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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

8 July 2020

New Port Center in Dunkirk

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Last Saturday, 4th of July, the Port Center of Dunkirk (France) opened its doors to public for the 1st time. The process started 2 years ago, with the support of the main partners, the Urban Community of Dunkirk, the Port Authority, ACMAPOR association (Association for the creation of a home for port life and traditions) and the Port Museum. The new Port Center is located in the Port Museum and its exhibition is based on 7 topics: the identity the port, ships, goods, men, territory, prospects and opening to the world. The new space with 240 sqm. will be main point for the port-city-citizen relationship.

Dunkerque Port Center

8 July 2020

Port of Dakar (Senegal) extends its support to local hospitals, donating 10 mechanical ventilators.

Port of Dakar

8 July 2020

Beauport Bay in Quebec (Canada) will be the object of significant investment to mitigate the effects of the Laurentia project. The interventions have been agreed in a collaborative effort with local organizations

➜ Port of Quebec

8 July 2020

Protecting Biodiversity in Port Cities: Working with nature in Sevilla

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The port of Sevilla (Spain) presents an innovative project combining the management of dredging sediments and the creation of new habitats for threatened aquatic birds. This project follows the new work philosophy of “working with nature” and is a collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). More ports around world are making new efforts for biodiversity. The port of Singapore has commissioned a coral relocation and conservation program, and in Imbituba (Brazil), the port launched the 12º edition of the whale monitoring program as part of their environmental plan.

Port of Sevilla (PDF), Rice Media, Portos e Navios

8 July 2020

Port Cities and Universities working together

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Human Capital development is goal 5 of the AIVP Agenda 2030, and a priority for many members. The port of Venice will allocate €600k for the Ca’ Foscari University to create a study center focused on maritime and logistic activities. Part of the funding will also be dedicated to the new “Venice Science Gallery”. In Bahía Blanca, Argentina, the port has signed new agreements with the National Technological University (Bahía Blanca Regional Faculty), with whom we have already been working together, to develop new educational programs. In Algeciras, Spain, the city, the port and the university are working together for the creation of the European Sea University, in the Lago Marítimo project.

Nuova Venezia, Facebook (Bahía Blanca), El Estrecho Digital

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

1 July 2020

New EU project to reduce the air and acoustic pollution in cities. The port of Valencia will host one of the pilot projects.

Esmarcity

1 July 2020

Archive of the port of Lisbon joins the celebration of the City of Archives of Barreiro, with special visits and exhibitions.

Barreiro municipality

1 July 2020

Is hydrogen the best solution for the energy transition in Port Cities?

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Reducing the emissions and the environmental footprint is one of the main challenges for port cities. Even though in some cases, urban traffic might be the main pollution source, as the Port of Valencia (Spain) shows in a recent study, ports still play a crucial role. Although there is no silver bullet, a combination of existing solutions and new fuels like hydrogen is showing promising results. For example, in Lisbon (Portugal), the city announced a pilot project of a green hydrogen production station for vehicles, while the port will electrify its quays starting in 2022, reducing cruises pollution. In Valencia, the port will have a hydrogen refuelling station already in 2021, framed in the H2PORTS EU project. Other key green energy projects in Spain are going to take place in the port of Bilbao, where industry leader Repsol will invest €80 million. One project will be one of the largest net zero emissions synthetic fuel production plants, based on green hydrogen, while the other will be gas production plant from urban waste. The importance of hydrogen is visible in the national strategies of some countries, like Germany.

Port of Valencia, Eco Sapo (Lisbon), Europa Press, H2-view, El Mercantil, NPI Magazine

1 July 2020

Efforts of AIVP members recognized in the WPSP awards

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The winners of the 6 awards of the World Port Sustainability Program (WPSP) were announced on June 24th. This program, of which AIVP is one of the founding partners, recognizes the efforts of ports around the globe to contribute to the sustainable development agenda. In this edition, organized in 6 categories, AIVP members earned well deserved recognitions. The ports of Valencia and Venice are part of the winning entry for resilient infrastructure, the collaborative project “Green and Connected (Green C) Ports”. The ports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam and North Sea Port earned via the Dutch Seaports organization the award for governance and ethics. Other members also were among the finalists in several categories, such as the ports of Marseille, Rotterdam (in a second category), Helsinki or Montreal.

WPSP – Sustainable World Ports

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Enterprise-driver Port

12 November 2019

Is the future of ports set to be increasingly circular?

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Two recent studies have examined the theory. In Rotterdam, all flows of raw materials and waste were identified for businesses in the port zone. The aim now is to optimise the way residual flows are processed, with potential for environmental, economic and social benefits. A second report focusing on European circular urban ports mapped out eleven port cities, using a standardised methodology. For each of the cities studied, which included both river and sea ports, the report identified best practices and summarised the strategies adopted.

Port of Rotterdam / Circular City Ports (pdf report)

30 October 2019

Strasbourg wants to rely on river transport for more sustainable urban logistics.

Since May 2018, a terminal has been set up at the Quai des Pécheurs in the heart of the metropolis for the needs of a construction site. The City wants now to go further today and is calling for projects to make this terminal a platform for low-carbon urban logistics. The terminal shall operate on a daily basis in perfect harmony with other urban and tourist uses of the waterway. This project is part of the Strasbourg climate plan. Full article: VNF / NPI

30 October 2019

Climate: global groups like Nike or H&M are, like some major shipping companies are, refusing to use the Arctic route.

Full article: Sea Trade Maritime News / Flows

30 October 2019

Following the study by Deloitte, the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge set a two-years deadline to lay the foundations for a possible merger.

Full article: Port of Zeebrugge / Flows 1 / Flows 2

30 October 2019

The ports of Duisburg and Liège rely on intermodality to take advantage of direct rail links with China.

Full article: Marine Link / Flows

28 October 2019

Plastic waste: Malaysia negotiates the return of almost 300 containers of waste to their countries of origin.

Full article: Marine Link

28 October 2019

Marseille: in addition to cold ironing projects, cruise industry operators are committed to cutting ship sailing speeds

Full article: L’Antenne

23 October 2019

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), a member of AIVP, expands its field of action to tackle the challenges facing ports

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

23 October 2019

River navigation defines graded levels of autonomy for vessels, to improve professional and personal living conditions for operators.

Full article: L’Antenne

23 October 2019

Spain: the new national port framework should lead to safe, sustainable ports existing in harmony with citizens

Full article: Rotacion