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International Port City News

23 june 2022

 
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The IMO approves a Mediterranean Area for low Sulphur and Particulate Emissions
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The IMO approves a Mediterranean Area for low Sulphur and Particulate Emissions

The 78th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), approved the designation of the Mediterranean Sea Emission Control Area for Sulphur Oxides and Particulate Matter (Med SOx ECA) on the 10th of June. The area will cover the entirety of the Mediterranean Sea, from the Gibraltar to the waiting zone of the Suez Canal. To achieve this low emissions zone, the Sulphur content in fuel oil used on board ships operating within the Med SOx ECA will have to be lowered to 0.10% m/m. This could lead to up to a 78.7 % drop in SOx emissions. There would be significant benefits for nature, human health, air pollution, ocean acidification, and agriculture.

 
Lien   Actu Environnement
Lien   Hellenic Shipping News
The ports of Saguenay (Canada) and Aalborg (Denmark) join forces for sustainable development
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The ports of Saguenay (Canada) and Aalborg (Denmark) join forces for sustainable development

On 14 June, the two ports signed a collaboration and twinning agreement. The partnership came about as a result of the port of Saguenay’s desire to take inspiration from the best examples of sustainable development in the maritime industry. A delegation from the port of Aalborg travelled to the port of Saguenay for the official signing. In addition to their willingness to work together, the two organisations share numerous similarities. Both ports are located on rivers, near similarly sized urban centres, surrounded by a vast intermodal industrial port zone. The twinning arrangement aims to create a long term channel for communication on the issues of technological innovation and industrial port best practices.

 
Lien   Port de Saguenay
Lien   Alliance Verte
Resilient operations: Durban (South Africa) set for a new floating container terminal
 
Climate change
 
Resilient operations: Durban (South Africa) set for a new floating container terminal

Two months ago, massive flooding claimed several hundred lives in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and put the port of Durban out of action for days. A solution to maintain the supply chain in the event of extreme weather is now being rolled out at the port. It takes the shape of a floating mini-container terminal, designed by Sandock Austral Shipyards. The platform should only require three workers to deploy and could process some 168 TEUs, as well as solid bulk cargo if necessary. Finally, the platform would be self-powered, meaning it could keep running even in the event of power outages, which occur frequently during extreme climatic phenomena.

 
Lien   Splash 247
Lien   Marine Link
Lien   IOL
Singapore introduces a data collection programme to anticipate rising water levels
 
Climate change
 
Singapore introduces a data collection programme to anticipate rising water levels

In early June, NTU Singapore and the Singapore Land Authority joined forces to launch an environmental data collection project.  For the last year, the government has been working on a coastal protection plan to limit the damage caused by rising sea levels. The geospatial data collected will be used to protect mangroves and coral reefs that shield the coastline from waves, build new polders, and conduct climate research.

 
Lien   straitstime.com
The port of Helsinki (Finland) doubles down on its strategy for achieving carbon neutrality by 2030
 
Climate change
 
The port of Helsinki (Finland) doubles down on its strategy for achieving carbon neutrality by 2030

In March, the port of Helsinki took the decision to accelerate its programme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, originally adopted in 2019. To neutralise its carbon footprint by 2030 instead of 2035, the port will focus on modernising its heating and lighting systems, and securing a green energy supply. This decision will bring the port into line with the city of Helsinki, which is basing its sustainable development strategy heavily on renewable energies. At the end of this first phase, the port will strengthen its efforts to cut ship emissions by 25% and heavy vehicles and machinery emissions by 50%.

 
Lien   portnews.ru
 

AIVP News

 
Evaluation on Social Acceptance and Spatial Impacts of Energy Transition Projects
Evaluation on Social Acceptance and Spatial Impacts of Energy Transition Projects

impact the technologies in the MAGPIE Project will have on their surroundings, we would like to ask you to fill out this questionnaire to better understand the impacts your similar projects may have had. We would be grateful if you could answer the questionnaire so that we can obtain more information on a global scale.

 
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The European “Optiwise” project supported by AIVP will accelerate the development of wind propulsion
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The European “Optiwise” project supported by AIVP will accelerate the development of wind propulsion

We are glad to announce that a project supported by the AIVP has been selected and will be funded by the European Commission, under the Horizon R&I fund. Learn more by reading this article!

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Culture and identity
 
The Antigua Cruise Port (Antigua and Barbuda) launches Summer Cool Training Program to support professional development of its employees and of the port community
Lien   Cruise Industry News
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Vancouver (Canada): from 15 September, trucks over 12 years old will be banned from the Port
Lien   Splash247
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Valparaiso (Chile): the South pacific terminal joins the two-year “Acuerdo de Producción Limpia” programme promoted by Acción Empresas
Lien   Portal Portuario
 
 
Governance
 
The port of Beirut (Lebanon) receives help from the port of Marseille (France) with governance, safety, and environmental protection
Lien   L’Orient Le Jour
 
 
Health and life quality
 
By 2023, Toulon will have zero-carbon stopovers thanks to shore power – equivalent to 50,000 fewer cars
Lien   Actu Environnement
 
 
Human capital
 
Nearly 1,500 athletes race at the Port of Algeciras (Spain) in aid of the local food bank
Lien   europasur.es
 
 
 
 

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