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Urban Port

27 February 2014

Lisbon (Portugal) : a bike-sharing scheme to discover 11 kilometres of waterfront

Full article : ThePortugalnews.com

27 February 2014

Ports of Paris: a sustainable action plan and a shared vision for 2020-2025

Paris_dd_2014fev25The “port services master plan” of the Ports of Paris is based on broad and active coordination between all stakeholders. The master plan characterizes existing conditions in each type of port activity, and includes a plan of action aimed at developing and improving the offer of port services, including better interconnection between river and rail transport, as well as promoting the successful insertion of port activities in their urban and natural environments, while maximizing their social acceptability.

Full article : Ports de Paris – Schéma de services portuaires d’Ile de France.pdf

26 February 2014

Lisbonne : les citoyens pour redévelopper la ville

Lisbonne_dd_2014fev21Le nouveau schéma directeur de 2012 s’appuie largement sur la participation citoyenne pour initier des projets à toute échelle. L’un des objectifs est de stopper l’étalement urbain et faire revenir les familles en ville. Renouer le lien avec le Tage constitue l’un des axes fort de cette stratégie.  Cette stratégie a été présentée lors d’un atelier “Projet Urbain” en juin dernier. Une partie des présentations est disponibles : Atelier Projet Urbain – Lisbonne (photo © AIVP)

Full article : “Le projet urbain en temps de crise. L’exemple de Lisbonne” ; Le Moniteur, 14 février 2014, p. 24-27

26 February 2014

San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua): US$ 2.9 million in development works to accommodate cruise ship activity

Full article : GlobalPorts.ar

25 February 2014

Melbourne Docklands: The Quays, two apartment blocks designed by McBride Charles Ryan, are completed

Full article : ArchitectureDesign.au

24 February 2014

Xiamen (China) confirms its ambitions in the cruise sector

xiamen_dd_2014fev20Traffic is on the increase and 26 cruise ships are expected in 2014. The authorities aim to build their own ship and to create a cruise company. A “Cruise City” is also to be developed on more than 70 hectares of the old port in line with a master plan created by Aedas.

Full article : WhatsonXiamen.com ; InternationalCruiseCity (+ images) ; Aedas.com

24 February 2014

Toronto (Canada): Urban Land Institute announces a competition of ideas to reconnect the city with its central waterfront

Full article : TorontoUli.org ; Guidelines.pdf

21 February 2014

Brussels: the port launches a call for proposals for the Beco basin

bruxelles_dd_2014fev20The aim is to attract boats by offering cultural or commercial/recreational activities and therefore favouring the urban integration of the port basin close to the city centre. A park is also to be developed on the left bank. Cut-off date: end of April. (© Port de Bruxelles)

Full article : PortdeBruxelles.be

20 February 2014

Nantes: BASE agency set to develop 7 hectares of riverbank on the Île de Nantes. Sustainable, non-motorised modes of transport and shared usage are on the agenda

Full article : Ile de Nantes.com ; Dossier de presse.pdf

Citizen Port

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

3 December 2018

Alaska starts a training programme to involve citizens from all walks of life in reflection on the potential of the blue economy

Full article: Alaska Journal

3 December 2018

Riga: On the city’s initiative, the port will take part in a big public conference on the subject “The port of Riga and the city’s inhabitants”

Full article: Port of Riga

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Enterprise-driver Port

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

5 December 2018

United Kingdom: an overview of the potential of port-industrial clusters for CO2 capture and storage.

Full article: Gov.uk / Report (pdf)

3 December 2018

Building off of the success from Lagos, Bolloré wants to develop a barge service in Abidjan, between the terminals and the logistics zones

Full article: Jeune Afrique

3 December 2018

Post Brexit: will British freeports enjoy an industrial and economic boom, or will industries be leaving elsewhere in the country?

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

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