Sustainably cruising into World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day has been held on 27 September since 1980. As the tourism sector continues to grow, the impacts it has on the environment is increasing as well. The cruise industry has been taking measures to reduce its impact and to sail its way into a sustainable future. As the sector was heavily impacted by Covid during the past two years, it has taken the time to reshape itself. Green corridors for cruise ships have been created, cruise lines have discussed with cities and ports on how to collaborate more sustainably, and some lines have banned single use plastic. To understand better the steps that ports, municipalities, and cruise organisations are taking to support the sustainable transition of cruising, we have asked some of our members the following question for World Tourism Day: "How can local authorities (port authorities and municipalities) support sustainable cruise/maritime tourism in port cities?"
International Day for Women in Maritime 2022
The 18th of May is the International Day for Women in Maritime, and it is the occasion to highlight the women of the AIVP network from all over the world! We asked them the two following questions: 1) What do you like most about working as a woman in the maritime sector? 2) What would you say to younger women hoping to join the maritime sector?
The Blue Ports initiative to encourage positive city–port relationships
The Blue Ports initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) enables commercial and fishing ports to enhance their blue credentials and promote sustainable development in their regions. The quality of city-port relations is one of the key issues that ports are required to address as part of the initiative. What are the challenges for a port that aspires to be “Blue”, and how can they be overcome through this initiative? José Estors Carballo (FAO) explains.
World Maritime Day: The importance of Human Capital
IMO has rightly decided to dedicate the 2021 edition of the World Maritime Day to seafarers. AIVP is glad to support this theme and emphaisze the value of human capital in port cities.
Gender gap in the port sector. Italian ports undersign a new equal opportunity agreement
One of the main issues in relation to human capital and value of the person referred to ports and surrounding areas regards the role of Women in Transport. A key issue that has been brought to the EU level in diverse occasions and with diverse results. One thing is still certain, the number of women working in this field is still very low over the EU and, in particular, in the South of Europe.
Lorient Port Center: youth, the future of the port
In this article, Frank Antich y Amengual presents the Virtual Port Center of Lorient, and explains the importance of cooperation in two projects aiming to raise students' awareness of port activities.
EMPA – The maritime pilot is an indispensable human resource
While digitalization is undoubtedly a major transformation underway in the maritime industry, we must not forget the essential role played by humans in bringing ships to dock. A pilot is capable of escorting a ship with the appropriate level of safety, even if the digital means are failing and the weather is threatening. In the way we imagine the "port of the future", the smartest option is to consider the complementarity between pilotage on the ship and the automation of certain operations. As part of our "human capital" content block, we were pleased to give Captain Erik Dalege, President of the European Maritime Pilots Association, the opportunity to write an opinion piece.
“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.
Cities and ports working together to mitigate and adapt to climate change
Cover photo: Tagus estuary, in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Bernardo Ferreira (BernardoUPloud), in Pixabay Recent […]
The islands of the South-West Indian Ocean faced with rising sea levels
There are many lessons to be drawn from the islands of the South West Indian Ocean. In this article we listen to the alarm raised by Jean-Marc Beynet, AIVP expert and engineer specialized in ports and waterfront infrastructure. This article is part of AIVP's series on "Climate change adaptation".
Building with nature: solutions for adapting to climate change in the City Port areas
Building with Nature: port city territories responding to climate change with Nature-based Solutions
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