Urban Port

21 August 2013

London, Isle of Dogs: consultation for a tower block project designed by Foster + Partners in South Quay Plaza

Source: South Quay Plaza

20 August 2013

Copenhagen: Nordhavnen, 200 ha to be reclaimed

Copenhagen is continuing the reclamation of port areas which started in the 90s. In the long term, the Nordhavnen project, launched in 2012, will offer space for 40,000 inhabitants and the same number of workers on eleven islets, each with its own identity. The project is characterised by diversity, compactness and maximum use of water. It is also part of the city’s plan for becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

Source : NordHavnen ; Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment

20 August 2013

Montevideo: port to get a “vertical extension”

The “Torre Lobraus” project combines a warehouse, with storage capacity of 1.8 million m3, with a 21-storey office block which will also contain restaurants, a conference centre and projection rooms for clients.

Source : Vision Maritima ; Skyscrapercity

20 August 2013

San Francisco: basketball and cultural events hall on the waterfront designed by Snøhetta

Source : Dezeen (+ images)

16 August 2013

Paris, Docks de Saint-Ouen : a special site for the project

100 ha of industrial site will become an eco-district beside the river Seine: detailed information, a virtual visit and the latest developments are available for a project combining functional and social mixing and diversity, density and space, and an exemplary environmental slant.

Source : Séquano Aménagement

16 August 2013

Dundee: revised project for Kengo Kuma Museum

Kengo Kuma has revised its project for the Dundee V&A Museum to reduce costs. The new version has now been approved and the museum should receive its first exhibitions in 2016.

Source : Deezen (+ images)

14 August 2013

Auckland: new life for Shed N°10

After nine months of work, Shed 10, the last warehouse on Queens Wharf, reopened at the end of July. Nearly 100 m long and over a century old, it has been converted to receive cruise ship passengers and events. Its energy will be supplied by 400 m2 of solar panels.

Source : Waterfront Auckland ; Shed 10

14 August 2013

Marseilles: an urban cable car could serve the port-city interface and also target cruise ship passengers

Source : La Marseillaise

Citizen Port

19 March 2018

World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) launched in Antwerp, with AIVP among signatories to the official charter

At the initiative of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), with which AIVP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, the organisations ESPO, AAPA, PIANC and AIVP have actively committed to a collaborative programme for developing and stimulating actions to promote more sustainable strategies for ports’ activities, logistics chains and relations with the urban territory. On Thursday 22 March, Philippe Matthis, President of AIVP, will sign the formal declaration expressing the importance of city-port dialogue in the programme’s development.

Full article: WPSP


19 March 2018

Brest port redevelopment: old oil slicks resurface

Full article: Les Echos

19 March 2018

A record 9.2 million cruise passengers visited Spain in 2017

Full article: Eladelantado

19 March 2018

The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) is working to develop heritage tourism by offering guided tours of ships and iconic sites

Full article:

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


Enterprise-driver Port

19 March 2018

New Bedfort: the Mayor throws his support behind moves to make his city and its port the focal point for offshore wind in the USA

Full article: Governing

19 March 2018

North Sea Port and industrial ecology: paper manufacturer Stora Enso acquires three wind turbines to improve its energy independence

Full article: North Sea Port

19 March 2018

City, port, private stakeholders: the port city of Valparaiso adopts a united front to boost the cruise business

Full article: Puerto Valparaiso

19 March 2018

Norway aiming for a fully electric ferry fleet by 2023, but without tax breaks the example will be difficult to reproduce

Full article: The Meditelegraph

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