Port cities and sustainable development : Distance-learning Programme
In October 2022, AIVP will launch the first edition of its new programme of distance-learning courses, created jointly with the International Institute of Port Cities (IIPC), based in Chile. This programme is aimed at decision-makers who act and work in the Port City ecosystem. Sabah Zrari, Academic Director of the course programme and one of the founders of IIPC, and Bruno Delsalle, General Manager of AIVP, talk about this initiative, which completes the range of services offered by AIVP in the framework of its 2030 Agenda.
Maritime carbon tax: what are the implications for port cities?
Japan has proposed a worldwide maritime carbon tax. Just imagine: in 2025, all ships will […]
AIVP in the UN Ocean Conference: What role for port cities in the development of…
The AIVP was responsible for organising a session, in partnership with the OECD. A special focus was placed on port cities and their role in the protection of the oceans and the development of a sustainable blue economy. The UN Ocean Conference Special Event was dedicated on local and regional governments for the protection of the oceans
AIVP takes part in the first French Maritime Engineering Meeting
On the initiative of Cerema (an AIVP member) and the Works and Construction Engineers’ High School, the first French Maritime Engineering Meeting was recently held in Caen. AIVP took part in the opening round table of the meeting. AIVP Director General, Bruno Delsalle, had the opportunity to raise various topics which are in our association’s DNA. He talked about the complexity of the port city ecosystem and the multiplicity of stakeholders, as well as the necessity of dialogue with city populations. It appears that the social acceptability of large-scale maritime engineering works is more and more frequently a critical factor for companies in the industry.
Ports open their gates to the public
As it does every year, the port of La Rochelle (France) opened its gates to the general public on 26 June to bring its citizens into closer contact with the port. The programme included presentations on career opportunities and port operations, meetings with professional employees and a site visit. The event attracts around 5,000 visitors each year. The port of Cartagena (Spain) has launched a series of open days called “Discover your port” to tell the general public about its various projects. The port is publicising its history, the operations of its infrastructure, and its environmental actions. The aim of this event, attended by some 2,000 students, was to make these young people proud of the port identity of their territory and awaken interest in careers in the port.
Lisbon (Portugal): the return of the dolphins is seen as a symbol of hope
The dolphins which had gambolled in the river Tagus for thousands of years disappeared due […]
Bordeaux (France): the Port Centre project is making good progress
On 23rd June, the Port of Bordeaux held a new work session for its Port Centre project. During the half-day meeting, actors from the territory exchanged ideas on the preparation and installation of the future site, as well as the organisation of activities and the teaching content. Mobilising all the stakeholders is essential in this project to reconnect the city with its port.
On your marks, go! Ports are encouraging exercise
Ports are opening their interface to athletic activities organized in tandem with their cities. The North Port of Busan Port (South Korea) is the main attraction for a walking competition organized by the Busan Metropolitan Government. The aim of this competition, whose course visits emblematic port-city areas, is to support the attraction of the 2030 Busan World Expo. The Port of Rotterdam (the Netherlands) will be allowing runners access on the 2nd of October for the Harbour Run. During this run, the participants will face obstacles of containers, tires, and ropes that make up the usual port environment. The Freeport of Riga (Latvia) is also collaborating with the 14th season of Ghetto Games to set up various tournaments.
The port of Helsinki (Finland) doubles down on its strategy for achieving carbon neutrality by…
In March, the port of Helsinki took the decision to accelerate its programme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, originally adopted in 2019. To neutralise its carbon footprint by 2030 instead of 2035, the port will focus on modernising its heating and lighting systems, and securing a green energy supply. This decision will bring the port into line with the city of Helsinki, which is basing its sustainable development strategy heavily on renewable energies. At the end of this first phase, the port will strengthen its efforts to cut ship emissions by 25% and heavy vehicles and machinery emissions by 50%.
Singapore introduces a data collection programme to anticipate rising water levels
In early June, NTU Singapore and the Singapore Land Authority joined forces to launch an environmental data collection project. For the last year, the government has been working on a coastal protection plan to limit the damage caused by rising sea levels. The geospatial data collected will be used to protect mangroves and coral reefs that shield the coastline from waves, build new polders, and conduct climate research.
The European “Optiwise” project supported by AIVP will accelerate the development of wind propulsion
We are glad to announce that a project supported by the AIVP has been selected and will be funded by the European Commission, under the Horizon R&I fund. Learn more by reading this article!
Resilient operations: Durban (South Africa) set for a new floating container terminal
Two months ago, massive flooding claimed several hundred lives in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and […]
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