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Edition of 21 September 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

 
“Fjord city” of Gronlikaia under development in Oslo
 
Port City interface
 
“Fjord city” of Gronlikaia under development in Oslo

Gronlikaia, a former industrial district on the Oslo Fjord (Norway), is set to be transformed into a mixed-use precinct. It will eventually be the site for some 1,500 new homes and offices for up to 3,000 people. The project also includes a new promenade running the length of the port, along with leisure amenities and meeting spaces. The development is being watched closely and complies with very strict environmental and social criteria. Its construction is designed to meet the needs of residents, while safeguarding local biodiversity and minimising the use of resources.

 
Lien   Hav Eiendom – Gronlikaia’s development
Lien   Hav Eiendom – Gronlikaia’s value for port and society
Bangladesh’s inland waterway transport authority building riverfront walkways
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Bangladesh’s inland waterway transport authority building riverfront walkways

The project concerns five rivers around the capital city, Dhaka. Of the 52 km of pedestrian walkways planned in this initial phase, 20 km have already been built. The idea is to improve riverfront areas by preventing waste from polluting the water by reducing garbage dumping and by opening up these areas to residents. The project also aims to combat illegal occupation of the waterways and protect the natural environment. Since the first sections of the new paths were opened to the public, there has been an influx of visitors and new shops and restaurants have sprung up nearby.

 
Lien   Maritime Gateway
Lien   The Financial Express
New York collaborates with ECOncrete to earn the Obel Award
 
Biodiversity
 
New York collaborates with ECOncrete to earn the Obel Award

Living Breakwaters, the prize-winning project of 2023, stretches a half-mile alog the south shore of Staten Island in New York (USA). The near shore breakwater project is a mix of stones and ECOncrete units placed strategically to reduce erosion, calm the waters, rebuild onshore beaches, and support marine species such as oysters and fin fish. The oysters and the ECOncrete structures will jointly form an artificial reef. The project also includes almost a decade’s worth of educational and engagement-related programs to increase community stewardship and citizen science with the help of a coalition of local stakeholders. The $107 million project also aims to connect people to the shoreline through recreational activities.  

 
Lien   Obel Award
Lien   Scape Studio
10 km to connect port and city in Cartagena
 
Port City interface
 
10 km to connect port and city in Cartagena

The Port Authority of Cartagena (Spain) is developing a series of projects along 10 km of coastline dedicated to the local citizens, in order to open up the port and facilitate its integration. One of the main projects is the “Plaza Mayor”, completed in 2023 with a budget of 3 million €. This intervention will be completed in the next stages, with projects focusing to improve mobility and visibility in the port cruise sector, and new public spaces for sports, games, and children’s playgrounds. The broader ambition is the “lighthouse-to-lighthouse” plan, which will see the construction of a 10km pedestrian and bicycle path that will have spaces along its route so that citizens can enjoy the seafront.

 
Lien   Diario del Puerto
Floating solar panels in aquaculture farms
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Floating solar panels in aquaculture farms

In countries where land is at a premium, such as the mountainous islands of Taiwan or the Philippines, installing solar panels on land poses a challenge. Floating solar technology uses the wide open spaces of the sea instead. A field of floating solar panels is set to be installed in Tainan (Taiwan), using an existing aquaculture farm as a platform. The panels will be attached to roofs and structures extending above the waterline. A similar project is currently being designed in Cadiz (Philippines). The current, tide and wind all pose significant technical challenges, and so a trial carried out by the port of Valencia (Spain) could be invaluable for determining how ports could potentially play a role in the development of floating solar. The pilot project is called PVFOILX1-PORTS.

 
Lien   PV Magazine (1)
Lien   PV Magazine (2)
Lien   Valenciaport
 

AIVP News

 
The AIVP supports the creation of a new Port Center in Réunion
The AIVP supports the creation of a new Port Center in Réunion

AIVP led a mission to La Réunion to support the creation of a new Port Centre. The team took the opportunity to take part in the Semaine Maritime de l’Océan Indien, where our association has many members.

 
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Connected River partners meet in Lille
Connected River partners meet in Lille

The partners of the Connected River project met in Lille (France) from 12 to 14 September. The European project aims to tackle issues related to sharing waterways in river cities across northern Europe. It was launched in March 2023. After previously meeting in Hamburg (Germany) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), the partners came together once more, this time in northern France.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Culture and identity
 
New illustrated book about the development of the port of Dunkirk (France) published by a member of TVES Laboratory (ULille/ ULCO)
Lien   Livreportdedunkerque.blogspot.com
 
 
Biodiversity
 
Ghana bans new fishing boats until 2026 in an attempt to ease pressure on fish stocks
Lien   Bluelifehub.com
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Hamburg Port Authority (Germany) has signed a long-term agreement with AIDA Cruises, known for using shore power and LNG-powered cruises
Lien   Offshore-energy.biz
 
 
Biodiversity
 
The metropole of Rouen has been elected the French Capital of Biodiversity 2023
Lien   Metropole-rouen-normandie.fr
 
 
Culture and identity
 
Taranto (Italy): an exhibition of photography and texts displayed in the streets of the city showcases port activities and careers
Lien   LinkedIn
 
 
 
 

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