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9 July 2013

Quebec: the port announces better integrated warehouses and a green interface between port, city and river

Source : Québec hebdo

9 July 2013

Amsterdam: 150 floating apartments at Ijburg. A solution that will become more common as water levels rise?

Source : Gizmodo

8 July 2013

Renzo Piano agrees to redesign the port of Genoa

gênes_gm_8 juillet2013The draft proposed by Piano nine years ago was popular as a sustainable vision for port development. However the project has been bogged down due to the failure of the institutions involved to reach agreement. Today the architect is calling on the City, the Port and the Region to work together on the future Masterplan.
Source: La Repubblica

4 July 2013

A bridge to link the old fortress of Leghorn with the city

At the end of this month, the city will publish notification of a project for the creation of a floating bridge. It will create a new pedestrian route between the port and the city, and improve the management of tourist flows from the Maritime Station. In the longer term, the fortress will be operated by the company managing the passenger terminal in order to hold cultural events and house the new Port Centre. (photo © AIVP)

Source: Comune di Livorno

4 July 2013

Bilbao: a recyclable cruise ship terminal

Inspired by the design of the container, the Bilbao cruise ship terminal was built in a factory with more 70% recycled steel, then transported to the site for assembly. Apart from reducing construction time, this will allow the entire terminal to be dismantled and recycled. Details

Source : Europa Concorsi (+ images, plan)

4 July 2013

Nantes: Reichen et Robert for a new district

The agency Reichen et Robert & Associés has been retained to redefine the Bas-Chantenay district, an old industrial site on the banks of the Loire located at the entry to the city and not far from the historical centre. The object is to build a mixed district (offices, housing, shops) while developing industrial and logistical activities. The future of the quays, port activities and dry-docks will be one of the key questions.

Source : Projet Architecte et urbanisme (+ images)

4 July 2013

Bordeaux: creation of a company to bring renewable energy use in the “Bassins à flot” up to 70%

Source : 20 minutes

3 July 2013

Geothermal energy: France is getting closer

Experiments in heating or air-conditioning buildings with sea or river water are still unusual in France. Port cities have a real potential in this area, as is shown by the projects at Cherbourg and La Seyne-sur-mer. Different systems exist, but in all cases the return on investment is estimated at ten-fifteen years.

Source : Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment

3 July 2013

Brisbane: integrated ferry terminal

Cox Rayner Architects have designed a new terminal for passengers travelling by river at the end of one of the historic parks along the river bank. The challenge was to integrate it successfully into the landscape, and at the same time create a new public space for a community which was initially very reluctant to see the old post-war brick construction replaced.

Source : Arch Daily (+ images, plan)

Citizen Port

25 November 2020

The fisherman’s wharf (Muelle Pescadores) of Bahía Blanca (Argentina) will be refurbished by the Port Authority to improve the working conditions of the fishing community and welcome visitors.

Puerto Bahía Blanca

25 November 2020

The port of Port of Trois-Rivières (Canada) supports local artists by acquiring the Hommage au Saint-Laurent collection of canvas artworks.

➜  Port Trois-Rivières

24 November 2020

How to improve the water quality while protecting the biodiversity?

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Water quality is one of the priorities in port cities and there are many ways to improve it. In the Balearic Islands (Spain), the Port has deployed an innovative system to collect marine waste that includes a catamaran powered by solar energy, a semi-rigid hybrid boat and a modern electric drone to reach the most inaccessible areas. Nature-based solutions are also possible, as it is visible in the port of Gothenburg (Sweden), where the port planted eelgrass beds. These serve as protection for several fish species, while at the same time help to improve water quality and protect beaches from erosion. It is also necessary to monitor closely the quality of the water for submarine species. One positive example of this is the port of Ceuta (Spain) that is promoting the Sentinel Stations project in the port area through marine biological indicators, such as microalgae, sedimentation or the concentration of micro-plastics.

Ports of Balears, SVT, Port of Ceuta

24 November 2020

Innovative mobility in port cities: logistics, waterbuses and bus stops

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French water transport is increasingly relevant in construction site logistics. Key stakeholders, including HAROPA and the municipality, are collaborating to promote river logistics for the Olympic Games of 2024 in Paris, including the construction of the Olympic village. In Strasbourg (France), 6 tonnes of paving stones have been delivered for the first time using barges and bicycles took place, reducing the impact of construction material logistics. Innovative logistics also concerns passengers, such as the new waterbuses in the Province of South Holland, since 6 will be hybrid and 3 electric. User’s experience is one of the key aspects in public transport, as it is clear in the new self-sufficient bus stops financed by port authority of Algeciras (Spain). The new canopies include solar panels to power the lighting and will allow the user to charge its phone while waiting for the bus.

➜ Ouvrages Olympiques 1, Ouvrages Olympiques 2, France 3, Damen, El Estrecho Digital

18 November 2020

Online debate about port city heritage organized by Venice Port

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In the framework of the European Project REMEMBER, the port of Venice is organizing an online event on the 24th of November at 10:00 (CET) entitled “Cultural heritage as a driver of port cities’ sustainable development”. This online talk, will include the intervention of the Special Commissioner of Venice Port, Mr Pino Musolino, UNESCO’s assistant director, Mr. Ernesto Ottone Ramírez; Prof. Carola Hein and AIVP’s International Project Manager José M P Sánchez to share ideas about Port Centers. The project REMEMBER is focused on making natural and cultural heritage a leverage for sustainable and more balanced territorial development. Several AIVP members are involved, including the ports of Venice, Trieste and Dubrovnik.

