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?"
Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura, towards an integrated port development
Gustavo Florez Dulcey, General Manager of the Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura, introduces us to his organization the vocation of which, in connection with the AIVP, is to work for the economic and social development of both his city and region. Contributing to the reduction of social inequalities through concrete actions is the watchword of the General manager whose port company has notably established, via its foundation, an educational and innovation center for the sustainable development of the region.
BeeOdiversity: biodiversity as a solution
BeeOdiversity is a Belgian company specialized in the restoration of biodiversity and the reduction of industrial and agricultural pollution, acting in port cities. Their actions accompany the sustainable development of port cities on three of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda of the AIVP: N°8. City - port interface, N°9. Health and quality of life, N°10. Protecting biodiversity. Dr. Bach Kim Nguyen & Michael van Cutsem, founders of the company, share with us the motivations which led the company to join AIVP.
AIVP & MedCruise hold the kick-off meeting of the new Working Group on Cruises and…
The kick-off meeting of the new Working Group focused on sustainable port-city relationships and cruises took place on last 27th of october. Cruises and tourism will also be one of the topics in the next AIVP Port & City Days in Brussels, on November 25th and 26th.
AIVP members support the “Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization”
The initiative launched by the by the Getting to Zero Coalition in partnership with the […]
AIVP & MedCruise – Cruises and Port Cities Working Group
AIVP and MedCruise have decided to create a new joint Working Group focused on sustainable port- city relationships and cruises. Members of AIVP and MedCruise can apply to join. Applications are open until the 30th of September 2021.
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 […]
AIVP and MedCruise sign MoU for sustainable port cities and cruises
AIVP, the Worldwide Network of Port Cities, and MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, […]
Port Citizens deserve good health and good living conditions!
During the past 30 years, AIVP has assisted port cities in finding their path to […]
Reduce environmental impacts while optimize port operation: Get to know the Pixel project, a new…
Reducing the environmental impact of port operations and increasing their transparency are two key elements […]
SUEZ, environmental integration solutions for the City Port territory
From air quality and water management to mitigating the environmental impacts of port activity, and […]
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