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Urban Port

10 December 2013

Cherbourg: a walk-way will link the old city centre and the new docks area in 2014

Source : Le Moniteur, 6 décembre 2013, p. 72

9 December 2013

Valparaiso: the port wants to anticipate tsunamis

The seminar held recently in Valparaiso brought together Japanese and Chilean experts with the aim of implementing a strategy for anticipating extreme climate phenomena so as to ensure the continuity of port work and minimise the impact on the city.

Source : Mundo Maritimo ; Universidad de Valparaíso

9 December 2013

Valparaiso-Bilbao: port-city integration is at the heart of the twinning agreement

Source : Puerto Valparaiso

6 December 2013

Shanghai: a financial centre designed by Foster + Partners combining offices, businesses, a hotel and cultural facilities

Source : Deezen

6 December 2013

Bellingham (USA): city and port finally reach an agreement on the waterfront

After years of discussions, the Port has finally approved unanimously the master plan proposed by the City for a 96 ha site on the waterfront. A few small marine industries will be preserved alongside the housing, businesses, parks, etc. which are programmed.

Source : Bellingham Herald (04/12) ; Bellingham Herald ; Waterfront District Planning

5 December 2013

Iquique: a pedestrian promenade to open the port to the city

The port of Iquique wants to develop the sector involved to create 20,000 m² of storage space, but also new spaces for the community. This first stage opens the way for future urban uses and a connection with the city centre.

Source : Mundo maritimo ; Anteproyecto ; Puerto de Iquiqe

5 December 2013

London, South Bank: conserve or demolish emblematic buildings? The choice depends on the future users

Source : The GuardianUpdated proposals

4 December 2013

Stockholm: three proposals retained for the future Nobel Centre were chosen for the quality of their integration into the waterfront

Source : Nobel Center

4 December 2013

Spain: Puertos del Estado launches a project to use lighthouses as hotels

Source : Puertos del Estado ; RTVE

4 December 2013

Pasajes: the Municipality approves the construction of sixteen dwellings in the old port

Source: Gaur

Citizen Port

6 June 2018

Contship’s PortoLab agenda ready for September 2018-2019

Sustainability is the focus for this year’s edition of the annual initiative, which gives children in various Italian port cities the opportunity to discover the world of the port and maritime activity. Through an account relating the story of an object – in this case, a printer – the children learn about the different sustainable development issues to do with transport and the logistics chain, along with the sometimes difficult choices to be made in order to act responsibly for our environment and for the planet. Since the Contship agenda was created in 2006, over 130,000 copies have been distributed with the support of various Port Authorities and public and private sector organisations.

Full article: Contship Italia + Informazioni Marittime

6 June 2018

“Propelling Montreal”: the Port Authority welcomes the City’s Action Plan which aims to enhance the international attractiveness of Montreal and position companies at the heart of the global exporting chains

Full article: Port of Montreal

6 June 2018

Santa Cruz (the Canaries): La Factoría de Cohesión Ciudad Puerto launches the “MarDEOportunidades” programme to make port activities known to the community

Full article: Facocip + Facocip 2

4 June 2018

Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training

The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.

Full article: Ship2shore

4 June 2018

California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies

Full article: Port Strategy

30 May 2018

The OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) publishes a new report entitled: Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden

Full article: Port of Gothenburg

30 May 2018

The Port of Oslo to use drones to find waste in the docks

Full article: Next City

30 May 2018

The Port of Rotterdam has tidal basins built along the Calandkanaal to encourage biodiversity. The idea came out of a start-up from the Port XL programme

Full article: Port of Rotterdam

28 May 2018

The Le Havre Port Center inaugurates its new permanent interactive exhibition on port careers

The new permanent exhibition adds to the already rich selection of educational resources at the Port Center in Le Havre. With tours tailored to all types of visitor and all ages, field trips and a conference cycle looking at a range of topics from the industrial-port world, the Center is aiming to be a genuine tool for promoting mediation in a fun way, creating links between citizens and port realities, and showcasing the opportunities provided by the port for the Le Havre area. The new exhibition will be an additional asset for highlighting the innovative character of its port community..

Full article: Le Havre Port Center + Paris-normandie

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Enterprise-driver Port

6 June 2018

Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.

Full article: Maritime Denmark

6 June 2018

For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships

Full article: Knud E. Hansen

6 June 2018

The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.

Full article: CNR

4 June 2018

The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry


No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.

Full article: Port of Aalborg

4 June 2018

After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.

Full article: El Vigia

4 June 2018

Brooklyn gets a new port vocation, with a large focus on serving the domestic economy, while it could also become a new centre for the wind power industry.

Full article: The Maritime Executive

30 May 2018

The Occitania Region of France is hoping to re-launch port activity by forming a federation between researchers and economic and political actors.

Full article: Le Marin, 17 mai 2018; Supp., p4

30 May 2018

IMO creates a working group on autonomous vessels which should deliver its conclusions by the end of 2018.

Full article: Le Marin

28 May 2018

To promote innovation, Danish offshore operators are planning to pool their research resources at a single site.

Full article: Maritime Denmark 1Maritime Denmark 2

28 May 2018

All Spain’s ports set to be operational for LNG bunkering by 2020 in anticipation of the transition to hydrogen.

Full article: El Vigia

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