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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 9 May 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

 
Study shows where 84 ports across Europe need to invest
 
Governance
 
Study shows where 84 ports across Europe need to invest

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) commissioned a study by AIVP expert Peter de Langen. As part of the study, a questionnaire was sent out to gauge the investment needs of ports of all sizes. The feedback showed that the energy transition accounts for 24% of the investment needed by ports, while almost 26% is required for infrastructure development. Whereas “urban functions” make up just 3% of the total investment needed, the study also looked at the role ports aim to play, with nearly 40% indicating they feel a responsibility to civil society, in terms of both the environment and quality of life. 

 
Lien   Espo
The port of Setubal moves ahead with plans to go all-electric
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The port of Setubal moves ahead with plans to go all-electric

The Port Authority of Setubal (Portugal) has signed a deal with the firm “Mobi.e” to install on-shore power stations for yachts, the first development of its kind in the country. Eventually, the facilities should be extended to provide on shore power to fishing vessels. Charging stations will also be available for light land vehicles. The port is committed to playing its part in the collective effort to achieve the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 
Lien   Porto de Setúbal
ValenciaPort and the city of Gandia team up for successful port-city cooperation
 
Governance
 
ValenciaPort and the city of Gandia team up for successful port-city cooperation

The mayor of Gandia, a city South of Valencia (Spain) has signed a cooperation agreement with the port authority to map out a framework governing how they will work together in the future. The deal covers a range of issues, with over €30 million in funding earmarked to improve existing infrastructures and to develop the local blue economy. The city and the port authority have also come to an agreement on their respective powers and obligations, particularly in the area of safety for local residents. In addition, a consensus was reached on the chosen site of the planned institute of oceanography in Gandia.

 
Lien   Diaro del puerto
Italian Ports open to the local communities
 
Culture and identity
 
Italian Ports open to the local communities

The first section of the Italian Port Days (11th of April – 30th of May) provides a new window of opportunity for many ports to organize new activities with the local communities. For example, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority – Ports of Venice and Chioggia hosted a walk in the port as well as a special day dedicated to raise awareness of safety and security. In Livorno, the Port Authority is collaborating with local stakeholders to organize a cultural program in the grain Silo, including visits, theater, concerts, and exhibitions. Other ports are organizing major international events, such as the Deportibus Festival with numerous conferences, including a strong focus on the port-city relationship, to which the AIVP will contribute. Other cases, such as Taranto have launched call for artists, for their own port days during the 2nd part of the Italian Port Days in autumn.

 
Lien   Port of Venice
Lien   Porto Immobiliare
Lien   DePortibus
Dublin Port presents new Conservation Strategy
 
Culture and identity
 
Dublin Port presents new Conservation Strategy

Dublin Port Company (Ireland) launched a comprehensive Conservation Strategy highlighting the port’s rich heritage, from archaeological finds to industrial history. Port-City Integration is central to preserving maritime heritage. The strategy includes a mapped timeline, showcasing the port’s evolution since the 1600s. Plans to excavate and open up heritage sites like Graving Dock No. 1 are underway. The document also addresses the preservation of underground structures and shipwrecks, such as the ‘Millstone Wreck’, providing insights into Ireland’s economic and social history.

 
Lien   Dublin Port Company
 

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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In 2024, our course program on sustainable port cities continues – Registration Open!
In 2024, our course program on sustainable port cities continues – Registration Open!

The program offer in-depth knowledge on subjects as diverse as governance, the circular economy and energy transition, underwater ecosystems in port areas, heritage and city-port identity, and the impact of criminal activity on the quality of life of port city residents. Speakers include experts, academics and international civil servants from various countries and continents. The course are designed to support you in the exercise of your professional practice, but also to create links, thus fostering fruitful collaboration on a local and global scale, as highlighted by many participants in the satisfaction surveys we have carried out. A new edition will take place in October 2024; registration is now open!

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
CMA-CGM provides more details of how its €214 million decarbonization fund will be invested, between its own fleet, equity investments, and support for research.
Lien   Mer et Marine
Lien   Splash247
 
 
Port City interface
 
The city of Juneau (USA) asks a residents’ commission to set out its vision of the waterfront for the next twenty years
Lien   Planetizen
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Innovative LNG refuelling plant installed in the Truck Village logistics zone at the port of La Spezia (Italy)
Lien   Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Orientale
 
 
Health and life quality
 
The Port of London (UK) unveils its Clean Thames Plan designed to provide a framework for its achievable actions over the period 2024-2030
Lien   Port of London Authority
 
 
Culture and identity
 
The Port of Barcelona (Spain) welcomes local citizens in their first open door days with an extensive program with tours, exhibitions and cultural activities
Lien   Port de Barcelona
 
 
 
 

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