Edouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre, Hervé Martel, Chairman of the Grand Port Maritime du Havre’s board of management, Vianney de Chalus, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and François Guerin, Member of the Maritime and Port Union officially opened the Le Havre Port Centre on 9 December. They signed the Missions Charter of a Port Centre at the opening ceremony.
AIVP has associated itself with the EurHope international illustration competition – the theme for 2014 is “Sea ports, Worldwide connections, Lives, cultures and merchandise. Crossroads for the Future”. The works selected will be included in a catalogue and exhibited, particularly in Geneva. Details and rules at www.eurhope.net
Today AIVP publishes its Missions Charter of a Port Center. The document, drawn up by AIVP and all its partners in the Port Center Network (PCN), defines in ten points the essential challenges and objectives of any Port Center.
At its meeting in Paris on 21 November, the Board ratified the choice of the company Pur Projet* to develop CSR actions for the Association. With its support, AIVP hopes to improve its carbon footprint and take a more active part in the fight against climate change.
PMAESA Conference – Durban (South Africa) – 4/5 November 2013: Indian Ocean Observatory for Ports and Cities (IOO) Intervention
The Conference, with the associative theme of “the maritime economic integration of Africa”, attracted nearly 180 participants. During her intervention, Annick Miquel, the general director of IOO, presented the results and recommendations of a study carried out in 2012 by the Observatory on levers for improving the facilities offered to cruise ships in the Indian Ocean.
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The challenges facing port cities were discussed by Jean-Pierre Lecomte, President of AIVP, at the symposium “Réinventer la ville face aux risques et défis à venir” (Reinventing the city in light of the coming risks and challenges), which was held in Paris on 13th and 14th November 2013. He pointed out that most of the large cities in today’s globalized world are also large ports, and that the city-port relationship is one of the key factors in the urban dynamics of these world-cities.
An interview with Michelle Hundley – Vice President of Public Affairs – The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region
A Port Centre project is currently being studied at Houston. It is being run by the Maritime Museum, which is preparing to join AIVP’s Port Centre Network. Michelle Hundley presented the Port of Houston’s social and environmental integration projects at the AIVP 13th world conference at Nantes in 2012. Back in Houston, she proposed the idea of a Port Centre, which fascinated the port and the port community.
The port-city of Leghorn, an active member of AIVP, hosted the third “Italian Cruise Day” on 25 October. A study carried out by the consultant “Risposte Turismo”, entitled “Italian Cruise Watch 2013”, was presented and debated at the meeting. The study shows that the world cruise ship industry continues to grow, despite the crisis, and forms the principal challenge for Italian port-cities, which are among the most sought-after destinations in the world.
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On Wednesday 6th November in Brussels, a jury, which included a representative of AIVP, awarded the ESPO Award to the port of Antwerp. The prize consists of funding for a port project that promotes societal integration. This 5th edition was dedicated to heritage.
Risk in urban projects: a conference on new French approaches to urban development – Paris, 13 and 14 November 2013
Risk – technological, natural, climate or safety – is an essential dimension of every urban project, and even more so in “port-city” projects. Jean-Pierre Lecomte, president of AIVP, will be talking in the final round table discussion of the conference to show the strengths of port-cities in the face of risks and of the challenges of economic and energy transition.
Many major players in French urban development will be taking part in this exchange of experience.
Complete programme and free inscription at: www.reinventer-la-ville.fr