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20 November 2019

Can efforts to protect against rising sea levels be profitable?

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Developing the city on land reclaimed from the sea in anticipation of rising sea levels could be an opportunity to acquire new urban spaces and facilities. Several such projects have been launched, in Copenhagen, New York, Singapore, and Jakarta. This solution to the climate risk could even generate substantial profits from the sale of the new land and the facilities developed on it, unlike more traditional methods such as building protective embankments. But there is still debate, not just on this point, but also on the need to avoid compromising the quality of facilities made available to the public.

The Guardian

20 November 2019

San Francisco (USA): a park that remembers its port history

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Crane Cove Park is part of the redevelopment plan intended to convert the former naval yards at Pier 70 for urban uses. Designed by Aecom, the new park deliberately retains vestiges of the site’s industrial past, including two port cranes and a launch ramp, while the materials and colour schemes employed will also reference the port. The park will be part of the “Blue greenway”, a network of parks and public spaces reconnecting the city with the waterfront. The ramp formerly used to launch ships will be preserved, and will act as a flood defence.

Attractions Management (+ images)

 

20 November 2019

In Brest (France), the new promenade between the city and port and its viewing tower offer new views of the roadstead and port activities

Actu.fr

20 November 2019

In cooperation with local residents, the Port of Riga (Latvia) is developing sports fields and recreational areas

Freeport of Riga

20 November 2019

To encourage residents and artists to come together in the waterfront district, Port Angeles (WA, United States) is creating a culture and congress centre

Danceland

12 November 2019

Shanghai waterfront: urban ecology and heritage

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A 2.7 kilometer stretch of public space has been developed along the Huangpu. The environment is a key priority for the project, which involves adopting low-carbon technology, re-using some of the existing vegetation, and deploying “spongy city” technologies to anticipate flood risks, etc. The area will house sports and leisure activities, along with urban art, and is taking advantage of the existing industrial heritage.

Shanghai Daily

 

7 November 2019

Tallinn (Estonia): urban developments around a passenger terminal

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The City has planned housing, commercial spaces and a promenade in the area around terminal A. A third cruise dock is also under consideration. The 66.1 hectare site is located in a listed heritage zone to the north of the Old Port. The plan also refers to the 2030 masterplan for the Old Port designed by Zaha Hadid. This strategy of integrating urban and port activities will help make the city a more attractive destination.

NewERR 1News ERR 2

7 November 2019

The Kenyan President has officially opened the Mama Ngina Waterfront Park, developed on more than 10 hectares of land along the Kilindini Canal in Mombasa

Daily nation

7 November 2019

The City and Port of Nanaimo (Canada) set up a committee to plan the waterfront development together

Times Colonist

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Citizen Port

21 November 2019

Outstanding environmental reports of the Port of San Diego (USA) earn recognition with two awards.

Port of San Diego

21 November 2019

New project to improve the quality of the air in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Port and city will cooperate with two private companies to provide crane vessels with clean energy.

Green Port ; Port of Rotterdam

20 November 2019

Shore side electricity in Le Havre (France), 2 options considered: electric supply from the urban network for cruise ships, and independent production units on other terminals

L’Antenne

20 November 2019

Protection of the Great Barrier Reef a key issue in the new port Masterplans in Queensland (Australia)

Infrastructure magazine

18 November 2019

Cruise are more than ever a crucial topic for the Port-City relationship

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The creation of a discussion group led by Venice Port Authority is an example but other forms of debate happen. In Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain), the 3rd edition of the “Welcome Cruceros!” meeting will take place, bringing together port, city and region to discuss the benefits of this activity. In Talcahuano (Chile), the cruise board of the BioBío Region organized a workshop gathering all relevant stakeholders, including the port authority, municipality and companies. One of the main topics was generating unforgettable experiences for the passenger and using cruises to bring port and city closer together. Finally, the Cruise Dialogue conference will take place next February in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). Academics, industry and political leaders will discuss the balance between cruises expansion and port-city sustainable relationship. AIVP supports this event and will organize a round table.

La Vanguardia ; Cruise Dialogue 2030

14 November 2019

The port of Barcelona (Spain) advocates for sustainable mobility promoting LNG as alternative fuel, new electric vehicle fleet or electrifying quays for onshore power supply.

El canal marítimo y logístico

13 November 2019

The Port Center of Algeciras (Spain) will be located in a multifonctional building at the City Port interface

Ya Noticias

12 November 2019

North European ports committed to reduce air pollution and noise of docked vessels.

