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International Port City News

16 september 2021

 
International Port City News
 

SAVE THE DATE ! On Thursday 25 November, from 9.00 to 12.30 in Brussels (Belgium), in collaboration with the Port of Brussels, a Statutory General Assembly of the AIVP will be organised with the aim of electing a new Board of Directors and setting up a new governance structure. This statutory meeting will be followed by an AIVP’s Days on 25 and 26 November. We shall come back to you shortly with details of the organisation to enable you to participate in the best conditions to this great moment of conviviality and exchanges around the sustainable development projects in port cities with the AIVP. Thank you for marking this date in your diary as of now!

 
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Weekly Features

 
Shanghai’s waterfront set to go green
 
Port City interface
 
Shanghai’s waterfront set to go green

New green spaces are among the key aims of the new five-year plan to develop the areas along the Huangpu River and Zuzhou Creek. Large parks and green corridors are set to be created over several dozen kilometres. Improvements will be made to the existing public spaces and promenades. The project covers a number of different urban precincts, including Pudong, Huangpu, the site of Expo 2010. In downtown Shanghai, on the site used to stage the universal exhibition, a culture and leisure park is planned on the banks of the Huangpu. Plans for a new undersea museum have also been announced. The building has been designed to become an iconic part of the city’s landscape, while preserving the industrial and port heritage of this former shipyard.

 
Lien   Shine
Lien   World Architecture (+ images, plans)
Valletta (Malta): a new City-Port land use strategy
 
Governance
 
Valletta (Malta): a new City-Port land use strategy

The Ministry of Transport has published its plans for the urban regeneration of the port of Valletta. The aim is to rationalise the port activities and optimise their economic efficiency and impact on natural resources and heritage. A new land use strategy will limit the amount of land used by the port to 50%. Passenger activity will be consolidated, with the ability to accommodate larger cruise vessels. The waterfront and historic district will be given a new lease of life, and new promenades will be created.

 
Lien   Valletta Grand Harbour Regeneration
Carbon capture: the Netherlands and South Korea leading the way?
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Carbon capture: the Netherlands and South Korea leading the way?

While solutions designed to cut carbon emissions occupy the spotlight, a number of trials are being conducted on methods of capturing and storing the problematic substance. Various pilot projects, including the “Aramis” project in Rotterdam (Netherlands), are being developed by TotalEnergies and Shell. The idea is to capture carbon in the atmosphere, liquefy it and then use existing infrastructures (such as pipelines) to store it. Another possibility, developed by a consortium based in South Korea and led by Mitsubishi, involves adapting liquid bulk cargo vessels to ship the CO2 captured to more remote storage locations. In all cases, it seems that port cities, with their well-suited infrastructures, are essential to this “miracle” solution and are home to growing carbon industries.

 
Lien   Mer et Marine
Lien   Splash 247
Lien   Gas World
Celebrate Port, Sea and River culture in Europe and worldwide!
 
Culture and identity
 
Celebrate Port, Sea and River culture in Europe and worldwide!

During September, port cities around the globe celebrate their maritime culture and connection to water. During this month, Londoners (UK) will enjoy the Totally Thames cultural festival along the 43 miles of the River Thames riverfront. In Rotterdam (The Netherlands), the 44th edition of the World Port Days took place between the 3rd and 5th of September. The festival included numerous excursions, allowing citizens to discover the real port. In Hamburg (Germany), the Elbfest will take place in the 18th and 19th of September, celebrating the city’s maritime tradition. In Italy, the 3rd edition of the Italian Port Days has just been launched. During the coming weeks, in ports like Livorno or Taranto, among others, people are invited to cultural events, exhibitions, or webinars, with Port Centers on the spotlight. The recent initiative “Women in Transport – the challenge for Italian Ports” will be one of the focus points. Finally, at end of the month, the UN celebrates the World Maritime Day. This year’s theme is “Seafarers at the core of shipping’s future”.

