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10 December 2013

Flood risk in Europe: the Star-Flood project is designed for exchanging experiences and defining new strategies

Source : Star-Flood

10 December 2013

Cherbourg: a walk-way will link the old city centre and the new docks area in 2014

Source : Le Moniteur, 6 décembre 2013, p. 72

9 December 2013

Valparaiso: the port wants to anticipate tsunamis

The seminar held recently in Valparaiso brought together Japanese and Chilean experts with the aim of implementing a strategy for anticipating extreme climate phenomena so as to ensure the continuity of port work and minimise the impact on the city.

Source : Mundo Maritimo ; Universidad de Valparaíso

9 December 2013

Valparaiso-Bilbao: port-city integration is at the heart of the twinning agreement

Source : Puerto Valparaiso

6 December 2013

Shanghai: a financial centre designed by Foster + Partners combining offices, businesses, a hotel and cultural facilities

Source : Deezen

6 December 2013

Bellingham (USA): city and port finally reach an agreement on the waterfront

After years of discussions, the Port has finally approved unanimously the master plan proposed by the City for a 96 ha site on the waterfront. A few small marine industries will be preserved alongside the housing, businesses, parks, etc. which are programmed.

Source : Bellingham Herald (04/12) ; Bellingham Herald ; Waterfront District Planning

5 December 2013

Iquique: a pedestrian promenade to open the port to the city

The port of Iquique wants to develop the sector involved to create 20,000 m² of storage space, but also new spaces for the community. This first stage opens the way for future urban uses and a connection with the city centre.

Source : Mundo maritimo ; Anteproyecto ; Puerto de Iquiqe

5 December 2013

London, South Bank: conserve or demolish emblematic buildings? The choice depends on the future users

Source : The GuardianUpdated proposals

4 December 2013

Stockholm: three proposals retained for the future Nobel Centre were chosen for the quality of their integration into the waterfront

Source : Nobel Center

4 December 2013

Spain: Puertos del Estado launches a project to use lighthouses as hotels

Source : Puertos del Estado ; RTVE

Citizen Port

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

30 October 2019

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) hosted the Forward Thinking for Maritime Education and Training Excellence Conference to discuss the new skills development and entrepreneurial opportunities offered by the blue economy and the 4th industrial revolution. The underlying discussion was the need to speed up the creations of jobs in the ocean economy, to reach the targets of the Operation Phakisa, launched in 2014, to expand the blue economy

Full article: Global Africa

30 October 2019

Natural habitat created by the Port of Tilbury as compensation measure for new distribution park becomes wildlife relevant site for insects and invertebrates

Full article: Forth Ports , Greenport

30 October 2019

The Port of Strasbourg offers new guided tours responding to the success of previous visits during the European Heritage Day. The tours will take place on November 6th

Full article: Batorama

28 October 2019

Port of Seattle joins partners to develop the “Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator”

Port of Seattle partners up with co-working company WeWork and Washington State cluster Maritime Blue to create Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator, a new start-up incubator. The main goals are to help maritime companies to innovate, be more sustainable and establish Washington State as a global leader in maritime economy. These programs are crucial to foster human capital development for the future port city economy. There are already similar solutions in Rotterdam, Hamburg or Singapore.

Full article: Port of Seattle, Maritime Blue

28 October 2019

Port of Valencia launches the SuperLabPorts, a platform to support innovative port and maritime start-ups in the field of climate change

Full article: Esmartcity

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Enterprise-driver Port

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

30 October 2019

Following the study by Deloitte, the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge set a two-years deadline to lay the foundations for a possible merger.

Full article: Port of Zeebrugge / Flows 1 / Flows 2

30 October 2019

The ports of Duisburg and Liège rely on intermodality to take advantage of direct rail links with China.

Full article: Marine Link / Flows

28 October 2019

Plastic waste: Malaysia negotiates the return of almost 300 containers of waste to their countries of origin.

Full article: Marine Link

28 October 2019

Marseille: in addition to cold ironing projects, cruise industry operators are committed to cutting ship sailing speeds

Full article: L’Antenne

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