Sustainably cruising into World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day has been held on 27 September since 1980. As the tourism sector continues to grow, the impacts it has on the environment is increasing as well. The cruise industry has been taking measures to reduce its impact and to sail its way into a sustainable future. As the sector was heavily impacted by Covid during the past two years, it has taken the time to reshape itself. Green corridors for cruise ships have been created, cruise lines have discussed with cities and ports on how to collaborate more sustainably, and some lines have banned single use plastic. To understand better the steps that ports, municipalities, and cruise organisations are taking to support the sustainable transition of cruising, we have asked some of our members the following question for World Tourism Day: "How can local authorities (port authorities and municipalities) support sustainable cruise/maritime tourism in port cities?"
Evaluation on Social Acceptance and Spatial Impacts of Energy Transition Projects
impact the technologies in the MAGPIE Project will have on their surroundings, we would like to ask you to fill out this questionnaire to better understand the impacts your similar projects may have had. We would be grateful if you could answer the questionnaire so that we can obtain more information on a global scale.
Port Authority of New South Wales: Leading the energy transition in Australian port cities
The Port Authority of New South Wales, who manages the navigation, security and operational safety needs of commercial shipping in the various ports of New South Wales, has taken key actions to reduce their emissions and accelerate their energy transition. Ryan Bennett, Senior Manager Planning & Sustainability, shares with us the advances in adjusting the Port Authority of New South Wales to their carbon emission reduction targets and the Net Zero targets. He also informs us that the Port Authority of NSW will be installing and supplying shore power for ships at all 5 major commercial berths at Bays Port in Sydney Harbour, which is a world-first for a dry-bulk precinct and a first in the Southern Hemisphere for a cruise terminal.
17th World Conference of the AIVP
Thanks to the total of 350 participants who assisted to the 17th World Conference of the AIVP, which took place in Tangier, Morocco and was centered around the theme “Inspiring Blue Futures”. We also thank our partners – SAPT and Marina - and the official sponsors – SMIT - Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development, Tanger Med Port Authority, Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP), Agence pour la Promotion et le développement du Nord, and Centre Régional d'Investissement de la Région de Tanger - Tétouan - Al Hoceima. Through the concept of "Inspiring Blue Futures", the AIVP intended to underline the role of primary importance that port cities have to play in this mission and on crucial issues for the future of our societies, our economy and our environment. At this conference, we saw that Blue Futures are made up of innovative solutions for the decarbonization of supply chains and port cities, and that we must focus on alternative fuels and the electrification of infrastructures, marine renewable energies, digitalization or even carbon capture in the marine environment (the best carbon sinks are wetlands and the sea bed). We also ascertained that new approaches need to be developed in natural habitat restoration, sustainable coastal tourism or food systems, including aquaculture and sustainable fishing.
Atarim: Blue Innovators
Atarim manages and develops the Tel-Aviv - Yafo Coastline (Israel), paying special attention to the coastal ecosystem with its research center Migdalor and by supporting the creation of innovative technology. Through its various ventures Atarim group is in line with several of the goals of our AIVP 2030 Agenda. They look forward to collaborating and exchanging ideas with the other members on best practices in coastal management and adaptation to climate change.
The AIVP: Partner of the European MAGPIE Project
AIVP is proud to announce that the Start Conference of the "MAGPIE" (sMArt Green Ports as Integrated Efficient multimodal hubs) project was a great success! The conference, held on the 10th of March, welcomed 17 speakers and 45 member organisations from the consortium funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 fund, as well as several external partners. This event took place at the "Nieuwe Luxor" theatre in Rotterdam (Netherlands). It brought together 120 people and more than 100 online participants.
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