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Edition of 18 July 2024

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

AIVP Prize Antoine Rufenacht, submission phase extended until the 21st of July! In response to requests from certain port and local authorities wishing to apply for theAIVP Prize Antoine Rufenacht, and in agreement with Carola Hein and Geraldine Knatz the 2 co-chairwoman, we decided to extend the call for applications for this 1st edition by one month. You now have until the 21st of July at midnight to apply and hope to become the 1st winner of the only international award dedicated to port cities and the port-city relationship!

 
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Weekly Features

 
Denmark gets a new centre to celebrate the marine ecosystem
 
Culture and identity
 
Denmark gets a new centre to celebrate the marine ecosystem

Design proposals for the Danish Centre for Coastal Nature and Sport Fishing were unveiled by 3XN Architects last week. The 700 m2 building will be located in a coastal area of the port city of Assens (Denmark), previously occupied by shipyards. The site will fulfil two functions, the first being to inform and educate, with three exhibition rooms highlighting the impacts of climate change and human activity on the sea, and three basins giving visitors a better insight into the marine ecosystem. The second function will be social, with several convivial areas for gatherings, including a community space inside, as well as the jetty and rooftop terrace.

 
Lien   Dezeen
Launch of a tendering process to build a solar plant at the port in Kolkata
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Launch of a tendering process to build a solar plant at the port in Kolkata

Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, which operates the port of Kolkata (India), has launched a tender process for the construction of a new solar power plant at Haldia Dock. The plant will need to be capable of delivering 2 MW of electricity by the end of 2025. The project aims to use the available space on the roofs of the dock buildings, eliminating the need to free up land for the solar panels. The Indian government launched a similar initiative in April, to install solar panels on the roofs of Khidirpore Dock in Kolkata.

 
Lien   Mercom India
Lien   Mercom India
Accelerating usage of shore power in North Sea Port, Helsinki and Seattle
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
Accelerating usage of shore power in North Sea Port, Helsinki and Seattle

Onshore Power Supply Systems (OPS) is one of the main solutions implemented worldwide to decarbonize the maritime industry. As of July 1st, 2024, in North Sea Port (Belgium and The Netherlands) all inland vessels equipped with shore power equipment are obliged to moor at quays where there is shore power and use it instead of the polluting diesel generators. This new obligation to use shore power is coupled with a 28% tariff increase, 0.289 €/kWh excluding VAT. In the meantime, in Helsinki (Finland), the first OPS System has become operational in Vousaari Harbour for Finnlines vessels operating the RoPax traffic with the German port of Travemünde, where another OPS system is available. In Seattle (USA), the port authority and the municipality have signed an agreement to implement an OPS system in Pier 66. This development would make Seattle one of the cruise ports to offer shore power at every berth.

 
Lien   North Sea Port
Lien   Shore Power – North Sea Port
Lien   Flows
Lien   Office of the Mayor – Seattle
Lien   Port of Helsinki
An artists’ collective paddles along the South River to meet residents
 
Biodiversity
 
An artists’ collective paddles along the South River to meet residents

In partnership with the South River Watershed Alliance, two artists from the “Flux Projects” initiative set themselves the challenge of kayaking from downtown Atlanta (USA) all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. The journey took several weeks, and was designed to raise the profile of this little-known waterway and raise awareness about the environmental risks it faces. The idea was to engage with local communities along the route, focusing attention on the river and documenting the voyage through video, audio, and writings. On their return, the artists plan to install temporary works in several parks around Atlanta, to highlight the waterway and strengthen the community’s relationship with it.

 
Lien   Flux Projects
Water bus services on the rise in France
 
Sustainable mobility
 
Water bus services on the rise in France

Paris Est Marne & Bois local authority recently introduced a new river bus service on a trial basis. The free service will run between 30 June and 30 September, with two routes along the Marne river. On one of the two lines, passengers will be able to bring bicycles on board. Meanwhile, Nantes MĂ©tropole authority has just voted to purchase a fleet of electric catamarans, to replace the existing diesel-powered vessels currently used to cross the Loire river, and improve its fleet as it prepares to extend one of the routes. The first of the new boats is expected to be delivered by the end of 2026, and all will have capacity to carry bicycles.

 
Lien   Infos Nantes
Lien   Paris Est Marne & Bois
 

At a Glance

 
 
Human capital
 
Japanese shipping line NYK builds dormitory facilities at a maritime college in the Philippines to promote the training and recruitment of female seafarers
Lien   Nikkei Asia
 
 
Human capital
 
The Port of Cadiz Bay (Spain) creates a seafarers’ welfare committee to support maritime workers, particularly those from other countries
Lien   Puerto de la BahĂ­a de Cadiz
 
 
Port City interface
 
Port Urban District of Sevilla (Spain) moves forward: the modification of the Port Special Plan will adapt the uses of the area to the Master Plan
Lien   Puerto de Sevilla
 
 
Climate change
 
Environmental award for Vancouver’s new container terminal project (Canada)
Lien   Roberts Bank Terminal 2
 
 
Energy transition and circular economy
 
A quarter of the concrete used in the project to extend Amaliahaven at the Port of Rotterdam (Netherlands) will come from the circular economy
Lien   Flows
 
 
Governance
 
The ports of Talcahuano and City Lab Biobio (Chile) sign a deal aimed at promoting more sustainable local urban development
Lien   Radio UdeC
 
 
 
 

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