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International Port City News

24 march 2022

 
International Port City News
 

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Weekly Features

 
The Enviro-Actions project sets up in Sept-ĂŽles bay (Quebec, Canada).
 
Biodiversity
 
The Enviro-Actions project sets up in Sept-ĂŽles bay (Quebec, Canada).

Aided by financial support from the government of Quebec and the Port of Sept-Îles (providing $2m and $2.5m respectively), the “Enviro-Actions” pilot project is now under way. The initiative is led by the Northern Institute for Research in Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (INREST), which has run the environmental monitoring observatory for Sept-Îles bay since 2013. It aims to establish a pro-active environmental management system through controls on air and water quality, and underwater noise. The goal is to enable port zone leaders to take decisions quickly, in order to remain within critical contamination limits.

 
Lien   Alliance Verte
Lien   Port de Sept-ĂŽles
Ports investing in shore power
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Ports investing in shore power

The Port of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) has unveiled plans to install a shore power system running on 100% certified renewable energy. It will be a world first for a dry bulk port, and the first for cruise ships in the southern hemisphere.

Across the Pacific, the port of San Diego (California, USA) is doubling its shore power capacity for cruise ships.

Finally, in Europe, the port of Bilbao (Spain) is looking to install 30 MW of shore power capacity by 2025 and is investing €51.8 million to achieve it.

 
Lien   Linkedin – Port Authority of New South Wales
Lien   Alliance verte – San Diego
Lien   Facebook – Bilbao Port
Lien   Facebook – Bilbao Port 2
Helsinki: four projects in contention for South Harbor
 
Governance
 
Helsinki: four projects in contention for South Harbor

The four projects were shortlisted following a public consultation. The aim is to develop cultural amenities and leisure facilities on the Makasiiniranta site, the last area occupied by the old port. Plans have been announced for a museum of architecture and design. The four finalists now have until June to polish up their projects, after which they will be resubmitted for a further public consultation.

 
Lien   Bustler
Lien   Competition Website
The Cold Chain Expands in African Ports
 
Quality food for all
 
The Cold Chain Expands in African Ports

Investments into refrigerated containers (Reefers for short) by port operators and logisticians in African countries has been growing exponentially in the last decade. Tangier Medhub (Morocco) started developing its presence as a logistical node in the cold chain since 2014. In 2020, Djibouti (Somalia) received its first reefer from Europe. It also set a good example by signing an agreement with the Netherlands to export fruits and minimizing the risk of delay or rejection of cargo. In 2021, Maersk augmented its reefer stockage capacity in the port of Durban (South Africa).

A factor facilitating the growth of African ports in the cold logistics chain is the reduction of prices of solar panels, which assure 30-60% of the necessary energy to sustain reefers.

 
Lien   jeuneafrique
Sydney: the Walsh Bay redevelopment is complete
 
Culture and identity
 
Sydney: the Walsh Bay redevelopment is complete

The departure point for soldiers in WW2, the Walsh Bay docks and their wool warehouses had been extensively redeveloped as housing, a hotel, and cultural amenities. Dock 2/3 was the last awaiting redevelopment. Theatre companies and the Australian Chamber Orchestra are now based there, completing the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct in this historic part of the Sydney waterfront.

 
Lien   Architecture Australia
 

AIVP News

 
White Paper – Investing in Human Capital
 
Human capital
 
White Paper – Investing in Human Capital

Port workers are essential to make port cities into nodes of the global commerce networks. Investing in human capital allows port cities to develop in order to provide jobs that encourage personal development and the economic competitiveness of the port community. AIVP members have invested in human capital, whether through adaptation to new technologies, gender equality and lifelong learning, especially for the younger generations. These interviews highlight initiatives emphasizing the increasing importance given to human capital. They also show an enormous sense of gratitude and recognition to these workers and an effort to make sure that the social connection remains strong.

 
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The AIVP: Partner of the European MAGPIE Project
The AIVP: Partner of the European MAGPIE Project

AIVP is proud to announce that the Start Conference of the “MAGPIE” (sMArt Green Ports as Integrated Efficient multimodal hubs) project was a great success! The conference, held on the 10th of March, welcomed 17 speakers and 45 member organisations from the consortium funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 fund, as well as several external partners. This event took place at the “Nieuwe Luxor” theatre in Rotterdam (Netherlands). It brought together 120 people and more than 100 online participants.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Biodiversity
 
New Jersey (USA): the State invests $3.4m to assess the environmental impact of installing offshore wind farms off its coast.
Lien   Splash247
 
 
Governance
 
Euroméditerranée and UN Habitat sign a partnership to build a model Mediterranean sustainable city and reach out to Africa.
Lien   EuromĂ©diterranĂ©e
Lien   Twitter – Made in Marseille
 
 
Governance
 
Ports 4.0: The second call for pre-commercial projects, totalling 11.25 million euros, is now open until 11 June.
Lien   Port 4.0
 
 
Port City interface
 
The port of Mahon (Balearics) is set to create a children’s play area on its cruise dock
Lien   El Estrecho digital
 
 
Port City interface
 
The City and Port of Civitaveccia (Italy) reach agreement on plans to restructure access to the port and redevelop Fort Michelangelo
Lien   La Cronaca 24
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Hull (UK): a cruise terminal near the city to enhance the waterfront’s appeal
Lien   Hull Daily mail (+ images)
 
 
Biodiversity
 
PortsToronto (Canada) and the University of Toronto have successfully reduced plastic waste in the harbour with the Seabins pilot project
Lien   Green Marine
 
 
 
 

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