➜ Adrijotalks, REMEMBER

18 November 2020

National Institute of Social Services and Port Authority sign an agreement in Bahía Blanca (Argentina) to strength the bond of the elderly with the city and the port with new actions.

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18 November 2020

Solidarity in the Vieux Port of Montreal (Canada). The Port will help the homeless in the Grand Quai with shelter, meals and health service.

➜ La Presse

18 November 2020

The quest for innovation of the Port of Algeciras, member of AIVP, rewarded by a European prize

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The 2020 edition of the ESPO awards for social integration of ports focused on innovation strategies and capacity of ports to attract start-ups into its ecosystem. The online award ceremony took place last week, recognizing the good work done by the Port of Algeciras (Spain), particularly the “the Innovation Journey” project. This project is part of a broader innovation strategy that will help the port to exceed its traditional roles as a landlord, and turn it into a business and efficiency partner. It will contribute to the port-city relationship, by creating new jobs for the local population. This broader strategy is complemented with a physical facility that will include a Port Center.

The other 3 finalists were the Port of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Puertos del Estado (Spain) and Port of Lisbon (Portugal), all AIVP members as well. Their projects included respectively the Prodock, an innovation hub focused on circular economy, the Ports 4.0 Fund, a national program to foster open innovation in the port-logistics ecosystem and the Ocean Campus, an ambitious plan for the waterfront creating an ecosystem of excellence in RD&I, bringing together researchers, entrepreneurs, main companies, academics and experts in the sea-related field.
AIVP was part of the jury evaluating the project, as it has been since the first edition of the award.

Port of Algeciras, ESPO

11 November 2020

Citizens invited to express their opinions in Saint-Malo (France). The region of Brittany is hosting a consultation process including physical meetings and online tools.

Bretagne

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Enterprise-driver Port

25 November 2020

[Correction]: in our previous newsletter, we wrote in the article “Wood pellets, natural gas and wind power: how port cities are renewing their energy mix” that a field of offshore wind turbines was being installed in St-Brieuc. In fact, the turbines will be installed in Brest, and the parts were being delivered from St-Brieuc.

The article from our previous newsletter

25 November 2020

In Sète (France), cold ironing facilities will be installed by Enedis within two years

Le Marin

25 November 2020

Mozambique and Malawi sign a deal to strengthen rail freight to Mozambique’s ports

Agence Eco Fin

25 November 2020

Danish shipping line Maersk says no to LNG and “megamax” ships of more than 20,000 TEUs

Le Marin

25 November 2020

The “Port of the Future” will first and foremost be an “integrated” port

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The flagship theme of the European “Docks The Future” project, which culminates this week, the “Port of the Future” concept appears to combine digital innovation and the energy transition. On the digital side, in Barcelona (Spain), a consortium that includes the port authority along with IBM, Vodafone and Huawei, is set to develop 5G services. In the same vein, Singapore’s maritime authority is funding eleven projects that are intended to speed up the digitisation of the shipping industry. Meanwhile, on the energy side, a string of initiatives are aiming to reduce carbon emissions. A floating offshore wind hub is set to be created in Cromarty Firth (Scotland), while in Agadir (Morocco), solar power is being harnessed with a “solar caravan”. To each their own resources! Yet UNCTAD is most concerned with highlighting societal integration, particularly in Valencia (Spain), where the port foundation has provided strong support to SMEs during the crisis. Citizens’ aspirations are looking to a greener “port of the future”, whereas a shock survey by Yale University and Climate Nexus (USA) shows that a majority of Americans are ready to change their habits to support greener shipping.

Docks The Future website ; Splash247 ; Offshore Energy ;  Splash247 (2) ; Vivafrik ; Diario del puertoPacific Environment

18 November 2020

A new transhipment terminal for food industry products is to be built in Seattle (United States)

Journal of Commerce

18 November 2020

In Antwerp (Belgium), “BoxCatcher” technology is enabling smart container management using mobile rail-mounted cameras

Camco Technologies

18 November 2020

New containerised coastal shipping line between the ports of Kribi and Douala (Cameroon): decarbonising infra-regional transport?

Agence Eco Fin

Eolienne offshore
18 November 2020

Wood pellets, natural gas and wind power: how port cities are renewing their energy mix

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LNG, one of the keys to cleaner maritime shipping, is undoubtedly experiencing a rapid rise in popularity, and a new LNG terminal is due to enter service soon in Livorno (Italy), after 24 months of work. On the other side of the world it is a similar story, with Johor (Malaysia) now fuelling vessels with LNG. However, electricity seems to be the way ahead when it comes to reducing onshore carbon emissions. Wind turbines, highly efficient in coastal areas, have been targeted by the port of Zhuhai (China) which has acquired stakes in two companies specialising in wind power. Offshore turbines offer another solution, as in St-Brieuc (France) where work on construction of a farm of 62 turbines continues, with the necessary parts currently being delivered from Brest. Older technologies also remain important, the oldest among them being none other than wood! A Norwegian company based in Oslo supplies the city of Rotterdam (Netherlands) with pellets, which combust relatively cleanly and generate large amounts of energy.

Ship2shore ; GreenportSplash247 ; Le TelegrammeOslo Havn

12 November 2020

The Brittany Region (France) adopts a roadmap for 2030 focused on renewable hydrogen and smart grids

Mer et Marine

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