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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

20 February 2014

Towards a new development model for port cities?

Following the crisis of 2008, the intelligent and sustainable development of port cities, according to Luigi Fusco Girard, can only be achieved if based on the synergies between stakeholders and between economic and socio-cultural systems, and if focussed on creativity and the principle of circular urban processes. Recourse to innovative technologies, however, is not enough to build an intelligent city. Local cultural identity is an essential ingredient for success using this new model.

Full article : Mdpi.com

20 February 2014

Chicago (United States): will the 610m tower designed by Calatrava finally see the light of day on the waterfront?

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)

Citizen Port

16 January 2019

Taiwan: the port of Hualien displays outdoor artworks to encourage residents to stroll in certain public port spaces.

Full article: Taiwan International Ports

14 January 2019

Marc Van Peel, former alderman of the port of Antwerp, is to work towards the creation of a port museum by the Port Center Havencentrum

Full article: Flows

14 January 2019

Cruise industry: Chile adopts a draft law to allow cabotage for liners between port cities.

Full article: Portal Portuario

14 January 2019

Castellon (Spain): more than 1,100 pupils from 28 schools visited the port in 2018 as part of the “Know Your Port” campaign

Full article : Autoridad Portuaria de Castellón

9 January 2019

The Port of Prince Rupert sets aside Can$ 1 M to preserve the Skeen river salmon, vital to the local economy.

Full article: Marine Link

9 January 2019

The Port of Bilbao is continuing to organise free tours of the port for adult members of the public every Saturday and Sunday, an idea first launched in 2004.

Full article: Bilbao Port

9 January 2019

Port of Guadeloupe: the Cayoli environmental project enters a new phase with the restoration of a mangrove area

Full article: Port Guadeloupe Caraïbes

7 January 2019

Awareness of the maritime knowledge ecosystem will be an advantage for port cities in the 21st century

Researcher Maurice Jansen, well known to AIVP, is convinced of it. Future demographic growth in coastal areas and port cities will force them to adopt an increasingly holistic management approach to become true maritime capitals. Mapping the ecosystem of maritime knowledge production in the Port City, and maximizing the potential of that human capital, will be key to their success and their ability to adapt to change.

Full article: Port Strategy

7 January 2019

Smart Port City: Le Havre puts the finishing touches to its territorial project, key to a City-Port-Business-Citizen relationship focused on innovation and talent.

Full article: NPI

7 January 2019

Chile is working on a new cruise route from Panama to Valparaiso via Peru, Ecuador and the port city of San Antonio.

Full article: Portal Portuario

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Enterprise-driver Port

14 January 2019

Port and circular economy: growing potential, particularly for ports attached to large urban centres

In this article, the authors and researchers provide an overview of the potential of this new economic concept, which aims to re-use, recycle or re-manufacture. Numerous examples from the Netherlands highlight four priorities: preparing for a reduction in raw materials shipped, attracting new logistics and industrial activities, developing genuine clusters, and pooling energy flows.

Full article: Port Economics

14 January 2019

The Mayors of Valencia and Sagunto keen for dialogue with the port in the interests of their joint City Port territory.

Full article: Diario del Puerto

14 January 2019

The Mayor of Iquique hails an agreement between Brazil and Chile on a bio-ocean corridor that will strengthen the ports of northern Chile.

Full article: Portal Portuario

9 January 2019

Whether vertical or horizontal, port cooperation remains a key priority

Many ports are currently looking at establishing closer ties with operators in their hinterlands, in some cases even developing their own terminals there or seeking cooperation with neighbouring or complementary ports. Joost Hintjens of Antwerp University proposes an academic approach to these strategies, while on the ground the likes of Barcelona and Tarragona are working together.

Full article: Port Technology / Diario del Puerto

9 January 2019

Carbon capture projects made a comeback in 2018, providing an opportunity for ports in the fight against climate change.

Full article: Le Marin, 3 janvier 2019, pp 8-9

9 January 2019

The Port Community of Valencia comes together to share initiatives and promote innovation for the long term.

Full article: El Vigia

7 January 2019

The City of Hamburg wants to shift some of the port authority’s remit to the city

The plan is backed by the new Minister of the Free City for the Economy, Shipping and Port Affairs, who took office in autumn 2018. The areas concerned include flood defences, the management of Neuwerk island, and the management of certain roads. Most importantly, however, the Minister wants strategic port planning to be shared between the City and Port.

Full article: World Cargo News

7 January 2019

The Port of Busan chosen by the South Korean government for a blockchain trial aimed at optimising maritime activities.

Full article: Port Technology

7 January 2019

Puertos del Estado supports the World Food Programme, which has a strategic logistics base in Las Palmas.

Full article: Diario del Puerto

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