Urban Port

20 September 2017

Gothenburg, Frihamnen: MVRDV and BSK arkitekter set to redevelop and expand magasin 113

Magasin 113 is one of the last remaining historic warehouses in this part of the waterfront. It will offer 16,500 m2 of space for offices, a cultural centre, café, shops, restaurants and studios. The project is part of the future Frihamnen RiverCity development, which could provide close to 1000 homes and as many jobs by 2021.

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images, plans) ; ArchDaily (+ images, plans) ; Frihamnen RiverCity

20 September 2017

Rouen: the building which has replaced Shed 11 will become home to France 3 TV at the end of 2018, thus completing the conversion of the Espace des Marégraphes

Full article : Paris Normandie

20 September 2017

The Krane: a coal crane converted by Arcgency into a spa and terrace with views over the port and city of Copenhagen

Full article : Arch Daily (+ images, plans)

18 September 2017

Japan: 3 projects competing for tourist development around casinos

The Yumeshima project, an artificial island in Osaka Bay, heads the shortlist at the moment. Located close to a container terminal, it includes several hotels, waterfront complex, green spaces, …

Full article : Casinopedia 28/08 ; Casinopedia 05/09

18 September 2017

Nantes: the Higher Institute of Fine Arts opens at a new site in September, the former Alstom halls 4 and 5 redeveloped by Franklin Azzi

Full article : Beauxarts Nantes ; video

18 September 2017

Chicago: a floating museum created on a barge to celebrate the river’s industrial past

Full article : Gmw (+ images)

18 September 2017

Vilanova i la Geltru (Spain): following a public consultation of local residents, the Place of Port redevelopment is now underway

Full article : Ports de la Generalitat

13 September 2017

Ireland: kick-start for the Cork and Galway Docklands redevelopment

In Cork, a stadium or office complex on Albert Quay are the most recent developments, but the main project is the Port in Ringaskiddy. The plans include a container terminal, logistics activities, offices, and a hotel, as well as some 4,000 housing units, retail outlets and offices on the Tivoli Docklands site. In Galway, the proposed office development at Bonham Quay could revitalise the whole city and attract international companies.

Full article : Property Week

13 September 2017

Auckland, Port President: there will be no port extensions near the city centre. However relocation will only take place in the long term

Full article : NZ Herald


Citizen Port

20 September 2017

Hamburg Cruise Days: an event to dye the port blue

The Blue Port concept, created by the German artist Michael Batz, is going into its sixth year. The artist, who is known for his light installations in big cities like Florence, Berlin and Salzburg, lights up the port landscape. On this occasion, several big cruise liners will parade through Hamburg during a weekend offering a wealth of entertainment and recreation.

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20 September 2017

Empty promises? German environmentalists accuse the cruise industry of doing nothing to reduce their pollution over the last year

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18 September 2017

With the Port Centers Charter, the people of Marseilles are back at the heart of the port-city relationship!

Stakeholders in the territory of Marseilles have turned out in large numbers to sign the AIVP Missions Charter of a Port Center. Marseilles, France’s largest port city, joins the thirteen international port cities that are already signatories. The charter, which was ratified on Thursday 14 September at the Smartcity Forum, centres on the object of opening the port to the city’s population, involving the Port of Marseilles Fos, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseilles, Provence, the Bouches du Rhône Department and the Metropolis of Marseilles, and cities of Marseilles, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Fos-sur-Mer and Port-de-Bouc.

Full article: AIVP

18 September 2017

Catalonia brings in a new climate change law to reduce emissions by 100% by 2050

Full article: The Climate Group

18 September 2017

ABB launches the “anti-cruise” ship with capacity for just 298 passengers

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13 September 2017

The regional government to support the creation of an innovation hub at the port of Seville

The education and innovation hub will help businesses become more competitive, offering tailor-made training courses more tuned to the needs of companies in the port community. The aim is to improve the qualifications of port workers and generate social and economic value for the local area.

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11 September 2017

The Port of Rotterdam launches its “Build a more sustainable port” programme

For the Port’s CEO, Mr Castelein, building a sustainable port means creating social and economic value. Through three key themes (a safe and healthy environment, climate and energy, and people and jobs) the Port is asserting its capacity to continue investing over the medium and long term.

Full article: Port of Rotterdam + Greenport


Enterprise-driver Port

20 September 2017

For the Sefacil Foundation, there can be no smart port without a collaborative City-Port approach!


The digital revolution offers ports multiple solutions that can help them evolve into smart ports. However, becoming smart is not just about implementing technological innovations. It also involves adopting a collaborative, creative and bold approach to managing port activity.

Full article: Paris Innovation Review

20 September 2017

For a secondary port city like Moray (UK), offshore wind offers a unique development opportunity

Full article: Aberdeen Journal

20 September 2017

Corpus Christi (USA), the LNG industry offers plenty of opportunities for ports: terminals, victualling, liquefaction plants, etc.

Full article: Seaports Media

20 September 2017

Japan, India and the United States pledge to collaborate on port development in Asia to counter Chinese hegemony.

Full article: The Japan Times

20 September 2017

Germany sets up a US$77 million fund over six years for transforming its ports into digital hubs and stimulating innovation

Full article: World Maritime News

18 September 2017

Ports have an increasingly key role in the development of the circular economy

They can unite different initiatives, provide a focal point for flows of materials or energy, act as logistics centres of course, and also house industrial clusters. Examples are appearing in places such as the Netherlands, the Danube region or Scotland. When combined with large land reserves, as in Hull, the potential is considerable.

Full article: Port Strategy / Hull Daily Mail / SCI

15 September 2017

Each generating some 15,000 jobs, the ports of the Ile de France region or the maritime sector of Lorient are strategically important for the local economy

Full article: Le Télégramme de Brest / Haropa

15 September 2017

Port and hinterland intermodality: already a key asset for the Port of New Orleans, and one which the Port of Liverpool will acquire in the future

Full article: Marine Link / LiverpoolEcho

15 September 2017

The Murcia Region counting on the port of Cartagena to boost commerce, business, tourism and culture.

Full article: El Vigia