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13 July 2022

Toulon (France): eco-friendly renovation for the main pier

The €21 million project launched in 2019 was officially completed with a ceremony held on […]

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13 July 2022

Could digitisation be the solution to port congestion?

With congestion in global supply chains exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in […]

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6 July 2022

Biomethane: a circular, inclusive solution – case studies

Production, storage, refuelling: these challenges await developers looking to biomethane as a low-carbon energy source. […]

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6 July 2022

The Provincial Council of Valencia (Spain) joins forces with the port to mitigate the seasonal…

The Autonomous Port and the Provincial Council of Valencia have trained their technical staff to restructure the tourist offering in the Valencian area. For some years now, the Port of Valencia has seen its infrastructures stretched to their limit and is no longer able to meet the rising demand of cruise tourists in terms of sustainability. During these events, technical staff highlighted the need to diversify local tourism products and services by promoting the cultural assets, landscape, and geography of each municipality and improving city-port links.

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6 July 2022

Oakland (USA) begins construction of a new baseball stadium in the city-port interface zone

The Oakland Bay Area Commission has given the green light to the City of Oakland. After years of negotiations, the Commission has approved plans for a new baseball stadium and luxury residential units at Howard terminal. In reaching its decision, the Commission evaluated the advantages and drawbacks of the project in terms of the port’s development. It concluded that the new infrastructures are compatible with the port’s future growth.

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6 July 2022

Fishing practices under international spotlight

The Word Trade Organization has agreed on a deal to curb harmful subsidies. The agreement bans subsidies for operators engaged in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and curbs funding supporting exploitation of overfished stocks. It establishes transparency and obliges governments to report subsidies granted to their fleets and fishing operators. To this end, the WTO also created a permanent Committee on Fisheries Subsidies.

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6 July 2022

Rainbow ports

To mark Pride month in the United States, some ports opted to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ cause. The ports of Seattle and Houston (USA) showcased the history of the Pride movement and invited their LGBTQIA+ workers to express their views in dedicated articles. In Europe, the port of Dublin (Ireland) painted a rainbow fresco called "Pride at the Port" on the Great South Wall to mark the Pride Festival 2022 from 22-28 June. Shows of solidarity will continue with the Amsterdam Pride (Netherlands) from 30 July to 7 August. The famous Canal Parade will take place in the city on 6 August.

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29 June 2022

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 […]

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29 June 2022

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.  

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