When port cities take part in the food logistics chain and food innovations

The 60 hectare platform in the Maasvlakte zone of the Port of Rotterdam is set to host the Rotterdam Food Hub. Food industry firms will set up in these zones, facilitating the shipping of refrigerated or frozen goods. At the same time in Valencia, a research centre focusing on sustainable food is being created at the Marina, with technical support from the FAO. Continue reading

La Rochelle (France), Promotion Saguenay (Quebec, Canada): two more examples of circular City Ports!

In the City Port territory of La Rochelle, a cooperative is aiming to promote carbon credit trading between all economic operators, making CO2 an engine for innovation and the energy transition. The territory is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality in the medium term. Across the Atlantic, unavoidable heat output from the future “GNL Québec” plant at the port could allow other activities to emerge in the territory, such as agriculture.
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The circular economy reveals certain potential at ports, yet also negatively impacts some trade flows

In one in three ports, at least one activity is now circular, particularly in the field of energy. This is particularly true where ports are located in the heart of major metropolitan areas. Conversely, in the iron ore shipping sector for example, circular steel production is slowing flows and weakening the economic balance of certain terminals.
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