Melbourne: the State of Victoria proposes a huge development project for the 480 ha of Fisherman’s Bend
The declared object is to make it a benchmark for resilient, sustainable urban redevelopment. It is expected to house 80,000 people by 2050. Five sectors which have been identified. One of these, which has been defined as an economic and innovation cluster of national importance, will be devoted to generating up to 80,000 new jobs.
Vijayawada: the Bandar Canal will be made greener over a 6 km stretch. This could promote water transport and reduce congestion in the city
Full article : The Hindu
Mumbai: the City’s 2034 Plan now includes the redevelopment of 112.8 hectares planned by the Mumbai Port Trust
Full article : Nyoooz
Manila: Mayor approves man-made island project
The objective of the Manila Waterfront City Project is to turn a 318 hectare area in Manila Bay into a commercial and tourism hub. Commercial centres, residential buildings, high-class hotels, public services, entertainment and cultural facilities have been announced… but also an international cruise ship terminal. Other man-made island projects have also been approved.
Full article : Inquirer
Lorient (France): concert halls, studios – contemporary music will take its place in the submarine base in the autumn of 2018
Full article : Ouest France
Assen (Netherlands): grain silo sector to be redeveloped
Full article : RTV Drenthe
Ceuta: cruise activity at the heart of city-port integration. Interview with the President of the Port.
Full article : El Faro de Ceuta
Bellingham: work set to begin on redevelopment of a 96 hectare waterfront site
The project was delayed by soil decontamination work and changes to the planned road infrastructure, leading to impatience and criticism. Before the end of 2017, the redevelopment of the grain silo should be completed and work on the new roads and a park will have begun. A housing development programme should follow. New businesses, especially in the solar power industry, are also announced.
Full article : Bellingham Herald (+videos)
The Port of Long Beach is organising public workshops to adjust its funding programmes
To obtain maximum information and adapt the criteria for subsidies under the Community Grants Program, the Port is offering to work with its neighbours and those most impacted by port operations. The programme funds projects designed to improve the health and quality of life of local residents, in particular.
The Port of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric are working on an energy management plan to promote competitiveness and meet Climate action targets
Full article: Port of San Diego
An environmental initiative between four global port operators to encourage 7,500 port workers to adopt green practices.
Full article: http://www.handyshippingguide.com
Guadeloupe, active member of AIVP, wins ESPO Award 2017
This year, the annual prix awarded by ESPO was devoted to the commitment of ports to promoting artistic and cultural projects in their communities. The Port de la Guadeloupe project, entitled Port’Art, is intended to be broad and diverse. It will enable a large percentage of the island’s population to discover port territories through art and history, and also raise awareness among young people through artistic creations produced jointly with local schools. Today, after years of investment in society, the Port of Guadeloupe is paying more and more attention to the intangible benefits of these “soft” values in its activities and their competitiveness.
Full article: ESPO
The port of Kandla (India) is to get a wind farm as part of the Ministry of Transport’s Project Green port initiative
Full article: http://www.dnaindia.com/
Bergen (Norway): joint decision by the City, Port and Tourist Office to limit cruise passenger numbers
With cruise passenger numbers rising constantly, stakeholders in port city of Bergen, home to Norway’s biggest cruise port, have decided to regulate ship and passenger traffic. The move follows similar decisions by other ports such as Dubrovnik, which are refusing tourist development at any cost to the quality of life of residents and tourists themselves.
Full article: Cruise Industry News
Norway’s ports agree on a model for a future environmental port indicator (EPI).
Full article: Cruise Industry News
McKinsey’s 50-year vision for container transport: growth, gigantism, concentration, digitalisation. Is this credible?
Full article: McKinsey&Company
Egypt, Suez Canal: DP World will develop a new industrial and residential area: 20 km2, 500.000 habitants and 400.000 jobs
Full article: Gulf Business
Logistics: automation requires new professional profiles even if 80% of tasks are still being done manually.
Full article: El Vigia
World Innovation: CMA CGM is the first shipping company to choose LNG for its biggest ships of 22.000 TEUs
Full article: CMA CGM
Dublin and Brexit: if full customs procedures are re-established, the port may suffer considerable congestion
Full article: Splash 24/7
Maritime geopolitics: COSCO takes a stand in Antwerp, completing Chinese port investment in Europe.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
Almeria: city-port integration will be one of the central points of the port director’s project plan to be presented early in 2018.
Full article: El Vigia
Horsens (DK): increasing urban constraints could slow down port activity
Full article: Maritime Denmark
The Pays de Loire region confirms its maritime ambitions, aiming to diversify and consolidate its MRE industry.
To achieve this, research is required to foster innovation. The mobilisation of all public and private stakeholders allows a dynamic approach to MRE. The port has also set about reorganising its industrial zone and anticipates growth in industrial ecology. Furthermore, it is investing in urban mobility and logistics, while the cruise ship business in Saint Nazaire could be developed further. Full article: Le Marin, dossier, 26 octobre 2017
The Port of Santander (Spain) will benefit from a new road access which will improve traffic flows and productivity
Full article: Diario del Puerto