Urban Port

26 February 2014

Lisbonne : les citoyens pour redévelopper la ville

Lisbonne_dd_2014fev21Le nouveau schéma directeur de 2012 s’appuie largement sur la participation citoyenne pour initier des projets à toute échelle. L’un des objectifs est de stopper l’étalement urbain et faire revenir les familles en ville. Renouer le lien avec le Tage constitue l’un des axes fort de cette stratégie.  Cette stratégie a été présentée lors d’un atelier “Projet Urbain” en juin dernier. Une partie des présentations est disponibles : Atelier Projet Urbain – Lisbonne (photo © AIVP)

Full article : “Le projet urbain en temps de crise. L’exemple de Lisbonne” ; Le Moniteur, 14 février 2014, p. 24-27

26 February 2014

San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua): US$ 2.9 million in development works to accommodate cruise ship activity

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25 February 2014

Melbourne Docklands: The Quays, two apartment blocks designed by McBride Charles Ryan, are completed

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24 February 2014

Xiamen (China) confirms its ambitions in the cruise sector

xiamen_dd_2014fev20Traffic is on the increase and 26 cruise ships are expected in 2014. The authorities aim to build their own ship and to create a cruise company. A “Cruise City” is also to be developed on more than 70 hectares of the old port in line with a master plan created by Aedas.

Full article : ; InternationalCruiseCity (+ images) ;

24 February 2014

Toronto (Canada): Urban Land Institute announces a competition of ideas to reconnect the city with its central waterfront

Full article : ; Guidelines.pdf

21 February 2014

Brussels: the port launches a call for proposals for the Beco basin

bruxelles_dd_2014fev20The aim is to attract boats by offering cultural or commercial/recreational activities and therefore favouring the urban integration of the port basin close to the city centre. A park is also to be developed on the left bank. Cut-off date: end of April. (© Port de Bruxelles)

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20 February 2014

Nantes: BASE agency set to develop 7 hectares of riverbank on the Île de Nantes. Sustainable, non-motorised modes of transport and shared usage are on the agenda

Full article : Ile de ; Dossier de presse.pdf

20 February 2014

Towards a new development model for port cities?

Following the crisis of 2008, the intelligent and sustainable development of port cities, according to Luigi Fusco Girard, can only be achieved if based on the synergies between stakeholders and between economic and socio-cultural systems, and if focussed on creativity and the principle of circular urban processes. Recourse to innovative technologies, however, is not enough to build an intelligent city. Local cultural identity is an essential ingredient for success using this new model.

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20 February 2014

Chicago (United States): will the 610m tower designed by Calatrava finally see the light of day on the waterfront?

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)

18 February 2014

Ottawa (Canada): a call for projects to animate open public spaces along the Ottawa River

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Citizen Port

17 September 2018

The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development

Full article: Mundo Maritimo

17 September 2018

Overview of the growing cruise market with a summary note produced by ISEMAR, the Nantes Saint Nazaire higher institute for maritime economics

Full article: ISEMAR

17 September 2018

The Little Museum of Dublin and the Port of Dublin announce a new short feature competition on the theme “port, city and river”

Full article: Creenireland

12 September 2018

Italy: Assoporti this summer signed a MOU with the National Tourist Board (ENIT)

The MOU will see the two partners work together to promote and develop tourism, and in particular to establish more sustainable city-port relations. A newly created working group will identify areas of mutual interest and define actions to be developed. The Chairman of Assoporti, Zeno D’Agostino, is delighted with the collaboration and highlights the commitment of Italy’s ports to working more and more closely with the different local stakeholders, and notably in conjunction with the tourist and cruise industries. Full article: Assoporti + Meditelegraphe

12 September 2018

India plans to develop its local cruise market and is targeting 5 million passengers by 2020

Full article: Cruise Industry

12 September 2018

HAROPA joins the non-profit organisation Bruitparif aimed at finding solutions to control, manage and reduce noise and ensure a better living environment for local residents

Full article: Haropa + Bruitparif

11 September 2018

The Port of Montreal joins forces with the centre for technological entrepreneurship Centech, and the higher technology institute ÉTS, to launch a port logistics innovation unit

Full article: Port of Montreal

10 September 2018

Carola Hein, professor at the University of Delft, explains the impact of Design in the process of shaping our post-carbon port cities

Full article: Cleantechnica

10 September 2018

Ports de Balears launches its strategic plan for the future of its five ports, with citizens invited to play an active part

Full article: Port de Baleares

3 September 2018

Charles Haine, technical director at WSP, pens an article highlighting the paradigm between “citizens’ expectations” and “business as usual” for the port industry

Charles Haine, who made a valuable and active contribution as a rapporteur at AIVP’s City Port conference in Quebec last June, underlines the scale of the challenge facing ports as they look to engage with their cities, communities and local residents, and share the port experience. There are a host of ways to promote this common port culture, but a truly mutual approach can only be achieved through constant engagement.

Full article: Greenports


Enterprise-driver Port

17 September 2018

Empty transport, a logistics problem that is becoming increasingly important with the growth of e-commerce

Packaging leader DS Smith has joined Forbes Insight to publish a white paper showing that on average, maritime containers shipped are 24% empty – equivalent to over 60 million TEUs! That represents 122 Mt of CO2. Yet consumers are increasingly worried about this footprint, and wondering if they really need to receive their purchases in half-empty cartons. This white paper is intended as a wake-up call to all concerned.

Full article: DS Smith

17 September 2018

PierNext, the Port of Barcelona’s new digital platform, aims to stimulate innovation in the maritime and port sector

Full article: Spanish PortsPierNext

17 September 2018

The British Port Association sees self-sailing ships as an opportunity to kick-start coastal cabotage and revitalise smaller ports.

Full article: BPA

17 September 2018

The Spanish government launches consultations on the 28 strategic port plans and infrastructure blueprints.

Full article: El Vigia

17 September 2018

Brittany’s maritime economy provides 65,000 jobs, not including the tourist industry, and it set to be strengthened still further by the impending merger of the ports of Brest and Roscoff.

Full article: Ouest France / CCI Bretagne

12 September 2018

Keen to accelerate the transformation of port cities, Wärtsilä is calling for a collaborative approach

With its “Oceanic Awakening” initiative, the leader in maritime innovation has issued a wake-up call encouraging port cities to tackle issues proactively. Rapid growth in maritime connectivity must benefit all parts of society and be an engine for more sustainable port cities. The aim is to connect 20 port cities very quickly in the newly established SEA20 forum. Singapore, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Helsinki are already on board.

Full article: Sea20 / Splash 24/7Wärtsila

12 September 2018

In agreement with Bolivia, Peru wants to make the new southern port of Ilo a new Pacific outlet for the transocean corridor

Full article: Portos e navios

12 September 2018

Peter de Langen: to promote innovation and strategic alternatives, ports need to think outside the box when recruiting.

Full article: Port Economics

10 September 2018

Port of Rotterdam acquires a 30% stake in the Brazilian port of Pecém for €75M

The investment will give the port a voice in strategic decisions and appointments to key position. The fast growing port is aiming for 45 Mt of traffic by 2030, up from 16 Mt in 2017, with the objective of opening up the Brazilian market to businesses in the Rotterdam port cluster, and establish Pecém as a new industrial and logistics platform for north-eastern Brazil

Full article: Port of Rotterdam,


10 September 2018

Morocco is set to review its maritime strategy for 2030, based on the six targets originally adopted in 2010.

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