Urban Port

2 September 2013

Auckland: redevelopment of the central waterfront could generate $4 billion and 40,000 jobs by 2040

Source : Waterfront Auckland

2 September 2013

Baltimore: debate over public finance for private redevelopment on Harbor Point

Source: Baltimore Brew ; Afro

2 September 2013

Copenhagen: inauguration of “Kalvebod Waves”, a novel public space reclaimed from the sea

Source : JDS Architects

28 August 2013

Rotterdam: THE sustainable port-city?

The Mayor of Rotterdam hopes to make his port-city the most sustainable in the world, reducing its carbon footprint by 50%: floating habitat, “water plazas” to use up excess water, green roofs, reduction in port emissions, biobased companies, CO2 storage, the public transport network transformed into green corridors, etc.

Source (+ vidéo interview) : CNN

28 August 2013

Hastings to get back its Pier, some of the pavilions and a new Visitor centre

Source : BBC

28 August 2013

Pittsburgh: Allegheny Riverfront Park

From abandoned banks, squeezed between streets and highways and constantly threatened by flooding, to a high quality public space used by pedestrians and cyclists: the result of a redevelopment plan carried out by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates which has created links between a cultural district and the river.

Source (+ images) : Plataforma Urbana ; Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

27 August 2013

Ajaccio: study contracted for restructuring the Bay, including the relocation of marine cargo operations

Source : Assemblée Corse

27 August 2013

Dunkirk: first stone laid for a laboratory on pollution and industrial risks in the port-city sector

Source : La Voix du Nord ; Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment

23 August 2013

Oslo: “Harbour promenade”

White’s architecture studio has designed a 9 km promenade to provide continuity between the various sectors of the Oslo waterfront and promote integration between the city and the fjord. A secondary object is to make this an emblematic feature for both the city’s inhabitants and its visitors.

Source : White (+ images)

23 August 2013

Reconvertir un chantier naval : résultats du concours

“Smart Harbor”, concours destiné aux jeunes architectes, portait sur la reconversion de chantiers navals en des sites ludiques, récréatifs et faisant une large place aux espaces publics. Les propositions des lauréats, mais aussi des finalistes, sont autant de sources d’inspiration pour un problème auquel sont confrontées nombre de villes portuaires.

Source : Smart Harbor, results

Citizen Port

14 March 2018

Contrecoeur terminal in Montréal and federal public consultations

The Port of Montreal took part in public consultations by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) from 27 February to 1 March, to present the results of the environmental impact study. An open-day and two moderated public sessions were organised by the CEAA, allowing representatives from the Montreal Port Administration to meet citizens and the various interest groups, answer their questions and listen to their concerns.

Full article: Port of MontrealACEE

14 March 2018

New period of adhesion to the “Sector-based Sustainable Development Plan” for the Port of Barcelona

Full article :Cadenadesuministro

14 March 2018

The bird reserve developed by the Port of Fremantle in Rous Head shows its effectiveness

Full article: Port of Fremantle

7 March 2018

Singapore: building human capital to prepare for the future in port cities

Professional workers will also have to plan for the future by spending more time with teaching establishments to tell them about the varied, interesting and enriching careers which the industry can offer. Learning is a permanent, life-long process for employees and should be an integral part of a company’s culture. Moreover, companies will have to make themselves visible and attractive to talented young people who will be able to develop the digital world of the future.

Full article : The Straits Times

7 March 2018

Tallinn Tech University signs an agreement with local authorities to help develop the shipbuilding industry in Saaremaa

Full article : Baltic Course

5 March 2018

AIVP participates in the Contship Italia’s Portolab Academy for the second time

Greta Marini, responsible for the integration of ports with society in AIVP, spoke at the Portolab Academy (Marina di Carrara, Italy, 22 and 23 February 2018) about the new relations that need to be constructed between ports, cities and their citizens to ensure the sustainable development of tomorrow’s port cites. This project, run by Contship Italia, illustrates good practices in terms of education on the port.

Full article: AIVP

5 March 2018

The river launch service is a cheap and original way to visit New York

Full article : The Guardian

5 March 2018

The Port of Narvik invests in a new cable-car to improve transport services for cruise ship passengers

Full article : Cruise Europe

28 February 2018

The Port of Strasbourg opens a call for tenders to run its events strategy

The Port of Strasbourg hopes to form a partnership to manage its overall events strategy in order to integrate the events in its annual programme. Its aim is to plan its events advertising system to make it a more effective communications instrument for delivering its marketing message to the right targets, as well as keeping the general public informed.

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Enterprise-driver Port

14 March 2018

To retain their status as international infrastructures serving the territory, the EU’s ports need to invest 48 billion euros in the next years.

This is the conclusion of a recent study by the ESPO, which consulted 73 European ports. Without support for this investment programme from the EU Commission, ports risk being unable to play a full part in policy on transport, the energy transition and environmental improvement.

Full article: ESPO / Pdf Report

14 March 2018

France: the port city of Le Havre shortlisted as a future investment site for its Smart Port City project

Full article: Haropa Port

7 March 2018

Rotterdam moving towards a sustainable circular industry

The Port of Rotterdam has signed a development agreement with a business consortium to study the creation of a modern waste-recycling plant. The initial investment is 9M€. The consortium will take its decision on final investment in the project, estimated at 200 million euros, at the year end.

Full article : Port of Rotterdam

7 March 2018

Dominican Republic joins COCATRAM, a body which encourages port development to transform Central America into a logistics platform for the region

Full article : Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria

7 March 2018

Mary Rose Burke, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce has given a talk entitled: Why we should not move the Dublin Port to make room for housing

Full article : Fora

5 March 2018

Genoa: the City and the Chamber of Commerce are supporting a project for a circular economy

Smart Materials, the research team of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), presented a project for a circular economy in Berlin. The concept is to convert all plant waste into bio-plastics to help reduce the threat posed to the oceans by pollution with plastic packaging.

Full article : The MediTelegraph

5 March 2018

Video: the Port of Hamburg is the testing ground for 5G, the new standard which will transform communications

Full article : Port of Hamburg

5 March 2018

Computer technology at the service of an integrated sustainable development strategy allowing a multi-player approach

Full article : Port Strategy

28 February 2018

The CEO of Maersk wants to make the group a force for logistics integration on the model of Fedex or UPS – and shortly Amazon

Full article: Port Technology / Maersk