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15 January 2020

Plans drawn up by the Port of Huelva (Spain) for the Muelle de Levante are approved by the Municipal Council. The project will reconnect the city with its river.

Huelva Informacion ; Lavanguardia

15 January 2020

The Port of Valparaiso (Chile) wants to redevelop the Prat dock (muelle) to make the area more attractive. It is also supporting the existing local businesses.

Biobiochile ; Puerto Valparaiso

Biodiversité
8 January 2020

Restoring nature to the city: the Gabiodiv’ project in Lyons (France)

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Gabiodiv’ aims to restore aquatic environments and promote biodiversity in and around water courses whose banks have largely been concreted over, in Lyons as in many other port cities. Metal cages are attached to the quayside, with plants placed on them. They will be installed in public areas. The project is intended to have an educational impact and raise public awareness about the importance of natural heritage.

Lyon capitale ; Gabiodiv.fr

Innovation District
8 January 2020

An innovation hub for Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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An innovation ecosystem is set to be created in the east of the city, on the edge of the Saigon river. It will bring together the worlds of academia and research, entrepreneurship, business, and the local community. The 22,000 site earmarked will be developed with six specific zones. They include a former river port, which has been selected to become a showcase for the smart city. Flood risks have also been taken into account. The ambitious project aims to cover a wide range of areas, including economic development, art and culture, research and education, high technology, eco-tourism, food industry, mobility, and resilience, making it a fine source of inspiration for many port cities.

Archdaily (+ images, plans)

8 January 2020

Do all buildings and spaces need to be protected against the climate risk? An alternative view of resilience

Archdaily

8 January 2020

Buenos Aires (Argentina) is set to be reunited with its river in the Costanera Ideal district

Noticias por el mundo

8 January 2020

Sensors installed to manage the impact of tourist traffic in heritage zones of Valencia (Spain)

eSmartcity ; Projet Herit-data

Stockholm climate positive
18 December 2019

Going beyond carbon neutrality? The Stockholm Royal Seaport project (Sweden)

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Achieving carbon neutrality – eliminating as much carbon as you emit – is an ambitious goal in itself. But Stockholm is keen to go even further, and wants the former port district of Royal Seaport to be “climate positive” by 2030. New sustainability standards have been set for buildings, waste management and mobility, giving priority to pedestrians and cyclists, etc. Despite scepticism from many developers, the political commitment remained strong, and discussions helped to fine-tune the solutions put forward. Ten years on, the early returns are promising. CO2 emissions per capita are down strongly, for example. To go even further, a carbon credits system is set to be introduced, which should also impact developments in neighbouring districts.

Medium

smart city
18 December 2019

Cartuja island in Seville (Spain) in 2025: a sustainable city model?

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The island will be powered by sustainable energy thanks to a solar farm, energy efficient buildings, and energy storage systems. For sustainable mobility, priority will be given to electric vehicles and 200 charging points will be installed. Green spaces and pedestrianisation will be used widely, with autonomous shuttle buses created for public transport. Cartuja island is also set to become a smart city, with a data collection system allowing smart management of air quality, traffic, street lighting and logistics. This #eCitySevilla project was recently signed by the City if Sevilla, the Andalusia region (Junta), the company Endesa, and the science park PC Cartuja.

EsmartCity ; Sevilla buenas noticias

 

Citizen Port

23 January 2020

Electric connections in the quays of Dunkirk (France) help to reduce the emissions and noise of container ships when docked

Port Dunkerque

23 January 2020

Innovative system to clean stormwater developed in a port of New Zealand

GreenPort

23 January 2020

Cleaning the air through light in the Port of Barcelona (Spain)

El Vigía

23 January 2020

Rijeka (Croatia): European Capital of Culture enhancing its port City identity

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The port city of Rijeka will be one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2020. The title of the program “Port of Diversity” already indicates the connection between the city and its harbour and port culture. Water, work and migration will be the three key vectors for a rich cultural program. A broad network of actors will work together with the municipality to offer concerts, films, theatre and exhibitions along the year. Besides the cultural offer, the project also includes investments in refurbishing industrial heritage buildings to house new cultural facilities such as the new City Museum, the City Library and the Children’s house. The municipality is also cooperating with the Port authority in several projects, including the refurbishment of the Exportdrvo building, a former warehouse that will host several exhibitions. The official opening of European Capital of Culture will be on February 1st in the port, with the Opera Industriale, paying tribute to workers and traditions that have made Rijeka the proud port city of today. This initiative shows the immense value of port city culture and how it can be a vehicle to bring different actors together.

