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International Port City News

31 march 2022

 
International Port City News
 

[Port Centers] Mars 2022 aura été un mois intense pour le devenir des Ports Centers. Au Havre, l’AIVP et le Havre Port Center ont accueilli une délégation de La Rochelle venue confronter leur projet à l’expérience havraise. Portée par les ports de commerce, de pêche, et de plaisance de La Rochelle, ce projet prend progressivement corps. A Lorient, l’agglomération porte aussi le projet d’un équipement Port Center qui viendra conforter les démarches concrètes engagées depuis plusieurs années à l’initiative de l’Agence d’urbanisme. Différents échanges informels ont eu lieu avec l’équipe AIVP qui se réjouit de l’accélération du projet.

 
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Weekly Features

 
The Port of Vigo continues its actions to promote biodiversity
 
Biodiversity
 
The Port of Vigo continues its actions to promote biodiversity

A marine biodiversity observatory is under construction on one of the docks at the port of Vigo. This observation and monitoring facility will also work to raise public awareness. The initiative is part of the EU-funded “Living Ports” programme. It also includes plans to create a promenade on a dock where 100 Coastal Locks will be installed, concrete units designed by ECOncrete to mitigate the environmental impact of port facilities and encourage biodiversity. You may recall that we reported on this solution in our interview with the company ECOncrete, a member of AIVP.

 
Lien   Puerto de Vigo
Lien   WPSP – Port of Vigo – Living Ports
San Diego: new stage for the Central Embarcadero
 
Governance
 
San Diego: new stage for the Central Embarcadero

The Port of San Diego selected developers “1HWY1” in 2016 to redevelop the central area of its waterfront. Since then, they have fine-tuned the project together and on 8 March 2022, the Seaport San Diego project was unveiled to the port’s staff and the public to get their feedback. Over 70% of the mixed-use programme will consist of public spaces, with hotels, a congress center, viewing tower, and a Blue Tech Innovation Center. A transition plan for businesses at the existing Seaport Village will also be implemented.

 
Lien   Kpbs (+ video)
Lien   Port of San Diego – Central Embarcadero
Lien   Seaport San Diego Project, draft
Cameroon Launches a New Initiative to Boost Aquaculture
 
Quality food for all
 
Cameroon Launches a New Initiative to Boost Aquaculture

Cameroon is launching the Aquaculture Business Development Program (ABDP), supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). IFAD will provide 21.3 billion FCFA to boost aquaculture in 10 Cameroonian regions. The predecessor program, the Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Promotion Program (PPEA), tripled production from 5,000 to 10,000 tons a year between 2016 and 2020.

The aim of the ABDP project is threefold. First, by boosting the aquaculture sector, the government aims to increase employment opportunities, secure livelihoods, a vital food source, and nutritional security. Second, it aims to reduce the costs of fish imports. Lastly, it consolidates the PPEA’s success and diversifies the national economy.

 
Lien   Pouvoirs d’Afrique
Lien   Cameroon Tribune
Lien   Business in Cameroon
Ports of Antwerp (Belgium) and Cotonou (Benin) Partner with UNICEF
 
Human capital
 
Ports of Antwerp (Belgium) and Cotonou (Benin) Partner with UNICEF

The Ports of Antwerp and Cotonou will collaborate with UNICEF to establish sustainable and resilient supply chains. The aim is to maximize positive environmental, social, and economic impacts of national supply chains and enhance equitable access to essential supplies needed for children. The partnership will produce a white book with recommendations on designing and implementing long-term strategies for supply chains.

The Port of Antwerp signed the World Economic Forum Supply Chain & Transport Industry Charter in December 2020, in support of UNICEF. The Port of Cotonou, the economic heart of Benin and a gateway for the sub-region, has worked with the port of Antwerp since 2018 to modernize itself. Cotonou will provide secondment expertise to the UNICEF collaboration.

 
Lien   Port of Antwerp
Lien   Marine insight
Lien   Port News
Rail development at North Sea Port (Belgium and the Netherlands)
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Rail development at North Sea Port (Belgium and the Netherlands)

Belgian rail operator Infrabel and the Federal Government are to invest an extra €33.5 million in the Ghent part of the port over the coming years. The Port wants to increase the share of rail freight from 9% to 15%, to make its transport system more sustainable. Investment will be made in the Kluizendok and Mercatordok docks to extend the four- and six-track networks up to 750 metres (the European standard). Infrabel is also set to improve the existing rail infrastructures. By next May, three tracks will already have been extended to 750 metres.

 
Lien   Port News
Lien   North Sea Port
 

AIVP News

 
Port of Saguenay: sustainable development as a driving force
 
Biodiversity
 
Port of Saguenay: sustainable development as a driving force

The Port of Saguenay (Canada) is currently implementing its new strategic plan for ever more sustainable development. With this in mind, the port intends to benefit from the best practices of our members by joining our international network, but also to share its own thoughts and experiences. In fact, it is already fully in line with several of the goals of our AIVP 2030 Agenda, such as the ones regarding the protection of biodiversity, or dialogue with citizens. Interview with Carl LABERGE, General Manager, Saguenay Port Authority

 
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The Development of French Ports Centers
 
Culture and identity
 
The Development of French Ports Centers

March 2022 will have been an intense month for the future of the Ports Centers. In Le Havre, the AIVP and Le Havre Port Center welcomed a delegation from La Rochelle, who came to compare their project with the experience from Le Havre. Supported by the commercial, fishing and yachting ports of La Rochelle, this project is gradually taking shape. In Lorient, the agglomeration is also carrying out a project for a Port Center facility which will reinforce the concrete steps taken over the last few years at the initiative of the Urban Planning Agency. Several informal exchanges have taken place with the AIVP team, who are delighted with the acceleration of the project. However, important initial steps have also been taken in Marseille and Bordeaux.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Port City interface
 
The Port of Halifax is set to move the farmer’s market to a new location. The site will be used for events during the rest of the week.
Lien   Halifax Seaport
 
 
Port City interface
 
Motril (Spain): the City and Port reach a deal on funding for a promenade, the first stage of the City-Port integration project
Lien   Puerto de Motril
Lien   Naucher
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Da Nang (Vietnam): Dredging operations at the fishing port will include collection of waste and measures to clean up the water in the dock.
Lien   Da Nang Today
 
 
Climate change
 
“Act Now or Pay Later” report: By 2100, climate change could cost the maritime shipping industry some $25 billion a year.
Lien   American Shipper
Lien   Read the report “Act Now or Pay Later”
 
 
Health and life quality
 
PNG Ports (Papua New Guinea) sponsored its first corporate clean-a-thon on 26 March 2022 and cleaned up several parks and roadsides
Lien   PNG Clean-a-thon
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The City of Barranquilla will construct Colombia’s first, 350MW offshore wind farm with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Lien   Splash 247
 
 
 
 

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