 
Lien   Totally Thames 2021 Festival
Lien   World Port Days Rotterdam
Lien   Elbfest Hamburg
Lien   Italian Port Days – Press release PDF
Lien   Port Days – Livorno – North Tyrrhenian Port Network Authority
Lien   Taranto Port Days – Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea – Port of Taranto
Lien   World Maritime Day
New port-city road map for ValparaĂ­so (Chile)
 
Governance
 
New port-city road map for ValparaĂ­so (Chile)

The first cycle of “Valparaíso Dialoga”, the dialogue process promoted by the port authority Empresa Portuaria Valparaíso (EPV), to which AIVP contributed, has concluded successfully. The dialogue resulted in three major consensuses: the port activity of Valparaíso must coexist and enhance many other activities; port expansion is necessary for economic reactivation and the current sheltered waters represent an opportunity and an advantage for Valparaíso; the waterfront must offer multiple uses for the city.
From these consensuses, EPV defined three commitments: to explore adjustments to the port expansion project, to make it compatible with the heritage and other productive vocations of the city; to explore new measures for the expansion project for a collaborative process for the waterfront; to define a permanent communication channel between the port and the city. The dialogue will continue in a second cycle focusing on waterfront development.

 
Lien   Puerto ValparaĂ­so
 

AIVP News

 
OphĂ©lia, new “green transition” project developer in the AIVP team
OphĂ©lia, new “green transition” project developer in the AIVP team

OphĂ©lia joins the AIVP team as “green transition” project developer! Discover the different themes on which OphĂ©lia’s expertise could be useful to our network members.

 
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AIVP & MedCruise – Cruises and Port Cities Working Group
 
Health and life quality
 
AIVP & MedCruise – Cruises and Port Cities Working Group

AIVP and MedCruise have decided to create a new joint Working Group focused on sustainable port- city relationships and cruises. Members of AIVP and MedCruise can apply to join. Applications are open until the 30th of September 2021.

 
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Escola Europea : how to train and raise awareness of 21st century port issues
 
Human capital
 
Escola Europea : how to train and raise awareness of 21st century port issues

Human capital: a common priority for both AIVP and the training centre Escola Europea. This port-focused centre has well integrated 21st century issues such as diversity or sustainable development. In the context of our content series on “Human Capital”, AIVP has been delighted to interview Mr. Eduard RodĂ©s, director of Escola Europea!

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Port City interface
 
In Beloit (USA), the former coal plant on the waterfront has become a hub for the life of local students
Lien   Architizer (+ images)
 
 
Port City interface
 
On Tokyo’s waterfront, the centre that hosted the Olympic gymnastics events could be easily converted into an exhibition hall
Lien   ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
 
 
Port City interface
 
Brussels: an international competition to design a new residential district opposite the recently refurbished rail and ferry terminal
Lien   BMA Brussels
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The town of Vefsn (Norway) and the adjacent port of Heligoland are set to host a green hydrogen hub.
Lien   Offshore Energy
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The port of Barcelona (Spain) joins forces with the construction industry to promote the circular economy and transportation of recovered materials.
Lien   Diario del puerto
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The ports of Shenzhen-west (China) and Hong-Kong are to have 140 MW of solar panels installed on the roofs of their warehouses.
Lien   Greenport
 
 
Culture and identity
 
Reflection on the sea level rise earns first prize of the competition for the new public art for the West Harbour in the port of Helsinki (Finland).
Lien   Port of Helsinki
 
 
Biodiversity
 
Port of Vancouver (Canada) concludes marine Restoration Project, creating 1.5-hectare eelgrass bed, providing food, shelter, and protection to juvenile fish and shellfish.
Lien   Port of Vancouver – Maplewood Marine Restoration Project
Lien   Port of Vancouver – Facebook
 
 
Governance
 
Port of Dock Sud and municipality of Avellaneda (Argentina) present the Port-Community Work Plan for sustainable development.
Lien   Portal Portuario
 
 
 
 

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