Urban Port

25 June 2013

Toronto Waterfront: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. Evaluation and overview of the situation

Source : Waterfront Toronto

25 June 2013

Copenhagen: Created by OMA, the Danish Architecture Centre will make the link between the historic waterfront, the city and the cultural quarter

Source : Architecture Lab; Cyber Archi

25 June 2013

Lyon Confluence: Lighting, photovoltaics, geothermics and rapeseed for three positive energy buildings

Source: 20 minutes

24 June 2013

Libreville: Urban development for “Port-Môle”

Chinese capital to be added to Gabonese State funding for a 45-hectare development including a conference centre, a museum, businesses, hotels, offices, etc.  Fishing and yachting activities will be preserved at the port.
Source : Afriqinfos


21 June 2013

Hamburg: Extension of old port warehouses

Gerkan, Marg and Partners are the winners of the competition launched by Gebr. Heinemann for the extension of its offices based in two old 19th and 20th century port warehouses at the heart of Hafen City.
Source : GMP Architecten (+ images)

20 June 2013

Izmir (Turkey): Zaha Hadid to lead work on a 276-hectare project if the city is chosen for the World Expo 2020

Source : ArchDaily

20 June 2013

Minneapolis: 3 teams shortlisted for “Water Works”, a park along the Mississippi at the heart of the city

Source : Bustler (+ images)

19 June 2013

Regensburg: A riverside museum

The German firm Woerner und partner has won the competition for the design of the Museum of Bavarian History. One of the main challenges was to integrate the modern building into a sensitive and historical urban context and to recreate the link between the old town and the river Danube.
Source : Nemetschek-Allplan ; Woerner und partner  (+ images)

19 June 2013

Aarhus: The “Canal Houses” project

ADEPT and Luplau Poulsen have been chosen for the building of a 15.500 m2 housing project in the port of Aarhus.  “Canal Houses” will complement their other project “Harbour Houses”, which has just begun construction.  The project will comply with environmental 2020 standards.
Source : Arch Daily (+ images)


19 June 2013

Seattle: Old containers transformed into homes by the architect Kai Schwartz

Source : Seattle Times

Citizen Port

15 January 2018

The adoption of a strategy to improve air quality now a priority for the Port of London

Full article: Tidal Thames

15 January 2018

With Euros 1.4 million of investment, the port of Antwerp is hoping to bring a halt to congestion caused by heavy goods traffic, aiming to cut the number of journeys by 250,000.

Full article: Constructions Cayola

15 January 2018

The Port of Auckland draws on a recent study to introduce cold ironing facilities for cruise ships and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 31%.

Full article: Cruise Industry

10 January 2018

MTCC- Network: a global network of centres of excellence in marine technology has been official launched at the headquarters of the IMO

The directors of the five cooperation centres have signed a MoA to create the network with centres in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. Their mission is to promote new technologies to improve energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions from ships.

Full article: Maritime Executive + Port Calls

10 January 2018

Events and entertainments for all ages: a guide to the autonomous port of Strasbourg

Full article: Video

10 January 2018

Port fees in Helsinki favour operators who make efforts to reduce their environmental footprint

Full article: Greenport + Port of Helsinki

8 January 2018

Cruise ships are becoming more and more high-tech: five technological trends explained

Full article: Marinelink

8 January 2018

Costa Cruises hands out leftover meals to disadvantaged people on its stopovers

Full article: Econostrum

8 January 2018

The European transport school in Barcelona changes its name to highlight its commitment to intermodality

Full article: Elvigia

3 January 2018

Tasmania complains of too many cruise ships

The boom in cruise tourism in Tasmania is leading to increased fears that the island is being inundated with visitors. With a record 21 cruise liners carrying 35,000 passengers visiting Port Arthur last year, the local authorities are considering limits on the number of vessels calling in at the historic site.

Full article:


Enterprise-driver Port

15 January 2018

Marseille: Quechen Silicon Chemical announces plans for a silica production plant to be integrated into the PIICTO platform

The €100 million industrial investment by the world’s third largest silica manufacturer will help to create 130 jobs. The project represents recognition for the port’s ability to provide land, energy, good international links and an industrial ecology platform that allows the operators present to pool resources and fluids.

Full article: Le Marin / Marseille Port (pdf)

15 January 2018

Dutch firm Port Liner announces plans to launch fully-electric barges with capacity for 280 containers by autumn 2018.

Full article: Electrek

15 January 2018

French Guyana: the maritime and port sectors expect to play leading roles in the blue economy

Full article: Grand Port Maritime Guyane

15 January 2018

Australia: Newcastle, one of the world’s biggest coal ports, starts to mutate to prepare for a future with less coal.

Full article: Splash 24/7

15 January 2018

South Korea expects to have 3,000 ha of industrial-logistical zones to support its ports by 2030

Full article: Yonhap News

10 January 2018

Shock initiative in Cotonou: the government hands responsibility for the port’s management and future development to… Antwerp!

The decision to allow foreign management of the port, a strategic facility for Benin, represents a major step. The aim is to revitalise the port and stimulate growth. Port of Antwerp International will be required to modernise the infrastructures, reorganise services and definition of a future development strategy. The question remains, however: how can this African port’s sovereign, commercial and social functions continue to operate side by side?

Full article: World Cargo News / Yann Alix Linkedin

10 January 2018

To promote the circular economy, the Port of Amsterdam is calling for moves to consolidate the industrial purpose of its spaces.

Full article: Port of Amsterdam

8 January 2018

Port governance and strategy: numerous financial initiatives for greater flexibility, productivity or independence

In India, the government has recently introduced changes to port concession arrangements to allow agreements to be transferred more easily while stimulating investment. In Taiwan, ports are acquiring stakes in the shipping line Yang Ming to promote their international development. And in Spain, Huelva and Algeciras are looking at collaborations and synergies to pool certain investments. Full article: Journal of Commerce / Splash 247 / El Vigia

8 January 2018

Trois-Rivières confirms its collaboration with Logistec, consolidating its positioning as a port for general goods traffic.

Full article: Port de Trois Rivières