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International Port City News

18 november 2021

 
 

We are pleased to note that after 2 years marked by covid restrictions, numerous video calls, home office and travel limitations, the members of the AIVP are mobilising and showing a common desire to get together! Our face-to-face event in Brussels is now full. Nevertheless, for the first time, the AIVP is offering the possibility to attend its Port & City Days remotely. Available both live and streaming, you will also have the possibility of interacting. Thanks to this unique service, you will not miss any of the sessions and will even be able to keep your access to the content several weeks after the event through a dedicated platform, only accessible to registered users. As part of the latest Belgian government health measures, wearing a mask is mandatory both indoors and outdoors. This measure is in addition to the mandatory presentation of the “Covid Safe Ticket” already in place. It is a proof of complete vaccination, of a negative PCR test or of a certification of recovery. The “Covid Safe Ticket” and the mask are therefore mandatory for the entire duration of our event.

 
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Weekly Features

 
How to promote and enhance the maritime and port cultural heritage of Marseille?
 
Culture and identity
 
How to promote and enhance the maritime and port cultural heritage of Marseille?

This was the challenge launched by the City of Marseille, for the 3rd edition of the “Smart Port Challenge”. This innovation programme, initiated by the Port of Marseille-Fos, the CCI Aix-Marseille Provence and Aix-Marseille University aims to develop innovative solutions for the port of the future. Edikom, the start-up that won the challenge, proposes to discover the history of the port of Marseille through virtual and interactive tours. After meeting with locals and realizing that 60% of the population does not know the history if its port, the company created a virtual walk over the coast of Marseille, using virtual reality, explaining the evolution of the port and exploring its heritage. The tour also includes visit to Saga, the world’s largest civilian submarine and the Ship Repair Interpretation Centre. The final goal of the project launched last weekend is “creating a lasting link between the people of Marseille and their port”. We will learn more about innovation ecosystems in the Port & City Days in Brussels.

 
Lien   French Smart Port in Med
Lien   Made in Marseille
IMO establishes 18 of May as the International Day for Women in Maritime
 
Human capital
 
IMO establishes 18 of May as the International Day for Women in Maritime

The new observance, to be officially adopted by the IMO assembly in December 2021, will celebrate women in the industry, promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, raise the profile of women in maritime, strengthen IMO’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime. Few weeks ago, Tiziana Murgia called our attention to the new agreement singed by Italian Ports to close the gender gap in the port sector. AIVP members from different, countries, such as Spain, Argentina, Chile or Canada, have presented in the past months several initiatives addressing this issue. However, women’s presence in the maritime sector remains limited and the new observance will increase the visibility of this problem.

 
Lien   IMO
Lien   Gender gap in the port sector. Italian ports undersign a new equal opportunity agreement
Lien   New plans for gender equality in Spanish port cities
Lien   Taking gender equality seriously in port cities
Lien   Ending racial and gender discrimination in the port sector in Saint John and Buenos Aires
Lien   Gender equality and work/life balance in Port Cities
Shenzhen (China) moves to head off flood risks
 
Climate change
 
Shenzhen (China) moves to head off flood risks

The master plan for the central area of the Pailao River proposes working in tandem with nature to create eco-zones to mitigate the risk of flooding. The concrete quays will be turned into soft banks, acting like a sponge during the rainy season. The spaces below the road viaducts will be converted into hubs for cultural activities and exchanges. Pavilions mounted on piles will adapt to the changing water levels. They will also house services and retail outlets.

 
Lien   ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Melbourne (Australia): a Maritime Experiential Centre planned for the Central Pier
 
Culture and identity
 
Melbourne (Australia): a Maritime Experiential Centre planned for the Central Pier

The Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) is currently in negotiations for the project with Development Victoria, the body behind in the Docklands redevelopment. MMHN insists that it wants to create not a traditional maritime museum, but rather a centre combining virtual and physical experiences, enabling visitors to better understand all aspects of the maritime economy. The idea is similar to the “Port Center by AIVP” concept, and we will be following its progress with interest. The plan also aims to create an iconic building designed to enhance the appeal of this waterfront precinct that is set for redevelopment.

 
Lien   Docklands News
The Clydebank Declaration: applying the COP 26 agreement with green corridors
 
Climate change
 
The Clydebank Declaration: applying the COP 26 agreement with green corridors

No fewer than 19 of the world’s leading maritime shipping countries, including the US, Japan, Germany, Finland, and the Netherlands, adopted a joint declaration at the end of COP 26 in Glasgow (Scotland). They have pledged to create green corridors between several ports in their respective territories. These corridors are maritime routes which will eventually include a “zero carbon” obligation. Shore power will help to achieve this target, in ports at least. That is why the ports of Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn have signed a deal to guarantee that all vessels sailing between them will have access to shore power. In addition, low-carbon propulsion systems could be the second key component of these green corridors, with regular lines focused on green hydrogen now being looked at, as will soon be the case between Antwerp and the ports of Chile.

 
Lien   Splash 247
Lien   Offshore Energy
Lien   Portal Portuario
 

AIVP News

 
Port Authority of Kribi (Cameroon): the human factor, a capital asset
 
Human capital
 
Port Authority of Kribi (Cameroon): the human factor, a capital asset

Convinced that its development and efficiency cannot be achieved without a constant evolution of skills, the Port Authority of Kribi is multiplying actions and partnerships towards this purpose. This conviction will notably be translated by the creation of a training centre for port professions. It is also supported by a dynamic communication strategy enabling the port and its employment opportunities to be better known. Attracting new talents also means offering them an attractive living environment. And this is also one of the objectives of the framework agreement between the Port and the City of Kribi. An interview with Patrice MELOM, Director General, Autonomous Port of Kribi (PAK).

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Biodiversity
 
World Bank launches the new catalogue “Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Resilience” as a guidance document to identify potential investments in these solutions.
Lien   World Bank – A Catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Resilience
 
 
Human capital
 
eThekwini Maritime Cluster successfully implements “Introductory to Boatbuilding Program” to train local unemployed graduates.
Lien   Facebook – EThekwini Maritime Cluster
 
 
Human capital
 
Premio TimĂłn de InnovaciĂłn 2021: award for the best idea implemented in the ports of Balearic Islands (Spain) in 2021 focusing on environment and safety.
Lien   Gaceta Náutica
 
 
Governance
 
The US Congress adopts an infrastructure plan that will provide 17 billion dollars in funding to enhance the port sector’s green credentials
Lien   The Maritime Executive
Lien   The White House
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The municipality of Los Angeles (United States) adopts an unprecedented resolution paving the way for a carbon neutrality obligation for the port by 2030
Lien   Splash 247
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Rotterdam (Netherlands): a self-sailing ship to conduct security inspections of dockside and offshore installations
Lien   Rijnmond
 
 
Climate change
 
Melbourne Docklands (Australia): residents are consulted on plans to tackle flood risks posed by climate change
Lien   Docklands news
 
 
Port City interface
 
London (UK): Five heritage-listed warehouses at the Royal Arsenal in Greenwich are being turned into a new cultural hub
Lien   Royal Borough of Greenwich (+ video, images)
Lien   Bennett Associates (+ images)
 
 
Port City interface
 
Valencia (Spain): a marine research laboratory of the polytechnic university will be created in the port of Gandia’s former warehouses
Lien   Valencia Port
 
 
 
 

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