Urban Port

9 October 2013

Lorient: water bus service in the harbour – 100% electric and no battery. A world first with scope for development

Source : Ouest-France ; Vidéo

9 October 2013

Copenhagen is anticipating climate change rather than waiting for it to happen

The city of Copenhagen hopes to introduce solutions in the short term which will help it to adapt to climate change and the risk of flooding: convex streets, planting trees, etc. This strategy allows it to create jobs and improve the quality of life in the city at the same time.

Source : The Guardian ; Copenhagen Climate Adaptation Plan

9 October 2013

Riga: a loan of €80.2 million for the relocation of the port outside the city, in addition to European finance

Source : Baltic Course

8 October 2013

Copenhagen: The Blue Planet, an aquarium on the waterfront designed by 3XN, receives an award at the WAF

Source : Archiscene ; 3XN (+ images, video)

8 October 2013

Stockholm: 11 proposals for the future Nobel Centre on the waterfront of the Blasieholmen Peninsula

Source : Bustler ; Proposals (+ images)

8 October 2013

Start of the Porta Ovest project, which will make the transport of goods between the Port of Savona and its hinterland more fluid


4 October 2013

Hull: turning a pedestrian bridge into a new emblem for the waterfront

hull_dd_04oct2013A pedestrian bridge can become an effective tool for reviving a waterfront, beyond its simple communication function. Apart from its aesthetic design, the pedestrian swing bridge opened last June in Hull also includes a restaurant and a view-point. (© Timothy Soar)

Source : Gizmag (slideshow) ; Mc Dowell+Benedetti (+ images, vidéo)

4 October 2013

Valparaiso: work starts on the commercial centre on the old “Muelle Baron” wharf. Opening late 2015-early 2016

Source : Plataforma Urbana

4 October 2013

Building along river banks as a protection against storms. Pretext or sustainable solution? Seaport City Project, New York

Source : New York Daily News

2 October 2013

Rio, Porto Maravilha: towards a sustainable waterfront

US$ 5.1 billion, 5 million m2 of old port areas which have been abandoned for years, and 15 years of works through the biggest Public-Private Partnership in Brazil. The city of Rio de Janeiro has plunged into one of its most ambitious projects with a public commitment to sustainable development.

Source : Porto Marvilha (+ video, images) ; City Climate Leadership Award (+ vidéo)

Citizen Port

21 February 2018

Guayaquil: agreement between the Port and Department of Education to create a Technological Institute

According to the government, a trained technical workforce is crucial to the future of port cities in the 21st century. Guayaquil, home to the country’s biggest port, will host the new institute, providing an environment conducive to training, innovation and study of future challenges, with the construction of a deep water port and the decision to retain the naval yards.

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21 February 2018

In the Port of Antwerp – l’écluse de Royers- bikes will be separated from car traffic

Full article: Port of Antwerp

21 February 2018

The theme of the ESPO Award 2018 is “Creating a good working environment for everyone in the port”

Full article: ESPO

19 February 2018

Tauranga (New Zealand): how can a sustainable cruise tourism policy be implemented?

The tourism development agency is currently questioning the growing number of cruise ship passengers arriving in their territory. How can they maintain a balance while responding to the expectations of both the cruise ship passengers and the local population? To inform her decision, the agency’s director considers that much more precise knowledge of the data on visitor arrivals and the associated financial flows is required.

Full article: Sunlive

19 February 2018

The Port of Bordeaux launches PowerPort BOX: a mobile power supply module for river vessels

Full article: Mer et Marine

19 February 2018

Port of San Diego terminals invest in smart technologies to fight pollution

Full article: Greenport

14 February 2018

Hong Kong: being a leading maritime metropolis still requires a prosperous port

Full article: China Daily

14 February 2018

The wahoo effect plays a role for port employees. We look at the Kalmar example

Full article: Kalmar Global

14 February 2018

Lorient: winter port circuits to learn about the region’s maritime economic identity

Full article: CCSTI

12 February 2018

France: what does the future hold for the sea and the coastline?

The State has set up a participative platform for members of the public to obtain information and submit their views on the future vision proposed for each of the country’s coastlines, in order to ensure the right ecological balance and maximise economic and social benefits from the sea and coast.

Full article: Mer Littoral + Magazine Environnement


Enterprise-driver Port

21 February 2018

In a fast-changing economy, what does the future hold for the maritime industry?

In a recent publication, Danish Ship Finance offers some answers based on a macro-economic analysis. The report touches on issues including purchasing power and impact on maritime trade, new technologies and social impacts, urbanisation and industrial change. Meanwhile, British Ports Association is launching a more comprehensive study to predict the shape of the port environment in 2050. Will there be a larger number of smaller ships visiting more ports?

Full article: Danish Ship Finance / British Ports Association

21 February 2018

To improve its urban logistics, IKEA will take over 50,000 m2 of a dual-level warehouse at the Port of Gennevilliers

Full article: Haropa Ports de Paris Seine Normandie

21 February 2018

Faced with queues at the terminal, the port of Long Beach refines its predictive analytics and considers a “peel pile” stacking system to reduce truck turn times when collecting import containers.

Full article: World Cargo News

19 February 2018

China acquires a 770 km2 stretch of maritime space in the Wanshan archipelago for testing autonomous ships.

Full article: Le Marin

19 February 2018

Professor Rodrigue gives his thoughts on the organisation of container traffic on the Saint Lawrence between Quebec and Montreal.

Full article: Jean-Paul Rodrigue – Linkedin

14 February 2018

Smart Port: Hamburg launches a platform to test 5G at an 8,000 hectare area of the port

One of the key aims will be to ensure infrastructures can be used more reliably and securely by boosting real-time management capabilities. The project will see Hamburg become one of the first test sites in Europe to confirm the protocols for 5G applications. Logistics is one of the sectors where the new technology, which combines both terrestrial and mobile network support, could provide much-needed flexibility.

Full article: Port of Hamburg

14 February 2018

By doubling its capacity over the next ten years, the Port of Savannah hopes to reinforce its role as a key economic growth engine for the State of Georgia

Full article: Splash 24/7 / Georgia Ports

14 February 2018

Dubai Ports invests in the development of interior logistics platforms in the Indian provinces of Jammu and Kashmir.

Full article: Business Standard

12 February 2018

The port of Hamilton set to pursue its industrial operations while continuously improving its integration into the urban fabric

For the port’s CEO, this strategy is vital. Space is scarce and redeveloping the port on its current site will be a priority for the local economy, although the strategy must not prevent urban development. Creating more green spaces and landscaping the port, while working in permanent consultation with local residents, is essential.

Full article: CBC