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International Port City News

2 june 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 Dublin (Ireland) is now to remain in the city, the latest example of the importance of urban ports
 
Port City interface
 
The port of Dublin (Ireland) is now to remain in the city, the latest example of the importance of urban ports

Following a call for projects, the municipal council in Dublin (Ireland) has finally opted to keep the port in the city itself. Despite the housing crisis, it was seen as vital to ensure that the port activities remained in the city. Local politicians will work to identify new opportunities for creating additional homes. They rejected proposals to move the port to a new location outside Dublin. This positive outcome for “city-port” co-existence will spur new efforts to reconcile the city’s port identity with the growing need for new development land.

 
Lien   rte.ie
City mayors in Quebec (Canada) reaffirm their commitment to working with port authorities
 
Governance
 
City mayors in Quebec (Canada) reaffirm their commitment to working with port authorities

On 18 May 2022, at the “Assises québécoises de l’industrie du monde maritime”, an industry-wide event bringing together stakeholders in Quebec’s maritime sector, the province’s mayors once again declared their good relations with port authorities. Thanks to their communication, port spaces have been able to develop in Quebec without opposition. To continue in the same vein, the mayors have called on port authorities to maintain their approach focused on public information and consultation.

 
Lien   lenouvelliste.ca
Lien   ici.radio-canada
The first battery recycling plant set to open at the Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands)
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The first battery recycling plant set to open at the Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands)

In a highly symbolic move, the Vice-President of the EU Commission, Frans Timmermans, has given the green light for the opening of the very first battery recycling plant in Rotterdam (Netherlands). Located in the industrial port zone, this next generation facility will be one of the largest in the world. It will collect spent batteries from electric vehicles and dismantle them to recover rare materials including lithium, nickel, and cobalt. The company behind the project is TES. It plans to recycle 10,000 tonnes from 2022, as part of a circular economy approach that is fully in line with goal 2 of the AIVP 2030 Agenda.

 
Lien   Port News
Lien   Port of Rotterdam
Canada and the United States: the first “Green Corridor” for cruise ships
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Canada and the United States: the first “Green Corridor” for cruise ships

The Port of Seattle, the City and Borough of Juneau, Vancouver-Fraser Port Authority, the leading international cruise lines, the Global Maritime Forum, the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition and Washington Maritime Blue have announced a commitment to study the feasibility of creating the world’s first green corridor for cruise ships.
This collaboration could speed the development of zero-emissions operations and vessels between Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington State. Nearly 300 cruise ships depart Seattle for Alaska in the space of six months.
If it goes ahead, the corridor will need long-term coordinated planning to determine the fuels and facilities required in ports of call.

 
Lien   Port of Seatle
Lien   The Columbian
Lien   WPSP
Tarragona (Spain): plan to restore the Prats d’Albinyana
 
Biodiversity
 
Tarragona (Spain): plan to restore the Prats d’Albinyana

This €1.6m eco-restoration project, which will take 12 months, is a joint effort by the Tarragona port authority and the municipal council of Vila-seca. The Prats d’Albinyana isa natural wetland area, part of the Natura 2000 network and the PEIN, located between the town of La Pineda and the ZAL or logistics platform of Vila-seca.

The project includes plans to create a large lagoon with a central island. The lagoon will allow the reintroduction of species such as the Spanish pond turtle, while the central island of around 27,000 m² will provide nesting areas for birds including the Audouin’s gull. Around the lagoon, a forest of more than 13,000 trees (poplars, willows) will be created. In addition, over 45,000 local plants and shrubs (rushes, grasses) will be planted.

 
Lien   Puerto y Ciudad
Lien   Tarragona Port
Lien   Port Tarragona
 

AIVP News

 
Celebrating World Environment Day on 5 June
Celebrating World Environment Day on 5 June

To mark World Environment Day, AIVP invites you to read our White Paper on adapting to climate change, goal number one on the AIVP 2030 Agenda for cities and ports. Published last year, the white paper highlights the measures taken by AIVP members to adapt to climate change and the opinions of various experts on key actions to tackle this challenge.

 
Read the article
 
Discover the AIVP’s AGENDA 2030
Discover the AIVP’s AGENDA 2030

As a follow-up to the 17th World Conference Cities and Ports, find the Agenda 2030 of the AIVP which assists port city stakeholders to direct their actions and projects towards sustainable port-city relationships. AIVP’s 2030 Agenda is the world’s first initiative to adapt the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the specific context of City Port relations.

 
Read the article
 

At a Glance

 
 
Port City interface
 
The City of Paris (France) will inaugurate the port of Pantin in spring 2023, after adjustments were made to the project to bring the port and merchants closer together
Lien   leparisien.fr
 
 
Governance
 
In the town of Mukilteo, the Port of Everett (USA) is consulting the local population on plans to redevelop the waterfront
Lien   lynnwoodtimes.com
 
 
Human capital
 
Eleven local start-ups receive recognition at the latest edition of the “MINT-STARTUP” awards, organised by the Singapore port authority (Republic of Singapore)
Lien   MPA Singapore
 
 
Biodiversity
 
The NGO Blue Forest and the company Van Oord are working together to promote coastal resilience through mangrove-based solutions
Lien   Offshore Energy
Lien   Blue Forest Conservation
Lien   Van Oord
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Halifax (Canada): The port offers financial incentives to vessels that meet the ESI’s greenhouse gas emissions requirements
Lien   Offshore Energy
 
 
 
 

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