Supporting our members

Information and publications

For over thirty years, AIVP has set great store by strategic documentary monitoring and research, gathering information about city port development projects that are either in progress or have been successfully completed. One of AIVP’s main roles is to act as a conduit for knowledge about the best practices employed in port cities.


To that end, we provide our members with the following:

AIVP’s main roles is to act as a conduit for knowledge about the best practices employed in port cities.

A weekly newsletter with details about successful projects in port cities committed to sustainable development. Case studies, in-depth analyses, and interviews to help you make the right choices.

The world’s only online database of city-port projects. A tool for developing your local projects, benchmarking exercises, and expertise… As a member, you have access to AIVP’s vast document base and international monitoring of city-port projects, with answers to any questions you have about your projects and how to implement them.


Of course, face to face meetings are one of the most effective ways to share best practices internationally.
AIVP organises a number of international events:

World Conference Ports & Cities:
The leading global gathering of port city sustainable development stakeholders, and a unique opportunity to discuss challenges, get inspiration, forge contacts and find the partners you need to implement your strategies. The conviviality of the AIVP network can drive your projects forward.

View the next World Conference

“Port City Talks” webinar:
An online programme focused on port city news, this is a different way for members of the AIVP network to share their experiences and ideas.

View our next events

Theme-based or regional workshops:
With our regional and theme-based workshops, you can hold discussions in smaller groups with other active members of the network, accompanied by leading experts. Strengthen your networks and make your ambitions reality with AIVP.

To find out more, contact us!

Studies and Recommendations Projects

With thirty years of experience in the field, AIVP has all the expertise and know-how needed to offer members real support with their City Port development projects.

  • International City Port Benchmarking: :
    We can carry out benchmarking studies to help you position your sustainable city port development project. Take advantage of the benefits and expertise offered by AIVP and our network.  
  • Personalised support::
    Tell us what you need, and we can put together a personalised package of support tailored to your requirements. AIVP offers a wide range of capabilities, covering everything from preliminary audits to field inspections, from internal team awareness building to project assessment. The themes covered are those identified in the AIVP 2030 Agenda, Port Centers, or any other City Port project.

The strength of the network

Connecting stakeholders from port cities all over the world.

  • AIVP Network Directory:
    An exclusive interface with details and professional contacts for the entire AIVP network.
  • Sourcing :
    AIVP can put you touch with the right people. Our experts can harness the power of AIVP’s international network to help drive forward your projects and guarantee successful commercial outcomes.


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City Port Guide of Good Practices

AIVP has drawn on all its expertise to produce the City Port Guide of Good Practices, an invaluable resource that will provide you with the pointers you need to build a successful sustainable development strategy. The guide contains the keys to a winning project and effective communications. It is updated regularly.

Download the 2015 version of the guide

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Practical guide to “Creating Your Port Center”

Effective dialogue with the public is crucial to the success of your city-port projects. For ten years, AIVP has been developing the Port Center concept to help you get your project right. With this guide, you can build your project with your partners, and even take things to the next level with AIVP if you so wish.

Download an extract of the Port Center guide

Bringing together
the city and the port

Join AIVP to improve the relationship between city and port through a process of mutual cooperation, for urban, port, and economic development that’s more sustainable, more responsible, and more innovative, putting citizens at the heart of everything you do.