Interviews

What measures can be taken to decarbonise mobility? Interview with Carlos Rubio, President of the Port of Malaga

José SANCHEZ21 December 2020

The Port of Malaga is an important cargo and cruise ship port in Andalusia, Spain. It plays an essential role in the cruise ship industry in the Western Mediterranean. Malaga, in the heart of a tourist region and at the crossroads between Europe and Magreb, is a city where mobility is of the essence. The port is located close to the city centre and forms part of the urban tissue, thanks to a rigorous port-city remodelling process. This means that the Port of Malaga is necessarily an actor in the urban planning and the mobility of the city. After the participation of the Malaga City Council in our webinar on cruise ships, we wanted to interview the Port of Malaga on the subject of mobility. We spoke to Sr. Carlos Rubio, president of the Malaga Port Authority.

Digitization and co-construction for a sustainable mobility in Halifax (Canada)

Denis DAVOULT15 December 2020

Like many ports around the world, the Port Halifax is facing the challenge of maximizing its growth potential without increasing possible negative externalities such as road congestion. Since 2018 rail solutions and several digital tools for sharing real-time information with their customers but also with the larger community and the public have been implemented to address such a challenge and reduce port truck traffic through downtown Halifax. For the Port of Halifax directors digitization of the port is a key strategy but it is not only about adopting smart technologies as they explained us: transparency and co-construction with your partners, stakeholders, and the larger community is essential to transform the entire Port ecosystem.

Puerto Madero: New quality public spaces promote walking and cycling

José SANCHEZ7 December 2020

The Puerto Madero Corporation (CPM) was created in 1989 to urbanise and manage 170 Ha belonging to the old port. The many international prizes awarded in the last 30 years bear witness to the success of one of the largest waterfront transformation projects in Latin America. Today the Puerto Madero Corporation is involved in different urban regeneration projects in several Latin American cities, sharing the knowledge accumulated over these three decades. Port cities have evolved since the 1980s, and today mobility is one of the main issues. In this interview, Eduardo Albanese, Architect and Technical Manager, explains the mobility-related initiatives that the Puerto Madero Corporation is carrying out.

Colas

Colas : on the road towards sustainable Port-City mobility

Théo FORTIN1 December 2020

Colas is a world leader in the field of transport infrastructure construction, and always tries to innovate for greener and safer roads. Reducing the environmental externalities generated by mobility, in port cities, is a key-issue for AiVP. Colas, an active member of our network, has invented “smart” solutions to improve flux management. This is why we wanted to interview Julien Denegre, Fabrice Luriot and Arnauld de Sainte-Marie, in the framework of our series on “Mobility”, goal n°3 of our Agenda 2030!

Madame Soham El Wardini

Dakar, a forward-looking port city that faces the legacy of the colonial era

Théo FORTIN12 November 2020

Dakar is the largest city in Senegal, and its main port. This west-African city maintains an exceptional cultural dynamic through its diversity. Currently, the City Council is trying to articulate its colonial-era heritage with the rich culture of the local populations. The city's urban planning is marked by this ambivalence. This is why AiVP decided to interview the Mayor, Soham El Wardini.

Port of Taranto: A new AIVP member celebrating port city culture

José SANCHEZ6 November 2020

The Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea - Port of Taranto, in Italy, is a new AIVP member since 2020. The port of Taranto has been very actively disclosing the port-city culture, sharing with the citizens. Indeed, Taranto’s history is closely linked to its maritime activities. It goes back to the Ancient Greeks, and has historical links to several countries, including obviously Greece, but also Spain, France and the Maghreb. Today, Taranto is a major port in Southern Italy, and aims to be a leading intermodal hub on the maritime road from Europe to Asia through the Suez canal. Urban development relies on the port, both for industrial activity and for tourism, as a discrete cruise sector is growing in this Apulian historical city. The Old town of Taranto counts several historical monuments such as the Aragon Castle, located directly on the waterfront. The City also hosts the “MArTA”, the National Archaeological Museum founded in Taranto in 1887, today hosting the largest collection of works produced in ancient Taranto, thus exploring thousands of years of history and culture. The Port of Taranto is an active stakeholder in the Old town’s redevelopment, in cooperation with the Municipality of Taranto.

Rijeka: diversity as an asset

Denis DAVOULT20 October 2020

European Capital of Culture for 2020, Rijeka is also Croatia’s biggest port, and is the latest among a string of other European port cities to be chosen as Capital of Culture. Rijeka’s programme is built in no small part on its distinctive heritage as a port city, and ties in neatly with Goal 6 of the AIVP Agenda 2030, which aims to showcase the culture and unique identity of port cities...

Lillebonne, France

Haropa – Port of Rouen, preserving the life quality of the communities along the Seine

Théo FORTIN30 September 2020

Haropa - Port of Rouen is located on the Seine, in Normandy. Its positions all along the river explain the diversity of its activities, from cereal exportations to premium cruises. Several challenges must be tackled to preserve the quality of life of the communities living close to Haropa - Port de Rouen's facilities, and this is why AIVP wanted to make this interview with Mr Xavier Lemoine.

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...