Port & City Connectivity

MedCruise and AIVP have been collaborating since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in April 2021. The launch of a joint Working Group, composed of 23 members, is clear proof of their partnership and their commitment to facilitating better coexistence between port cities and cruises.

MedCruise Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AIVP on April 21st, 2021.

AIVP is the only worldwide network which for over 30 years has served as a pivotal platform for fostering collaboration among city and port players and their partners.

Created in 1988 by port and city stakeholders aiming to promote dialogue on the transformation of city-port interfaces, AIVP has established a reputation as the world’s leading organisation supporting sustainable city-port development strategies. Today, AIVP has a global presence  in all continents,  including port authorities, municipalities, regions, companies and research institutions.

AIVP and MedCruise believe in collaborative efforts to find a balance between port activities, cruises, and citizen aspirations. With 10 meetings held since its foundation, this Working Group aims to establish a benchmark of global best practices for improving relations among port cities, residents, and sustainable cruises. The group will also address challenges to implementing these practices and explore sustainable approaches for tourism and cruise markets in port cities. A key objective is to improve communication with local governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders involved in the cruise-port city relationship.

AIVP and MedCruise are using their differences to work into a common position to support sustainable cruise growth for their  Members.

AIVP facts:
  • 50 countries represented
  • 190 members
  • 17 world conferences organised since 1988
  • 300 press articles references in 2020 as part of its strategic benchmarking of city-port projects
  • 2000 contacts within the network
  • 30 years of dialogue between cities and ports
MedCruise facts:
  • 22 countries represented (11 EU –  11 non EU)
  • +152 Port members from 3 continents
  • 55 Associate members (Cruise related companies)
  • 56 General Assemblies organised (1996-2023)
  • 98% of ports in the city-centre
  • 28 years of collaboration between Mediterranean ports

Working Group Members