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Edition of 21 March 2024

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

After months of hard work and intense discussions, we are thrilled to announce that the call for applications for the first edition of the AIVP Prize Antoine Rufenacht is open for submission! You are a Port authority or a local authority of a river or a maritime port city? You have realized in the last three years a development project that contributes to the design of sustainable port cities? If so, we would like to hear from you!

 
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Weekly Features

 
New circular economy deal for wind turbines in Ostend and Liège
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
New circular economy deal for wind turbines in Ostend and Liège

The seaport of Ostend has signed a logistics partnership with the inland port of Liège (Belgium) to process scrapped wind turbines. Belgium’s fleet of 1,500 onshore and offshore wind turbines is set to be gradually replaced from 2030 onwards. Some 400 wind turbines will be affected in Ostend alone. Significant quantities of materials can be retrieved and re-used when the turbines are dismantled. The initiative has already drawn interest from potential private sector partners.

 
Lien   Flows
Initiatives to fight the port sector labor crisis
 
Human capital
 
Initiatives to fight the port sector labor crisis

European port sector labour shortages are particularly acute in Antwerp-Bruges (Belgium), where there are more than 5,000 unfilled positions. To tackle the problem, an exhibition has been organized to tell young people as well as training and education institutions about the opportunities existing in this fast-growing sector. Meanwhile, along the Rhine, initiatives such as the use of remote-controlled barges are being encouraged, in an attempt to attract new talents. A remote control centre created by a Belgian firm in Duisburg (Germany) is already up and running, with plans to expand in the future.

 
Lien   Flows
Lien   TĂ©ma Transport & Logistique
Finding biodiversity along the Seine in Rouen
 
Biodiversity
 
Finding biodiversity along the Seine in Rouen

While developing the port area to accommodate new economic activities, HAROPA Port also created ecological corridors in Rouen (France). These corridors aim to restore and recreate connections between reservoirs of biodiversity, creating more favourable conditions in which species can thrive. They will also host treasure hunts for school children to discover the biodiversity present in the port zones. The treasure hunts intend to raise awareness and share information about the ecological functions of the corridors. The treasure hunt will focus on various topics and areas, including the impacts of invasive species.

 
Lien   Haropa Port
Subport tunnel work kicks off in Genoa
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Subport tunnel work kicks off in Genoa

Construction is underway for Italy’s largest undersea road tunnel beneath Genoa’s port. Costing 1 billion euros and due for completion by 2029, it aims to save 1 million travel hours annually while enhancing environmental sustainability. The project encompasses urban and green regeneration initiatives, including 10 hectares of parks and cycle lanes. The tunnel brings together several public authorities, national, regional, and local, as well as the port authority, and the national highway company. The project’s masterplan was developed by Genoese architect Renzo Piano. The 3.4-km tunnel, descending to -45 meters below sea level, aims to enhance road access to Genoa’s port and urban areas, supporting broader urban development objectives.

 
Lien   Comune di Genova
Lien   RPBW
Lien   Autostrade
Lien   Ports of Genoa
Cruises will be obliged to use OPS in New York
 
Health and life quality
 
Cruises will be obliged to use OPS in New York

The New York (USA) City Council has approved legislation mandating cruise ships with shore power capabilities to connect to shore power at terminals, reducing harmful emissions from idling diesel engines. The bill requires the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to enforce this requirement and develop community traffic mitigation plans. This move aims to cut pollution and noise in neighbourhoods surrounding cruise terminals, benefiting both communities and the environment.

 
Lien   New York City Council
 

AIVP News

 
The AIVP Prize Antoine Rufenacht: opening of the call for applications!
The AIVP Prize Antoine Rufenacht: opening of the call for applications!

The AIVP Antoine Rufenacht Prize is the only international award dedicated to port cities that have carried out an outstanding development project that contributes to improving the port city relationship. Geraldine Knatz & Carola Hein our two co-chairwoman explain why port cities should submit their projects.

 
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AIVP joins Cruise Week Europe in Genoa 
AIVP joins Cruise Week Europe in Genoa 

From the 11th to the 14th of March 2024 CLIA Cruise week Europe took place in the Italian port city of Genoa. AIVP was active during the event represented by JosĂ© Manuel PagĂ©s Sánchez that joined the roundtable “Smart Cities for Managed Cruise Tourism”, with other experts including Davide Falteri, national VP of Federlogistica, Consigliere delegato of Genoa Municipality and Carlos Romero, Director of Tourism Research, Development and Innovation of SEGITTUR.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Health and life quality
 
The Port of Coronel (Chile) marks International Women’s Day by arranging breast screening for 300 local residents
Lien   Portal Portuario
 
 
Sustainable mobility
 
A new multimodal logistics center is to be built at the New Port of Busan (South Korea) in 2026
Lien   Maritime Professional
 
 
Climate change
 
Portsmouth (United Kingdom): the North Portsea Coastal Scheme is entering its final phase to protect against flooding and create a bird island
Lien   Coastal Partners
 
 
Biodiversity
 
Indonesia’s Fishing Ministry to launch nanosatellites to help protect against illegal and destructive fishing and monitor conservation areas
Lien   Mongabay
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
North Sea Port and Zeeland province (Netherlands) are conducting a feasibility study for an ammonia network to the port’s hinterland
Lien   Flows
 
 
Biodiversity
 
New photographic exhibition in the port of Vigo (Spain) linked to the “Pleamar Program”, promoting the sustainable blue economy
Lien   Puerto de Vigo
 
 
 
 

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