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29 January 2020

A sustainable and smart city? Real-scale test in Copenhagen (Denmark)

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EnergyLab Nordhavn was created in 2015 to test energy solutions for a smart city. Use of renewable energies, low-energy buildings, electric mobility, flexible and optimised energy management are just some of the possibilities tested on a real-world scale in the port sector of Nordhavn, which is currently under redevelopment. EnergyLab Nordhavn presents the results of these four years of work in its latest annual report, and sets out recommendations for sustainable energy solutions. A showroom has been created in the former Nordhavn silo to explain their tests and findings. The approach is fully in line with goal number 1 of the AIVP 2030 Agenda, aimed at anticipating the consequences of climate change for port cities!

e smart city (+ video) ; EnergyLab Nordhavn ; Annual Report ; Recommendations

 

Waterfront. Grain elevator
29 January 2020

Consultation for the Port Perry waterfront (Canada)

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An initial consultation on the waterfront action plan was held in November 2019. It will be followed by a second this February. The plan recommends short-, medium- and long-term actions concerning leisure activities, natural and cultural heritage, economic development, and tourism. The sector is home to a grain silo that is a listed heritage site. Preserving and re-purposing the silo will be a crucial component of the project.

Durham Radionews ; Waterfront Action Plan

29 January 2020

Invitation to tender for a passenger terminal in Valencia (Spain). The new facility will need to be more sustainable, meeting the expectations of the city’s mayor

Economia3

29 January 2020

Opened in May 2019, the National Maritime Museum of China occupies a waterfront site in Tianjin

China Daily

29 January 2020

The Governor of New York State vetoes plans for a shopping mall at dock 40, preferring to create recreational spaces

Curbed

29 January 2020

Proposals invited for a mixed-use redevelopment of historic docks 38 and 40 in San Francisco (USA)

Socket Site ; RFP

23 January 2020

Port of Cultures: the city of Marioupol (Ukraine) launches and International competition of Ideas for the multi-functional cultural center that will focus on the local identity.

Port of Cultures

Cruise terminal
22 January 2020

A new sustainable cruise terminal for Tallinn (Estonia)

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Various technical solutions have been studied to achieve the best possible environmental performance for the terminal, taking account of the Nordic climate. They include the use of geothermal and solar energy. Based in the heart of Tallinn’s old port district, the building will also be multi-purpose, capable of hosting conferences, concerts, and other events outside the cruise season. It will also have a children’s play area and a promenade.

➜ Port of Tallinn ; Video

Waterfront Penang
22 January 2020

Work due to start on the Penang waterfront (Malaysia)

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A promenade is set to be created above the sea, allowing residents to see cruise ships, an activity that will also be promoted. New commercial and cultural facilities should be available by 2024, along with a marina. Warehouses considered to be heritage sites will be repurposed.

The Star

22 January 2020

Opening up the port: the decision to replace the wall originally planned between the Port and City in Wilmington (USA) with a park has proved to be the right one

Dailybreeze (+ images)

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Citizen Port

23 January 2020

Electric connections in the quays of Dunkirk (France) help to reduce the emissions and noise of container ships when docked

Port Dunkerque

23 January 2020

Innovative system to clean stormwater developed in a port of New Zealand

GreenPort

23 January 2020

Cleaning the air through light in the Port of Barcelona (Spain)

El Vigía

23 January 2020

Rijeka (Croatia): European Capital of Culture enhancing its port City identity

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The port city of Rijeka will be one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2020. The title of the program “Port of Diversity” already indicates the connection between the city and its harbour and port culture. Water, work and migration will be the three key vectors for a rich cultural program. A broad network of actors will work together with the municipality to offer concerts, films, theatre and exhibitions along the year. Besides the cultural offer, the project also includes investments in refurbishing industrial heritage buildings to house new cultural facilities such as the new City Museum, the City Library and the Children’s house. The municipality is also cooperating with the Port authority in several projects, including the refurbishment of the Exportdrvo building, a former warehouse that will host several exhibitions. The official opening of European Capital of Culture will be on February 1st in the port, with the Opera Industriale, paying tribute to workers and traditions that have made Rijeka the proud port city of today. This initiative shows the immense value of port city culture and how it can be a vehicle to bring different actors together.

Riejka2020, European Commission, Time Out

22 January 2020

Public consultation for early 2020 on plans for a promenade between the port and city centre of Inverness (UK) to showcase local maritime heritage

Port of Inverness

15 January 2020

Exhibition “Container – the box that changed the world” in Fremantle (Australia), explains how the shipping container impacted the way we live

Victoria Quay

15 January 2020

New book tells the stories of dockworkers in the port of Dublin (Ireland). ‘Dublin Port Diaries’, as it is titled, shows the social impact of the port, gathering memories otherwise lost

Dublin Port

15 January 2020

Hydrogen powered will navigate the port of Hamburg (Germany) starting 2021/2022

NDR, Sat1Regional

15 January 2020

What can be done to reduce marine litter in touristic coastal areas? European project CAPonLITTER will provide guidelines based on best practices and innovative policies

Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente, Interreg Europe

15 January 2020

University and port work together in Sevilla (Spain)

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The new Centre for University Innovation of the Port of Sevilla will be placed in the port territory, counting with 16 million € of EU financing. A committee selected in the beginning of 2020 the first 20 innovation projects, each of them including an industrial PhD. These researches will focus on topics such as renewable energies production and storage, new materials, Internet of things, logistics, blockchain in the food industry or marine detection of hazardous substances. The research projects must be operational before the end of 2021. This initiative shows the path towards fruitful collaboration between academia and industry, a relationship that has not always been easy, but it is crucial to answer to upcoming challenges.

