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25 March 2019

Corunna (Spain): five projects for the waterfront submitted for public consultation

At the end of 2018, the city of Corunna launched a competition to find ideas for the waterfront. Of the 17 proposals received, nine were accepted by the jury in the first round. Almost all propose flats, moving cruise ship activities away, and eliminating the old wall separating the port from the city. The jury selected five proposals based on the following criteria: City-Port integration, mobility and accessibility, sustainability, economic model, and citizen participation. To comply with the last point, the 5 projects were presented to the public on 27 February and public consultation is open until 26 March.

Full article : La Opinion ; 5 propuestas ganadoras (+ videos) ; Consultacion (+ video)

25 March 2019

San Francisco: a 19th century warehouse in an old shipbuilders’ yard is converted into a research centre for Uber

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)

25 March 2019

Cadiz (Spain): green light for a facility using containers to host innovative start-ups in Cadiz’ free zone

Full article : El Vigia

25 March 2019

Melbourne: two blocks with a total of 659 flats to be built on Collins Wharf overlooking the Yarra River

Full article : Architecture.au

20 March 2019

Fremantle (Australia): a steering committee for Victoria Quay

The new steering committee met recently to look at possible uses for the 13 hectare site. A number of developments have already been realised, including the passenger terminal. The stated aim for this historic site in Fremantle is to combine an active port with a tourist hub.

Full article : Infrastructure ; Fremantle Ports

20 March 2019

Marseille waterfront: the Port selects three architects to design an office building, while a tower for shipping line CMA CGM is also planned

Full article : TPBM ; Le Moniteur

18 March 2019

Oakland (USA): new version of the waterfront stadium project unveiled

BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations have presented their updated plans for a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium will be circular shaped and more open, and will also have a landscaped roof open to the public. The aim is to ensure that the arena is better integrated into the surroundings of this Howard terminal site, which will also host a housing and office development programme.

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images) ; Howard Terminal

18 March 2019

Hull (UK), Humber Quays West: a COMPETITION to develop a waterfront district taking into account flood risks

Full article : H-Living with Water

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Citizen Port

25 March 2019

The Port of Trieste (AVIP member) celebrates its 300 Anniversary with a rich program of cultural events

Created in 1719, the port of Trieste presented a program starting on March 18th and extending until the end of the year., including conferences, concerts, exhibitions and open doors days.

Full article : 300 Port of Trieste, Agenda ; Il Messaggero ; Informazioni marittime ; Comune di Trieste

25 March 2019

Port of Gdansk bets on Human capital development. The port authority signed an agreement to transforms former port warehouses into educational and training facilities, including start-up incubator

Full article : Port News

25 March 2019

Port of San Antonio cleans a broader coastal territory, contributing to environmental protection area

Full article : Portal portuario

25 March 2019

Cruise company Hurtigruten teams with NGO EAT Foundation to improve their food chain sustainability, to reduce food waste and healthier menus

Full article : Cruise Industry News

20 March 2019

Improvements in SHIP information centre in Ijmuiden sea lock complex.

SHIP, a similar structure to AIVP’s port centers, is now more reachable thanks to a new boat connection. The center has also improved the Technolab for youngsters with three new workshops. SHIP also hosts now a temporary exhibition of artist Thijs Zwart.

Full article: Port of Amsterdam / SHIP

20 March 2019

New partnership between the ports of Douala and Bordeaux to learn in particular about port-city relationship

Full article : Afrik.com

20 March 2019

Inscriptions open for the bike race around the waterfront of Strasbourg, organized by the port

Full article : Stras’N’Bike

18 March 2019

Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member), launches new website about port economy and employment.

The initiative has been done in cooperation with Union Maritime, gathering 35 port companies. The main goals is to give disclosure to port employment and facilitate the process for future applicants. The website is only one of the elements of the program “Cap sur l’économie portuaire”, developed by the port and Union Maritime to increase the visibility of port related professions.

Full article: cap-economie-portuaire.fr

18 March 2019

Port Authority of Valencia wins Green4sea award for their use of hydrogen to reduce environmental impact

Full article: Safety4sea

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Enterprise-driver Port

20 March 2019

Belgium: with 254,800 jobs and €35.3 billion of added value, the six ports are more than ever playing their part as an economic engine

The figures, which come from the latest study carried out by the National Bank of Belgium, are the highest recorded since 2012, and were never achieved prior to the crisis in 2008. However, they do include the non-maritime chemicals sector. In terms of jobs, the challenge for the ports is to continue developing their attractiveness and working on their brand image in the community.

Full article: Flows 1 / Flows 2

20 March 2019

Sweden gives the green light to trial self-driving trucks on public roads between two depots.

Full article: Flows

20 March 2019

Danish businesses unite to position themselves in the flourishing global market for outfitting of cruise ships

Full article: Maritime Denmark

18 March 2019

The Danish maritime sector employs 96,000 people and accounts for 6.5% of the country’s GDP

Full article: Maritime Denmark

18 March 2019

The Port of Marseille and MGI launch a blockchain pilot port for container traffic

Full article: Port Technology

18 March 2019

La Rochelle: businesses unite under the umbrella of the MER association to accelerate the energy transition and industrial ecology.

Full article: economiecirculaire.org

13 March 2019

The Port of Vancouver joins the industrial Sea / LNG grouping, to speed up the use of LNG as a marine fuel

Full article: Marine Link / SEA LNG

13 March 2019

Taiwan set to call on British know-how to kick-start development of offshore wind in ports

Full article: Offshore Wind

11 March 2019

Hydrogen technology has a big part to play in decarbonising the port and maritime economy

The issue was the focus of a brainstorming workshop organized by the Port of Barcelona. It is believed that by 2050, some 25% of the world’s energy could rely on this technology which is taking its place in a new energy mix. To that end, the European public-private “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking” is supporting nearly 250 projects.

Full article: Puerto de barcelona / FCH Project

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