Buenos Aires (AIVP member): passenger transport on the River Plate to avoid traffic jams
Source : Nuestromar
Italy: the cities’ association (ANCI) hopes to increase links with the work of the Association of Italian Ports (Assoporti)
Source: La Gazetta Marittima
Bordeaux (AIVP member): the emblematic project for a yacht refit centre in the “Bassins à Flot” is at the heart of the election campaign
Source : Le Marin
Porto Alegre: work launched to redevelop the Mauá quay
This first phase involves two or three warehouses which will be redeveloped with a view to the 2014 football World Cup. A commercial centre, a hotel and a conference centre are also planned.
Source : Porto e navios
Santa Cruz, Tenerife: the port launches works on a tunnel to improve port-city integration
Toulon (AIVP member): new “Baie 2013-2018” contract signed, with particular involvement of the ports
Source : TPM Agglo
Tallinn : using tidal energy to heat the Seaplane Harbour Museum
Source : a World you like, Europa
Birmingham: the City Council approves the Selly Oak project
The project affects an old industrial estate beside the canal covering 12 ha, and will be centred on the construction of a campus dedicated to research into Life Sciences. 2,700 jobs will be created.
Source : Selly Oak regeneration
Marseilles (AIVP member): a public aquarium and a Technology Centre of the Sea for the waterfront are being studied
Source : Destimed
Lorient: this summer, the port circuits will continue to offer programmes for exploring the port and its different facets
Full article: CCSTI
The Port of Oakland publishes its new “Objective zero emissions” plan.
Full article: Port of Oakland
A self-driving vehicle will be running by 2019, to take cruise passengers to the centre of Le Havre.
Full article: Actu.fr
Plans for a desalination plant at the Port of Corpus Christi spark major concerns among local residents
To anticipate the potential need for water and to encourage inward investment, the Port has already decided to file a planning application. The move quickly drew criticism from environmental organisations and local residents, who fear the plant will have a serious impact on marine wildlife and endanger the regional fishing industry.
Full article: EU.caller
The Port of Gothenburg has embarked on a project to replant seagrass, as a compensatory measure to accompany the construction of a new terminal.
Full article: Port of Goteborg
Fincantieri to build two LGN-powered cruise liners for the company TUI, with delivery scheduled for 2024 and 2026.
Full article: Fincantieri
The Port, University and Maritime Institute of Singapore invest S$18 million in a new Research Centre
Dubbed the “Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP)”, the facility will focus on the needs of industry, developing integrated systems and simulation platforms, as well as research into self-driving vehicles, traffic systems and flow optimisation.
Full article: Asia Today
The Tourist Board in Aarhus (Denmark) announces plans for 1300 local volunteers to greet cruise passengers
Full article: Cruise Industry
New York: US$100 M of investment to rejuvenate barge and rail transport at the heart of the city
Currently, some 90% of freight transport within the city limits is shipped by truck. The new plan aims to create 5000 jobs at handling platforms and eliminate 40 Mkm per year of freeway traffic. One of the sites could be in the Bronx, inspired by the terminal already developed by the port of Brooklyn
Full article: The Maritime Executive
The growth of ship repair activity on the Port Elisabeth waterfront is part of the port’s drive for integration.
Full article : Ports & Ships
Following the example of Morocco, Tunisia becomes the latest country to sign a deal with China to link up with the “One Belt, One Road” new silk road initiative.
Full article: Jeune Afrique
Chile: dialogue with communities and cities central to the new port policy
This is the key issue identified in the strategic orientations and priority investment policies unveiled by the Chilean government to the ten national port authorities, following the appointment of their new presidents. The focus is on proposing mechanisms to promote integration, notably in terms of governance. Employment, mobility and the environment will also be crucial to City-Port-Citizen dialogue.
The Port of Durban is counting on a broad programme of investments to secure its position as the leading maritime gateway for the Gauteng economy.
Full article: Port Strategy
Mumbai metro project: what if the excavated material could be used to develop the port?
Currently, the material is trucked to abandoned quarries over 50 km from the city. The Port de Mumbai is now proposing to take them by ship the 10 km to Jahawar Dweep, to expand the docks and reclaimed land. The proposal has been submitted to the Environment Ministry.
Full article: Mid-day.com
“Traders Market”: a new 300 hectare logistics zone devised by DP World to boost trades between the Emirates and China.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Intermodal logistics: the port of Kiel strengthens its rail links and expands pre-stacking parks for trucks.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Valparaiso: the city and port slow to reach agreement on TCVAL terminal extension plan
Discussions are centred on the environmental challenges posed by the US$500 M project, although the ecological measures already announced have been accepted by the state and regional authorities. For the Mayor, more needs to be done in order to avoid compromising the landscape visible from the sea in the bay, which is a world heritage site. The President of the port is calling for dialogue to avoid putting the port’s economic future at risk.