ABC, Diario de Sevilla

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Enterprise-driver Port

6 June 2013

Cruise ships up to 135 metres long, operated by Viking River Cruises, will serve the Le Havre – Paris route

Source: Les Echos.fr et Le Marin

5 June 2013

World Bank: Kenya must solve the problem of port congestion in Mombasa. Land-locked countries are calling for another outlet to the sea.

Source : Standard Media

4 June 2013

Port of Los Angeles: energy management will give a competitive edge in the future

On 3 June 2013, the port launched its energy action plan. Reliability of supply, optimisation of consumption, lowering costs, reducing environmental impact, etc. – the object is to increase the port’s independence from the regional electricity industry and guarantee service quality under all circumstances. (photo © aivp)
Source : Port of Los Angeles

4 June 2013

Maputo and Transnet reach an agreement on reciprocal use of their facilities to help the rapid economic expansion of southern Africa

Source : www.iol.co.za

4 June 2013

Trade diversity, wind generation industries, the environment – the Port of Nantes Saint Nazaire is trumpeting its ambitions

Source : Le Marin

4 June 2013

The re-launch of French ports must be based on three pillars: logistics, industry and the importance of ports for development

Source : French Government (pdf)

4 June 2013

WORLD SYSTEMS, a new approach to maritime traffic in the development policies of port cities

In the context of research projects into the dynamics of port cities, AIVP would like to draw its active members’ attention to the World Systems project. This project, financed by the European Union to the tune of one and a half million euros, began in March 2013 and will go on for 5 years. The World Systems project is under the scientific responsibility of César Ducruet, CRNS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) researcher and member of AIVP’s network of experts.“The World Seastems project aims to map and to analyze the changing spatial pattern of the world economy across 300 years from a maritime perspective. It will exploit untapped vessel movement data on a world scale since 1734, date of the first publication of Lloyd’s List. Such data offer disaggregated information on weekly inter-port flows with detailed descriptions of vessels as well as their dates of departure and arrival at world’s ports. Despite the vital importance of maritime transport for economic development and international trade, no research has been done on the long-term evolution of the global maritime network. There are three main goals of the project.
First, it will map for the first time the spatial distribution of almost 300 years of maritime flows in a dynamic and interactive manner. A geomatics visualisation platform will also integrate advanced analytical tools to simplify the pattern of shipping routes and corridors, and to extract meaningful information from the original data, with both scientific and pedagogical outcomes. Second, the project will look at the topological and spatial structure of the global network of inter-port links with reference to graph theory, social network analysis, and complex networks. The global properties of the network can be compared with general models of networks, while the evolution of macroscopic measures will be explored in relation with wider structural and conjectural changes in the world system (e.g. conflicts, revolutions, crises, territorial reconfigurations) in terms of network expansion, shrinkage, concentration and polarization. Internally, the search for tightly connected substructures (i.e. clusters, communities of ports, économies-mondes) will focus on the emergence of world regions and regional integration processes. Finally, we will examine the co-evolution of maritime flows and urban/regional development and compare the growth trajectories of port and non-port cities based on their situation in the combined sea-land network.
In a multidisciplinary fashion, the project questions both the contribution and the resilience of port activities and shipping routes to the transformations of the world system and economy from the local level to the global level. It will provide novel results about world systems theory, network theory, and location theory. ”

César Ducruet

http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/107041_fr.html

 

4 June 2013

Cruise ships: What future for onshore power supply in Europe?

The question of onshore power supply for ships was debated specifically at a conference organised by the Cruise Europe association at Le Havre on 24 April 2013.The inclusion of this subject on the conference agenda shows how important it is in today’s cruise ship world, in the face of continued increases in fuel costs and environmental constraints. Also known in French as “courant de quai” and in English as “cold ironing” or “alternative marine power”, this technology seems more and more essential on quays, not only for cruise ships but also for cargo vessels.
The principle is fairly simple and seems to make sense. When the ship is alongside it does not produce power using its on-board generators but plugs into either the onshore power grid or a generator specially supplied by the port, generally powered by LNG or hydrogen. The electricity demand of a cruise ship is considerable, on average three times that of a container carrier. The issue is therefore particularly important for the cruise industry, the more so as ships berth for preference as near as possible to the historic centre of port-cities and calls are becoming ever more numerous, with several large units alongside simultaneously during the season!
The advantages seem obvious for the immediate urban environment and the cruise operators themselves: little or no air pollution, less noise, less overall pollution. However, connection to the local network is a delicate matter because of the amount of power required. There is a risk that consumption peaks may overload the network causing it to cut out! Whether an onshore generator or the local grid is used, the question of supply security must be considered. Abandoning the ship’s energy independence means that operators must have absolute faith in the onshore installations. How can the vessel anticipate power cuts, either for technical reasons or due to union action?
Although some shipping companies, such as Holland America Line, proclaim their confidence in this mode of power supply and are investing in the construction of pre-equipped vessels, particularly for operating on the American west coast, this is not yet the case in Europe. Speakers underlined the difficulties associated with differences in electricity tariffs between European countries. The technology is also already threatened by the introduction of new equipment to enable ships to operate with LNG. This type of fuel has not yet been generally accepted for cruise ships by either the public or industry professionals. There is considerable nervousness about having gas tanks under the passengers’ feet! Whatever happens, the European Commission is inclined to toughen regulations for anti-pollution rules in ports. Onshore power supply, LNG… cruise operators are going to have to adapt. One more reason for a fresh look at the power balance of these vessels. Considerable power savings can still be made, particularly in air-conditioning. It is one of the ways in which cruise ship operators can help with the global environment problem!

 

4 June 2013

Shanghai : un 3e terminal passagers pour faire face à la croissance du trafic croisière

Source : Sino Ship News