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29 September 2020

Project finally chosen for piers 30-32 in San Francisco (USA)

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Since the 2000s, a host of different projects have been announced for the site, including a cruise terminal combined with a hotel and residential units, an arena for the Golden State Warriors, or Georges Lucas’ cultural museum. The Port of San Francisco invited new proposals in February, and has now selected the project put forward by developers Strada TCC Partners and Trammell Crow. The plan includes 850 homes (a quarter of which will be affordable), a floating pool, and new public spaces.

MSN ; San Francisco Examiner

29 September 2020

Tianjin (China): finalists and winner named in the competition to design the national Grand Canal culture park

UED magazine (+images)

23 September 2020

Agreement between the Port and City of Maputo (Mozambique)

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The MoU concerns the regeneration of promenades and other spaces in the area between the port and city. Osorio Lucas, the port’s CEO, stressed the port’s commitment to other measures aimed at promoting city-port integration, including a passenger terminal, cultural and leisure infrastructures, conference hall, and other steps to support the socially excluded.

Porto de Maputo

23 September 2020

The port of Huelva (Spain) launches an invitation to tender for a firm to take charge of the City Port project on the Muelle de Levante

Huelva 24

23 September 2020

CNR and the Port of Lyons win an Open innovation Challenge

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Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (a member of AIVP) and the Port of Lyons have been rewarded for two projects aimed at creating a more sustainable interface between the Port and City of Lyons. The first project, dubbed “Energy Quay”, provides renewable energies (hydrogen, electricity, natural gas). The second, “River’tri”, is a river-based waste disposal centre created with fellow AIVP member, the Suez group.

CNRQuai des énergies ; Suez, River’tri

22 September 2020

Ningbo (China) adopts a host of initiatives aimed at becoming a smart city and smart port

Xinhua Silk Road

22 September 2020

New public spaces set to become available on Auckland’s waterfront in the next six months, including at Silo Park

Heart of the City

16 September 2020

Oslo: consultation for the Grønlikaia redevelopment

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The former container port of Grønlikaia is the final area of the old port district of Bjørvika to be redeveloped. The 208,000 m2 of available land is divided into five sub-zones. The proposals drawn up by Rodeo Architects include 1,500 residential units, a 1 kilometre long waterfront promenade, and a 1.6 hectare park.

Grønlikaia ; Rodeo Architects, Grønlikaia project

16 September 2020

A master plan for Bergen (Norway)

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Designed by Danish firm Tredje Natur, the master plan concerns a 40 hectare site that was previously occupied by a logistics port and ferry terminal. The main priority is to create a “zero emissions” district using renewable construction materials, climate adaptation strategies, and with a focus on a community-based sharing economy.

➜  ArchDaily (+ images, plans) ; Inhabitat

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Citizen Port

Long Beach waterfront
23 September 2020

In Europe and America, city-port integration stays on course despite the crisis

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The threat of a “second wave” hanging over Europe and the severity of the epidemic in America have not cut short the process of city-port integration, which is often an effective means of tackling the crisis.
In Valparaiso (Chile), representatives of the tourist industry, the municipality and the port came together to find joint solutions involving the city, port and businesses to get tourism going again. Nor has the crisis dimmed the commitment of associations and public bodies to work together in cooperation with the port. In Long Beach (United States), the port authority has even released new funding to kick-start port-city projects of this kind.
In Europe, city-port integration projects are continuing, while economic recovery plans are being refined. In Santa-Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), the port is looking at more than 20 societal integration projects to benefit citizens, and the city is set to buy 2,500m² of port land to build an infants’ centre.

Smart ship HMM
23 September 2020

Innovation and intellectual cooperation: crucial for cutting carbon emissions in port cities

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With climate change contributing to more and more instances of forests fire and flooding around the world, innovative solutions are emerging to make port and urban activities greener. In France, port authorities in Paris have commissioned a major study of river traffic and the energy transition, aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of shipping on the Seine. Meanwhile, the port of Abu Dhabi (UAE) has targeted smart solutions, with an optimisation plan that aims to halve carbon emissions from its container traffic.
Private-sector businesses have a big part to play in this global effort. In South Korea, the giants Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Samsung have joined forces to develop smart technologies that will cut atmospheric pollution from shipping.

23 September 2020

Between the ports of Leixões and Bobadela (Portugal), food shipments will now be sent by rail to cut carbon emissions.

Portal portuario

22 September 2020

A collaborative effort between the Port Authority of Seville (Spain) and the Higher Council for Scientific Research, the project to protect aquatic bird life at the mouth of the Guadalquivir has been named the winner of the “2020 Environment Award”.

Media release

Production maraichère à Kribi
16 September 2020

African port cities invest to take up their role in food and drinkable water supply

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Awareness has raised among African port cities about the role they can play in food logistics and supply. Pioneering innovation: the first fruit export by train has been carried out from Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia) to the port of Djibouti, where refrigerated containers can be shipped to European markets. This has been possible thanks to a technical aid from the port of Rotterdam (The Netherlands). An integrated railway and cold storage network (NCLN) will allow Ethiopian producers to import and export food through the port of Djibouti.
Import-export is one possibility, but local production turns out to be an essential asset to ensure food supply. Port cities have a card to play, as in Kribi (Cameroon) where a “Green belt” will be developed around the port to produce vegetables and daily life food for the city.
Born from sea water, port cities have also a role to play in drinkable water. In Douala (Cameroon), the port has created a company to produce and distribute drinkable water. The CEO of the port has ensured of its support to the city in case of water shortage. A “refreshing” cooperation!

16 September 2020

Port authority of the Balearic Islands (Spain) will supply its 5 terminals with 100% renewable energy and improve the energy efficiency of its facilities

Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria

16 September 2020

In Cartagena (Colombia), the port helps the city to ensure food security and medical material supply with a 1 million € plan

Caracol

14 September 2020

A green hydrogen hub to be developed in Vlissingen (North Sea Port Authority, The Netherlands)

Offshore energy

Port de Jurong (Singapour)
14 September 2020

South-east Asian ports double their efforts in green energies and smart technologies

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The first “BioHub Port” in Malaysia will be built in the province of Sarawak. Its total cost is estimated to 4 million € and it is expected to start in early 2021. This biomass hub will be built thanks to a collaboration between Malaysian companies and the Port of Rotterdam, which is a member of AIVP. The local partner, Port of Bintulu, has elaborated a “Smart Digital Green Port Blueprint initiative” which integrates the future biomass hub, and should contribute to add 35 000 new jobs.
In Singapore, the Port of Jurong has installed a 9.65 megawatt solar photovoltaic system whose electricity will be used both for port operations and for the city’s power supply. In addition, the port is testing an artificial intelligence-driven system which will further reduce its carbon footprint, and has started to electrify and automate its cranes and ground vehicles. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and its partners have set aside S$40 million for R&D in low-carbon technologies.

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Enterprise-driver Port

13 November 2019

Inter-business cooperation: La Ciotat (France) aims to strengthen its naval cluster to boost competitiveness

Le Marin

13 November 2019

Clean marine fuels: Maersk set to test bioethanol, with the carbon footprint of LNG still difficult to estimate.

Flows / Lloyd’s List

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