Urban Port

6 December 2013

Bellingham (USA): city and port finally reach an agreement on the waterfront

After years of discussions, the Port has finally approved unanimously the master plan proposed by the City for a 96 ha site on the waterfront. A few small marine industries will be preserved alongside the housing, businesses, parks, etc. which are programmed.

Source : Bellingham Herald (04/12) ; Bellingham Herald ; Waterfront District Planning

5 December 2013

Iquique: a pedestrian promenade to open the port to the city

The port of Iquique wants to develop the sector involved to create 20,000 m² of storage space, but also new spaces for the community. This first stage opens the way for future urban uses and a connection with the city centre.

Source : Mundo maritimo ; Anteproyecto ; Puerto de Iquiqe

5 December 2013

London, South Bank: conserve or demolish emblematic buildings? The choice depends on the future users

Source : The GuardianUpdated proposals

4 December 2013

Stockholm: three proposals retained for the future Nobel Centre were chosen for the quality of their integration into the waterfront

Source : Nobel Center

4 December 2013

Spain: Puertos del Estado launches a project to use lighthouses as hotels

Source : Puertos del Estado ; RTVE

4 December 2013

Pasajes: the Municipality approves the construction of sixteen dwellings in the old port

Source: Gaur

3 December 2013

Le Port (Réunion Island) opens a decisive stage in the port-city project with the new basin

Industrial activities have already been moved from the West port to the East port. But the excavation of the yacht basin at the end of 2013 will lead on to all the other work for the construction of flats, hotels, leisure and cultural facilities, etc. – and a new West port open to the town.

Source : Journal de la Ville du Port, novembre 2013, p. 2-3

3 December 2013

Bilbao: the port buys the last crane on Zorroza and will pass this cultural heritage object to the city

Source : Bilbao Port

3 December 2013

Seville bets on total flexibility for its new cruise ship terminal

séville_dd_decembre2013Based on re-used containers, the terminal set up in Las Delicias can be reconfigured to adapt to how its traffic evolves, or could even be moved to another site. This design is also a response to the desire to integrate it architecturally with the nearby historical centre. (© Hombre de Piedra – Buró4)

Source: Domus (+ images, plans)

3 December 2013

Seattle appeals to artists to contribute to the central sector of its waterfront (Closing date: 19 December)

Source : World Architecture Community

Citizen Port

15 October 2018

BE MY PORT: A new identity to promote the port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire and make the port part of city life

Together, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port, the Union maritime Nantes ports (UMNP), the Nantes – Saint-Nazaire Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Pays de Loire Region, the Carene, Nantes Métropole and the Loire-Atlantique département have decided to create promotional resources including a new visual identity. The new identity is designed to inspire inclusiveness and adoption by all potential users.

Full article: Nantes Metropole  + Port de Nantes Saint Nazaire

15 October 2018

London: controversy surrounds air quality impact following the announcement of plans for a new cruise terminal

Full article: The Guardian

15 October 2018

Interview with Tiedo Vellinga, professor at the University of Delft, on his roles in academia and business and the tangible interactions between them.

Full article: Dredging Today

10 October 2018

The port of Vigo unveils a new strategic plan open to the port community: “what the port needs”

The plan has been produced to anticipate the needs of the port community and prepare the way for future infrastructural developments at the port. Drafted internally by the Port Authority, the document must now be completed by contributions from all stakeholders in the local community. This collaborative process is not new to Vigo, as its strategic plan for blue growth was based on contributions from 18 external working groups.

Full article: Apvigo

10 October 2018

UK: Arup publishes a new report on ports and air quality

Full article: Ukmajorports

10 October 2018

Santos (Brazil): the port sector is looking for funds for worker qualifications

Full article: Portosenavios

8 October 2018

Responsible cruises: a scientific study attempts to deal with the global socio-economic impact

Full article: PortEconomics

8 October 2018

The Normandy Region prepares a regional maritime strategy. The aims include promoting maritime careers and strengthening Normandy’s maritime identity

Full article:

8 October 2018

The Port of Papeete adopts measures to halve its energy use

Full article: Port of Papeete

3 October 2018

The University of Santiago in Chile to offer a diploma in port city planning. Interview with the responsible.

With the holistic approach increasingly influential in sustainable development, the university has opted to create a programme teaching students about harmonious port activity. Subjects covered will include planning and management of the urban environment, management of access roads and quality of life for port city residents. Each module of the course will treat the Port City as a unified system, rather than as two separate entities.

Full article: MundoMaritimo + Portal Portuario


Enterprise-driver Port

15 October 2018

Mexico: new port law may encourage ports to support urban development.

This law, currently under discussion in the Senate, may recognise the need for harmonisation between ports and cities as a means of respecting the quality of life of city inhabitants and the urban environment. For Administradoras Portuarias Integrales (APIs), this may mean that 30% of port profits revert to local authorities for stronger, closer relations.

Full article: AF Medios /

15 October 2018

Paris: following the example of Franprix, Ikea and Metro could promote the use of waterways for urban distribution.

Full article: NPI

15 October 2018

The City and the Port of Setubal have common ambitions concerning maritime issues and affirmed their satisfaction with their good cooperation.

Full artcile: Jornal de Economia do Mar

15 October 2018

The Port of Barcelona will share its 30 year experience with the port of Cadiz in terms of urban transformation of port spaces.

Full article: Diario del Puerto

15 October 2018

The Port of Marseilles launches its Smart Port Challenge: 7 start-ups will be selected by the end of the year for support throughout 2019.

Full article: Econostrum

10 October 2018

The success of offshore wind power in Europe depends on ports, which are indispensable industrial and logistics links

Data provided by the Wind Europe platform, an association of a dozen ports which specialise in offshore windpower, show that further investment of 500 million to 1 billion euros in the ports is necessary to achieve the aim of 10,000 turbines installed by 2030. Efficiency gains in port operations will allow production costs to be reduced by 5.3%. This investment is also indispensable for scrapping the oldest turbines.

Full article: Wind Europe / Offshore Wind / Renewable Energy Magazine

10 October 2018

The saturation of the port of Lagos is a burden on the city, where movement is paralysed. Public transport by water could be a solution.

Full article: RTBF

10 October 2018

From 2019 the city of Dubrovnik will limit the number of cruise ships: a maximum of two cruise ships a day with no more than 5000 passengers per unit.

Full article: turist

10 October 2018

Now that a new port law is being drafted, French regions hope to assume their responsibilities for port management.

Ful article : L’Antenne

10 October 2018

With the North Atlantic Marine Highway Alliance, New York is redoubling its efforts to create a regional barge shipping network.

Full article: Port of New York