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8 July 2020

New passenger terminal in Valencia (Spain) will integrate historic shipyard’s building and be environmentally friendly

Port of Valencia

6 July 2020

The City of Rotterdam aiming to buff its green credentials

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Plans to invest €233 have been announced for seven projects in various districts of the city. The aim is to make the city not just greener, but also more resilient to major outbreaks like the Covid-19 pandemic. Districts covered by the plan include the former port sectors of Rijnhaven and Masshaven.

Dutch review

6 July 2020

The port of Cartagena (Spain) launched an invitation to tender for new uses and improvements to the integration of its waterfront

Diario el Canal ; La verdad

6 July 2020

The Port and City of Los Angeles (USA) trade land and demolish an oil tank, as part of plans to develop a new promenade by 2022

Sea News ; Daily Breeze

1 July 2020

The Port of Auckland (New Zealand) create a vertical garden

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The aim is to integrate its car-handling terminal building more effectively into the urban surroundings. It will form a local landmark for the City Port and its roof will be turned into a public park within a few years. It will also promote biodiversity. The garden meets sustainability criteria, and everything in it can be either re-used or recycled.

Hanging Gardens ; Video

29 June 2020

The former submarine base in Marseilles (France) is set to accommodate a data center and will become a cornerstone of the Smart Port

20 minutes ; Video

29 June 2020

The Port of Malaga (Spain) aims to reposition in the sailing market by targeting mega-yachts and planning to create marina with 600 to 650 berths

Malaga Hoy

22 June 2020

5.4 million euros for the Le Havre Smart Port City project

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The subsidy from the French State will pave the way for the project to move forward into the operational phase. The project brings together local communities, the port, private stakeholders, educational and research institutes. It aims to transform the local area over the next ten years, using innovative solutions in the fields of mobility, energy, smart data, the ecological transition, relations with the public, education and training, and general attractiveness.

Le Havre Smart Port City (+ video) ; Actualités

22 June 2020

The Port of San Diego (USA) invites contractors to tender bids as part of a plan to create urban art in two waterfront parks. Deadline: 11 July

sdnews ; Port of San Diego

22 June 2020

The City and Port of Palma (Spain) reach agreement on plans for a promenade to bridge the City-Port divide and reconnect the two areas

El Vigia

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Citizen Port

1 July 2020

Covid-19: solidarity continues in port cities

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While in some regions of the word the pandemic seems under control, in others the figures continue to grow. For that reason, port city actors operate differently, depending on the context. While in Europe, the focus is on the economic recovery and recognition of the impact of the covid-19 in our lives, as it is happening in an exhibition in Valencia, in others the direct struggle continues. For example, in the Caribbean region, where the Grand Port Maritime of Guadeloupe donated 12,000 masks to the University Hospital that will receive patients from neighbouring territories. Shortly, AIVP will publish an article reflecting on the impact of the covid-19 in port cities and the reaction of the local actors to fight it.

Spanish ports, Grand Port Maritime de la Guadeloupe

1 July 2020

Many paths to the same goal: reducing polluting emissions

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Until hydrogen is universally adopted, there are many ways to reduce emissions. In this direction, the ports of HAROPA (Le Havre, Rouen and Paris), in France, are making the energy transition one of the main axis of its merger. Besides onshore electric power supply for vessels, HAROPA is also looking at LNG supply for different vessels, and using electric vehicles. The port of Bremen (Germany) is building 8 energy supply stations until 2023 to provide green electricity to vessels and vehicles. In the port of Riga (Latvia), the new digital technologies will also produce positive environmental outcomes and reduce the traffic congestion in the city, besides improving the cargo flow service. Efforts in the direction to reduce the environmental impact have already proven valuable in Montreal (Canada), where the port has reduced 45.3 % of the greenhouse gas emissions since 2007. This figure is the result of a combination of actions, including onshore power supply, LNG refuelling solutions, and truck traffic management. Another innovative case is Antwerp and the Fastwater project, that will investigate the commercial application of methanol as an alternative fuel.

NPI Magazine, Portal Portuario, Port of Riga, Port of Montreal, Port of Antwerp

24 June 2020

Protecting bees in the port city of Trieste (Italy)

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Bees are the most important pollinator of food crops in the world. They play a crucial role in our food system, and the ecological balance of our ecosystems. However, sometimes they create colony in the most unexpected places, such as a storm drain I the Port of Trieste (video). To solve the problem, the port contacted a beekeeper to find a new home for the swarm. The operation was not complex and the bees now have a new home in the hills close to the port. The project is a good example for the Goal 10 of the AIVP Agenda 2030, protecting biodiversity.

Port of Trieste (video)sustain web

24 June 2020

Covid-19: the Port of Papeete launches a support plan for local businesses

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More than €4 million are being allocated by the port to prevent bankruptcies and maintain existing jobs. 200 companies established in the port area are concerned. The proposed measures will support the economic activities, tourism and maritime and inter-island transport services.

➜  Port of Papeete

24 June 2020

Artificial 3D printed reefs to protect the European Atlantic Coast and its biodiversity.

