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Edition of 15 December 2022

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

Weekly Features

 
Works for the New Waterfront of Marina di Carrara launched
 
Port City interface
 
Works for the New Waterfront of Marina di Carrara launched

The Port System Authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea (Italy) launched on December 6th the works for the new waterfront of Marina di Carrara that will improve the connection between the sea, the port and the city. The most significant intervention will be a long path (870 m long by 5 m wide) situated above the breakwater. The panoramic aspect, with its views of the open sea and the port, will be the highlight. Additionally, two new areas will be redeveloped to include new public spaces: the first one at the start of the breakwater on land and a new square on the sea at the angle of the pier. The areas on the ground will be enhanced through paths made of dunes with native vegetation, cliffs, and gentle slopes. The economic investment for the realization of the project amounts to €. 13.870.000

 
Lien   AdSP mar ligure orientale
Baku: a port terminal to be turned into an Arts Centre
 
Culture and identity
 
Baku: a port terminal to be turned into an Arts Centre

To mark the 120th anniversary of its founding, the Port of Baku (Azerbaijan) has decided to temporarily transform into an Arts Centre. It will host a painting and sculpture exhibition called “Liman”, which means “Port” in the Azeri language. This cultural project also features an online competition. Internet users can vote for their favourite artwork from the forty or so currently on display. The port terminal in question, Baku Marine Terminal, will now regularly stage exhibitions, along with concerts, fashion shows, and participatory workshops.

 
Lien   LinkedIn
Antwerp port: new cycle path embraces the circular economy
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Antwerp port: new cycle path embraces the circular economy

The Port of Antwerp Bruges (Belgium) is breaking ground on mobility and circularity simultaneously with its new cycle path on Zomerweg, in the right bank of the port area. The new infrastructure is 800 meters long in total and consists of two sections with several innovative applications of recycled plastics. The first section of 75 meters is made entirely out of recycled plastic, equivalent to two million plastic coffee cups. Compared to a traditional cycle path, this results in a 72% reduction in CO₂ emissions. Additionally, this section also has innovative measures to improve water management. The rest of the cycle path consists of a mixture of asphalt and plastic waste, which replaces 6% of bitumen, a major component of asphalt. In the process no microplastics are produced. This section is equivalent to reusing 650,000 plastic bottles.

 
Lien   Port of Antwerp Bruges
EMPA published its recommendations on environmental sustainability
 
Sustainable mobility
 
EMPA published its recommendations on environmental sustainability

The European Maritime Pilot’s Association (EMPA) has published its Recommendation No32, highlighting the importance of pilots in implementing the European Green Deal in the shipping industry. As part of the pan-European logistics chain, EMPA is changing work practices and promoting technological evolutions that will reduce emissions for the part of the voyage that is under their control. The document encourages all its members to act proactively towards GHG emission reduction and the protection of the natural environment. They provide in depth recommendations for how pilots can act both ashore and at sea to reduce their emissions.

 
Lien   EMPA
The province of British Columbia and the port of Vancouver join forces to test alternative fuels
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The province of British Columbia and the port of Vancouver join forces to test alternative fuels

Hydrogen-powered gantry cranes, electrified dock loading equipment, efficient biofuel storage for ferries: these are among the pilot projects set to be rolled out at the Port of Vancouver (Canada). It will be the first Canadian agency to trial an alternative fuel source for shipping. The province of British Columbia and the port authority are to invest $1.5 million each. The tests will last six months and should accelerate the process of decarbonation, one of the port’s strategic targets for 2050. Local businesses taking an active role in the scheme include the operator DP World and Seaspan Ferries.

 
Lien   Offshore Energy
Lien   Splash 247
Lien   Port News
 

AIVP News

 
Environmental impacts and social acceptability of ports
Environmental impacts and social acceptability of ports

This subject was at the centre of the intervention of Bruno Delsalle, General Manager of the AIVP, at the opening of the National Port Research Day – organised in the Senate on 9th December last, on the initiative of Professor Sophie Cros of the University of Le Havre and Professor Florence Lerique, of the University of Bordeaux. The debates centred on the question of port attractiveness, interport cooperation and coopetition.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Human capital
 
Port of Kribi (Cameroon) launches the 2nd edition of its hackathon with the title “Innovation as a Lever for Ecological Transition”
Lien   Linkedin – Port Autonome de Kribi
 
 
Biodiversity
 
ECOncrete awarded the Planetary Health Award by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for its work to develop marine biodiversity
Lien   ECOncrete
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Canada and US collaborate to establish a Green Shipping Corridor between the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence
Lien   Green Marine
 
 
Climate change
 
California and Los Angeles (USA) are both investing in sea-level rise and shoreline erosion defense projects, especially nature-based solutions
Lien   Marin Independent Journal
Lien   Planetizen
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
A recent report finds that fuel cells could achieve 80% energy efficiency, compared with around 50% for conventional marine fuels.
Lien   The Maritime Executive
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Israeli firm EcoWavePower is set to install the “world’s largest wave power plant” at the deepwater port of Ordu (Turkey)
Lien   Splash 247
 
 
Climate change
 
The ports of the fjord of Oslo (Norway) join forces to create a low emissions zone
Lien   LinkedIn
 
 
 
 

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