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International Port City News

7 july 2022

 
International Port City News
 
 
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Weekly Features

 
Rainbow ports
 
Human capital
 
Rainbow ports

To mark Pride month in the United States, some ports opted to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ cause. The ports of Seattle and Houston (USA) showcased the history of the Pride movement and invited their LGBTQIA+ workers to express their views in dedicated articles. In Europe, the port of Dublin (Ireland) painted a rainbow fresco called “Pride at the Port” on the Great South Wall to mark the Pride Festival 2022 from 22-28 June. Shows of solidarity will continue with the Amsterdam Pride (Netherlands) from 30 July to 7 August. The famous Canal Parade will take place in the city on 6 August.

 
Lien   Port of Seattle
Lien   Port Houston
Lien   Dublin Port
Lien   Pride Amsterdam
Fishing practices under international spotlight
 
Governance
 
Fishing practices under international spotlight

The Word Trade Organization has agreed on a deal to curb harmful subsidies. The agreement bans subsidies for operators engaged in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and curbs funding supporting exploitation of overfished stocks. It establishes transparency and obliges governments to report subsidies granted to their fleets and fishing operators. To this end, the WTO also created a permanent Committee on Fisheries Subsidies.

Fisheries was also a main topic of the recent UN Ocean Conference, which the AIVP attended. Discussions varied between women’s participation to the improvement of transparency in fisheries management. However, 30 international artisanal fishing organizations who attended stated that they needed to be included in the debate as the discussions directly or indirectly affects 500 million people.

 
Lien   Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Lien   China Dialogue Ocean
Lien   Actu Environnement
Lien   AIVP
Oakland (USA) begins construction of a new baseball stadium in the city-port interface zone
 
Port City interface
 
Oakland (USA) begins construction of a new baseball stadium in the city-port interface zone

The Oakland Bay Area Commission has given the green light to the City of Oakland. After years of negotiations, the Commission has approved plans for a new baseball stadium and luxury residential units at Howard terminal. In reaching its decision, the Commission evaluated the advantages and drawbacks of the project in terms of the port’s development. It concluded that the new infrastructures are compatible with the port’s future growth.

 
Lien   splash247.com
The Provincial Council of Valencia (Spain) joins forces with the port to mitigate the seasonal nature of cruise tourism
 
Human capital
 
The Provincial Council of Valencia (Spain) joins forces with the port to mitigate the seasonal nature of cruise tourism

The Autonomous Port and the Provincial Council of Valencia have trained their technical staff to restructure the tourist offering in the Valencian area. For some years now, the Port of Valencia has seen its infrastructures stretched to their limit and is no longer able to meet the rising demand of cruise tourists in terms of sustainability. During these events, technical staff highlighted the need to diversify local tourism products and services by promoting the cultural assets, landscape, and geography of each municipality and improving city-port links.

 
Lien   puertoyciudad.com
Biomethane: a circular, inclusive solution – case studies
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Biomethane: a circular, inclusive solution – case studies

Production, storage, refuelling: these challenges await developers looking to biomethane as a low-carbon energy source. Real-life cases are now emerging, to show the feasibility and the benefits of biogas. The production and centralisation of organic waste or wood residue is facilitated at ports, which are logistical hubs. That is why CMA-CGM and the Port of Le Havre (HAROPA PORT) (France) are working on the 150 million euro “Salamander” project, aimed at building a biomethane plant by 2026. The challenges of storing and refuelling with biomethane safely are vitally important. Methane leaks are harmful to the environment, and when mixed with other substances (such as hydrogen) they can pose a human health hazard. To address this, the Republic of Singapore and the Port of Singapore, along with MOL and TotalEnergies, have adopted secure refuelling for Ro-Ro vessels. Biomethane could cut these ships’ greenhouse gas emissions by 17%.

 
Lien   Le Marin
Lien   L’Usine Nouvelle
Lien   The Maritime Executive
Lien   Port News
 

AIVP News

 
Port cities and sustainable development : Distance-learning Programme
 
Port City interface
 
Port cities and sustainable development : Distance-learning Programme

In October 2022, AIVP will launch the first edition of its new programme of distance-learning courses, created jointly with the International Institute of Port Cities (IIPC), based in Chile. This programme is aimed at decision-makers who act and work in the Port City ecosystem. Sabah Zrari, Academic Director of the course programme and one of the founders of IIPC, and Bruno Delsalle, General Manager of AIVP, talk about this initiative, which completes the range of services offered by AIVP in the framework of its 2030 Agenda.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Port of Long Beach (USA) joins the Shanghai-Los Angeles Green Shipping Corridor to establish a zero-emissions transpacific trade route
Lien   Seatrade Maritime News
 
 
Port City interface
 
Lyon (France): the city inaugurates an alternative delivery system from the port for transporting goods by river
Lien   20minutes.com
 
 
Governance
 
Port of Montreal (Canada) signs the Declaration of the Grand Circle of Commitment, guaranteeing support to involve First Nations in Quebec’s economy
Lien   Port Montreal
 
 
Culture and identity
 
Keelung (Taiwan) opens a new exhibition on the city-port interface as part of moves to modernise its image
Lien   fr.rti.org
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
uMhlathuze (South Africa): The municipality takes part in the inaugural World Green City Awards
Lien   Afrik21
Lien   AIPH – World Green City Awards 2022
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The ports of Duisburg (Germany) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) set to transport hydrogen via the Rhine
Lien   Offshore Energy
 
 
 
 

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