Urban Port

7 May 2014

Barcelona: the port lets a new marina to Port Med Barcelona SA on concession

barcelone_dd_2014mai05The marina has 134 berths for boats between 10 and 40 metres. In addition to the usual equipment, the project also includes a club-house with a café-restaurant offering views over the traffic entering and leaving the port. Access will be via a new public promenade. (photo © Port of Barcelona)

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28 April 2014

Bucharest (Romania): international call for tenders for urban art on the river bank

bucarest_dd_2014avril24“ECO-archipelago” hopes to reintroduce the citizens of Bucharest to the river which flows through their city, by means of floating islands created in the city centre. The theme adopted – Danube Delta – also refers to a desire to increase ecotourism awareness. Closing date: 7 May (photo © Association Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23)

Full article : Eco-archipelago 2014

28 April 2014

Valencia (Spain): refurbishment of shed N°2. It may be used for a gastronomic market and a skating rink

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25 April 2014

Busan (South Korea): the port launches an international call for tenders for the waterfront

busan_dd_2014avril23Bids are invited for the design of a Waterfront Park Master Plan of the Busan North Port. The object is to offer the inhabitants recreational and cultural activities, marine leisure, or just walks in an ecological park. Closing date: 10 June 2014 (photo © Busan Port Authority)

Full article : International Competition for Waterfront Park Masterplan

24 April 2014

Vancouver (Canada): the designers of the Granville Island conversion take a look back (video/interview)

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23 April 2014

Saint-Nazaire (France): the winner for the conversion of the old elevator building

saint-nazaire_dd_2014avril18The Atelier Maison Rouge studio will transform the port’s old elevator building into a Centre for Interpretation and Appreciation of the Loire and its Estuary. It should be open to the public in May and will be an important element in phase three of the port-city project. (photo © Atelier de la maison rouge)

Full article : Civel, Atelier de la maison rouge (+ images, plans) ; Le Moniteur 11 avril /2014, p. 34

23 April 2014

Valparaiso (Chile): inhabitants ask for the building permit for the Muelle Baron construction project to be revoked

Full article : Mundo maritimo

23 April 2014

Baton Rouge (USA): architects chosen for the Water Campus to be built in the old City Dock

Full article : The advocate ; Coastal campus

Citizen Port

12 December 2018

Guadeloupe: the port’s biodiversity policy launched in 2016, “manage, avoid, anticipate”, is producing results.

Full article: L’Antenne

12 December 2018

Noise pollution from the port of Las Palmas: a new “noise map” will allow the creation of an action plan.

Full article: El Diario

10 December 2018

Valencia: go-ahead for the special plan for the port logistics zone aimed at creating a green belt and a landscaping policy

Full article: Presse Europa / Diario del Puerto

10 December 2018

CSR policy: the port of Huelva provides 61,000 euros of funding to 29 non-profit organisations in the cultural, sports, educational and social sectors.

Full article: Diario Huelva

10 December 2018

Ukraine: a national plan aims to develop cold ironing in ports to improve quality of life for local residents.

Full article: World Maritime News

5 December 2018

Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal

Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)

5 December 2018

Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause

Full article: Greenport

5 December 2018

The inland port of Goole will become self-sufficient in electricity, thanks to photovoltaic power. Other ABP ports are following the experiment closely.

Full article: Hull Live

5 December 2018

Seattle: the five-year port plan (US$348 M) pays special attention to energy and environmental issues and to relationships with the community

Full article: Port Strategy

3 December 2018

La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality

Full article: Market Screener


Enterprise-driver Port

12 December 2018

For UNCTAD, ports are poorly prepared for climate change and its impact on infrastructures and quality of service.

Full article: Port Technology / Port Calls Asia

12 December 2018

Drogheda (Ireland): initial feedback on the new port master plan confirms it as a vital economic asset.

Full article: Afloat

12 December 2018

New Orleans: in collaboration with the city, the port is kick-starting economic development along one of its historic canals.

Full article: Port of New Orleans

10 December 2018

City Port territories move to kick-start the growth of the hydrogen industry and promote the urban integration of maritime activities

As Maersk announces plans to launch carbon-neutral ships by 2030, the engine manufacturer MAN Cryo has unveiled its hydrogen-based solution for short-distance transport. In Auckland, the port plans to build a hydrogen station in 2019 that will eventually serve trucks, trains, ferries and tugboats. In Antwerp, the port has rewarded CMB for its hydrogen-powered shuttle “Hydroville”, intended to transport commuters in the port district.

Full article: Maersk / Hellenic Shipping News / Energy Live News / World Cargo News

10 December 2018

CMA CGM joins the online freight reservation platform Freightos, in a first for a maritime shipper.

Full article: World Cargo News

10 December 2018

Riga: for its development, the port takes inspiration from Rotterdam by looking to create local industrial clusters

Full article: Port of Riga

10 December 2018

Port geopolitics: Singapore protests against plans to expand the Malaysian port of Johor Bahru into its territorial waters

Full article: Jakarta Globe

10 December 2018

Savannah: the port partners a new dry port in Gainesville (capacity of 150,000 TEUs) with a 350 km direct rail link.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

5 December 2018

Autonomous ships: Wärtsilä has successfully tested a 85-meter long ferry on a route linking various ports and during berthing operations.

Full article: Port Technology

5 December 2018

The complete logistics chain will not be made more efficient without adopting a joint approach between shippers and shipping companies.

Full article : Port Technology