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Edition of 7 March 2024

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

The Port Center Working Group, led by AIVP, is specifically designed for active members interested in establishing and developing a Port Center. On March 14 and 15, 2024, the group will meet in person in Montreal, Canada, bringing together 40 partners. To join this working group, please contact Théo FORTIN at the following email address: tfortin@aivp.org. Check the program for more information:

 
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Weekly Features

 
New waterbus in Barcelona
 
Sustainable mobility
 
New waterbus in Barcelona

The Barcelona Port Authority (Spain) has granted a concession to a private company for a nautical bus service set to begin in July 2024, connecting the Drassanes and Llevant wharves. Operating at least 12 hours daily with two zero-emission vessels capable of accommodating 70 passengers, the service features automated docking and boarding systems. It will have a maximum fare of less than €2 and discounts for specific groups, including seniors and children. The concession spans 15 years, requiring an initial investment of €1.9 million.

 
Lien   Port of Barcelona
Oslo: protecting underwater life during fjord district developments
 
Biodiversity
 
Oslo: protecting underwater life during fjord district developments

In Oslo, Norway, Hav Eiendom is implementing measures to monitor and safeguard the flora and fauna of the fjord while developing the Grønlikaia fjord district with a harbour promenade. In collaboration with the port and students, Hav Eiendom is launching a project to map life in the fjord along this new district over the next years. The development prioritizes minimal impact on water surfaces and employing marine-friendly materials to reduce ecological consequences. Building on past experience with mussel ropes and artificial fish reefs, Hav Eiendom aims to enhance local biodiversity in various parts of the fjord.

 
Lien   Hav Eiendom
A new park dedicated to the First Nations on Canberra’s waterfront
 
Culture and identity
 
A new park dedicated to the First Nations on Canberra’s waterfront

The waterfront at Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra (Australia) is set to be turned into an urban park recognising the culture of the Ngunnawal people, one of the Australian First Nations. Several sites of importance to the Ngunnawal community were flooded when the artificial lake was created, and the project aims to celebrate their heritage. The park will include an adventure playground, native plant species, and information about the Ngunnawal culture.

 
Lien   Architecture AU
Hong Kong: local public investment to greenify the port
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Hong Kong: local public investment to greenify the port

The special administrative region of Hong Kong is providing public funding to accelerate the energy transition in its port sector, a crucial mainstay of the local economy. By modernising infrastructures such as pipelines and logistics platforms, the aim is to make Hong Kong a hub for clean fuel bunkering. Monthly festivities organised by the government on the Victoria Harbour waterfront are a sign of the port’s cultural importance.

 
Lien   South China Morning Post
Lien   The Standard – Hong Kong
The port of La Rochelle aims to cut its own emissions and those of its operators
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The port of La Rochelle aims to cut its own emissions and those of its operators

In La Rochelle (France), solar panels are set to be installed on the port’s roofs and canopies. A call for volunteers has gone out, to supply green power to around a dozen companies. The port authority is keen to set an example, and has halved the number of journeys made by its employees using ICE cars, by encouraging car-sharing and creating 3 km of new cycle lanes. The port is also following up on its commitment to install more shore power facilities for medium-tonnage vessels.

 
Lien   La Rochelle Zéro Carbone
 

AIVP News

 
Visit from the Canal Department of Paris
Visit from the Canal Department of Paris

On March 1, Arc’hantael Dorothé and Marie-Pierre Padovani from the Paris City Hall Canal Department paid us a visit at our offices in Le Havre.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Governance
 
Ministry of Housing of Peru initiates preparation of territorial and urban plans for areas surrounding the Chancay Megaport, including citizen participation
Lien   Government of Peru
 
 
Governance
 
Port of Los Angeles (USA) awards $1.5 million in community investment grants and AltaSea is one of its recipients
Lien   The Port of Los Angeles
 
 
Quality food for all
 
“Seine Nourricière”: a new French project to promote the use of inland waterway transport for an agroecological collective catering industry
Lien   Le Havre Seine Métropole
 
 
Human capital
 
The port of Bilbao (Spain) will participate as a challenger in the 2024 Sustainability Hackathon to contact innovative, young professionals
Lien   Bilbao Port
 
 
Biodiversity
 
Italy is mapping its entire coastline with the Marine Ecosystem Restoration project, restoring marine biodiversity and removing fishing waste
Lien   Maritime Journal
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The Biden administration makes $3 billion available to help ports navigate the energy transition, through two notice of funding opportunities.
Lien   Environmental Protection Agency – EPA
 
 
 
 

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