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Edition of 16 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

 
Long Beach trials pioneering “Tri-Gen” solution for water, electricity, and hydrogen
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Long Beach trials pioneering “Tri-Gen” solution for water, electricity, and hydrogen

Electrolysis is a chemical process that uses electricity to make hydrogen, with water as a byproduct. A firm called FuelCell Energy has designed a revolutionary system dubbed Tri-gen, which uses biogas as a fuel to produce hydrogen from clean renewable electricity. The water is collected and can be repurposed for washing vehicles, for example, while the surplus power generated is made available to the manufacturing industry. The Tri-gen system is being deployed in Long Beach (USA), where it will be used by the Toyota Motor North America plant and the port authority itself (for its light handling operations).

 
Lien   Hydrogen Fuel News
Lien   Toyota
A former grain silo repurposed as an art gallery in Kristiansand
 
Culture and identity
 
A former grain silo repurposed as an art gallery in Kristiansand

A 1930s grain silo on the Odderøya peninsula (Norway) has been turned into an art gallery. Named “Kunstsilo”, the waterfront building houses the largest private collection of modern art by Scandinavian artists. The project was designed by a trio of firms, Mestres Wåge Arquitectes, BAX, and Mendoza Partida, who created a basilica-style space. New openings and cut-outs were created at the top and sides of the building, letting in light and showcasing the full character of the vast concrete structure. The openings and the rooftop command sweeping views of the surrounding area, including other cultural venues.

 
Lien   Dezeen
Port of Barcelona restores the historic ‘warehouses’ of the East Quay
 
Culture and identity
 
Port of Barcelona restores the historic ‘warehouses’ of the East Quay

The Port of Barcelona (Spain) has completed the restoration of the four historic sheds of the East dock, preserving the original aesthetics from the early 20th century. The rehabilitated buildings will host gatherings and cultural events. The work, at a cost of €7.3 million, has been completed in time for the start of the America’s Cup. During this event, three of them will serve as a meeting point for the Port Community and the last will be the maritime station of the new nautical bus. The sheds will be managed and marketed by the Port Vell urban management under the TINGLADOS brand, with the aim of attracting high-value cultural activity in the port, reinforcing Port Vell’s vocation to become a cultural space for the citizens of Barcelona.

 
Lien   Port de Barcelona
New port-city deal in Brooklyn heralds major investment
 
Port City interface
 
New port-city deal in Brooklyn heralds major investment

New York City and the Port Authority of New York (USA) have sealed an ambitious agreement to swap two large tracts of land. A 40 hectare site owned by the Port in Red Hook, Brooklyn, will be handed over to the City and the NYEDC, in exchange for 91 hectares of municipal land near the port of Howland Hook on Staten Island. The port of Red Hook is currently in decline, with ageing infrastructures in poor condition. The city plans to scale up its port activities, particularly in the area of urban logistics. It also aims to develop new housing and public spaces, as part of an inclusive approach designed to engage with local residents. The Mayor of New York has announced $80 million in funding, with a further $15 million to be provided by New York State.

 
Lien   Governor Kathy Hochul
Lien   The New York Times
Dialogue: San Antonio and others show its importance for port city development
 
Culture and identity
 
Dialogue: San Antonio and others show its importance for port city development

The Port and the City Coordination Council of San Antonio (Chile) have invited the public to a Citizens’ Dialogue day to jointly develop a roadmap for the Agreement for a Sustainable San Antonio. 140 people, belonging to 38 local community organisations, gathered to analyse issues and actions to promote a harmonious port-city-environment development. The San Antonio authorities agree that it is important to consider citizens’ feedback and vision as it will improve their quality of life. In New York (USA), the South Bronx community came together for a “Waterfront Community Envisioning” session for the Mott Haven-Port Morris multi-use waterfront, which spans from the Harlem River to the East River. The Port of Quequén (Argentina) also engaged port city stakeholders in a discussion to improve the conditions for the region’s productive development, diversify export cargoes and increase public-private partnerships.

 
Lien   Portal Portuario
Lien   BronxTimes
Lien   Red noticias
 

AIVP News

 
City and Port of Quebec commit to the Agenda 2030 by AIVP
City and Port of Quebec commit to the Agenda 2030 by AIVP

On Tuesday 14 May, at the AIVP Board of Directors meeting, the City and Port of Quebec ratified the AIVP 2030 Agenda in the presence of Edouard Philippe, President of AIVP.

 
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At a Glance

 
 
Governance
 
The Port of San Diego (USA) will double its Maritime Industrial Impact Fund, which supports projects in communities adjacent to the port
Lien   Port of San Diego
 
 
Culture and identity
 
The Port of Antwerp (Belgium) will welcome the Belgian beach volleyball championships to Cockerill Beach
Lien   Flows
 
 
Health and life quality
 
The city of Marseille (France) launched a study on cruise passenger flows with other studies on port activities’ impact on citizen health to follow
Lien   Made in Marseille
 
 
Climate change
 
The university of Delft’s “Clarion” project aims to make European ports more resilient to extreme climate events, with pilot schemes at the ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, and Constanta
Lien   Port of Antwerp Bruges
Lien   American Journal of Transportation
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
The port of Taranto (Italy) identifies potential offshore wind development sites
Lien   Ports Europe
 
 
Culture and identity
 
After a four-year hiatus, the port of Algeciras (Spain) relaunches its sea-based “Discover Your Port” initiative to showcase its infrastructures for local residents
Lien   Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras
 
 
 
 

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