Riejka2020, European Commission, Time Out

22 January 2020

Public consultation for early 2020 on plans for a promenade between the port and city centre of Inverness (UK) to showcase local maritime heritage

Port of Inverness

15 January 2020

Exhibition “Container – the box that changed the world” in Fremantle (Australia), explains how the shipping container impacted the way we live

Victoria Quay

15 January 2020

New book tells the stories of dockworkers in the port of Dublin (Ireland). ‘Dublin Port Diaries’, as it is titled, shows the social impact of the port, gathering memories otherwise lost

Dublin Port

15 January 2020

Hydrogen powered will navigate the port of Hamburg (Germany) starting 2021/2022

NDR, Sat1Regional

15 January 2020

What can be done to reduce marine litter in touristic coastal areas? European project CAPonLITTER will provide guidelines based on best practices and innovative policies

Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente, Interreg Europe

15 January 2020

University and port work together in Sevilla (Spain)

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The new Centre for University Innovation of the Port of Sevilla will be placed in the port territory, counting with 16 million € of EU financing. A committee selected in the beginning of 2020 the first 20 innovation projects, each of them including an industrial PhD. These researches will focus on topics such as renewable energies production and storage, new materials, Internet of things, logistics, blockchain in the food industry or marine detection of hazardous substances. The research projects must be operational before the end of 2021. This initiative shows the path towards fruitful collaboration between academia and industry, a relationship that has not always been easy, but it is crucial to answer to upcoming challenges.

ABC, Diario de Sevilla

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Enterprise-driver Port

17 January 2020

Rwanda: Four ports on Lake Kivu earmarked as an alternative to road transport

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Lake Kivu in western Rwanda marks the border with the neighbouring DRC. The four ports will be built with the help of the Netherlands, and spread out from the north to the south of the lake. They will promote improved mobility for passengers and goods between the various districts along the bank. Within twenty years, they should handle the majority of commercial cross-border trade and some 3 million passengers. The Government is also keen to use the ports as a platform for more ambitious plans to kick-start water-based transport on other lakes and rivers in Rwanda. The aim is to reduce the use of onshore transport infrastructures, maintenance of which represents a significant portion of the national budget. Finally, the project will help to boost competitiveness for both the food industry (beer, tea, coffee) and the cement industry, while also giving a lift to the tourist sector.

The New times

17 January 2020

Whether fixed or floating, offshore wind power is now becoming truly industrialised. Cooperation between ports will need to be strengthened as a result.

Wind Europe

17 January 2020

Port of Montreal (Canada): fluid activities vital for combining economic efficiency and respect for the local population

Port de Montréal

10 December 2019

The transport and logistics industry faced with the environmental and energy challenge

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The sector currently accounts for 25% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency is one of the biggest ways to cut emissions. While there is a consensus on the need to gradually phase out fossil fuels, LNG is seen as a stepping stone, while in the longer term, making the right choice between hydrogen, ammonia and biofuels remains a key challenge. Another way to reduce emissions is intermodality, with the aim of reducing the proportion of goods moved by road, and increasing short distance transport by rail, river and sea. Finally, innovating for more efficient logistics is the third solution. The aim is to reduce overall energy use, while ensuring that emissions avoided at sea are not simply moved onshore, particularly as a result of increased congestion in port cities.

Diario del Puerto 1 / Diario del Puerto 2 / Diario del Puerto 3 / Diario del Puerto 4

10 December 2019

The growth of cruise tourism and the decision on whether to host liners is a choice for society, according to the President of the Port of Valencia (Spain).

Diario del Puerto

10 December 2019

Port terminals working towards carbon neutrality: HHLA in Hamburg (Germany) is progressing faster than expected and APM Terminal is taking the train Gothenburg (Sweden).

Splash 247 / Port Technology

3 December 2019

Environment and climate: how far has the maritime and port sector progressed?

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Reducing carbon footprints, developing new energy sources, promoting multimodality, and electrifying installations are all areas in which ports have been taking responsibility for nearly ten years. AIVP provides you with regular updates on the latest developments in these areas, in which there is also a trend towards greater cooperation, with ten Nordic ports recently announcing initiatives to tackle the issues involved. At sea, with one month to go before the new IMO regulations come into force, things appear to be moving more slowly. In a recent report by the Global Maritime Forum, the maritime industry itself expressed concern about its preparedness for the new regulations, decarbonisation and the demands of civil society.

Flows / Global Maritime Forum / Report (pdf) / Ports of Stockholm / Port of Gothenburg

3 December 2019

Port territory: planning a shared City Port future

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Associated British Ports is arguing in favour of shared governance of the City Port territory, calling on politicians to do more to take account of port master plans in their policies. The scale of the commercial, environmental, technical and social changes requires a concerted approach, bringing together all local communities (City Port). These observations go hand in hand with the Port Futures programme, through which ABP is urging its members to innovate).

British Ports Association / Report (pdf)

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