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International Port City News

April 01, 2021

 
International Port City News
 

In this opinion piece, Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP, looks back at the incident caused by the Ever-Given, a giant container ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal for several days.

 
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Weekly Features

 
Suez Canal jam: rethinking the way food and livestock are shipped
 
Food
 
Suez Canal jam: rethinking the way food and livestock are shipped

With thousands of starving and dehydrated animals, and boxes of fruit and vegetables set to perish before reaching their destination, the hold-up caused by the Ever Given on a waterway that carries 12% of the world’s maritime traffic has serious implications for the transportation of livestock and food. The holds of the vessels delayed contain, among other things, Romanian and Bulgarian sheep being exported to Saudi Arabia, South African grapes, and New Zealand apples destined for the UK. The import and export of food was running at full speed, but the canal blockage has served as a reminder that the world’s food supply chains are fragile. Although the ship has been refloated, it will be some time before cargoes arrive and traffic may not return to “normal” until May. The situation is so serious that some carriers of perishable goods are considering rerouting their vessels via the Cape of Good Hope. The incident is an invitation to rethink the way we consume food, perhaps using more local produce, or at the very least opting for products that do not need to be transported thousands of miles by boat before reaching our plates!

 
Lien   FruitNet
Lien   C NEWS
Lien   France TV
IMO: Shipping emissions increase by 10% between 2012-2018
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
IMO: Shipping emissions increase by 10% between 2012-2018

According to the 4th IMO GHG Study, the Greenhouse Gas emissions from shipping – including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), expressed in CO2e – have increased in the period 2012-2018 from 977 to 1,076 million tonnes. The share of shipping emissions in global anthropogenic emissions has increased from 2.76% in 2012 to 2.89% in 2018. Emissions are projected to increase from about 90% of 2008 emissions in 2018 to 90-130% of 2008 emissions by 2050 for a range of plausible long-term economic and energy scenarios. Additionally, IMO has also launched a Ship-Port Interface Guide to reduce GHG emissions.

 
Lien   IMO greenhouse gas emissions study
Lien   IMO Ship-Port Interface Guide
Mega cruise ships diverted from Venice (Italy) to Marghera industrial port
 
Health and life quality
 
Mega cruise ships diverted from Venice (Italy) to Marghera industrial port

The national government from Italy agrees to temporarily ban large cruise ships from docking in the historic city of Venice. Cruises will no longer sail past St. Marco’s square to protect the historical-cultural heritage. In the meantime, the Port Authority has launched a call for tender for the architecture and engineer services concerning the technical and economic feasibility study and specialized activities for the construction of a new cruise terminal in Marghera, Venice (Italy).

 
Lien   The Maritime Executive
Lien   Port of Venice
Port of Talcahuano (Chile) earns state’s label for equality and work-family life balance
 
Human capital
 
Port of Talcahuano (Chile) earns state’s label for equality and work-family life balance

The “Iguala-Conciliación” label was awarded by the Minister of Women and Gender Equality on March 26th, in virtual ceremony with the presence of the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications. The Port of Talcahuano, first Chilean port to earn this label, committed in May 2020 to apply the Chilean Norm 3262. To this end, it developed a management system and created a Gender Committee, generating training for workers, the “Transform your approach” campaign and the dissemination of informative capsules to sensitize each member of the organization, among other actions. This label demonstrates the organization’s commitment to equality between women and men, as well as to the reconciliation of work, family and personal life.

 
Lien   Portal Portuario – Puerto Talcahuano
Lien   Ministerio de la Mujer e Identidad de Género – Sello Iguala
TENDER NOTICE for Quayside in Toronto (Canada)
 
Port City interface
 
TENDER NOTICE for Quayside in Toronto (Canada)

Almost a year after the controversial Sidewalk Labs project was abandoned, Waterfront Toronto has announced new objectives for the 4.8 hectare Quayside site. The updated plan aims to create affordable housing, iconic architecture and low-carbon buildings, public spaces, and access to the water. Deadline for tender submissions: 12 May 2021

 
Lien   Waterfront Toronto
Lien   RFQ
Lien   Quayside
City Port agreement in Seville (Spain)
 
Port City interface
 
City Port agreement in Seville (Spain)

The Municipality and Port Authorities have reached a deal to complete the restructuring of the buffer zone between the city and the port’s activities. Updates to the local development plan have paved the way for the creation of 700 homes, along with tertiary amenities and public spaces. The City Port integration project is in line with a similar plan in the Batán district across the Guadalquivir.

 
Lien   El Estrecho Digital
Lien   ABC de Sevilla
 

AIVP News

 
Preparing Ports and Port Cities for Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation
 
Climate change
 
Preparing Ports and Port Cities for Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation

Ports city territories are at the front-line of climate change adaptation. In this article, Prof. Austin Becker briefly presents the challenges and how combining different approaches will be necessary to increase the resiliency of these coastal regions.

 
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Governance commitments for sustainable port cities
 
Governance
 
Governance commitments for sustainable port cities

Today, it is unquestionable that reaching a sustainable development model for our society, respecting the earth boundaries is (or should be) our main goal. Global initiatives like the SDGs and the AIVP Agenda 2030, inspire and impulse different actors towards this greater goal. But talking is easier than doing, and there are governance challenges along the way, as Prof. Peter Hall shows us in this article. In the coming weeks we will focus on port-city governance processes to learn more about the difficulties that may emerge and the different solutions that ports and cities found to continue this path towards sustainable development.

 
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Anas becomes the newest member of the AIVP team!
Anas becomes the newest member of the AIVP team!

Anas LAANI has joined AIVP’s Membership Division as International Network Coordinator. He will bring a fresh vision to AIVP’s worldwide network.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Health and life quality
 
The Port of Quebec announces plans for an urban park for families and residents. Several hundred trees will be planted.
Lien   Port de Québec
 
 
Port City interface
 
The Italian State will partly fund new access routes and a panoramic promenade on the waterfront in Taranto
Lien   Ansa
 
 
Port City interface
 
The cruise terminal at Port Royal (Jamaica) will also house a museum, leisure facilities, and a restaurant
Lien   Jamaïca Observer
 
 
Food
 
The company Lorient-Keroman chosen to develop a fishing port in Duqm (Oman)
Lien   Mer et Marine
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
New floating LNG storage and refuelling terminal in Tema (Ghana)
Lien   PortNews.ru
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Casablanca (Morocco): waste water recycled for urban agriculture by the company Suez
Lien   Afrik 21
 
 
Governance
 
A digital twin installed at the ports of Rio de Janeiro, Acu and Vitoria (Brazil)
Lien   Splash 247
 
 
 
 

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