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International Port City News

June 17, 2021

 
International Port City News
 

In this webinar we will learn from four speakers, representing different approaches and experiences. With the help from Mr. Maurice Jansen, AIVP expert in Human Capital, we will discuss these cases to learn best practices for the future of port cities. Webinar in English (simultaneous translation in French and Spanish). Registration is open.

 
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Weekly Features

 
An artificial island in Copenhagen (Denmark)
 
Climate change
 
An artificial island in Copenhagen (Denmark)

The Danish parliament has given the green light for construction of Lynetteholm, a man-made peninsula covering 275 hectares. The area will house 35,000 residents, and go some way to providing the estimated 80,000 homes that will be needed in the city by 2040. It will also help to protect the city from extreme climatic phenomena, thanks notably to a park that will act as a buffer zone against storms. The project did attract some criticism.

 
Lien   Deezen (+ images)
Lien   Fast company (+ images)
Turning the Thames estuary into a “production corridor”
 
Port City interface
 
Turning the Thames estuary into a “production corridor”

In 2017, the Mayor of London unveiled plans for the “Thames Estuary Production Corridor”. The aim is to create a world-class hub along the estuary dedicated to culture and the creative industries. It is estimated that the corridor will generate some 50,000 jobs and will be worth some 7.3 billion pounds to the UK economy. The project will be based on multiple partnerships. A preliminary report was published in 2020.

 
Lien   London Gov.
Two radically different technologies for decarbonising shipping: sail and… nuclear power!
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Two radically different technologies for decarbonising shipping: sail and… nuclear power!

What is the best way to reduce the carbon footprint of shipping over the long term? There are some technologies that have been around for a long time, yet have been overlooked. The oldest form of propulsion is sail power. Wind-assisted propulsion is developing, but a significant issue remains: passing under bridges, with some masts measuring up to 80 metres in height. The Japanese company Namura has created a ship with masts that can be retracted when sailing under bridges or when there is not enough wind. The other little-used low-carbon technology is nuclear power, particularly for MSR (molten salt reactors) engines. Using chloride salts and lower temperature fission, these next generation engines are very safe. In the event of a leak, the material solidifies instantly on contact with the air. The company Samsung Heavy is working to create ships with this technology. The shipping industry faces a choice between these two very different options, keeping in mind the general interest!

 
Lien   The Maritime Executive
Lien   The Maritime Executive
AIVP and AAPA strength their cooperation in Latin América
 
Human capital
 
AIVP and AAPA strength their cooperation in Latin América

AIVP’s vice-president for Latin América, Carlos Mondaca, will join the Academic Advisory Board of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), reinforcing the cooperation between both organizations. The board is responsible to advise and determine the topics to be covered in the different congresses and panels, as well as the speakers to be invited. AIVP and AAPA have a long-lasting relationship and an MoU for foster collaboration, visible for example in the recent participation of AIVP in the AAPA 2020 Energy & Environment Seminar.

 
Lien   Portal Portuario – Carlos Mondaca
Spanish fund Ports 4.0 will support 9 innovative port city projects with 4 million€
 
Human capital
 
Spanish fund Ports 4.0 will support 9 innovative port city projects with 4 million€

The Ports 4.0 fund has been fostering innovation in Spanish port cities since it was launched. In the last meeting of the Compensation Fund Distribution Committee, it was decided that finally 9 projects in commercial stage will receive a total support 4 million euros in subsidies. These projects use innovative technology in fields such as artificial intelligence, sensors, drones, wave energy or passive cooling. Regarding the areas of development, 4 of the projects are aimed at logistics efficiency, 2 for environmental sustainability and energy; and the remaining three to digitization of processes and intelligent platforms, safety and security and, finally, innovative process with impact on the tourism sector. Considering the success of the program, a new call will be launched in September. In AIVP, we will learn more about the fund Ports 4.0 in the next webinar focusing on Human Capital development, that will take place on July 1st at 15:00.

 
Lien   Puertos del Estado
Lien   AIVP Webinar
Cleaner port city territories to celebrate the World Ocean Day
 
Climate change
 
Cleaner port city territories to celebrate the World Ocean Day

Many port cities are showing a strong commitment to protect the local ecosystem, improving the water quality, and reducing emissions. For example, with the occasion of the World Ocean Day, the Port of London (UK) revealed plans for a floating litter collector for the lower Thames in Essex in cooperation with DP World London Gateway. The initiative will cost £150,000. It’s one of the first outputs of a strategy by the Thames Litter Forum, established by the PLA with partners from along the river Thames to reduce the tide of litter washed into the river. On the same day, the PAS of the Central-Northern Tyrrhenian Sea (Port of Rome – Italy), presented the results of the “Fishing For Litter Project”. That project collected 25,000 kg of waste in the sea in two years. At the same time, in Mallorca (Spain) the port authority presented the results of the challenge ‘30 days de Ciclogreen”, in which 30 employees used sustainable mobility alternatives, saving 561 kg CO2 from the atmosphere. The employees that participated will enter a raffle for different prizes.

 
Lien   United Nations
Lien   Port of London Authority
Lien   Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro Settentrionale
Lien   Ports Balears
 

AIVP News

 
Updated Articles of Association and international events for AIVP’s latest AGM
Updated Articles of Association and international events for AIVP’s latest AGM

AIVP held an online Annual General Meeting on 10 June 2021. Almost a hundred delegates from 25 countries attended. In addition to approving substantial amendments to the Articles of Association, the AGM also gave its verdict on the initial results of the new strategy adopted two years ago, and forward-looking prospects, particularly in terms of physical and online events.

 
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ENGIE : Decarbonizing Ports, The Promise of As-a-Service Models for Zero-Emissions Trucks
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
ENGIE : Decarbonizing Ports, The Promise of As-a-Service Models for Zero-Emissions Trucks

As heavy-duty trucks represent around 40% of a port’s carbon impact, their energy transition is a crucial topic. A more sustainable port-city territory needs greener port trucks. For this reason we have asked Vincenzo Giordano, Director of “sustainability solutions” at ENGIE Impact, to share his opinion.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Port City interface
 
In Genoa (Italy), the new waterfront marina designed for superyachts also has leisure facilities for users.
Lien   Superyacht Times (+ images)
 
 
Governance
 
The Port of Tenerife (Canaries, Spain) is set to hand over the “Maritime-Palmetum Park” on State-owned port land to the City
Lien   Diario de Avisos
 
 
Port City interface
 
In Dundee (Scotland), the Eden Project charity is set to create an environmental tourist attraction on the site of a former gasworks on the banks of the Tay
Lien   Deezen (+ images)
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The Middle East’s first ever LNG ship will be delivered to Qalhat (Oman) under a partnership with Shell
Lien   Oil and Gas Middle East
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Norway signs up to the “GreenVoyage2050” initiative created by the IMO, with partners including India, Ecuador, Kenya, and the Solomon Islands
Lien   Offshore Energy
 
 
Climate change
 
Wärtsila trials P2X technology to artificially produce marine fuel by capturing the CO2 present in the air
Lien   PortNews.ru
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Supporting the environment and the port city community with sport initiatives in La Marina de Valencia (Spain) and Montreal Port (Canada).
Lien   La Marina de Valencia
Lien   Port of Montreal – Facebook
 
 
Human capital
 
Social Network’s strategy for Covid-19 of the port of Valencia (Spain) earns award from Medcruise.
Lien   Valenciaport
 
 
Governance
 
Municipality of Valparaiso (Chile) and port authority initiate a dialogue to progress in an agreement for the city’s development.
Lien   Puerto Valparaíso
 
 
 
 

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