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Urban Port

2 September 2013

Auckland: redevelopment of the central waterfront could generate $4 billion and 40,000 jobs by 2040

Source : Waterfront Auckland

2 September 2013

Baltimore: debate over public finance for private redevelopment on Harbor Point

Source: Baltimore Brew ; Afro

2 September 2013

Copenhagen: inauguration of “Kalvebod Waves”, a novel public space reclaimed from the sea

Source : JDS Architects

28 August 2013

Rotterdam: THE sustainable port-city?

The Mayor of Rotterdam hopes to make his port-city the most sustainable in the world, reducing its carbon footprint by 50%: floating habitat, “water plazas” to use up excess water, green roofs, reduction in port emissions, biobased companies, CO2 storage, the public transport network transformed into green corridors, etc.

Source (+ vidéo interview) : CNN

28 August 2013

Hastings to get back its Pier, some of the pavilions and a new Visitor centre

Source : BBC

28 August 2013

Pittsburgh: Allegheny Riverfront Park

From abandoned banks, squeezed between streets and highways and constantly threatened by flooding, to a high quality public space used by pedestrians and cyclists: the result of a redevelopment plan carried out by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates which has created links between a cultural district and the river.

Source (+ images) : Plataforma Urbana ; Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

27 August 2013

Ajaccio: study contracted for restructuring the Bay, including the relocation of marine cargo operations

Source : Assemblée Corse

27 August 2013

Dunkirk: first stone laid for a laboratory on pollution and industrial risks in the port-city sector

Source : La Voix du Nord ; Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment

23 August 2013

Oslo: “Harbour promenade”

White’s architecture studio has designed a 9 km promenade to provide continuity between the various sectors of the Oslo waterfront and promote integration between the city and the fjord. A secondary object is to make this an emblematic feature for both the city’s inhabitants and its visitors.

Source : White (+ images)

23 August 2013

Reconvertir un chantier naval : résultats du concours

“Smart Harbor”, concours destiné aux jeunes architectes, portait sur la reconversion de chantiers navals en des sites ludiques, récréatifs et faisant une large place aux espaces publics. Les propositions des lauréats, mais aussi des finalistes, sont autant de sources d’inspiration pour un problème auquel sont confrontées nombre de villes portuaires.

Source : Smart Harbor, results

Citizen Port

6 June 2018

Contship’s PortoLab agenda ready for September 2018-2019

Sustainability is the focus for this year’s edition of the annual initiative, which gives children in various Italian port cities the opportunity to discover the world of the port and maritime activity. Through an account relating the story of an object – in this case, a printer – the children learn about the different sustainable development issues to do with transport and the logistics chain, along with the sometimes difficult choices to be made in order to act responsibly for our environment and for the planet. Since the Contship agenda was created in 2006, over 130,000 copies have been distributed with the support of various Port Authorities and public and private sector organisations.

Full article: Contship Italia + Informazioni Marittime

6 June 2018

“Propelling Montreal”: the Port Authority welcomes the City’s Action Plan which aims to enhance the international attractiveness of Montreal and position companies at the heart of the global exporting chains

Full article: Port of Montreal

6 June 2018

Santa Cruz (the Canaries): La Factoría de Cohesión Ciudad Puerto launches the “MarDEOportunidades” programme to make port activities known to the community

Full article: Facocip + Facocip 2

4 June 2018

Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training

The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.

Full article: Ship2shore

4 June 2018

California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies

Full article: Port Strategy

30 May 2018

The OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) publishes a new report entitled: Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden

Full article: Port of Gothenburg

30 May 2018

The Port of Oslo to use drones to find waste in the docks

Full article: Next City

30 May 2018

The Port of Rotterdam has tidal basins built along the Calandkanaal to encourage biodiversity. The idea came out of a start-up from the Port XL programme

Full article: Port of Rotterdam

28 May 2018

The Le Havre Port Center inaugurates its new permanent interactive exhibition on port careers

The new permanent exhibition adds to the already rich selection of educational resources at the Port Center in Le Havre. With tours tailored to all types of visitor and all ages, field trips and a conference cycle looking at a range of topics from the industrial-port world, the Center is aiming to be a genuine tool for promoting mediation in a fun way, creating links between citizens and port realities, and showcasing the opportunities provided by the port for the Le Havre area. The new exhibition will be an additional asset for highlighting the innovative character of its port community..

Full article: Le Havre Port Center + Paris-normandie

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Enterprise-driver Port

6 June 2018

Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.

Full article: Maritime Denmark

6 June 2018

For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships

Full article: Knud E. Hansen

6 June 2018

The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.

Full article: CNR

4 June 2018

The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry


No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.

Full article: Port of Aalborg

4 June 2018

After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.

Full article: El Vigia

4 June 2018

Brooklyn gets a new port vocation, with a large focus on serving the domestic economy, while it could also become a new centre for the wind power industry.

Full article: The Maritime Executive

30 May 2018

The Occitania Region of France is hoping to re-launch port activity by forming a federation between researchers and economic and political actors.

Full article: Le Marin, 17 mai 2018; Supp., p4

30 May 2018

IMO creates a working group on autonomous vessels which should deliver its conclusions by the end of 2018.

Full article: Le Marin

28 May 2018

To promote innovation, Danish offshore operators are planning to pool their research resources at a single site.

Full article: Maritime Denmark 1Maritime Denmark 2

28 May 2018

All Spain’s ports set to be operational for LNG bunkering by 2020 in anticipation of the transition to hydrogen.

Full article: El Vigia

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