“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.
ENGIE : Decarbonizing Ports, The Promise of As-a-Service Models for Zero-Emissions Trucks
As heavy-duty trucks represent around 40% of a port's carbon impact, their energy transition is a crucial topic. A more sustainable port-city territory needs greener port trucks. For this reason we have asked Vincenzo Giordano, Director of "sustainability solutions" at ENGIE Impact, to share his opinion.
The circular economy applied in industrial port territories – a reality and a part of…
The global health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated the extent to which […]
Port cities: catalysts for the global energy transition
The energy transition in port cites doesn’t depend only on the ships, how we build […]
Maritime and port innovation up and running
Goal 2 of the AIVP Agenda 2030 focuses on the Energy Transition and Circular Economy, […]
Renewing and measuring the effectiveness of governance
Port city governance is complex and even open to interpretation. Each country has its own […]
Buenos Aires: road-building as a factor for urban integration and Port-City co-existence
Waterfronts are highly coveted areas by all stakeholders in port cities. For port authorities and […]
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 […]
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.
Governance commitments for sustainable port cities
Today, it is unquestionable that reaching a sustainable development model for our society, respecting the earth boundaries is (or should be) our main goal. Global initiatives like the SDGs and the AIVP Agenda 2030, inspire and impulse different actors towards this greater goal. But talking is easier than doing, and there are governance challenges along the way, as Prof. Peter Hall shows us in this article. In the coming weeks we will focus on port-city governance processes to learn more about the difficulties that may emerge and the different solutions that ports and cities found to continue this path towards sustainable development.
Preparing Ports and Port Cities for Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation
Ports city territories are at the front-line of climate change adaptation. In this article, Prof. Austin Becker briefly presents the challenges and how combining different approaches will be necessary to increase the resiliency of these coastal regions.
“Women and Children first!” Or: Where are the women in the maritime world?
When we look at maritime practices and port cities through history, we see a largely male world. There have been some changes, but there is still a lot of work to be done in the port city and maritime world and AIVP can play a key role in promoting and establishing gender equality.