3DPARE

24 June 2020

Smartport Challenge in Marseille (France) announces the winners of the 2nd edition. This initiative, jointly developed by the Port of Marseille, the Chamber of Commerce and the University includes 8 challenges reaching from emissions reduction, energy recovery from cruise’s wastewater or green mobile energy. The winner start-ups will now have 5 months to develop the solutions in cooperation with industry leaders.

CCI métropolitaine Aix-Marseille-Provence

24 June 2020

Winners of the 7th edition of the short narrative awards from the Port of Tarragona (Spain) announced. The stories will be available in the website of the port.

Port of Tarragona

24 June 2020

Agriculture in Port Cities: Innovating in Antwerp

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The port of Antwerp (Belgium) has been collaborating with the cross-border Great Saeftinghe nature park to develop nature areas and support innovation in agriculture. Now, has come the time for a new step. The port and partners of the park have launched a request for proposals for local farmers to develop nature-inclusive agriculture. The Agriculture Innovation Fund will support farmers willing to adapt agricultural practices so they still generate economic return, while contributing to the ecological goals of the port. The call is open until August 14th.

Port of Antwerp

24 June 2020

Solidarity actions continue in port cities

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While in some world regions, the worst part of the Covid-19 seems to be in the past, with deconfinement already under way, in others it remains a serious threat. The solidarity actions from port city actors remain very relevant. In Chilean port cities of Valparaíso and San Antonio, the port authorities continue providing support to underprivilege groups or temporary workers. In Dublin (Ireland), the port authority delivered 500 care packs to seafarers, that have gone through difficult moments, remaining at sea far more than expected. In Trois Rivière (Canada), the port has announced a special donation to four NGOs active in the city-port interface during the pandemic.

Port of Valparaíso, Portal Portuario, Dublin Port, Port Trois-Rivières

22 June 2020

5.4 million euros for the Le Havre Smart Port City project

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The subsidy from the French State will pave the way for the project to move forward into the operational phase. The project brings together local communities, the port, private stakeholders, educational and research institutes. It aims to transform the local area over the next ten years, using innovative solutions in the fields of mobility, energy, smart data, the ecological transition, relations with the public, education and training, and general attractiveness.

Le Havre Smart Port City (+ video) ; Actualités

Enterprise-driver Port

29 June 2020

The former submarine base in Marseilles (France) is set to accommodate a data center and will become a cornerstone of the Smart Port

20 minutes ; Video

6 May 2020

Public investment and financial aid in port cities

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After the first wave of cultural and social initiatives, port cities around the globe are presenting their plans for the post-covid recovery. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has communicated a package of $27 million of financial support for companies, as well as for professionals training and employment support. In the USA, the ports of LA and Seattle have presented renewed infrastructural investments plan. In the case of LA, the port will invest $367million to reduce the impact on the local economy and employment, while in Seattle the plan includes $1.5billion in 20 projects, including also airport facilities. At the same time, in Spain, the ports of Valencia and Bilbao have followed a similar path. While in Valencia the port presented a financial aid package of €57,2 million to support local port companies, the port of Bilbao announced that their investment plan for 2020 will reach €67 million, to support the economy and employment creation.

➜  Safety4sea – Singapore, Safety4sea – Los Angeles, Port Technology – Seattle, Valencia Port, Bilbao Port

12 February 2020

The sustainable port is both smart and collective

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The CEOs of the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam have laid out converging visions for the future development of their respective ports, one having just returned from the World Economic Forum, the other speaking about in an interview about forward-looking prospect for the port. Both agree that the fight against climate change and the need for a carbon-neutral port economy are absolutely crucial. Technological innovation, both onshore and offshore, and moves to optimise logistics chains, will of course form part of the solution. Beyond that, however, the success of these changes will depend on the ability of ports to forge new partnerships and work collectively, by bringing their communities together around a shared process of transformation.
Port of Rotterdam / Flows

12 February 2020

To ease congestion on the roads, the Port of Melbourne (Australia) has confirmed plans to develop its rail infrastructure (with a €16 million investment)

Port of Melbourne

12 February 2020

Kribi (Cameroon): first 31 businesses now setting up in the port zone, with another 150 set to follow.

EcoMatin

12 February 2020

Vlissingen – North Sea Port (Netherlands): first developments for the Borsele 1+2 offshore wind farm that will eventually provide power to a million homes

North Sea Port

29 January 2020

Major trends and scenarios for the evolution of logistics

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In the majority of port cities, logistics activity is increasingly structuring the territory. Marking out the future of this sector is becoming necessary. To this effect, the Urban Planning Agency of Marseille (France) remind us of a few key points. The massification of world trade flows will continue leading to the concentration of shipowners, the adaptation of ports, the extension and robotisation of warehouses, the emergence of single operators. In the era of e-commerce, the optimisation of the last mile has also become crucial. Nevertheless, land transport remains the weak link in this ecosystem with difficulties in massifying flows and proportionally a heavier CO2 impact. Pooling could be part of the answer but not all sectors believe in it. At the heart of these developments, the issue of employment appears to be an additional challenge for the territories.

Agam (pdf)

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

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