The Mediterranean has been vital for European trade for a long time before the lines switched to the ports of the North. If these ports, from Hamburg to Le Havre, continue to dominate, a rebalancing has been started over the last fifteen years. The positioning as gateway for East and Central Europe, the numerous Mediterranean transhipment hubs opening towards the coastal countries are advantages. Industrial delocalisation to Eastern Europe could also have an impact. Partial panorama
Journal de la marine marchande
We have kept you regularly informed about the CTUR project with which AIVP has been closely associated since its launch. The Final Report is available. It notably reveals that the economic impact of cruises is more often than not under-exploited and could be vitalised by an integrated and targeted policy. This strategy can be based notably on the creation of a cruise cluster, on training, and on the cooperation between port cities. Cruises can also constitute a tool for urban regeneration provided that a logistics strategy to optimise the flows of passengers be developed and that new terminals be multifunctional.
How can the physical and environmental components of the city – port system be adapted and cruise activities be integrated in the best way? The issue is laid out in this first Thematic Journal of the European CTUR project under the angle of accessibility, the integration of cruise terminals, and interactions between urban regeneration and cruise activity. The analyses are completed each time by the case studies of the partners in the project : Alicante, Dublin, Helsinki, Matosinhos, Naples, Rhodes, Valencia, Varna, Rostock, Istambul and Trieste.
The project for port reform presented last October by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructures is arousing much hope in the Italian port spheres. It would enable the port authorities to become more autonomous in matters of planning and financing of their development projects. After years of under-investment, this would be an additional advantage for projects such as those already planned in Genoa, Savona or Trieste.
On 14 December next, a short seminar will be held in the Chamber of Commerce of Trieste on the occasion of the publication of the ’"Guida storica del Porto Vecchio di Trieste", a book composed by Antonella Caroli, architect member of AIVP. This will be the occasion to underline the national and international value of the cultural jewel represented by the Port of Trieste, a heritage put into value jointly by the Association Italia Nostra and the port authorities.
Antonella Caroli : email@example.com