domestically and worldwide in terms of its quality of service, reputation and reliability, by submitting the opportunities of maritime trade and other maritime activities to its members and to the whole sector as an accredited institution.


Port Centers and port reputation

July 8, 2020 10:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Hilda Ghiara is Tenured Researcher and Professor in Maritime Traffic, Ports and Regional Economies at University of Genoa (Italy). She has been member of AIVP network of experts for almost 10 years. She attended on July 2, the AIVP webinar on Port Centers and provides a perspective that complements the webinar quite well.


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First Online Board of Directors for AIVP

July 2, 2020 7:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the AIVP programme of activities but also the possibilities of physically bringing together the 33 administrators from 16 different countries.

But AIVP is adapting and innovating! On Tuesday 30 June 2020, we organised, for the first time, our Board of Directors by videoconference with the possibility of 100% secure online voting.

AIVP has joined forces with the start-up Nüag, which uses the Blockchain technology that combines reliability and transparency.

Do you also want to test this new way of participating in the life of AIVP?
Meet all our members in November 2020 for the AIVP Digital General Meeting!


Mayotte’s Departmental Council joins AIVP’s influential network

May 26, 2020 3:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The commercial port is an economic engine for Mayotte, and a key infrastructure for connecting the archipelago with the rest of the world. Maritime traffic bringing imported goods to Mayotte is growing at an annual rate of around 4%. This French and European port enjoys a privileged location in the middle of the Mozambique Channel, some 300 km off the coast of Madagascar and 500 km from East Africa, an undeniable asset in this highly promising regional economic context.