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International Port City News

02 december 2021

 
International Port City News
 

On Thursday 25 November, at the General Meeting of the Association Internationale Villes et Ports (AIVP), the Board of Directors elected Mr Edouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre, as its new President.

 
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Weekly Features

 
The port of Halifax (Canada) opens a living lab
 
Governance
 
The port of Halifax (Canada) opens a living lab

The PIER” (Port Innovation, Engagement, and Research) officially opened on 25 November 2021. Located in one of the port’s historic districts, it is a collaborative landing space for large and small businesses, universities and the research community designed to tackle supply chain and logistics challenges. The Port of Halifax is a founder member and Allan Gray, the Port’s Chairman and CEO, presented the project at our AIVP Days event in Brussels, which included a session devoted to innovation ecosystems in port cities.

 
Lien   Port of Halifax
Lien   The Pier
Lien   Video: presentation during the AIVP days
Port Louis (Mauritius): an attractive cruise terminal
 
Port City interface
 
Port Louis (Mauritius): an attractive cruise terminal

The new cruise terminal at Port Louis will be capable of accommodating ships carrying over 4,000 passengers. Architects Bermello, Ajamil et Partners designed the building as a key element of “Les Salines”, a waterfront district that is currently in the process of redevelopment. It will be used to stage events, and will be linked by a new promenade to the new installations being created in the city centre and historic quarters. The terminal is due to open during the second half of 2022.

 
Lien   Seatrade Cruise News
Local alliances for the blue economy: a source of jobs!
 
Governance
 
Local alliances for the blue economy: a source of jobs!

Certain sectors of the blue economy, such as the cruise industry, often work in isolation without generating large numbers of local jobs. Opening up cooperation with local stakeholders is a way of ensuring that revenue generates firmly established employment that cannot be moved offshore, in shops and services. The Marseille Chamber of Commerce (France) is joining forces with Costa Cruises to guarantee at least 40 additional jobs in the sector. The Bouches du Rhône Département has signed up to a similar initiative, highlighting “new green industries” and presenting around a hundred potential careers to young people. The “Blue Growth” plan adopted by the port of Vigo (Spain) is another good example, with a major emphasis on vocational training, with 2,152 people having already benefited so far. The port has enlisted the local university, the municipality and the Regional Government of Galicia as its partners in this blue growth project.

 
Lien   Mer et Marine
Lien   Spanish Ports
 

AIVP News

 
Edouard Philippe elected President of AIVP
Edouard Philippe elected President of AIVP

Thursday 25 November, at the General Meeting of the Association Internationale Villes et Ports (AIVP), the Board of Directors elected Mr Edouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre, as its new President. Edouard Philippe officially took up his new role immediately in a brief ceremony. Edouard Philippe thanked Philippe Matthis warmly for his six years of service at the helm of AIVP. Under his leadership, the organisation embarked on a new strategy with a greater emphasis on providing a service to members, and adopted a sustainable development approach in the form of the “AIVP 2030 Agenda”.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The port of Long Beach (USA) hopes to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 by using alternative fuels.
Lien   Offshore Energy
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Kenya unveils a $55 billion dollar plan, unprecedented in East Africa, aimed at cutting CO² emissions by 32% by 2031.
Lien   Afrik 21
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Haropa Port (France) voted “best green port 2021” in the deep-water ports category.
Lien   Port News
 
 
Port City interface
 
The Port of Dublin (Ireland) launches new plans for the Poolberg peninsula, including a new bridge, three parks, and 5 kilometres of promenades and cycle paths.
Lien   Breaking news
 
 
Climate change
 
The City of San Francisco (USA) claims certain waterfront areas will need to be raised by more than 2 metres in response to rising sea levels.
Lien   San Francisco Chronicle
 
 
Port City interface
 
Alicante (Spain): the Parque del Mar has been expanded and now covers 5.5 hectares. The extension further reduces the port’s impact on the environment and surrounding landscape.
Lien   Generalitat Valenciana
Lien   Alicante Plaza
 
 
Port City interface
 
Dakhla (Morocco): study launched on plans to redevelop the area neighbouring the new port, Dakhla Atlantique, to promote the emergence of a new city.
Lien   Aujourd’hui Le Maroc
 
 
 
 

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