Concrete ideas to become sustainable, the example of Porto Antico

 Energy transition and circular economy 

Porto Antico has developed several initiatives to make this part of Genoa (Italy) environmentally sustainable. The 1st action was to replace traditional lighting by LED, resulting in 60% energy savings. A new photovoltaic system also provides 10% of the area energy demand and electrifies the docks for mega-yachts, saving CO2 emissions. Other “smart city” solutions are carried out such as detail monitoring of energy and water consumption, or smart silicon glasses. Porto Antico also installed a Seabin device, gathering more than 500 kg per year of plastic waste from the water. Read the article to learn more (in Italian).

Industrial Technology

Port-City Instawalk: a new way for students to explore the port city

 Agenda 2030, Culture and identity 

Students in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) take pictures of the city and publish them on Instagram. They show a new perspective of port-city culture and identity. The assignment was part of the curriculum of the Minor in Port Management & Logistics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. This innovative approach to study port city, according to Maurice Jansen, responsible for the curriculum, has 3 main advantages:

  1. It is a good introduction for the students into the port and maritime industry,
  2. it is a new way to capture the tensions and creativity that emerges in the port-city interface,
  3. It triggers the curiosity of the students.

To see the results of the instawalks look for the following accounts in Instagram:

@zerotenmeetsportagain, @010porttour04, @projectofthings, @heartbour_instawalk, @crossways_EUR.

Linkedin Maurice Jansen

Historic images of the port of Dublin (Ireland) foster engagement with the citizens

 Culture and identity 

Port of Dublin launched a special communication campaign featuring dozens of photographs from the 1920s to the 1960s. The images, disclosed now for the first time, show the life and working of the port of Dublin during the first half of the 20th century. The archive of the port of Dublin contains 75 000 photographs and 30 000 engineering drawings, besides maps and other documents. The origin of the disclosed photographs remains a mystery and the port has made a public call for members of the docklands community to help identify the author. This action fosters a new engagement with the local community, highlighting the port identity of the city.

 Dublin Port, Dublin Port Archive