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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 29 February 2024

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

AIVP is currently creating a working group dedicated to River Port Cities. If you are a river city or port, we invite you to give your opinion on the subjects that interest you in connection with the Agenda 2030 by AIVP and that will be the focus of this new initiative. We are also consulting you on the practical arrangements for this working group. The questionnaire takes about 5 minutes to complete. You have until March 15 to complete it.

 
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Weekly Features

 
Reusing industrial heritage for culture in Shanghai
 
Port City interface
 
Reusing industrial heritage for culture in Shanghai

A former cement factory in Shanghai’s (China) West Bund will become a riverside leisure and culture district following a new masterplan entitled “Gate M West Bund Dream Center”, presented by world-famous architecture and planning office MVRDV. The large, historical industrial buildings will be adapted to host cultural functions, while unfinished recent constructions in the area will be transformed to welcome hotels, retail, and restoration. The new masterplan is characterized by an innovative approach to public spaces, creating a three-dimensional promenade, from the ground-level gardens to rooftops, riverbank terraces and a network of staircases and elevators.

 
Port of Tema hosts sensibilization programme on Occupational Health
 
Human capital
 
Port of Tema hosts sensibilization programme on Occupational Health

Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority held a programme at the Port of Tema to sensitise staff and stakeholders on its Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment (OHSE) policies to ensure a safe port environment for its users. The three-day program took staff and stakeholders through different areas (e.g. the Fishing Harbour and the Golden Jubilee Terminal) of the port as well as discussed various topics to highlight the importance of port safety. Topics discussed included environmental pollution and prevention, occupational health, port security, dress code, and substance abuse. The port urged the stakeholders that participated to develop their own policies in line with the OHSE manual and enforce them to protect the environment and their workers.

 
Controversy surrounds a ship-breaking site in British Columbia
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Controversy surrounds a ship-breaking site in British Columbia

The vessel dismantling site in Union Bay (Canada) is not far from a federal nature reserve. The coastal marshes in the area are a vital habitat for the reproduction of Pacific herring. Residents have set up a group to challenge the ship-breaking operation. In addition to its environmental impact, the site also poses a risk to human health, with concerns over emissions of heavy metal particulate matter. The regional district and the municipality have responded by taking the matter to court. This latest conflict between port and city underscores the urgent need for new, environmentally responsible ship recycling industries.

 
Multimodal transportation and boating on the rise in Liège
 
Port City interface
 
Multimodal transportation and boating on the rise in Liège

The port of Liège, Belgium’s largest inland port, recently unveiled two projects backed by the Walloon Region, to extend the Trilogiport container terminal and raise the bridges over the Albert canal. Both initiatives are aimed at promoting multimodal transportation (with road and rail) and the use of the waterway to ship freight. Meanwhile, construction work has begun on the harbour master’s office for the new marina, in the Rives Ardentes district. The marina will have berths for up to 80 boats. Work is expected to be completed by 2025.

 
The Port of London unveils its Net Zero River plan
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The Port of London unveils its Net Zero River plan

Port of London Authority (UK) is launching a plan for the Thames in partnership with a coalition of terminal and vessel operators, plus other stakeholders in the local ecosystem. The plan for a carbon-neutral river identifies four priority themes: alternative fuels and infrastructure adoption, clear regulation and legislation, funding, and reliable data. Several initiatives will be deployed to support the plan, including onsite renewable energy generation at terminals, use of the river for light freight deliveries, and the introduction of hybrid vessels. The action plan covers the period 2024-2027 and is part of the “Thames 2050” vision.

 
 

AIVP News

 
MAGPIE: questions for Caya HEIN, Project Leader – Green transition & Agenda 2030 by AIVP
MAGPIE: questions for Caya HEIN, Project Leader – Green transition & Agenda 2030 by AIVP

In this interview, our colleague and association permanent staff member Caya Hein talks about the European MAGPIE project, which aims to make ports greener and smarter. Read the article by clicking below.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Port City interface
 
Port of Lisbon and Municipality of Oeiras (Portugal) sign 10-year agreement for the shared management of Algés Waterfront
Lien   Porto de Lisboa
 
 
Health and life quality
 
Port of Quebec (Canada) first western hemisphere port to receive biosphere certification, highlighting their efforts in sustainable tourism development
Lien   Port Quebec
Lien   Green Marine
 
 
Biodiversity
 
St Kitts and Nevis: biodiversity bins installed at the St Christopher Seaport Authority to increase awareness of invasive alien species and protect biodiversity
Lien   Writeups
 
 
Human capital
 
The concession to operate the port of Maputo (Mozambique) has been extended, with additional commitments including social investment for projects such as modernized maritime training facilities
Lien   Linkedin
 
 
Quality food for all
 
A food collection organized by the port of Barcelona (Spain) yields five tonnes of goods
Lien   Diaro Del Puerto
Lien   Port de Barcelona
 
 
Port City interface
 
The port of Valparaiso (Chile) launches an invitation to tender for a new coastal management plan in consultation with the local community
Lien   Maritimo Portuario
 
 
 
 

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