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23 March 2020

The new urban mobility guidelines from the World Economic Forum emphasizes the importance of collaboration between actors to reduce emissions and improve transport networks

World Economic Forum, Intelligent Transport

Euromediterranée Ville durable
23 March 2020

Phase 2 of the Euroméditerranée project in Marseilles (France): moving towards a resilient city

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Euroméditerranée has signed a framework agreement with the firm Leclercq Associés, partnered with Setec, to act as urban planning and design consultants for specific districts concerned by this vast development project. They will look closely at strategy on housing and public spaces. The wider aim is to design what could be the sustainable Mediterranean city, one capable of meeting the challenges posed by climate change. AIVP members will no doubt want to keep a close eye on the process and the resulting solutions.
(Euroméditerranée and Setec International are both AIVP members).

Le Moniteur ; Euroméditerranée

Docklands Liverpool Ten Streets
23 March 2020

A creative district at Liverpool Docks (UK)

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The old warehouse district of Ten Streets, in the north of Liverpool, are set for a new lease of life with artists’ workshops and new spaces for cultural businesses. Already a number of events have been held there, and one of the warehouses is now home to a market dedicated to art, fashion and furnishings. Two other redevelopments are planned at either side of the creative district, in the Liverpool Docklands: the Liverpool Waters programme, and 550 residential units to be built in Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse.

Liverpool Echo

23 March 2020

The Port of San Diego (USA) organises a public consultation to define a brand image for the Chula Vista project

My news LA ; Port of San Diego

23 March 2020

The Port of Dakhla (Morocco) set to be redeveloped for yachting and passenger activities

Le 360

23 March 2020

Audio guides to (re)discover the history of various places in Puerto Madero, the redeveloped district in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Clarin

18 March 2020

International call for tenders to design a business district in an abandoned waterfront district in Thessaloniki (Greece)

Alumil

18 March 2020

Morocco’s National Ports Agency launches a study aimed at opening up the old port of Safi and integrating it more effectively into its urban environment

Le matin

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Citizen Port

12 February 2020

Hydrogen in port cities: new project could save up to 1 million tons of CO2 per year

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The quest for new energy sources to replace fossil fuels is accelerating. Although many ports have already created the first systems for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) for ships, many argue that hydrogen could be the ultimate solutions for the energy transition. The most recent project joining this chase has been announced in the port of Oostende (Belgium). A consortium formed by the port authority, DEME Concessions and PMV plans to build a new plant to produce green hydrogen using renewable energy. The plant would save between 500k and 1 million tons of CO2 per year. The project also includes an offshore wind farm including 399 turbines with a total capacity of 2,26 GW. Other port cities in Europe are also developing different initiatives in the same direction. The port of Antwerp, also in Belgium, already ordered tug boats and passengers ferry using hydrogen technology. Hamburg (Germany), announced last year its plans to build the world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in port, with a capacity of 100 megawatts. The port of Valencia (Spain), is also active in this field, with the project H2PORT, including port equipment powered by hydrogen. However, we cannot forget there is no silver bullet for the energy transition. This ambitious goal will require diversifying our energy sources and optimizing our consumption.

Clean Energy Wire, Portal Portuario, Green Port, Port of Antwerp, Valencia Port

5 February 2020

Five community groups will benefit from environmental grants from the port of Seattle

Port of Seattle

5 February 2020

Local schools supported by the port of Kribi (Cameroon)

Port of Kribi

5 February 2020

Innovative mobility in Málaga (Spain). Driverless buses will connect the cruise terminal with the city center circulating inside the port. The municipality will invest 180 000 € on a new traffic light system for the future autonomous vehicles.

Portal Cruceros

5 February 2020

Ports implement Smart lighting to become more sustainable

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Many ports worldwide are changing their illumination solutions for new technology that is more energy efficient. The port of Helsinki (Finalnd) deployed during 2019 their new system that is easier and more flexible to use. This system facilitates a smarter management, saving euros and CO2. Now the port terminal lighting is automated and can adapt better to the different usage of the space. In the Port of Bilbao (Spain), the new lighting system saves up to 50% of the energy from the previous one. The new LED technology and smart management system is more flexible and has also improved the comfort of the workers. The port of Gijón, also in Spain will receive new financing to improve the lighting, following the same scheme. In the case of Lisbon (Portugal), on the main terminal recently changed as well to LED lighting system, saving up to 13 426 kg CO2 per year. We can find examples worldwide such as the case of Vancouver (Canada), where new industrial facilities in the port also implementing new systems using LED and movement sensors. Or the case of San Antonio in Chile, where the new headquarters of the port will save up to 44% of its energy demands for lighting. These initiatives may not be as revolutionary as other complex projects introducing new fuels or energy sources, but they are gradually implementing energy savings and reducing the carbon footprint of the ports.

Port of Helsinki, Revista Cargo, Smart-light 1, Smart-light 2, Portal Portuario

29 January 2020

Geothermal energy investigation proceeds in the port of Rotterdam (The Netherlands) with the permit from the Ministry of economy

Port of Rotterdam

29 January 2020

New project gathers 6 European port cities to look Artificial Intelligence solutions towards carbon neutrality

Innovation Procurement Platform

29 January 2020

Running in the terminals. The port of Veracruz (Mexico) presents the third edition of this race, where citizens get to know the port.

El Dictamen

29 January 2020

“Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab” a new type of resilient coastal infrastructure

Architectural Ecologies

29 January 2020

Women leading ports

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Fighting the general idea that ports and the maritime sectors are male-dominated worlds, more and more women are stepping up in positions of power. Several important ports such as Barcelona in Spain, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, Montreal in Canada, San Diego in USA or Transnet ports in South Africa have female presidents. Recently, the port of San Antonio (Chile) welcomed its new vice president Ms. Joanna Davidovich. At the same time, Ms. María de la Rosa Hermoso became the new director of the port of Talcahuano, joining the president Ms. Consuelo Raby in a board with a majority of women. In the same week, the Danish Shipping Association, led by Ms. Anne Steffensen, presented its new initiative to increase the number of women in shipping companies. Other initiatives, such as the IMO’s World Maritime Theme for last year “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”, or the purple port in Tenerife are giving more visibility to women in the industry. It is clear that gender equality is not just a “trendy” topic, but a condition for sustainable development as pointed by the UN. These news and initiatives strength this idea and may motivate young women to pursue a maritime career.

IMO, World Maritime News, Portal Portuario, Puerto Talcahuano – Press release (PDF)

Enterprise-driver 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

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

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