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International Port City News

30 september 2021

 
International Port City News
 

AIVP has signed a partnership agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD), with the objective of supporting the ports of the Indian Ocean in an ecological and energy transition respectful of the City-Port integration.

 
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Weekly Features

 
Melbourne (Australia) showcases its maritime heritage
 
Culture and identity
 
Melbourne (Australia) showcases its maritime heritage

The City of Melbourne has just approved the feasibility study looking at this issue, after a consultation was held last spring. A heritage trail is to be created in the Docklands and Yarra River district. The “Mission to Seafarers”, an existing heritage-listed building at North Wharf, will also be redeveloped and is set to be an important component of the new strategy.

 
Lien   Report endorsed by Council
Lien   Consultation
Lien   Feasibility Study, Final Report
Ravenna (Italy): the cruise terminal will be opened up to the city
 
Port City interface
 
Ravenna (Italy): the cruise terminal will be opened up to the city

The port of Ravenna authorities have chosen Royal Caribbean Group to build and operate the new cruise terminal. By 2024, up to 300,000 passengers will pass through the new terminal every year, making the port an alternative to Venice. The facility will be integrated into the “Dunes Park” a 12 hectare site on which the Port is developing public spaces, cycle paths, and green spaces. The building will use a variety of solutions to limit its environmental footprint, and vessels will have access to shore power during stopovers. At other times, the terminal will be available for events intended for the citizens, including art and culture trails, fairs and exhibitions, sporting events, etc.

 
Lien   Porto di Ravenna
Lien   Cruise Critic
Urban waterway logistics will be electric – or not!
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Urban waterway logistics will be electric – or not!

Canals and rivers that run through cities offer the possibility of rapid passenger transport to ease congestion on roads. If all-electric, this type of traffic would be a zero-carbon solution. Shell is preparing to launch an electric ferry service by 2023, serving the island of Bukom (Singapore) and the rest of the city state. Each ferry would have capacity for up to 200 passengers. A similar service is being prepared by Fassmer Shipyard based in Berne, Lower Saxony (Germany). The company is aiming to provide a service specifically to the city’s different districts, using an intermodal network concept dubbed “Cit-E”. Their electric boats will be able to operate for 14 hours on a single charge, and will range from a shuttle designed specifically for use on narrow canals, to a ferry for up to 100 passengers.

 
Lien   Offshore Energy
Lien   Ship and bunker
“Anchored in the city”: New campaign to disclose the port of Montreal (Canada)
 
Culture and identity
 
“Anchored in the city”: New campaign to disclose the port of Montreal (Canada)

Ports remain unknown for many port city inhabitants. To address this issue and raise awareness on the impact of port activities in people’s daily routines, the Port of Montreal launched a new communication campaign titled “Anchored in the city”. The campaign will share some key figures on import and exports, explain what good pass through the port, while also introduce the people behind the numbers, as the “local heroes” that make all possible. Visitors will also be able to test their knowledge of the port and win a family cruise in the St. Lawrence River. At the same time, the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal is hosting the art project “Les Visages de Montréal” until the end of 2022. The project is part of French artist JR’s “Inside Out Project Group Action” the largest global participatory art project.

 
Lien   Port of Montreal – Communication Campaign
Lien   Port of Montreal – Press Release
Lien   Inside Out Project
Adapting the port project to protect the wetlands of San Antonio (Chile)
 
Biodiversity
 
Adapting the port project to protect the wetlands of San Antonio (Chile)

After analysing different project scenarios for the future exterior port of San Antonio, the port authority has decided to adapt the original plan to protect the Ojos de Mar lagoons and its biodiversity, while still achieving the operational goals. This modification is part of the ongoing environmental assessment process that has considered the participations of hundreds of citizens and local stakeholders. Ojos de Mar will remain in the port jurisdiction and will count have a specific protection plan. The port project of San Antonio is the biggest port expansion in Chile in the last 150 years and can become an example of a large-scale intervention reconciling environmental protection and industrial growth.

 
Lien   Puerto San Antonio
Lien   Portal Portuario – Puerto San Antonio
 

AIVP News

 
World Maritime Day: The importance of Human Capital
 
Human capital
 
World Maritime Day: The importance of Human Capital

IMO has rightly decided to dedicate the 2021 edition of the World Maritime Day to seafarers. AIVP is glad to support this theme and emphaisze the value of human capital in port cities.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Culture and identity
 
Sport in the port! In Barcelona (Spain) the 93rd swimming race of the port took place last weekend, while in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) the Harbour Run will happen in October 3rd.
Lien   CNAB – Travesía Port de Barcelona
Lien   Harbour Run Rotterdam
 
 
Human capital
 
Port, University, and private sector work together in Seville (Spain) to launch the Go Hub Technological Entrepreneurship Center at the Port of Seville facilities.
Lien   Puerto Sevilla
 
 
Culture and identity
 
Active Thames Fund (UK): Grants to encourage wider use of the river for recreation. The Fund, backed by Port of London, London Sport, British Canoeing and Canal & River Trust, responds to the results of the Active Thames survey, providing up to £5000 for watersports.
Lien   Port of London – Active Thames Fund
 
 
Culture and identity
 
Dublin (Ireland): a mobile app and augmented reality will bring the Docklands’ industrial past back to life
Lien   Cities Today
 
 
Port City interface
 
Port-Louis (Mauritius): Odysseo, a new waterfront centre dedicated to knowledge of the marine environment, opened its doors on 6 September
Lien   Le Journal des Archipels
Lien   Odysseo
 
 
Port City interface
 
The Port of Vigo (Spain) is investing in new pedestrian promenades and cycle paths in a bid to improve City-Port relations
Lien   Diario del Puerto
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The port of Bombay (India) wants to cut its carbon footprint by 30 to 40% using a digital emissions monitoring platform.
Lien   Greenport
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
HAROPA Le Havre (France) is set to invest 20 million euros in shore power facilities for vessels.
Lien   Haropa Port
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Maersk is buying a start-up based in California (USA) to develop e-Fuels from direct air capture of CO2.
Lien   Port News
 
 
 
 

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