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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 28 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 19th AIVP World Conference on Cities and Ports will be held in Lisbon (Portugal) from 27 to 29 November 2024 under the theme “Open Piers: Steering flows between people, planet, and port cities”. If you are an expert who is passionate about the future of port cities and would like to contribute to this discussion, we invite you to join us as a speaker. Fill in the “Become a speaker” form available on our official website, and our team will contact you to discuss participation opportunities. Deadline 17 May 2024.

 
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Weekly Features

 
Design work starts on Tacoma’s new port maritime center
 
Port City interface
 
Design work starts on Tacoma’s new port maritime center

The port of Tacoma (USA) has approved funding for the conceptual design of its new Port Maritime Center, which is set to house the port’s offices and a specialised public skills center. The Port is overseeing master planning for the site as a whole, including public infrastructures like pedestrian paths, a public square, waterfront access, and the installation of roof-mounted solar panels. The project is the subject of a major public consultation.

 
Lien   Port of Tacoma
Green light for plans to expand Helsinki’s port
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Green light for plans to expand Helsinki’s port

An environmental impact study has given the go-ahead for plans to extend the port and build a port tunnel in Helsinki, Finland. Mitigation measures are planned to minimize the negative impacts of the development work. The tunnel’s route is yet to be determined, but will need to take into account the disruption caused to local residents and biodiversity while work is carried out. The aim is to free up port space close to the city center and ensure smoother goods and passenger traffic.

 
Lien   Port of Helsinki
Port of Miami invests in training its residents
 
Human capital
 
Port of Miami invests in training its residents

In alignment with Miami-Dade County’s Future Ready Plan, PortMiami (USA) has launched a job development program to bolster human capital in the maritime industry. They’ve introduced an interactive website for employers and job seekers and are collaborating with private entities to establish paid apprenticeship programs for various technician roles, for example linked to diesel systems or commercial refrigeration. These efforts aim to facilitate job opportunities for residents, address employment shortages, and foster economic preparedness for the future.

 
Lien   PortalPortuario
Port of Liverpool turning to solar power
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Port of Liverpool turning to solar power

6,000 solar panels will be installed on the new Alexandra Dock warehouse at the Port of Liverpool (UK). This is part of a project to install up to 63,000 solar panels on 26 buildings across the port to generate up to 25% of the port’s annual electricity needs (31MW approximately). This could reduce the port’s CO2 emissions by 6,500 tonnes annually. The project will use existing port space, with all equipment transported via sea directly. Additionally, in a second stage, five existing wind turbines on the banks of the River Mersey will be replaced by 4 new ones and connected to the port’s energy grid to supply an additional 20MW.

 
Lien   The Maritime Executive
Port of Dublin is protecting biodiversity through eco-engineering
 
Biodiversity
 
Port of Dublin is protecting biodiversity through eco-engineering

Dublin Port Company (Ireland) conducted a study with the University College Dublin to identify the best topography for the protection and promotion of biodiversity in Ireland and Wales. The result is that a series of concrete blocks imprinted with the topography of the shoreline of Ringaskiddy in County Cork has been deposited along the Great South Wall in Dublin to boost biodiversity and enhance the number of fish species in Dublin Port. Over the next two years, the blocks will be monitored to see what biodiversity takes up residence there. The blocks are made with eco-friendly concrete, reducing the carbon footprint of the project.

 
Lien   Dublin Port Company
Lien   RTE
 

AIVP News

 
Sept-Iles unveils ambitious Port City plans
Sept-Iles unveils ambitious Port City plans

On 18 and 19 March, AIVP’s General Manager Bruno Delsalle visited Sept-Iles in Quebec (Canada). The Port of Sept-Iles has been an AIVP member since 2022, but this first trip to the far north of the Saint Lawrence was an excellent opportunity for some very productive discussions with the teams led by Pierre Gagnon. The Port of Sept-Iles is currently undertaking a strategic review, focusing on two key priorities.

 
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AIVP World Conference – Apply to become a speaker
AIVP World Conference – Apply to become a speaker

The 19th AIVP World Conference on Cities and Ports will be held in Lisbon (Portugal) from 27 to 29 November 2024 under the theme “Open Piers: Steering flows between people, planet, and port cities”. If you are an expert who is passionate about the future of port cities and would like to contribute to this discussion, we invite you to join us as a speaker. Fill in the “Become a speaker” form available on our official website, and our team will contact you to discuss participation opportunities. Deadline 17 May 2024.

 
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Green Corridor Interview: Halifax Port Authority
Green Corridor Interview: Halifax Port Authority

Green Corridors were introduced through the Clydebank Declaration, which launched at COP26 in Glasgow in 2021. Their intent is to support the establishment of zero-emission shipping routes between two ports and help decarbonize the maritime sector. The Port of Halifax is a key partner in the green corridor between Halifax and Hamburg. To find out more about this green corridor, read the interview with Captain Allan Gray.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The port authorities of Bilbao (Spain) and Portsmouth (UK) have signed an MoU to collaborate on the development of green and digital shipping corridors
Lien   Bilbao Port
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The Ardersier Port east (Scotland) has used recycled, sustainable concrete to fill in 52 m3 for a weighbridge project
Lien   Maritime Journal
 
 
Health and life quality
 
New impulse for the decarbonization of leisure boating in Lisbon (Portugal) as the port authority and Wavecom sign an agreement for water and smart energy systems
Lien   Porto de Lisboa
 
 
Human capital
 
New program fosters entrepreneurship among port authority’s employees in Vigo (Spain)
Lien   Puerto de Vigo
 
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Inland waterway transport gets a boost in Bordeaux (France) with new pontoons and plans for a new river bus in 2024
Lien   Le Figaro
 
 
Human capital
 
The port of San Antonio (Chile) holds talks on challenges for women in the port industry
Lien   Portal Portuario
 
 
 
 

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