Peter de Langen, one of the AIVP experts, recently published the Book Towards a Better Port Industry with Routledge. We asked Peter to relate some of the insights from his book to the current state of turmoil in the global economy and specifically global value chains and ports.
A Port for All: Valencia Port at the side of the companies but also of the most underprivileged people
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Valencia Port is committed to supporting every component of the community. Through financial aid, it has tried to support local companies; through its charitable foundation Aportem, it has distributed food aid to the most vulnerable people; through sharing videos on social networks, it has highlighted the professions on the “front line” against Covid-19.
The Port of Québec against Covid-19: our role and our presence in the heart of the community are essential
In addition to strict prevention measures, the Port of Quebec has also implemented solidarity actions to assist people at risk as much as possible. To express its solidarity to the people, the Port has also illuminated several facilities symbolizing the rainbow.
Social responsibility is a matter taken very seriously by the Port of San Antonio. In response to Covid-19, and in permanent cooperation with the city council and neighbourhood councils, the port authority has conducted several decontamination actions, and is committed to support in different community facilities: hospitals, rural clinics, food markets, fishermen’s facilities, and even the city’s penitentiary centre.
The Port and the City of Livorno are elaborating joint solutions to better cope with Covid-19 and support local economy. On the cultural aspect, the Port is doing everything to conserve its link with the citizens: all the activities of the Port Center of Livorno have been uploaded on their website, and abundant “City Port” content is available online, to enjoy from home during the quarantine.
Besides developing initiatives to support the local society, the economy and maintain supply chain, the Port of Tarragona is also investing on port city culture the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. As explained by the President Mr. Josep Maria Cruset, the Port has multiplied the activities proposed to children as well as adults. As an active member of the AIVP network since 1190, Tarragona is an example of the Port Authority’s commitment to the community.
Despite the ongoing global health crisis, AIVP remains ‘open for business’ and available to deal with any requests or queries you may have.
The entire team here at AIVP is now working from home. We are fortunate to be able to do so, and are all in good health.
You can reach us by phone on +33 2 35 42 78 84, where Corinne LALLEMAND will be waiting to take your calls.
You can of course also contact us by email, as usual.
We hope you too are safe and well.
We ended 2019 by suggesting five new examples of good practices for our guide to "Planning the City with the Port". As previously mentioned, we regularly add new content to the guide, and now have four more examples to share with you.
Deploying sustainable mobility is one of the ten goals set out in the AIVP 2030 Agenda. The European Civitas Portis initiative is an example of a project aimed at identifying solutions to achieve it. It is coordinated by Antwerp, and to get a better idea of the expected results, we spoke to Mr. Koen Kennis, vice mayor of the city of Antwerp, responsible for mobility.
AIVP has been selected among more than 800 candidates by the UN committee to organize a debate. The debate will focus on the contribution of cities and ports around the world to the 17 sustainable development goals. AIVP has developed an Agenda which constitutes a roadmap for port cities in 10 points, to be completed by 2030. This agenda will be presented on February 10, 2020 in Abu Dhabi.