The Development of French Ports Centers
March 2022 will have been an intense month for the future of the Ports Centers. In Le Havre, the AIVP and Le Havre Port Center welcomed a delegation from La Rochelle, who came to compare their project with the experience from Le Havre. Supported by the commercial, fishing and yachting ports of La Rochelle, this project is gradually taking shape. In Lorient, the agglomeration is also carrying out a project for a Port Center facility which will reinforce the concrete steps taken over the last few years at the initiative of the Urban Planning Agency. Several informal exchanges have taken place with the AIVP team, who are delighted with the acceleration of the project. However, important initial steps have also been taken in Marseille and Bordeaux.
AIVP moves to strengthen its “International Content and Projects” team
To support its new strategy, AIVP is looking to hire an Urban Affairs Project Manager. […]
Edouard Philippe elected President of AIVP
Thursday 25 November, at the General Meeting of the Association Internationale Villes et Ports (AIVP), the Board of Directors elected Mr Edouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre, as its new President. Edouard Philippe officially took up his new role immediately in a brief ceremony. Edouard Philippe thanked Philippe Matthis warmly for his six years of service at the helm of AIVP. Under his leadership, the organisation embarked on a new strategy with a greater emphasis on providing a service to members, and adopted a sustainable development approach in the form of the “AIVP 2030 Agenda”.
“Fit For 55”: AIVP calls on ports and cities to join forces for an efficient…
Find here the official position of AIVP, regarding the green package "Fit For 55" presented last week by the European Commission. Our association argues that it is essential to promote cooperation between ports and cities for a good implementation of the environmental measures affecting them: alternative fuels (Fuel EU maritime initiative), energy efficiency of buildings or onshore power supply.
Updated Articles of Association and international events for AIVP’s latest AGM
AIVP held an online Annual General Meeting on 10 June 2021. Almost a hundred delegates from 25 countries attended. In addition to approving substantial amendments to the Articles of Association, the AGM also gave its verdict on the initial results of the new strategy adopted two years ago, and forward-looking prospects, particularly in terms of physical and online events.
Stuck! The cautionary tale of giant container ship Ever Given
In this opinion piece, Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, looks back at the incident caused by the Ever-Given, a giant container ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal for several days.
Accenta, the newest member of AIVP, works to shrink the carbon footprint of port buildings
Accenta joins AIVP. This organisation offers an integrated approach that enables property owners to decarbonise up to 80% of the energy use in their buildings. We look back on their membership in this interview.
The Port of London joins the AIVP network
The Port of London joins the AIVP network! It will bring its experience as a leading autonomous port in the field of sustainable development. We return to this membership in this interview.
AIVP’s network branches out along the Danube to the Black Sea!
The Bulgarian port infrastructure company (BPI Co.), joins AIVP! This company owns all the Bulgarian sea and inland ports. We come back to its membership in our network in this interview.
The City-Port project of Saint Nazaire bids farewell to its founder
There are certain personalities who figure especially prominently in the life of an association. Joël-Guy Batteux, former Mayor of Saint Nazaire (France) from 1983 to 2014, is one of them. Joël Batteux passed away on 10 January 2021, and all of Saint Nazaire’s port sirens and foghorns sounded in his honour.
Death of Antoine Rufenacht, founding President of AIVP
Port cities are in mourning. Antoine Rufenacht, the founding President of AIVP, the worldwide network […]
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