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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)

16 September 2020

In Helsinki, a street art competition in Jätkäsaari, a port sector that is being redeveloped for urban uses

Port of Helsinki

14 September 2020

The listed former sugar warehouse in Greenock (Scotland) could be turned into a museum about slavery and human rights

BBC news

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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

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

21 October 2019

For the first time, ports rate climate change among the three biggest environmental priorities

Cutting carbon emissions and adapting infrastructures are key concerns. However, more and more ports, local partner communities and businesses are organising in clusters to tackle issues globally, with citizens increasingly concerned about the way their future is being shaped. Meanwhile, the IMO has recently removed obstacles to cross-border carbon storage, which should help the industry organise and operate more efficiently.

Full article : ESPO (pdf) / All about shipping

21 October 2019

Maritime insurers raise the alarm about mega ships, with a collision between a liner and a container vessel potentially costing up to USD 4 billion

Full article: Allianz

21 October 2019

The port of Dakar launches a huge study to establish a clearer picture of its land assets and better meet users’ requirements

Full article: Dakar Actu

16 October 2019

Decarbonising shipping: 60 businesses from all sectors sign up to the “Getting to Zero Coalition” under the aegis of the Forum Maritime Mondial

Full article: Global Maritime Forum

16 October 2019

“Wind energy is part of the future of shipping.” Alizé’s sail-powered cargo ship wins the contract to transport the Ariane 6 rocket.

Full article: Le Marin

16 October 2019

Climate emergency: protecting Singapore’s port could cost US$90 billion. The bill will be between 9 and US$12 billion for Californian ports. Will all ports have such means?

Full article: Le Marin, 3 octobre 2019

14 October 2019

Autonomous shipping: successful test for NYK on a voyage between Japan and China, which is getting a dedicated research centre.

Full article: Port Technology / Portal Portuario