Toulon (France): eco-friendly renovation for the main pier
The €21 million project launched in 2019 was officially completed with a ceremony held on […]
Could digitisation be the solution to port congestion?
With congestion in global supply chains exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in […]
Biomethane: a circular, inclusive solution – case studies
Production, storage, refuelling: these challenges await developers looking to biomethane as a low-carbon energy source. […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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