Interviews

SUEZ, environmental integration solutions for the City Port territory

Denis DAVOULT22 September 2020

From air quality and water management to mitigating the environmental impacts of port activity, and more, there are a host of challenges when it comes to guaranteeing the residents of our port cities a high quality, healthy living environment, as recommended in Goal 9 of the AIVP 2030 Agenda...

Dunkirk’s new Port Center set to bring the public and port closer together

José SANCHEZ17 August 2020

After almost two years in preparation, the Dunkirk Port Center opened its doors in July 2020, becoming an invaluable new resource for promoting dialogue between the public, the city, and the port. The new space was developed with support from three main partners: the Port Authority, the Urban Community and the Port Museum, where the Port Center is housed. In this interview, we find out more about the reasons behind the project and what visitors can expect in the months ahead.

Jean-Paul Le Caill

Papeete (French Polynesia): reconciling economic recovery and environmental protection

José SANCHEZ23 July 2020

Papeete is on the island of Tahiti, in French Polynesia. With the local economy reeling from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the port unveiled a support package for Polynesian businesses on 17 June. The €4 million euro package covers the maritime industry, tourism and inter-island transport. But it also represents an opportunity to adopt a more sustainable approach to development, and that’s why AIVP was keen to talk to Jean-Paul Le Caill, CEO of Port Autonome de Papeete.

North Sea Port: a cross-border entity fighting the pandemic

José SANCHEZ15 June 2020

Created on January 1st , 2018, the port authority of North Sea Port manages the ports of Zeeland (The Netherlands) and Gent (Belgium). As a cross border authority, its duties were important against the Covid19 which was spreading from country to country. North Sea Port has tackled this challenge, keeping the link with the citizens and maintaining its sustainable development projects.

The port of Helsinki will pursue its path towards sustainable development despite the Covid 19

José SANCHEZ8 June 2020

Considering the importance of ferry traffic in Helsinki, the port has been seriously impacted by the Covid19. Even though, some investments had to be postponed and events cancelled, the Port of Helsinki remains committed to a better Port City interaction. The priority has been keeping the citizens informed, and maintaining the strategical investments for sustainable development.

Trois-Rivières: aiming to be an innovative urban port

Denis DAVOULT26 May 2020

Located in the heart of the city itself, the Port of Trois-Rivières faces a daily challenge to balance its activities with the life of residents living next to the Port. But the Port sees this co-existence as a great opportunity to work hand in hand with the City, building a feeling of pride and belonging to a dynamic, attractive city.

A Port for All: Valencia Port at the side of the companies but also of the most underprivileged people

Denis DAVOULT7 May 2020

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.