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International Port City News

26 may 2022

 
International Port City News
 

We would like to thank the total of 350 participants who assisted either virtually or in person to the 17th World Conference Cities & Ports by the AIVP, which took place in Tangier, Morocco and was centered around the theme “Inspiring Blue Futures”. You can already find photos of the conference days.

 
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Weekly Features

 
The port of Saint John (Canada) launches a port education project
 
Culture and identity
 
The port of Saint John (Canada) launches a port education project

Until 31 May, the port of Saint John is inviting applications to promote port education. The port plans to support teachers with educational materials and guided tours of its site. To qualify for aid, participants must promise to attend meetings regularly and promote inclusion and respect for all.

 
Lien   sjport.com
Europe’s ports rally for a more sustainable blue economy
 
Climate change
 
Europe’s ports rally for a more sustainable blue economy

The European Maritime Day event took place in Ravenna on 19 and 20 May. Nearly 1,500 ‘ocean leaders’ came together for two days, to discuss the development of a sustainable blue economy, in line with the European Green Deal. Several of our members attended, including the Port of Livorno, which presented its new Port Center library.

 
Lien   ec.europa.eu
Lien   naturalnewd.com
SUEZ to build a wastewater treatment plant in Senegal
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
SUEZ to build a wastewater treatment plant in Senegal

The SUEZ group and its partner Consortium d’entreprises (CDE) will construct a wastewater treatment plant in the Hann Bay next to Dakar (Senegal). The aim is to restore the water quality by diminishing the pollution by effluents from households and businesses. The facility will have a capacity of 26,000 m3 per day, will be more energy efficient and use fewer chemical reagents. There will also be an odor treatment system to improve the comfort of local residents and to integrate the facility into the area in a sustainable manner. Effluents will be collected from industrial plants, population centres, and the autonomous Dakar port. The treated wastewater will be discharged into the sea via a 3 km long marine outfall pipe.

 
Lien   SUEZ
Lien   Afrik21
San Diego: the port supports efforts to protect an endangered bird species
 
Biodiversity
 
San Diego: the port supports efforts to protect an endangered bird species

The port of San Diego(California, USA) is continuing to provide financial support for the protection of an endangered species of bird (Rallus obsoletus levipes). It has pledged to donate $180,000 over the next five years to the Living Coast Discovery Center, a not-for-profit zoo and aquarium.
Studies of California’s marshes show that in 1980 and 1985, the species’ population fell to just 142 reproducing pairs. In 2016, partly thanks to captive breeding programmes, numbers peaked at 656 reproducing pairs.

This commitment echoes a similar effort by the port of Quebec presented by its CEO, Mario Girard, at the Solution Hub held in Tangier on “New tools for protecting biodiversity in port cities”.

 
Lien   Kusi News
Lien   U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services
Lien   UN – Coastal Restoration Society
Lien   Swapcard – AIVP Solutions Hub Biodiversité
Mayotte (France): new plan to adapt to flooding in the face of climate change
 
Climate change
 
Mayotte (France): new plan to adapt to flooding in the face of climate change

The south-west Indian Ocean is thought to be the world’s third region most severely affected by climate change. According to a report involving the CNRS and BRGM, temperatures in the region have already risen by 0.6°C, and the accumulation of water vapour is causing more frequent intense rainfall in Mayotte and Réunion. Data from the BRIO suggest that extreme precipitation (over 300 mm of rain) will soon be 10 to 20% more common. In response, Mayotte has updated its flood management plan for the period up to 2027, to reconcile flood risks with urban development and planning, manage water runoff more effectively, and overhaul natural risk governance and crisis management.

 
Lien   Le Journal de Mayotte
Lien   ID4D
 

AIVP News

 
The White Paper on biodiversity protection is online!
The White Paper on biodiversity protection is online!

In this white paper dedicated to the 10th objective of the AIVP Agenda 2030  “Protecting biodiversity”, we highlight concrete solutions put in place by our members enabling the restoration and protection of terrestrial or aquatic biodiversity in cities and port regions. These initiatives show that, even if there is no miracle solution to preserve and restore the biodiversity of port cities, stakeholders in the industry are mobilising to tackle the problems. The AIVP is proud to highlight these fine initiatives on the occasion of the International Day of Biological Diversity which took place on this 22nd of May.  We wish you a fruitful reading!

 
Read the article
 
Port Authority of New South Wales: Leading the energy transition in Australian port cities
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Port Authority of New South Wales: Leading the energy transition in Australian port cities

The Port Authority of New South Wales, who manages the navigation, security and operational safety needs of commercial shipping in the various ports of New South Wales, has taken key actions to reduce their emissions and accelerate their energy transition. Ryan Bennett, Senior Manager Planning & Sustainability, shares with us the advances in adjusting the Port Authority of New South Wales to their carbon emission reduction targets and the Net Zero targets. He also informs us that the Port Authority of NSW will be installing and supplying shore power for ships at all 5 major commercial berths at Bays Port in Sydney Harbour, which is a world-first for a dry-bulk precinct and a first in the Southern Hemisphere for a cruise terminal.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Culture and identity
 
Elected representatives of the Seine Valley come together in Rouen (France) to promote their territory’s identity in the run-up to the 2024 Olympics
Lien   gpmetropole.com
 
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Port of Melbourne (Australia): The circular economy-based Port Rail Transformation Project will diminish freight truck usage in the city after 2023
Lien   Create
 
 
Biodiversity
 
The NGO Coastal Restoration Society has chosen Port Alberni (Vancouver) as a permanent base for coastal restoration initiatives.
Lien   North Island Gazette
 
 
Biodiversity
 
IMO: New guidelines adopted to prevent and suppress the smuggling of wild animals on ships.
Lien   Splash247
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The port of Abidjan (Ivory Coast) acquires electric tractors and cranes to reduce its polluting emissions
Lien   Port News
 
 
 
 

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