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19 February 2020

A new plan to improve City-Port integration in Cadiz (Spain)

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The port authorities have just approved the special port plan to refine the way in which its various spaces are used. Some 1 million square metres will be set aside for activities relating to goods and passenger transport, while a 335,000 square metre area has been earmarked to redefine the relationship between City and Port. The area will host new activities and open spaces, to complete and better integrate the existing cruise activity. The plan also focuses on the use of renewable energy and will see specific smart energy saving programmes incorporated into the new facilities.

Cadiz-Port ; Diario Bahia de Cadiz

waterfront
19 February 2020

The Port of Thessaloniki (Greece) set for new uses

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The Port authorities are keen to reshape the relationship between the eastern sector of the port and the city, and have asked architectural firm MVRDV to come up with a range of scenarios based on themes such as nature, leisure, culture, and education. The winning bids will be those judged best placed to enhance Thessaloniki’s appeal and establish the city on the global stage.

MVRDV

 

19 February 2020

Plans for a network of green spaces along the Elbe River in Hamburg (Germany) will also offer an opportunity to test out new ideas

Hamburg.com

19 February 2020

SPAT, the company which operates the port of Toamasina (Madagascar), has launched an invitation for tenders for new sports developments on the waterfront

Newsmada ; L’Express

19 February 2020

The port of Oakland’s new CEO believes plans for a baseball stadium on the waterfront are compatible with the port’s activities

SFBay

19 February 2020

The Nobel Center will now be built in Slussen, a waterfront district of Stockholm (Sweden) that is currently the subject of a major regeneration project

The mayor

Floating Dock
13 February 2020

From 2022, ships being repaired will also be a show in Hamburg (Germany)

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Measuring 209 m, “Dock 10” will be the biggest covered floating dock in Europe. Its walls and roof will be mostly transparent, allowing members of the public to see the repair work being carried out on ships docked there. The roof will enable workers to carry on with their work regardless of the weather conditions, while noise and exhaust gases should also be reduced.

NDR (+ video) ; Charterworld

euroméditerranée
12 February 2020

How can areas be made attractive while undergoing redevelopment?

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We have reported regularly on projects being carried on Marseilles’ waterfront and city-port interface area. Urban redevelopment covering 310 hectares began in 1995, with an additional 170 hectares added in 2007. Projects of this scale are naturally carried out over a period of time. The challenge is to ensure that the areas concerned are attractive to residents and visitors, even before their redevelopment is complete. This is a commonly raised issue for many of you. To address it, Euroméditerranée, the body in charge of the waterfront redevelopment in Marseilles and a member of AIVP, launched “MOVE” in late 2018, an invitation for expressions of interest in four newly available sites. The aim was to use the sites as a testing ground for temporary projects developed on themes such as solidarity, economy, collaboration, culture or civic responsibility. A short list of 11 projects was drawn up. Following discussions, the list of projects was fine-tuned, and some were merged together. Ultimately, four projects were selected. All will be installed in consultation with Euroméditérranée, and will remain in place for between one and four years. This is a fascinating temporary initiative designed to provide residents with a high-quality city-port interface, and we will be monitoring it closely.

MOVE, dossier de presse ; Video

12 February 2020

The Port of Essaouira (Morocco) is restructuring to better integrate its fishing activities and shipyard with the tourist vocation of a heritage city

Libération

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Citizen Port

19 February 2020

New grant for Indian women seafarers. The national government has created the Maritime Training Trust that will provide scholarships to encourage women to pursue careers in the shipping industry.

Safety 4 Sea

19 February 2020

Water taxis in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) will be hydrogen powered. The first emission free boat will navigate the Maas river in 2021.

AD

13 February 2020

New agreement between German University and port of Trieste (Italy) to create a port and logistic center of expertise focused on energy.

Port of Trieste (PDF)

13 February 2020

Port, city and university of Durrës (Albania) sign an agreement to foster local entrepreneurship. The POWER (Ports as Driving Wheels of Entrepreneurial Realm) MoU will focus on key areas such as energy efficiency, business enhancement, fuel replacement and renewable energy

Durres Port Authority

12 February 2020

Port of Barcelona speeds up the electrification of the quays to save CO2 emissions from ships. In 7 years, docked ships should be able to green energy.

El Vigía

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

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Enterprise-driver Port

11 July 2013

China condemns some of the port projects in progress in the country for environmental reasons.

Source : Sino Ship News

9 July 2013

The EU hopes to re-launch intra-European maritime transport: fewer customs formalities to save time and money

Source : European Union

9 July 2013

How can humanity meet the challenge of a sustainable economic model?

lanouvelle controverse_bd_9juillet3In his new book “The New Controversy”, Yannick Roudaut, who spoke at the end of the AIVP 2012 World Conference, questions the worlds of finance, ecology, history and philosophy and brings us their answers. The picture makes no concessions but the view remains optimistic: the challenge can be met.
La nouvelle controverse – Edition La Mer Salée

8 July 2013

To be competitive, Brazil will have to triple the development rate of its infrastructure

A road network with cover less than 43% of the international standard and waterways offering a capacity equal to only 21% of the same standard: these examples, among many others, demonstrate the lack of planning and the poor management of investment in the country.
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande

8 July 2013

With its restricted real estate, the port of La Rochelle is betting on its rail connections and collaboration with Bordeaux and Nantes

Source : Le Marin

8 July 2013

As a safer, less polluting, competitive logistical option, marine cabotage is a priority for Mexico

Source : NuestroMar

4 July 2013

Turning to logistics, Laos could draw economic advantage from its location at the heart of ASEAN

Source : Bangkok Post, RZD Partner

4 July 2013

The Netherlands helps to finance the feasibility study for the construction of a cruise ship terminal in Cape Verde

Source: Macauhub – Oje

4 July 2013

The Port of Barcelona will manage a group of expert to elaborate the first technical guide on cruise terminals

Source: Globalports On Line