The top Smart Cities in Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe are almost all port-cities!
Although the classification is based essentially on urban considerations, the predominance of port-cities cannot be mere chance. Why are they more innovative and creative in the search for a smart, sustainable city? The AIVP World Conference in Durban next November will provide some of the answers. (Smart Cities Wheel © Boyd Cohen)
London (Royal Victoria Docks) and Gibraltar (Ocean Village) chosen by Sunborn for their super yacht Hotel concept
Source : breakingtravelnews.com
Montreal: a lookout which offers a walk through the city’s industrial and port past
Opened in 2012, the “Chemin Qui Marche” Lookout is now a very popular park. Its landscaping is based on the industrial and port history behind this park located along the Saint-Lawrence, where old Montreal meets the old port. (© Alexandre Guilbeault)
Pointe-à-Pitre: the old port warehouse has been converted into a cruise terminal with a modular design
Source : Mer et marine ; Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes
Schiedam (Netherlands): a project to reconnect the historical centre with an industrial site beside the canal (Europan 12)
Source : Bustler.net (+ images)
Puerto Montt (Chile): the port-city relationship needs to be reinvented
A look at the history of Puerto Montt reveals that while the port has become increasingly strategic for the country, the urban structure and the link between the city and the sea have become obsolete due to the lack of proper planning. A new approach to the port-city relationship would seem to be needed.
Source : Portusonline.org
Cadiz (Spain): the port invests 1 million euros in the first phase of the urban conversion of the fishing port
Source : Puertocadiz.com
A new Port Center in Dunkirk joins the “Port Center by AIVP” community
On Thursday 6 September 2018, the founding assembly of the Dunkirk Port Center association elected its Board of Directors. The decision to create the association was accelerated following a public debate on the “Cap 2020” plans for the Port of Dunkirk. During the debate, local residents expressed strong support for the project, indicating a desire to retain close ties with the port through a suitable vehicle, and the Port Center is the answer to that very legitimate request.
Full article: Mer et marine
Analysis of environmental performance trends at Brazil’s ports
Full article: Portosenavios
Code of ethics: the Port of Cartagena and the dedicated committee promote respect for human rights, professional development, equal opportunities, security and safety at work
Full article: murciaeconomia.com
A Norwegian fund to tackle the challenge of preserving our oceans
The fund, one of the largest of its kind in the world, invests Norway’s oil and gas revenues in over 9,000 companies in 72 countries. As a global investor, the fund’s aims overlap significantly with the United Nations 2030 goals for sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
The Port of Cadiz opens up to the city by creating a cycle path and demolishing some fences
Full article: Lavozdigital
What if music could strengthen ties between cities, ports and citizens? The Port of Valparaiso launches a singing competition with the University INACAP and the Culture and Arts Centre Renaca
Full article: Mundo Marittimo
Port of Long Beach: 20 million dollars transferred to the municipal fund to improve waterfront quality of life for residents
Full article: Port of Long Beach
The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development
Full article: Mundo Maritimo
Overview of the growing cruise market with a summary note produced by ISEMAR, the Nantes Saint Nazaire higher institute for maritime economics
Full article: ISEMAR
The Little Museum of Dublin and the Port of Dublin announce a new short feature competition on the theme “port, city and river”
Full article: Creenireland
In San Francisco, ports are launching a new initiative to combat climate change
At the meeting of mayors of the world’s major cities, the ports of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam presented a programme of shared actions. Logistical efficiency, territorial governance, renewable energies, sustainable fuels and carbon neutrality are among the goals announced. These measures will be brought together under the World Sustainable Port Programme, of which AIVP is a founder member, while five of the ports involved in the initiative are members of the AIVP network.Full article: Maritime Executive / Port of Rotterdam / El Vigia / Port of Vancouver / Port of Antwerp
The Argentine government keen to hand control of the Port of Buenos Aires to the city, which needs to be able to take advantage of the resource.
Full article: Parlamentario.com
Plans to expand the port of Valparaiso get the green light from the environmental commission and pass another milestone
Full article: Portal Portuario
Blockchain could significantly improve port efficiency and provide the traceability demanded by end consumers
Full article: Greenport
Empty transport, a logistics problem that is becoming increasingly important with the growth of e-commerce
Packaging leader DS Smith has joined Forbes Insight to publish a white paper showing that on average, maritime containers shipped are 24% empty – equivalent to over 60 million TEUs! That represents 122 Mt of CO2. Yet consumers are increasingly worried about this footprint, and wondering if they really need to receive their purchases in half-empty cartons. This white paper is intended as a wake-up call to all concerned.
Full article: DS Smith
The British Port Association sees self-sailing ships as an opportunity to kick-start coastal cabotage and revitalise smaller ports.
Full article: BPA
The Spanish government launches consultations on the 28 strategic port plans and infrastructure blueprints.
Full article: El Vigia
Keen to accelerate the transformation of port cities, Wärtsilä is calling for a collaborative approach
With its “Oceanic Awakening” initiative, the leader in maritime innovation has issued a wake-up call encouraging port cities to tackle issues proactively. Rapid growth in maritime connectivity must benefit all parts of society and be an engine for more sustainable port cities. The aim is to connect 20 port cities very quickly in the newly established SEA20 forum. Singapore, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Helsinki are already on board.