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20 May 2019

Barcelona: another step forward for Port Vell

Thirty years after the Special Plan for Port Vell was approved, the Gerencia Urbanística Port Vell is launching new projects in anticipation of future requirements. New spaces for leisure activities, culture, research and innovation will be created for the public. Examples include the development of the Hermitage Museum, reported in one of our recent newsletters, and a new Port Center at the former Port Authority headquarters.

Full article : El Diario ; El Periodico

20 May 2019

The Bellingham waterfront could host a new “food campus” for the local food industry

Full article : Bellingham Herald

15 May 2019

Melbourne: parks and public spaces for the Southbank

The project concerns the Southbank arts precinct and the 18,000 m2 of public spaces redeveloped there. The team selected after a tender process includes two landscape architecture professors from the University of Sheffield, and architecture firm Hassell. The project includes plans for raised parks, gardens and pedestrian areas.

Full article : Architecture.au

15 May 2019

The Port of Hualien (Taiwan) redraws its boundaries to better meet the needs of its customers and rationalise the interface with the City. The amount of space managed directly by the port will be reduced.

Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd

15 May 2019

Shanghai: two former warehouses in the Xinhua Dock district turned into offices by HPP

Full article : Arch Daily (+ images, plans)

15 May 2019

Sacramento (USA): the municipal council adopts the mayor’s proposal to use hotel taxes to redevelop the old waterfront

Full article : The Sacramento Bee ; SFgate

13 May 2019

Paris: charter for using the Seine docks

Two charters have been signed allowing mixed uses for certain port sectors in the capital. The aim was to determine clearly the best way to share these spaces between different users, who include the Port and the City of Paris, the town hall authorities in the districts concerned, and also local residents, associations, and institutions. As we have reported on numerous occasions, the Port of Paris is following a highly proactive urban integration strategy.

Full article : Haropa Ports de Paris ; Charte d’Amélioration des Ports

13 May 2019

Seoul: 99 containers converted to create “π-ville 99”, with new spaces for the university and students

Full article : Design boom (+images, plans) ; Video

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Citizen Port

15 May 2019

Italy’s ports association launches the Italian Port Days to raise public awareness about port life and culture

The event will be held simultaneously in every port in the country between 15 and 21 May. A variety of activities will be available, including meetings, tours, fun workshops, etc., all with a dual objective: to promote the societal integration of ports and to strengthen City Port links. The event will close with a press conference at the Port Center in Livorno, a member of AIVP’s Port Center Network.

Full article: Assoporti / Program (pdf)

15 May 2019

Puertos del Estado from Spain develops broad overarching sustainability strategy to anticipate the consequences of traffic increases

Full article: El Vigía

15 May 2019

MCT terminal in Gioia Tauro will use hybrid straddle carriers reducing emissions

Full article: Portal portuario

13 May 2019

New interpretations of the Port Center concept are emerging worldwide

In the past weeks we have seen news portraying new models of Port Centers. In Southampton the 1851 trust, from the sailing team INEOS, has a space named STEM Crew HQ with a rich educational content to link the classroom to the maritime world, especially in sciences, technology, math and engineering. In Florida, the new Sea the World Storefront, from Marine Industry, will open next May, with an exhibition and activities to engage with students and raise awareness to maritime professions, investing on human capital and education. In Hamburg, the Discovery Dock opened in April, from private investors, that created this space to explore the port as an attraction, using advanced VR gadgets. Finally, we could also read that the port of Barcelona will open its Port Center in 2021, framed in the special plan Port Vell. These news confirm AIVP’s message, that citizen engagement, port culture and education are crucial for sustainable port-city relationships, and that Port Centers are a crucial tools for these purposes

Full article: 1851 Trust, Maritime Executive, Discovery Dock, Abendblatt

13 May 2019

Transnet and port of Durban start a clean-up initiative to remove the waste brought by the major storm from last April 23.

Full article: Greenport

13 May 2019

Port of Seattle strengths its commitment to become environmentally sustainable, prioritizing electric energy to reduce emissions

Full article: Greenport

13 May 2019

Mayors of Chilean port cities meet the transport minister to demand new port law that clearly creates benefits for local inhabitants

Full article: Portal portuario

8 May 2019

Port of LA will use hydrogen powered trucks to connect with the terminals in the port of Long Beach

Full article: Revista Cargo

8 May 2019

EU project “Durable” proposes using drones and robots to make green energy infrastructure easier to deploy and maintain

Full article: All about shipping

8 May 2019

IMO presents the new website for the Marine Environment Protection of the South-East Asian Seas (MEPSEAS) project

Full article: Port News, Mepseas

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Enterprise-driver Port

15 May 2019

Cutting CO2 emissions: proposals to limit sailing speeds do not enjoy unanimous support. But could we see the end of just-in-time?

For certain experts, slowing ships too much would make additional vessels necessary, which would wipe out the benefits in terms of CO2 emissions. But given the need to act against climate change, some are suggesting that cities, ports, logistics operators, industry and consumers should be prepared to accept a reasonable increase in delivery times. In which case that additional vessel would simply be unnecessary.

Full article: The Loadstar

15 May 2019

India: the Metropolitan Region of Chennai plans eight freight corridors to ease congestion in the city around the ports of Ennore and Katupalli.

Full article: The New Indian Express

15 May 2019

Croatia: the bankruptcy of the Rijeka and Pula shipyards sees a whole maritime industry disappear with the loss of 1,100 jobs.

Full article: Le Marin

15 May 2019

The Walvis Bar Corridor Group signals its confidence in Namibia’s development as a logistics platform for Southern Africa

Full article: Africa Ports

15 May 2019

The ports of Antwerp, Ghent and Rotterdam take part in the Porthos project to capture 10Mt of CO2 for burial beneath the North Sea.

Full article: The Guardian

13 May 2019

USA: the State of Washington launches its Maritime Blue 2050 Initiative based on a public-private partnership

Discussions between businesses and institutional leaders begun in 2013 led to the creation of the Washington Maritime Foundation in 2015. There are now six action programmes focused on territorial marketing territorial, knowledge sharing, business networking, training, an investment fund, and a research and innovation cluster.

Full article: The Maritime Executive

13 May 2019

Germany: test section of the electric freeway opens in Hesse, with the first electric trucks at the port of Duisburg.

Full article: Flows 1 / Flows 2

13 May 2019

Australia: a port policy based on the three priorities of multimodality, connections to shipping routes, and training for young people

Full article: Port Strategy

13 May 2019

Singapore: the mega transshipment port of Tuas, a strategic gamble that carries logistical and economic risks.

Full article: Splash 247

8 May 2019

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.

Full article: Port of Rotterdam / Valencia Extra

 

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