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Edition of 22 February 2024

Weekly Features

 
Pontoons and cycle paths providing local power
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Pontoons and cycle paths providing local power

Photovoltaic panels were installed on the pontoons at the port of La Baule (France) last July, to supply electricity to the boats moored nearby. The panels, which are suitable for walking on, were developed by the firm Wattway by Colas. The company is also working to adapt the technology for use on cycle paths and recently signed a deal with two Dutch provinces to install the technology over an area of 1,000 m2 each. By using pre-existing paths, the solution generates renewable electricity without having to pave over more land.

 
Lien   COLAS
Lien   Wattway
Catalonia and the port of Castellón throw their support behind innovative SMEs
 
Human capital
 
Catalonia and the port of Castellón throw their support behind innovative SMEs

The MoU between the Generalitat de Catalunya and the port authority of Castellón aims to put the city of Castellón (Spain) on the technological map, with the active support of the municipality. An initial budget of 100,000 euros has been earmarked to promote the development of a hub for high-tech SMEs either on port-owned land or connected to it. A disused hangar will be made available to house a start-up incubator. The aim is to provide a space where small businesses can network and build partnerships.

 
Lien   Diario del puerto
Hong Kong’s Art@Harbour is set to return
 
Culture and identity
 
Hong Kong’s Art@Harbour is set to return

The Art@Harbour, developed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and teamLab primarily, will open its new exhibition between the 25th of March and the 2nd of June. The Art@Harbour project is a large-scale outdoor art project on both sides of Victoria Harbour. The art installations and digital art facades created by both local and international artists, aim to bring the public a new inspirational and sensory experience along the Hong Kong harbourfront. This will be the second edition of the project; the first one having taken place in 2022 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

 
Lien   Museums
Lien   Museums
Freedom Park in San Diego: New public space to honor war veterans
 
Culture and identity
 
Freedom Park in San Diego: New public space to honor war veterans

The Port of San Diego (USA) and USS Midway Museum will create the new Freedom Park by transforming Navy Pier, dedicating 4 Ha of the Embarcadero area. The park, set to open in 2028, will honor military history and everyday heroes. Today, the USS Midway Museum, a refurbished aircraft carrier from the US Navy, attracts approximately 1 million visitors each year. The first steps to creating the park have already been taken by the Port of San Diego, with the structural reinforcement of the pier. The estimated $65 million project includes park features like pathways, landscaping, play structures, memorials, coastal access, restrooms, and a snack concessionaire. Notable elements include the John Finn Memorial and a mobile phone microsite for park history.

 
Lien   Port of San Diego
A new innovation laboratory for Quebec
 
Governance
 
A new innovation laboratory for Quebec

The Port of Quebec (Canada) has officially launched “Le Phare” innovation laboratory, in line with their 2035 Agenda and commitment to innovation. “Le Phare” aims to make the Port’s infrastructures and resources available to start-up companies, to integrate innovation into port operations, to support and work closely with the academic community, and to promote innovative actions internationally. The Port of Québec has partnered more closely with two key players: 2 Degrés and Novarium. Novarium, a new AIVP member, is an innovation campus dedicated to the blue economy, generating synergies between Quebec entrepreneurs, research centers, investors and industry. They will help help open the vision to all stakeholders in the St. Lawrence port ecosystem.

 
Lien   Port Quebec
 

AIVP News

 
Survey on the “River Port Cities” working group
Survey on the “River Port Cities” working group

AIVP is currently creating a working group dedicated to River Port Cities. Share your opinion!

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Health and life quality
 
Members of the public collect plastic waste from the river in Bilbao (Spain) for recycling
Lien   DEIA
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
A new energy port facility for alternative fuels to be built in Kuala Linggi (Malaysia)
Lien   Port Technology
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Trinidad and Tobago volunteers are containing an oil spill along 12km of coastline to protect the Port of Scarborough and beaches
Lien   Portal Portuario
 
 
Governance
 
The Port of San Antonio (Chile) and port companies delivered aid to families impacted by the megafire through the “Port workers of San Antonio, always present” campaign
Lien   Empresa Oceano
 
 
Quality food for all
 
The 2023 yearly report of FAO’s Blue Port Initiative is now available. Learn about the AIVP’s support of this program.
Lien   The Blue Port Initiative
 
 
 
 

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