Almeria (Spain): City Port projects to be submitted for public approval
The City’s Mayor made the announcement, in agreement with the President of the Port. The initial phase of the masterplan concerns the Muelle de Levante, the “Club de Mar” and a park. There are some port activities remaining in the area. The plan will require the City to continue working with the Port on the future uses for the land. Meanwhile, in the Cable Inglés district, a dock for ores and minerals is set to be turned into a promenade, with the works contract due to be awarded in November.
Miami: Berenblum Busch Architects to expand Carnival Cruise Line’s Terminal F with a maritime identy
Full article : Dexigner (+ images)
The residents of Sacramento set to reclaim their river
The City has chosen the Canadian architects Stantec to regenerate the river along old Sacramento (USA). The project includes plans for a dual-level market with a terrace, a history museum overlooking the river, and “River Terrace”, a series of new floating terraces for leisure activities and walking. A hotel tax will help fund the project.
Full article : The Sacramento Bee (+ video)
Tallinn (Estonia): the passenger terminal refurbished, with views of the old city and port.
Full article : Port of Tallinn
New York: Governors Island to become a climate laboratory
New York City wants to turn Governors Island into a living laboratory for adapting to climate change. It has invited proposals for a climate research and education centre to be based in the south of the island, which would complete the offices and cultural amenities planned for the district.
Full article : 6sqft
The City of Hull (UK) receives £27.4m in funding to regenerate its marine heritage and identity
Full article : Maritime Hull
European ports meet in Venice to discuss the future of cruises
Port of Venice hosts the meeting “Cruise 2030: Call for Action”, gathering delegates of several major European cruise ports to discuss the future of the sector and the interaction with cities. The main idea on the table is developing a “Europe Class fleet” compatible with European port cities. This discussions directly reflect goal 9 of the AIVP Agenda 2030, concerning health and life quality of local citizens. The next meeting of the working group will be in Palma de Mallorca, next January
Full article: Port of Venice
Port of Valparaíso hosts a painting competition for children called “Brush Strokes for the Port”. The event took place in the Baburizza Museum and the winning paintings will be incorporated in the aerodynamic spoiler developed by the company Venti
Full article: Portal Portuario
The Sea Grant mechanism of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $16 million to 42 research projects focused on sustainable aquaculture
Full article: Government Europa
Chilean ports contribute to the quality of local life by collaborating in the maintenance of public spaces
Ports of Chile show their commitment with the local population with cleaning campaigns of beaches and coastal areas. The Captaincy and Port of Talcahuano lead a program with the help of 600 volunteers that removed more than 1,5 tons of waste. The port of San Antonio removed almost 8 tons of waste in September in several urban areas close to the port. The terminal operator DP World has led another cleaning program with the help of students in the beach of Lirquén.
Port of Brisbane restates its commitment with sustainable development in the sustainability report of 2018/2019. One the main goals is to reduce 24% of the emissions by 2024/2025
Full article: Port of Brisbane
Ports de la Generalitat, the regional organizations gathering the small ports of Catalonia, launches a new initiative called “Porta’m” to reduce use of plastic bottles at sea, providing the users with reusable alternatives
Full article: El Vigía
New initiative to protect orcas in Seattle ports
Northwest Seaport Alliance (Seattle and Tacoma) partner up with other organizations to develop a program to protect endangered orca population in the Salish Sea. The main goal is to mitigate the effect of ship noise.
Full article: Port of Seattle
The Maritime Heritage Institute of South Africa hosted the Inaugural Maritime Heritage Conference in the Vaal University of Technology, in Vanderbijlpark. The three days event focused on a broader understanding of maritime heritage and its role in sustainable economic development.
Port of Mallorca installs 25 air quality monitoring stations as part of the SmartSensPORT project in collaboration with the University of the Balearic Islands.
Full article: Mallorca Diario
The “No plàstic” campaign by the port community of Valencia achieves great success in just a few months
The port community of Valencia, including Aportem, the port’s solidarity organization, launched last June the “No Plastic” initiative to reduce the use of plastics in port companies. The focus is mainly on single-use products, recycling systems and environmental education. The main goal was eliminating from the port sector companies one million plastic bottles and other items of this material. First results have inspired the participating companies to a more ambitious goal: to become 100% plastic free
Full article: Aportem
Is cruise profitable for the American tax-payer?
