AIVP in the UN Ocean Conference: What role for port cities in the development of…
The AIVP was responsible for organising a session, in partnership with the OECD. A special focus was placed on port cities and their role in the protection of the oceans and the development of a sustainable blue economy. The UN Ocean Conference Special Event was dedicated on local and regional governments for the protection of the oceans
AIVP takes part in the first French Maritime Engineering Meeting
On the initiative of Cerema (an AIVP member) and the Works and Construction Engineers’ High School, the first French Maritime Engineering Meeting was recently held in Caen. AIVP took part in the opening round table of the meeting. AIVP Director General, Bruno Delsalle, had the opportunity to raise various topics which are in our association’s DNA. He talked about the complexity of the port city ecosystem and the multiplicity of stakeholders, as well as the necessity of dialogue with city populations. It appears that the social acceptability of large-scale maritime engineering works is more and more frequently a critical factor for companies in the industry.
The European “Optiwise” project supported by AIVP will accelerate the development of wind propulsion
We are glad to announce that a project supported by the AIVP has been selected and will be funded by the European Commission, under the Horizon R&I fund. Learn more by reading this article!
AIVP highlights the importance of public engagement in the ecological transition of ports, at the…
A special session was held in Valencia with the European MAGPIE and PIONEERS projects, which are funded by the EU Commission, and coordinated by the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp respectively. AIVP’s Head of International Projects and Cooperation, Théo Fortin, spoke about the crucial importance of including local communities in projects of this kind. Théo Fortin is also promotion coordinator for the MAGPIE project (see above). As part of this role, local workshops and consultations with stakeholders are organised. AIVP continues to promote the belief that the ecological transition of port cities must involve citizens, local communities and authorities, through consultation resources such as Port Centers.
Evaluation on Social Acceptance and Spatial Impacts of Energy Transition Projects
impact the technologies in the MAGPIE Project will have on their surroundings, we would like to ask you to fill out this questionnaire to better understand the impacts your similar projects may have had. We would be grateful if you could answer the questionnaire so that we can obtain more information on a global scale.
AIVP goes to Chile!
José Manuel Pagés Sánchez, Director of the AIVP Agenda 2030 participated as speaker in the 7th edition of ENLOCE organized by FISA and EPV (Port Authority of Valparaíso). The visit was also an opportunity to highlight the work done by AIVP's Chilean members and our intentions to develop new projects in the region.
Welcome to the La Rochelle Ports Center!
The AIVP Port Center network has officially welcomed its newest addition. On 2 June 2022, Christophe Bertaud, President of La Rochelle Port Center and Bruno Delsalle, General Manager of AIVP, signed the Port Center Missions Charter. It was an opportunity to remind the City Port community in La Rochelle about the Port Center concept, created at the initiative of AIVP over a decade ago and now going from strength to strength, judging by the number of projects in the pipeline around the world.
4th Meeting of the AIVP – MedCruise Working Group on Cruises and Port Cities
The 4th meeting for the Working Group on Cruises and Port Cities took place in a hybrid format, with participants meeting in Tangier and online. The Moroccan port city hosted the 17th World Conference Cities and Ports, hence providing the perfect opportunity for the members of the working group to meet physically after several virtual meetings. This initiative, launched by AIVP and MedCruise in 2021 gathers 25 members from both organizations to exchange good practices that can foster a sustainable interaction between cruises and port cities.
Discover the AIVP’s AGENDA 2030
As a follow-up to the 17th World Conference Cities and Ports, find the Agenda 2030 of the AIVP which assists port city stakeholders to direct their actions and projects towards sustainable port-city relationships. AIVP’s 2030 Agenda is the world’s first initiative to adapt the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the specific context of City Port relations.
See you at OECD webinar “Making ports an Asset for Regional Development”
Le 24 Mai prochain, le centre de l’OCDE pour l’entreprenariat, les PME, les régions et les villes organisera le colloque « Faire des ports un atout pour le développement régional » dans le cadre de son programme de travail « Repenser le Développement Régional ». Avec la collaboration des experts du Département des Transports Internationaux et le Centre de Développement de l’OCDE, notre directeur général Bruno Delsalle interviendra sur deux volets : « Les liens entre les différents types de ports et le développement régional » et « Connecter les ports avec les hinterlands pour un développement régional inclusif et durable ». Nous aurons plaisir à vous y retrouver !
17th World Conference of the AIVP
Thanks to the total of 350 participants who assisted to the 17th World Conference of the AIVP, which took place in Tangier, Morocco and was centered around the theme “Inspiring Blue Futures”. We also thank our partners – SAPT and Marina - and the official sponsors – SMIT - Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development, Tanger Med Port Authority, Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP), Agence pour la Promotion et le développement du Nord, and Centre Régional d'Investissement de la Région de Tanger - Tétouan - Al Hoceima. Through the concept of "Inspiring Blue Futures", the AIVP intended to underline the role of primary importance that port cities have to play in this mission and on crucial issues for the future of our societies, our economy and our environment. At this conference, we saw that Blue Futures are made up of innovative solutions for the decarbonization of supply chains and port cities, and that we must focus on alternative fuels and the electrification of infrastructures, marine renewable energies, digitalization or even carbon capture in the marine environment (the best carbon sinks are wetlands and the sea bed). We also ascertained that new approaches need to be developed in natural habitat restoration, sustainable coastal tourism or food systems, including aquaculture and sustainable fishing.
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