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In the past few days we have seen several initiatives following a similar trend: providing on-shore power to docked vessels to reduce emissions, mostly CO2, nitrogen and sulphur oxides, and noise, affecting the health of local citizens.
In Germany, the federal minister and coastal states have signed a memorandum including different measures to make shore-based power commercially viable. Among the measures are reducing levies and a program of subsidies to improve the port infrastructure. At the same time, the port of Tallinn, in Estonia, has announced that it will install shore power facilities to reduce the emissions and noise of docked vessels. The equipment will be ready by the end of the year, with further expansion in 2020. The port expects to save 120 tonnes of CO2 per ship per month. The Copenhagen Malmo Port has signed an agreement with ferry operator DFDS to establish a shore power facility in Copenhagen, to become operational in 2020.
A recent study from the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) shows that in 2016 air pollution caused over 400 000 premature deaths. The measure of these port cities are positive examples of the actions that can be taken to comply the AIVP Agenda 2030, “Improving living conditions for residents of port cities and protecting their health”.

EEA ; Port of Hamburg ; Port of Tallinn ; Copenhagen Malmö Port ; El Vigia ; Port of Stockholm

30 October 2019

The Ocean Cleanup organization launched “the Interceptor”, an autonomous boat to tackle plastic pollution in rivers. Two prototypes are already working in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Klang (Malaysia)

The barge uses a floating barrier that guides the litter to a conveyor belt extracting the garbage from the water. The debris is distributed into six internal dumpsters with capacity up to 50 m3. When the barge is full, the local operators recibe a signal to collect it and take the garbage to a waste management facility. The barge includes several solar panels, making the system also energy neutral. This kind of solutions can considerably improve the water quality in many port cities, contributing to goal 9 of the AIVP Agenda 2030.

Full article: The Ocean Cleanup

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Enterprise-driver Port

19 November 2019

Offshore wind: port cities are not resting on their laurels!

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For the International Energy Agency, investments in offshore wind are set to reach 900 billion euros by 2040, with a 15-fold increase in generation capacity by 15. While Europe is leading the way, port cities all over the world are taking a proactive approach to the issue, including in the United States, despite the Trump administration’s reluctance. Not a week goes by without some major project or initiative being announced, at varying stages of advancement from one country to the next, or even from one port to the next, depending on the extent to which the industry has developed locally. Examples announced in recent days include the creation of logistics hubs in Connecticut (USA) and France, prototype installations in Spain, and energy conversion strategies in Japan

Le Marin 1 (IEA)  / IEA / Renews (Connecticut) / Le Marin 2 (Caen) / El Mercantil (Santander) / Inhabitat (Fukushima) / PVTech (Fukushima)

19 November 2019

Mexico: on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, ports are working together to forge coherent development strategies.

America Economia

19 November 2019

Five ports in Andalusia (Spain) table a joint bid to operate the dry port of Cordoba, with a view to increasing the share of rail transport in port logistics.

El Mercantil

19 November 2019

Recycling tyres in Rotterdam (Netherlands), or concrete in Taiwan: ports are showing what they can do for the circular economy.

Port of Rotterdam / TIPC Ltd

13 November 2019

Inter-business cooperation: La Ciotat (France) aims to strengthen its naval cluster to boost competitiveness

Le Marin

13 November 2019

Clean marine fuels: Maersk set to test bioethanol, with the carbon footprint of LNG still difficult to estimate.

Flows / Lloyd’s List

12 November 2019

Is the future of ports set to be increasingly circular?

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Two recent studies have examined the theory. In Rotterdam, all flows of raw materials and waste were identified for businesses in the port zone. The aim now is to optimise the way residual flows are processed, with potential for environmental, economic and social benefits. A second report focusing on European circular urban ports mapped out eleven port cities, using a standardised methodology. For each of the cities studied, which included both river and sea ports, the report identified best practices and summarised the strategies adopted.

Port of Rotterdam / Circular City Ports (pdf report)

30 October 2019

Strasbourg wants to rely on river transport for more sustainable urban logistics.

Since May 2018, a terminal has been set up at the Quai des Pécheurs in the heart of the metropolis for the needs of a construction site. The City wants now to go further today and is calling for projects to make this terminal a platform for low-carbon urban logistics. The terminal shall operate on a daily basis in perfect harmony with other urban and tourist uses of the waterway. This project is part of the Strasbourg climate plan. Full article: VNF / NPI

30 October 2019

Climate: global groups like Nike or H&M are, like some major shipping companies are, refusing to use the Arctic route.

Full article: Sea Trade Maritime News / Flows

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