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International Port City News

17 February 2022

 
International Port City News
 

Edouard Philippe, President of the AIVP, and Mario Girard, Vice-President, have committed themselves in the name of port cities for the ecological transition during the One Ocean Summit.

 
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Weekly Features

 
Sri Lanka wants to make Galle a tourism hub
 
Biodiversity
 
Sri Lanka wants to make Galle a tourism hub

The government has earmarked between 175 and 200 million dollars for the four-year project, which will be overseen by the Sri Lanka Port Authority. The scheme includes plans for a cruise terminal and numerous hotels, along with leisure and water sports facilities. It is expected to emphasise the port city’s history and identity. However, some are concerned about the project’s potential impact on the UNESCO heritage site. Measures are set to be taken to protect marine wildlife. Meanwhile, a further 40 hectares of land will be reclaimed from the sea, by re-using dredged materials.

 
Lien   Daily FT
Lien   The citizen
Maputo (Mozambique) aims to restore its mangrove forests.
 
Biodiversity
 
Maputo (Mozambique) aims to restore its mangrove forests.

Maputo (Mozambique), the Ministry of Marine, Inland Waters and Fisheries, and Blue Forest are collaborating in a project to restore 185,000 hectares of mangrove forests that had been compromised by human activities. This 30 year long project will be implemented in Sofala and Zambezia, coastal provinces bordering the Indian Ocean, home to coral reefs and a significant biodiversity. The mangrove restoration will provide shelter, breeding grounds, and nurseries for fish and will help capture CO2 as an important carbon sink. High-resolution satellite imagery, LiDAR technology, and remote sensing will be used to identify the areas were restoration is most needed. The project aims to plant 100 million trees and offset 200 thousand tons of CO2 emissions per year. It will be financed through carbon credits generated by the reforestation and conservation activities.

 
Lien   20 minutes
Lien   Afrik21
Less plastic in cruise and shipping companies
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Less plastic in cruise and shipping companies

With occasion of the One Ocean Summit, where AIVP also hosted a forum on green port cities, private companies announced several environmental commitments, for example, regarding plastics. Luxury cruise company Ponant communicated that single-use plastics would be removed from Ponant ships this year. In the same summit, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, announced that his group would no longer be transporting any plastic waste aboard its ships. This decision will be effective starting June 2022 to prevent this type of waste from being exported to destinations where sorting, recycling or recovery cannot be assured.

 
Lien   The National News – Ponant
Lien   CMA-CGM
Port Economics, Management and Policy: New key book for port professionals and scholars
 
Human capital
 
Port Economics, Management and Policy: New key book for port professionals and scholars

The new volume by Theo Notteboom, Athanasios Pallis and Jean-Paul Rodrigue entitled “Port Economics, Management and Policy, provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary port industry, showing how ports are organized to serve the global economy and support regional and local development. This textbook examines a wide range of seaport topics, covering maritime shipping and international trade, port terminals, port governance, port competition, port policy and much more. The content of the book is available open source in the website: https://porteconomicsmanagement.org/

 
Lien   Port Economics, Management and Policy
Lien   Routledge
One Ocean Summit – The AIVP supports the 20 global ports committed to low-carbon calls
One Ocean Summit – The AIVP supports the 20 global ports committed to low-carbon calls

During the One Ocean Summit held in Brest from February 9 to 11, more than twenty major European, East Asian and North American ports committed to reducing the environmental impact of ships in port by 2028, two years ahead of the 2030 target set by the European Commission. Indeed, the European objective is to reduce emissions by 55% by 2030, and even 75% for maritime transport. With the commitments made in Brest, the twenty or so ports concerned will even be ahead of this target as far as port calls are concerned. Thanks to a declaration initiated by France and on the occasion of a session organized by the AIVP, these ports have decided to work together on shore power supply as well as on the elaboration of green tariffs, i.e. port dues modulated according to a “bonus-malus” system.

The session organized by the AIVP was precisely on the “energy transition of port cites”, with very high level speakers from the ports of Singapore, Los Angeles and Long Beach, Marseille, Barcelona or Haropa Port (Le Havre, Rouen, Paris). Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister of Transport (France) announced this declaration during a conclusion speech, which was welcomed by Adina-Ioana Valean, European Commissioner for Transport (EU), present that day to react officially to the debates led by the AIVP.

 
Lien   Declaration (full text)
Lien   European commissionner for transports
Lien   Minister for the environment (France)
Lien   Haropa Port – press release
 

AIVP News

 
BeeOdiversity: biodiversity as a solution
 
Biodiversity
 
BeeOdiversity: biodiversity as a solution

BeeOdiversity is a Belgian company specialized in the restoration of biodiversity and the reduction of industrial and agricultural pollution, acting in port cities. Their actions accompany the sustainable development of port cities on three of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda of the AIVP: N°8. City – port interface, N°9. Health and quality of life, N°10. Protecting biodiversity. Dr. Bach Kim Nguyen & Michael van Cutsem, founders of the company, share with us the motivations which led the company to join AIVP.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Port City interface
 
Rouen (France): work gets under way on the two buildings of hangar 105. They will house a hotel, cultural and leisure facilities, and offices.
Lien   Tendance Ouest
Lien   Actu
 
 
Culture and identity
 
The Port of Redwood City (USA) is planning to create a maritime museum, which would complement the existing Maritime Science Institute.
Lien   Mercury news
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
An office building on the Changhua waterfront (Taiwan) covered with solar panels will be completely energy self-sufficient
Lien   World Architecture (+ images, plans)
 
 
Human capital
 
Techmission010: career orientation and guidance program by RDM Rotterdam invites high-school students to discover port technology sector.
Lien   Port of Rotterdam
Lien   Techmission010
 
 
Health and life quality
 
New tools to keep ports clean. The port of Antwerp deploys drones taking images to automatically create a map indicating where is the floating debris, for more efficient collection.
Lien   Port of Antwerp
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
France will have an institution for the Eco-Energetic Transition of the Maritime Industry (I-T2EM), led by the French Maritime Cluster.
Lien   Mer et Marine
 
 
 
 

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