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International Port City News

3 February 2022

Weekly Features

 
Helsinki (Finland): City gives green light to port development plan
 
Port City interface
 
Helsinki (Finland): City gives green light to port development plan

The new 10-year port development plan has been approved by the City Board, including key decisions and development phases for the passenger traffic and the configuration of the waterfront. The passenger traffic to Tallinn and Stockholm will be centralised to West Harbour and Katajanokka, respectively. After these stages are completed, the South Harbor will be restructured to reduce the port area leaving more space for urban activities. Simultaneously, the first phase of the design competition for Makasiiniranta area at the South Harbour has been concluded with 9 shortlisted and a public consultation. The goal of the competition is to restructure the maritime façade of Helsinki, with new pedestrian areas and the new design and architecture museum. The four finalists will be announced in short.

 
Lien   Port Authority of Helsinki
Lien   Makasiiniranta international competition
The port of Seville (Spain) regenerates the Doñana coastline with dredging sediments
 
Biodiversity
 
The port of Seville (Spain) regenerates the Doñana coastline with dredging sediments

The Port Authority of Seville (PAS) has completed the regeneration of the coastline of the Doñana Natural Area with sediments extracted during the last dredging campaign for the maintenance of the navigation channel. In total, the Port Authority has deposited 62,000 m3 of sand, which has allowed the recovery of a 275-meter-long stretch of the right bank of the Guadalquivir River where the Doñana National Park is located. This intervention also protects the dune ecosystem and vegetation from the entry of salt water, as well as a stretch of the Almonte-Sanlúcar road that is used by researchers and visitors. This is an example of the beneficial use of sediments as a valuable resource for the recovery of coastal areas at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River.

 
Lien   Port Authority of Sevilla
“Trade of flows” between the city and port industry: the case of Antwerp (Belgium)
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
“Trade of flows” between the city and port industry: the case of Antwerp (Belgium)

Through its collaboration with the company Indaver, Antwerp’s port authority will recover residual heat from chemical or mechanical industrial processes to supply close to 12,500 homes, helping them to cut their energy bills. An estimated 80,000 tonnes of CO2 per year are expected to be avoided thanks to the Antwerp-North heat network. The municipality, which will enlist the services of the company Fluvius, is playing a full part in developing the heat network, particularly in the Luchtbal and Rozemaai districts.

 
Lien   Port of Antwerp (+ video)
The ports of Los Angeles (USA) and Shanghai (China) partner to create a green shipping corridor
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The ports of Los Angeles (USA) and Shanghai (China) partner to create a green shipping corridor

The ports of Los Angeles (United States of America) and Shanghai (China) have partnered with C40 Cities network – consisting of nearly 100 mayors collaborating on confronting the climate crisis – to create the first transatlantic green shipping corridor. The ports aim to develop a “Green Shipping Corridor Implementation Plan” by the end of 2022. This Green Shipping Corridor will decarbonise goods movement between the largest ports in the United States and China and along the busiest container shipping lane globally. The project aims to phase in low, ultra-low, and zero-carbon fuelled ships through the 2020s, transition to zero-carbon fuelled ships in 2030, and reduce supply chain emissions from port operations, improving air quality in both ports and their adjacent communities.

 
Lien   Splash 247
Lien   C40 Cities
Lien   My News LA
Numerous city – port projects in Huelva (Spain)
 
Port City interface
 
Numerous city – port projects in Huelva (Spain)

The recent International Tourism Fair (Fitur) was an opportunity for Pilar Miranda, the Port’s President, to present the city-port projects designed to make the city of Huelva and the whole of Andalusia a more attractive destination for tourists. One of the flagship initiatives concerns the Muelle de Levante, a closed port area that is set to be re-opened to the city. There are also plans for a marina and cruise terminal in the district, along with sports, leisure, and cultural facilities and shops. The port is also keen to promote its identity and heritage, and has begun work to redevelop the Muelle de Tharsis, an old mineral terminal. Another project, dubbed “Seafood City”, will provide a showcase for sea-sourced produce. Public spaces have not been overlooked either, with developments planned on an industrial boulevard or the Paseo de la Ría del Puerto.

 
Lien   Puerto de Huelva
Lien   Paseo de la Ría del Puerto
Lien   Avenida Francisco Montenegro
Antwerp: winning entry chosen for the Dry Docks redevelopment
 
Culture and identity
 
Antwerp: winning entry chosen for the Dry Docks redevelopment

Atelier Kempe Thill, an architectural firm based in Rotterdam, will be overseeing the redevelopment of a unique site in Antwerp that includes nine heritage-listed dry docks. The aim is to create a place where citizens can come to learn about the city’s maritime history, and also its plans for the future. A Port Experience Center will be created in one of the existing buildings by the Province of Antwerp, in collaboration with the Port. The master plan is expected to be finalised this spring, with work beginning in late 2023.

 
Lien   Trip by Trip
 

AIVP News

 
Port Saint John (Canada): high quality food for citizens
 
Quality food for all
 
Port Saint John (Canada): high quality food for citizens

Port Saint John (Canada) sees a high quality food supply as a major part of its activity, and relies on constant cooperation with its partners to develop its solutions. But public awareness of this role – which is also integral to the port’s social responsibility policy and actions to support the local community – is still too low.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Biodiversity
 
AIVP members Port of Málaga and ECOncrete earn sustainability excellence award for the new megayacht marina in Málaga (Spain).
Lien   Diario Sur – Puerto Málaga
 
 
Biodiversity
 
NGOs forming the Clean Artic Alliance Call on Shipping Industry to Reduce Underwater Noise to Protect Marine Life.
Lien   Clean Arctic Alliance
 
 
Health and life quality
 
The port of Dakar (Senegal) gains ‘green terminal’ certification thanks to the dry port of Diamniado and efforts that have seen it reduce its fuel use by 26% since 2019
Lien   Afrika 21
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The €6.6 billion investment plan for Durban, Ngqura and Richards Bay (South Africa) is confirmed by the government, with an emphasis on LNG
Lien   Agence Ecofin
 
 
Climate change
 
Some 40% of the city of Rouen (France) is thought to be at risk of coastal flooding: the municipal council set to adopt a new adaptation plan
Lien   LinkedIn Nicolas Mayer Rossignol
Lien   76Actu
 
 
Biodiversity
 
Port of Brussels: floating islands designed by Ecocéan (a member of AIVP) will enhance the canal’s green credentials and promote biodiversity
Lien   L’Avenir (+ images)
 
 
Port City interface
 
The Port of Bordeaux (France) launches three calls for tenders for projects at the “Bassins à Flot” site
Lien   Bouger à Bordeaux
Lien   Appels d’offres
 
 
Human capital
 
San Antonio (Chile): a proposal by students from the Faculty of Architecture aims to promote better integration between the port, city, environment, and citizens.
Lien   Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo
 
 
Biodiversity
 
The Port of Montreal (Canada) planted in 2021 more than 300 trees as part of their plan to plant 2,000 within five years, as announced in 2018 through the Montreal Urban Forest Leaders Committee.
Lien   Port Montreal
 
 
 
 

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