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Edition of 8 September 2022

 
Port City Insights: This weekly strategic monitoring service on City Port news is reserved for you as a member of the AIVP. 
 

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). This programme is intended for all those who are called upon to act within the City-Port ecosystem and to reflect on how to make port cities more sustainable. The courses will be given in French. An information meeting open to all interested persons will be held on Tuesday 13 September 2022 from 4 to 5 pm (CEST) on the Zoom platform.

 
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Weekly Features

 
Plymouth (UK) set to invest £20 million in its waterfront
 
Port City interface
 
Plymouth (UK) set to invest £20 million in its waterfront

In August, Plymouth municipal council decided to capitalise on the opportunities opened up by having a free port on its territory. The city is proposing to redevelop disused premises on its waterfront to host residents in a natural and entertaining setting. The new waterfront will also be home to a centre of innovation and numerous blue economy businesses. Finally, to bolster growth and meet export demand, the council will also support efforts to modernise the port infrastructure.

 
Lien   business-live.co.uk
Morocco’s National Ports Agency (ANP) launches the Smart Port Challenge
 
Climate change
 
Morocco’s National Ports Agency (ANP) launches the Smart Port Challenge

The ANP has just launched its second hackathon to improve the environmental and economic performance of Morocco’s ports. The event runs until 19 September. The first edition of the hackathon saw nearly 500 entrants from around the world tackle the seven challenges set, coming up with 74 innovations. This year, they will need to devise practical and innovative solutions to promote the development of smart ports. Submissions must be in line with the principles of sustainable development, the energy transition, and logistical performance, while promoting exchanges and continuity in port services. The winners will receive a prize of MAD 100,000. 

 
Lien   smartportchallenge.ma
La Rochelle (France), a Zero Carbon Territory at the Positive Territories Forum
 
Climate change
 
La Rochelle (France), a Zero Carbon Territory at the Positive Territories Forum

Having first committed to a decarbonisation project in 2019, the conurbation of La Rochelle achieved a new milestone in August. On 20 September, the city will for the first time host the Positive Territories Forum, and unveil its plan for local coastal redevelopment and the environmental transition in the maritime economy, through a series of round tables including one titled “Imagining the port of tomorrow”. The Forum will help to spread emerging best practices in this territory. It will also strengthen dialogue between the local authority and the City of Paris, which is taking inspiration from La Rochelle’s project for its own sustainable development policy.

 
Lien   larochelle-zerocarbone.fr
Baltic Sea Region promises to increase wind power
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Baltic Sea Region promises to increase wind power

During a meeting in Marienborg (Denmark), the leaders of eight Baltic Sea countries – Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, and Sweden – signed a pact to increase offshore wind power capacity sevenfold by 2030. The two-pronged plan involves increasing the amount of LNG fuel imported by sea and, in the longer-term, building subsea interconnectors between nations and onshore transmission infrastructure for wind electricity. The Marienborg Declaration is an important step in strengthening national and European energy independence and boost the green transition.

 
Lien   Offshore wind
Lien   The Maritime Executive
Lien   Baltic Wind
Human capital a priority for future generations
 
Human capital
 
Human capital a priority for future generations

For the Future Maritime Leaders essay competition, the Global Maritime Forum asked students and young professionals how the maritime sector could continue to contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The winners participated in a virtual seminar this August to elaborate their joint vision, which emphasized the need to improve the overall approach to human capital and work conditions at sea. The discussion resulted in a call for sector leaders to improve on diversity and inclusion, decent work conditions, and overall better career opportunities spanning sea and shore.

 
Lien   Hellenic Shipping News
The ports of LA-LB, Georgia, and Texas (USA) get help to go electric
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
The ports of LA-LB, Georgia, and Texas (USA) get help to go electric

From installing shore power, electric cranes and port machines, to retrofitting service vessels to run on batteries, these are the herculean tasks to be tackled by the Inflation Reduction Act. The ports of the United States, from California to New Jersey, are set to receive $3 billion dollars in funding to improve air quality, and another $1 billion to retrofit heavy vehicles. The move is particularly significant, given that 39 million Americans live within 4 km of a port. These citizens will benefit directly from the decarbonisation measures being funded in ports.

 
Lien   Port Technology
 

AIVP News

 
Port Autonome du Centre et de l’Ouest, a port committed to sustainable transportation
Port Autonome du Centre et de l’Ouest, a port committed to sustainable transportation

Port Autonome du Centre et de l’Ouest is one of the biggest ports in Wallonia. Divided into three zones (Hainaut Occidental, Mons Borinage, and Centre), the port has for some years been working closely with the local authorities in its region, on projects to promote low-carbon transportation (Goal 3 of the 2030 Agenda). To gain a better understanding of these ambitions, we talked to the port’s Director, Ms Christelle Kozak.

 
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The port of Ashdod (Israel), pioneer of innovation, joins the AIVP
The port of Ashdod (Israel), pioneer of innovation, joins the AIVP

The Port of Ashdod (Israel) has just joined the AIVP. This port authority responsible for 60% of the country’s commercial traffic has also recently become a pioneer in innovation. They develop numerous partnerships with the private sector in favor of green energies and are committed to a better understanding of the port world by the general public. An interview with Roy Avrahami, Chief Innovation Officer, Port of Ashdod, focusing on Goal 2 of the 2030 Agenda “Energy Transition and Circular Economy” and Goal 5 “Investing in Human Capital”.

 
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Information meeting on the SUSTAINABLE PORT CITIES programme
Information meeting on the SUSTAINABLE PORT CITIES 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). This programme is intended for all those who are called upon to act within the City-Port ecosystem and to reflect on how to make port cities more sustainable. The courses will be given in French. An information meeting open to all interested persons will be held on Tuesday 13 September 2022 from 4 to 5 pm (CEST) on the Zoom platform.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Biodiversity
 
Saguenay (Canada) limits the plastic used by cruise ships calling at La Baie
Lien   Le Quotidien
 
 
Climate change
 
On 13 October, ECOncrete is holding a webinar on coastal protection.
Lien   Registration
 
 
Culture and identity
 
Attend the conference “Shipping Channels: Past, Present, Future”, taking place in Rotterdam from 13 to 15 October.
Lien   https://150jaarnieuwewaterweg.nl
 
 
Sustainable mobility
 
A sail-powered container ship will run between Toamasina (Madagascar) and Marseille (France) by 2025
Lien   Made in Marseille
 
 
Biodiversity
 
The Porto Central (Brazil) development project aims to minimise risks to biodiversity
Lien   Portal Portuario
 
 
Energy transition & circular economy
 
Japanese project underway to construct world’s first ammonia floating storage and regasification barge
Lien   The Maritime Executive
 
 
 
 

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