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International Port City News

April 08, 2021

Weekly Features

 
Hydrogen: miracle or mirage for port cities?
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Hydrogen: miracle or mirage for port cities?

The lightest element in the universe is proving controversial. Hydrogen will be central to a new logistics chain by 2030, the Korean shipbuilding giant Hyunday Heavy has just announced. An alternative fuel that will further efforts to achieve “zero carbon”, hydrogen requires special production processes involving electrolysis of water molecules. The port authority North Sea Port (Belgium) is set to create a European hydrogen hub on the Belgian-Dutch border. In addition, the H2 Gate project will make Amsterdam (Netherlands) another supply hot spot. However, the “Getting to Zero” coalition has pointed out a drawback, namely that fully-hydrogen powered ships will not be possible until the battery issue is resolved. Once again, there is no miracle solution!

 
Lien   Offshore Energy
Lien   North Sea Port.com
Lien   PortNews.ru
Lien   Hellenic Shipping News
New dialogues for port planning in Dublin, San Diego, Le Havre, Vancouver and Halifax
 
Governance
 
New dialogues for port planning in Dublin, San Diego, Le Havre, Vancouver and Halifax

Citizens’ inputs are essential for a renewed port-city governance. Aivp defends this point in Goal 4 of the Agenda 2030, but we can also see concrete examples among our members. Dublin Port Company (DPC), in Ireland, has invited individuals and organisations to present alternative views on how the port should be developed post-2040. Alternative ideas can be shared until the end of June 2021. In San Diego (USA), the Port Authority has invited the public to review and provide feedback on Maritime Clean Air Strategy Discussion (MCAS) Draft. Additional community and stakeholder feedback is expected to improve the document. In Le Havre, France, the Port Authority launched a new stage of the voluntary consultation process concerning the Improved river access to Port 2000. The process will continue until Autumn 2021. In Vancouver, Canada, there is also a public consultation happening, concretely, the 2nd phase of the Holdom Overpass. The process will have a 3rd phase later this year. Finally, for a better port-city governance, transparency is crucial, as the port of Halifax (Canada) is showing in the latest video, where they explain the importance of the Port Community Liaison Committee, and its mission with the testimonies of the Chair and the CEO.

 
Lien   Dublin port Company
Lien   Dublin Port Post 2040 Dialogue
Lien   Port of San Diego
Lien   Port of San Diego – Maritime Clean Air Strategy
Lien   HAROPA – Port de Havre
Lien   Port of Vancouver
Protecting industrial heritage in Marseille (France)
 
Culture and identity
 
Protecting industrial heritage in Marseille (France)

The five giant cranes known as the “Elegants” have been refurbished after three years of work and more than one million euros invested. These giants, more than 40 metres high, were put into service in 1961 in order to accompany the development of the port activity and are emblematic elements of the Marseille postcard. The decision to recover them was taken in 2018, as part of the port’s Heritage Plan. The cranes will remain as a symbol of history of the city and Marseille’s exceptional industrial heritage.

 
Lien   Port of Marseille
Algeciras (Spain): City Port integration more relevant than ever
 
Culture and identity
 
Algeciras (Spain): City Port integration more relevant than ever

Following the agreement signed in 2020, the Regional Government of Andalusia, the Port and City of Algeciras are continuing to work on the “Lago Marítimo” project to transform a key district of the port city, the “Llano Amarillo”. The University of Cadiz is also playing a part in the project. The plans include a port museum and Port interpretation centre (a Port Center), a port logistics innovation centre, the University of the Sea, spaces for sports and leisure activities for residents, and green spaces.

 
Lien   ABC Andalucia
Lien   Diario Area
Sydney (Australia): question mark over White Bay cruise terminal
 
Port City interface
 
Sydney (Australia): question mark over White Bay cruise terminal

The Government of New South Wales wants to redevelop the West Bay district and create housing, parks, a technology hub, and other facilities. For the Planning Minister, White Bay cruise terminal poses a real problem and solutions are needed to integrate it more effectively, or relocate it. The Minister believes the White Bay site will be a real test for a new vision for Sydney, the place set aside for public spaces, soft modes of transport (walking, cycling), heritage, and indigenous values. The White Bay project is up for consultation for the next six months.

 
Lien   The Sydney Morning Herald (1)
Lien   The Sydney Morning Herald (2)
 

AIVP News

 
Valparaíso (Chile) : Involving the citizens in the development of the port
 
Governance
 
Valparaíso (Chile) : Involving the citizens in the development of the port

Valparaiso is one of the best-known cities in Chile, for its history, its heritage buildings, […]

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Health and life quality
 
Dust suppressing canons deployed in South African port of Saldanha. The devices complement other measures like dust extraction plant, water cannons and a bucket wheel water spraying system to make operations cleaner.
Lien   Mining Weekly
 
 
Sustainable mobility
 
A planned 45 km canal will divert maritime traffic away from the city of Istanbul (Turkey)
Lien   Mer et Marine
 
 
Governance
 
The US Government is putting up $230 million to modernise the country’s ports
Lien   Splash 247
 
 
Human capital
 
On the island of La Réunion (France), the “Local Lé Vital” plan is set to pump 1 billion euros in the green transition and job creation
Lien   Région Réunion
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Port of La Rochelle (France) launches “Libère ton vestiaire” (Free Your Wardrobe) to encourage employees to recycle worn out equipment that will be transformed into insulation
Lien   Linkedin – Port Atlantique La Rochelle
 
 
Sustainable mobility
 
The city of Limassol (Greece) could ease congestion on its streets thanks to water taxis using the port infrastructures
Lien   Cyprus mail
 
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Green mobility in Lisbon (Portugal). The public transport company will buy 10 new electric ferries that will cover the Tagus river crossing
Lien   Jornal de Negocios
 
 
Port City interface
 
The Shenzhen waterfront (China) will soon stage an opera created by Jean Nouvel and “The Cloud on the Ocean”, a maritime museum designed by Sanaa
Lien   ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Lien   ArchDaily (+ images)
 
 
Port City interface
 
Warehouses and a cereal terminal in Shaoguan (China) have been turned into a training centre and exhibition venue
Lien   ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
 
 
 
 

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