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

Edition of 6 July 2023

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

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Weekly Features

 
The Port of Algeciras advances on its Port Center project
 
Culture and identity
 
The Port of Algeciras advances on its Port Center project

The Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras (Spain) has identified a company and awarded them the technical assistance for the content exhibition and museography for the Port Museum and the Interpretation Center (Port Center). This is the next step following a public consultation process surrounding the project. The future port center will allow visitors to see historical heritage, understand ongoing port activities, and even experience the port through a digital game. This is in line with the AIVP’s intention surrounding the Port Center concept. The Port Center building will also have spaces for workshops and meetings, a cafeteria, and an auditorium. The aim is that the building will have almost zero energy consumption.

 
Lien   Europasur
A new public market and waterfront in Vancouver (United States)
 
Governance
 
A new public market and waterfront in Vancouver (United States)

Local lawmakers are aiming high with their waterfront redevelopment plan in the river port city of Vancouver, which stands opposite Portland, Oregon (United States). The State Legislature has expanded the tax increment scheme, a tax credit-style mechanism specific to the United States, designed to provide rapid and efficient financing for projects. Several local lawmakers were present at the official launch of the initiative, in partnership with the Director of the Port of Vancouver. All of the land to be redeveloped and made “accessible to the community” is within the port complex.

 
Lien   Columbian
The port of Oakland to build a microgrid for electric trucks and shore power
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The port of Oakland to build a microgrid for electric trucks and shore power

The California Transportation Commission (United States), an independent body responsible for awarding State funds, has approved a $42 million grant to a group led by the Port of Oakland, with the support of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The aim is to install a microgrid separate from the power network serving the rest of California, to meet the power needs of ships docked at the port or fast charging for heavy vehicles. The Port of Oakland aims to increase its capacity to 1,000 electric trucks. This includes not only vehicles operating exclusively within the port complex, but also transit vehicles running between the port and the hinterland.

 
Lien   Port news
Singapore to invest in human capital and maritime technology
 
Human capital
 
Singapore to invest in human capital and maritime technology

Singapore has been facing some human resource concerns but remains a leading maritime hub, partially thanks to a very supportive government. Regarding the human resource concerns, the SAILMAP project will train 50 new seafarers each year for 10 years, with a monetary reward of $50,000 for completing certain milestones, to improve retention rates and keep talent in the maritime sector. There are also discussions to start the promotion of the industry earlier in schools and to facilitate immigration for people working in the sector by the government. The Port Authority of Singapore is also supporting the growth of the maritime sector’s technology and innovation by investing in more than 50 startups with a SEEDS capital of $36 million.

 
Lien   Splash247
Liverpool and Busan sign an MoU
 
Governance
 
Liverpool and Busan sign an MoU

The Liverpool City region (United Kingdom) and the city of Busan (South Korea) have signed a cooperation agreement to support each other through trade and knowledge exchange in the sustainable and innovative development of their coastal cities. The cooperation deal between the two port cities covers digital innovation, smart cities, clean energy, and health. The five-year deal aims to strengthen links between the two cities and raise their international profile. It also includes scientific research and development programmes building on each city’s expertise. One specific area of focus is port regeneration and culture.

 
Lien   Prolific north
Lien   Business Korea
 

AIVP News

 
New member interview – Hellenic Ports Association: Promoting the Greek maritime sector
New member interview – Hellenic Ports Association: Promoting the Greek maritime sector

Greek Port Authorities and 13 of the most prominent port funds. The Hellenic Ports Association aims to address the main challenges faced by the international port industry in Greece, namely digital transformation, green transition with the use of environmentally friendly practices and the use of renewable energy sources and major port infrastructure construction, expansion, and improvement. Interview with Demetrios Iatrides, General Manager.

 
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8th Meeting of the AIVP – MedCruise Working Group on Cruises and Port Cities
8th Meeting of the AIVP – MedCruise Working Group on Cruises and Port Cities

Members had the opportunity to discuss, share their views and actively contribute to the discussions, fostering a climate of collaboration. Participants discussed future steps and strategies to further improve the relationship between port cities and cruise lines.

 
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“Port City Atlas” now available, supported by AIVP
“Port City Atlas” now available, supported by AIVP

On 30 June 2023, a new book entitled “Port City Atlas” (nai010 publishers, Netherlands, only available in English) officially went on sale. Port cities are particularly well suited to cartographic analysis and spatial mapping. They are nodes for maritime flows, inspire opposition or coalitions, and are central to public policy at the local, regional, and national levels. For these reasons, the President of AIVP, Edouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre (France), was keen to write the preface to the book. AIVP’s General Manager, Bruno Delsalle, was at the book’s official launch on 30 June representing the association’s Executive Committee, and expressed his hope that it would be a great success.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Governance
 
Comoros announces a new inter-island connectivity plan to promote the country’s economic development
Lien   Le journal des archipels
 
 
Biodiversity
 
Closing date approaches for entries for the 2023 ESPO Award, which will reward the best environmental restoration projects. This year again, the AIVP will be part of the official jury.
Lien   ESPO
 
 
Sustainable mobility
 
The cross-border port authority North Sea Port (Belgium/Netherlands) was awarded €3.4 million in EU funding to develop rail freight
Lien   Port news
 
 
Culture and identity
 
Lisbon Port Administration (Portugal) has contributed to the ALMADA project, focused on preserving mural paintings in collaboration with academia and citizens
Lien   European heritage awards
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Associated British Ports (UK) is holding a public consultation to discuss plans to install onshore wind turbines at the Port of Hull
Lien   Port news
 
 
 
 

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