Rescue costs for the increasing numbers of incidents involving liners, financial support to companies, and people moving offshore for tax reasons, the USA faces a heavy bill. The adoption of a charter of “Passengers’ Rights” could be the sector’s first response.
Source: Journal de la marine Marchande
Source: Cruise Lines International Association
The absence of intermediate commercial ports and the competition posed by the Panama Canal may limit interest in arctic maritime routes
Source: Le Marin, L’Antenne
The port of Brest is positioning itself as a logistic and industrial hub for both fixed and floating offshore wind farms
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande, 17 mai 2013
Industrial ecology implemented within port areas: a strategy for the future, a reality at an international scale
Industrial and territorial ecology, a strategic means for differentiation adapted to port areas issues
Industrial ecology seeks to optimize the total material and energy cycle by the means of synergies between companies: concretely, the effluent of one process serves as the raw material for another process. Industrial symbiosis requires new governance and partnership within a territory. At an international scale, more and more examples of industrial by-product exchanges and resource sharing facilities can be observed.
Harbor territories more and more integrate industrial ecology into their development strategies as a lever for differentiation in a global competitive context.
Industrial and territorial ecology questions port authorities as well as local stakeholders upon multiple issues concerning their development strategies: ground for the development of services and utilities for the industrial sector, it appears as a vehicle to attract and maintain new industrial activities. Source for innovation and environment integration, it appears as a medium to collaborate with local stakeholders. Interface between multiples expectations and skills, it appears as a lever to restore the links between ports and cities.
The industrial ecology approach developed in the port area of Terneuzen, stands for an illustrative example. Within the Biopark Terneuzen framework, companies spontaneously develop synergies: for instance, WarmCO2 is a co-operation between Zeeland Seaports, Yara and pipe installer Visser & Smit Hanab, delivering water for heating and, CO2 for enrichment, to a horticultural greenhouse nursery in order to improve crop growth. Zeeland Seaports supports, facilitates and spreads this dynamic to the whole port area by creating a “Multi-Utility provider”, a vast underground pipeline network enabling flows exchanges between local companies in order to create an industrial symbiosis.
Toward the diffusion of best practices and the networking of port stakeholders at an international scale
The wide range of territorial contexts, at an international scale, allows harbor authorities and stakeholders to explore various opportunities to optimize the management of material and energetic flows. If competition among ports at an international scale is a reality, sustainable development issues open a pathway toward new collaborations. It questions the production and sharing of knowledge in a globalization context as well as the networking and capitalization dynamic of collective innovative opportunities in terms of resource management.
In order to enhance the understanding of these issues, a working team composed of academics (Ecole des Mines d’Alès) and operational actors (M-Atome) of industrial and territorial ecology in France, co-funded by the French environmental agency (ADEME), accomplishes until may 2012, a first inventory of international initiatives and a cross analysis of innovative cooperation in terms of resource management in Northern America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Nourishing existing networks contributions, such as those lead by the AIVP, partner of this project, this will allow identifying levers and limits to the implementation of such cooperation in harbor areas: which anchor actors? What relevant position for port authorities in such approaches? What specific opportunities of synergies for port areas? What financial funding for their implementation? What context benefits synergies between companies? What real impacts in terms of resource management? Etc.
Nicolas Mat, Coordinateur de projet d’écologie industrielle et territoriale, M-Atome
Guillaume Junqua, maître assistant, LGEI, Ecole des mines d’Alès
Juliette Cerceau, doctorante, LGEI, École des mines d’Alès
Maasvlakte 2 €150 million cheaper than estimated. The port is growing 20% larger, the container capacity has doubled
The port of Hamburg is the economic lung of the metropolitan region and a vital partner for industry
As a port with world-wide connections, the Port of Hamburg is an essential factor for business creation. 155,000 jobs depend directly and indirectly on port activity. It is estimated that for every Euro invested in the port, 0.71 additional Euros are invested in other sectors. Source: Hamburger Abendblatt
L.A.’s next Mayor: final candidates have noted the monstrous import of the port as an economic issue.
The candidates undertake to maintain investment levels in the port and promote the creation of direct jobs, and also to do research into green transport or technologies. Strong, transparent collaboration with the local community is also expected.