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International Port City News

March 18, 2021

 
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Culture for the former port of Alappuzha (Kerala, India)
 
Culture and identity
 
Culture for the former port of Alappuzha (Kerala, India)

Alappuzha (India) lost its status as a major port city with the development of the modern port of Kochi. However, the district in which the abandoned port buildings and warehouses are located is set for a new lease of life. A government-funded contemporary art festival held every two years between 10 March and 31 May will host a programme of cultural events, conferences, exhibitions and works by 267 artists from all over the world, who will take up temporary residence in the port district. The move represents the first step in the area’s radical culture-driven transformation.

 
Lien   Times of India
Lien   The News Minute
Canary Islands (Spain): the ports are moving closer to their city
 
Port City interface
 
Canary Islands (Spain): the ports are moving closer to their city

The Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has recently selected a contractor to develop the public spaces and a beach on the Valleseco site. For the port’s President, the move is a fine example of the policy adopted several years ago, designed to foster closer links between the city and the port. In Las Palmas the recently opened footpath connecting Sanapu dock with the port marketplace and the city is another symbol of this integration policy. A new park is also set to be created near the aquarium.

 
Lien   Atlantico Hoy
Lien   Canarias7
Belgian Ports for Climate Action
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Belgian Ports for Climate Action

Port of Brussels (Belgium) joins BACA, The Belgian Alliance for Climate Action. The BACA is a recent creation of the Belgian branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the non-profit The Shift, including 53 Belgian organisations (public and private, including also the port of Antwerp), pledging to align their activities with the Paris Agreement’s objectives of limiting global warming. The Port of Brussels (Belgium) is certified zero-emission C02 for its buildings with no less than 13,000 photovoltaic panels throughout the port area. The port of Antwerp (Belgium) recently started the merging process with the port of Zeebrugge (Belgium) to create a new Green Energy Hub.

 
Lien   Port Brussels
Cleaner trucks in Vancouver (Canada)
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Cleaner trucks in Vancouver (Canada)

The Port of Vancouver has developed since 2008 the Truck Licensing System, with stringer environmental requirements to reduce polluting emissions. Gradually, these environmental requirements have been updated, concerning emission control devices and the age of the truck. Next year, in 2022, The port will increase the environmental demands will be even stricter, since trucks older than 10 years will not be allowed in the port. In late 2020, the port implemented the Clean Trucking Initiative to help trucking companies to get familiarized with the technical solutions to meet the new requirements.

 
Lien   Port of Vancouver – Truck Licensing System
Lien   Port of Vancouver – Clean Trucking Initiative
Balancing use and conservation of rivers, our lifeline
Balancing use and conservation of rivers, our lifeline

From Rome to New Delhi, large cities often lie on major rivers. This lifeline provides a source of water, allows people to wash clothes, move around, and transport resources. There are necessarily two aspects to any asset of this kind: the need to use it, and the need to preserve it. From 2021, the Egyptian government is introducing a conservation policy for the Nile, that most prestigious of rivers, strictly regulating the drawing of water and banning activities that harm biodiversity, except with special dispensation. These restrictions are essential for supporting the use of rivers as a fast, environmentally-friendly means of transport. By 2030, canal and river-based transport networks will be deployed in major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Cochin, and Goa. The Yamuna, the Ganges or the Indus will be used to move goods with a smaller environmental footprint than if they were shipped by road. Incentivising tariffs can also help, such as the environmental bonus granted to Swedish companies that abandon road haulage in favour of river and sea shipping in Stockholm (Sweden).

 
Lien   Afrik 21
Lien   India Post
Lien   India.com
Lien   Ports of Stockholm
 

AIVP News

 
AIVP joins international experts in Beirut’s Urban Declaration
AIVP joins international experts in Beirut’s Urban Declaration

Between the 12th and 14th of March leading experts and organizations gathered to discuss key issues for the reconstruction of Beirut, such as mobility, housing, heritage, and, of course, port-city relationship. AIVP was part of the discussions.

 
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Manon and Martial join the AIVP team
Manon and Martial join the AIVP team

Martial Dubuisson and Manon Vain are the newest members of the AIVP team. With their different professional backgrounds, they will bring valuable new skills to our team!

 
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Discover the new features of our website!
Discover the new features of our website!

AIVP is proud to make you discover the new functionalities of its website !

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Port City interface
 
INVITATION TO TENDER: the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Mayotte (France) wants to attract large yachts and make Mamoudzou and Dzaoudzi marinas more accessible from the city. Deadline: 2 April
Lien   Le journal de Mayotte
 
 
Culture and identity
 
The City of Melbourne (Australia) holds a community consultation on plans to restore the historic Mission to Seafarers building
Lien   Docklands news, 1
Lien   Docklands news, 2
 
 
Port City interface
 
The port of Saint-John (Canada) proposes to install a container village on the waterfront for urban uses
Lien   Global news (+ vidéo)
 
 
Port City interface
 
City and Port (APDL) work together in Matosinhos (Portugal) in the Leça da Palmeira’s Strategic Plan for Urban Rehabilitation, with special focus on historic city centre.
Lien   Leça da Palmeira
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Port of Talcahuano (Chile) joins initiative from SVTI and Asoex to fight against the Covid-19, providing the local health centre with medical supplies, such as gloves and masks, for the protection of the staff.
Lien   Mundo Marítimo – Puerto Talcahuano
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Vaccinating in the Port of Venice (Venice). Without cruise passengers, the terminal will be a vaccination hub for first responders.
Lien   Corriere Maritimo
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
In California (USA), a pilot scheme is testing electric trucks for port logistics
Lien   Green Port
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
In the port city of Pointe-Noire (Republic of Congo), potable water will be produced using solar energy
Lien   Afrik 21
 
 
Port City interface
 
Coal and gas infrastructures are being moved out of Durban (South Africa) to free up land for new developments
Lien   IOL.com
 
 
 
 

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