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International Port City News

May 27, 2021

Weekly Features

 
What does the future hold for the former port of Dun Laoghaire (Ireland)?
 
Port City interface
 
What does the future hold for the former port of Dun Laoghaire (Ireland)?

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has enlisted consultancy firm Indecon to draw up plans. Water sports, culture, and heritage are the key priorities for the project, which is intended to restore the city’s general appeal. A water sports campus could be created on the site of the old ferry terminal, while Carlisle Pier could house a culture and heritage centre.

 
Lien   Afloat
Ports de Paris: improving the way facilities are integrated
 
Governance
 
Ports de Paris: improving the way facilities are integrated

In 2013, Ports de Paris embarked on a project to redevelop the Port of Javel on the Seine, at the gateway to Paris’ historic and tourist centre. The plan was to create a new precinct housing logistical and industrial activities alongside promenades and recreational zones. Steps were undertaken to modernise the concrete plant operated by the Lafarge Holcim group. Lafarge’s initial proposal was substantially overhauled after almost a year of consultations between Lafarge Holcim, Ports de Paris, local residents and elected representatives of the City of Paris. The various measures adopted will pave the way for improved environmental performance, while ensuring the plant is integrated more effectively into the local architecture and landscape.

 
Lien   Haropa Ports de Paris
Lien   Concrete plant project – (4.25 Mo)
Alternative energies: striking a balance between urban and industrial-port uses
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Alternative energies: striking a balance between urban and industrial-port uses

The rapid growth of alternative fuels is particularly strong in port cities, which are becoming hubs for testing and production. There are a host of advantages. The OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) is due to take place this week, on the theme “Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development”. These new energy sources, such as hydrogen and ammonia, can be used in industry. A good example can be found in Singapore, with the consortium formed by Itochu Enex, Vopak, Pavilion Energy, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Total Marine Fuels. There is also a green hydrogen hub set to be created at North Sea Port (Netherlands/Belgium), thanks to a cooperation between VoltH2 and Virya Energy. But these industrial uses must not completely supplant urban uses, such as hydrogen as a fuel for individual vehicles, or LNG to cut carbon emissions from bus engines. Once again, the growth of the port industry must take account of the aspirations of citizens and local residents.

 
Lien   ITF-OECD
Lien   Offshore Energy
Lien   PortNews.ru
Developing river logistics and mobility in Antwerp (Belgium) and Paris (France)
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Developing river logistics and mobility in Antwerp (Belgium) and Paris (France)

IKEA will create a new logistic warehouse in the port of Limay-Porcheville, close to Paris, to develop deliveries via the river for its customers. The new building with 72,000 m2 has also been designed to optimize energy consumption, with innovative building materials and more than 28,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels in the roof. River delivery has several advantages for the brand, since it will allow access to the centre of Paris. It offers safe delivery times, combined with zero-emission solutions, through a combination of electric vehicles and river transport. In Antwerp, a new water taxi service, named “Waterlimo”, will connect the city centre with the neighbouring municipality of Temse in 30 minutes, complementing the waterbus connections already functioning in the Belgian port city.

 
Lien   HAROPA – Port de Paris
Lien   Flows – Antwerp
Solving human capital challenges in the North Sea Port (Belgium and Netherlands)
 
Human capital
 
Solving human capital challenges in the North Sea Port (Belgium and Netherlands)

The ‘North Sea Port Talent’ project, launched by the port authority in cooperation with the municipalities of Ghent and Terneuzen, and the province of East Flanders will address the difficulties to find technical profiles for port companies. The project will have two main vectors to align supply and demand on the labour market. The first one, will focus on developing a cross-border service model around work and training in the North Sea Port region to coordinate the training and supply of professionals with the demands of the companies. The second area will focus on short-term issues, implementing concrete innovative pilot projects with a strong focus on STEM (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)  jobs and on candidates who have at least a secondary education or bachelor’s degree. The project will also investigate mobility in the port, looking at how multimodal commuting can be promoted. Additionally, and also contributing to Human Capital development, North Sea Port and HZ University of Applied Sciences signed an agreement on Tuesday 18 May to collaborate in the field of asset management and data science.

 
Lien   City of Ghent
Lien   North Sea Port
Lien   North Sea Port – HZ University
 

AIVP News

 
Innovating in the energy transition in Marseilles: Interview with AGAM
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Innovating in the energy transition in Marseilles: Interview with AGAM

In Marseilles, there is the aim to create the sustainable Mediterranean city of the future. […]

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Culture and identity
 
Since 2009, the Ford plant on the waterfront in Richmond (United States) has become a very popular cultural attractions – Photo report
Lien   Architizer (+ images)
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The Port of Helsinki’s HQ has been awarded the Green Office Label by the WWF in Finland
Lien   Port of Helsinki
 
 
Culture and identity
 
The Porto Aperto project promoted and conceived by the Port Authority System of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea (Italy) continues with online activities for schools. .
Lien   itinera
 
 
Climate change
 
The port community of Valencia (Spain) reinforces its commitment to the environmental objectives of the ECOPORT II project
Lien   Valenciaport
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Converting fossil fuel-powered ships to alternative fuels? That is the new R&D project launched by the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
Lien   The Maritime Executive
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The port of Corpus Christi (United States) is planning to produce green hydrogen on a mass scale, using Texan solar power
Lien   The Maritime Executive
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The company HydroQuest wants to build a 17.5 MW tidal stream plant in Normandy (France)
Lien   Mer et Marine
 
 
 
 

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