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18 March 2014

Rouen (France) to recycle its grain silos

rouen-dd-2014mars11The port of Rouen and the Sénalia group have finally selected the “Silographes” project designed by R-architecture. The 62 Sénalia silo units, which mark the Rouen skyline, will be integrated day and night by a large number of mirrors and a moving light display. (© R-Architecture)

Full article : Sénalia.com (+ images) ; R-Architecture.com

17 March 2014

Paranagua (Brazil): creation of work groups to address problems of port terminal access and urban mobility

Full article : Porto e navios.br

17 March 2014

Copenhagen (Denmark): cruise ship capacity on NordHaven to be increased this May with 1 km of wharf and 3 terminals

Full article : MaritimeDenmark.dk

17 March 2014

London (UK): Bethany Gale and Sarah Tolley’s project chosen for Silvertown Docks

londres-sylvertowndocks-dd-2014mars07The design created by the two landscape architects brings to life the memory of these old shipyards at Royal Docks. The project design takes into account the risk of flooding and will involve various green and urban spaces (residential and recreational/nautical use). (© BDP)

Full article : Winner – Landscape Institute.org ; Shortlist

17 March 2014

New York: Present architecture submits a proposal to treat waste and create 50 ha of parks along the waterfront

Full article : Designboom.com (+ images)

17 March 2014

Tunis (Tunisia): the long awaited “Tunis Financial Harbour” project is launched at last

tunis-dd-2014mars11Financed by the Bahrain Islamic Investment Bank, its aim is to turn Tunis into an international financial capital. The first phase, on 217 of the planned 523 ha, could create 6,500 indirect jobs. The programme includes a marina, a golf course, residential accommodation, etc. (© Tunis Financial Harbour)

Full article : Expresssfm.com ; Agence Ecofin.com ; Tunis Financial Harbour

17 March 2014

Virginia (USA): the decline of the “working waterfront” and the search for solutions

Full article : Vims.edu

17 March 2014

Melbourne Docklands: 17,000 residents in 2036, rather than in 2020 as previously planned. Rental costs are one of the reasons for the delay

Full article : Docklandsnews.au

10 March 2014

Tarragona (Spain): a temporary cruise-ship terminal at La Pineda, to be followed by a permanent terminal at Port Esportiu in 4 years’ time

Full article : Diari de Tarragona.com

10 March 2014

Balearic Islands: port authorities announce a project for the Ibiza waterfront

The aim is to maximize the interconnection between the city and the port by building a bicycle path and 5,000 m2 of public areas that will replace the old maritime terminal. The works are to be completed in May 2015.

Full article : Ports de Balears.com

Citizen Port

20 March 2019

Improvements in SHIP information centre in Ijmuiden sea lock complex.

SHIP, a similar structure to AIVP’s port centers, is now more reachable thanks to a new boat connection. The center has also improved the Technolab for youngsters with three new workshops. SHIP also hosts now a temporary exhibition of artist Thijs Zwart.

Full article: Port of Amsterdam / SHIP

20 March 2019

New partnership between the ports of Douala and Bordeaux to learn in particular about port-city relationship

Full article : Afrik.com

20 March 2019

Inscriptions open for the bike race around the waterfront of Strasbourg, organized by the port

Full article : Stras’N’Bike

18 March 2019

Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member), launches new website about port economy and employment.

The initiative has been done in cooperation with Union Maritime, gathering 35 port companies. The main goals is to give disclosure to port employment and facilitate the process for future applicants. The website is only one of the elements of the program “Cap sur l’économie portuaire”, developed by the port and Union Maritime to increase the visibility of port related professions.

Full article: cap-economie-portuaire.fr

18 March 2019

Port Authority of Valencia wins Green4sea award for their use of hydrogen to reduce environmental impact

Full article: Safety4sea

18 March 2019

World Ocean Council (WOC) and Port of Vancouver propose a global platform to facilitate the coordination and use of environmental incentives for carriers and other maritime companies

Full article: Safety4sea

18 March 2019

Hackathon in the port of Santos (BR) gives chance to students to propose innovative solutions for port problems

Full article: Informativos dos portos

13 March 2019

Port Authority and Municipality of Valparaíso agree to create a joint working committee to discuss port development.

This measure could allow better dialogue for port-city relationship and a common vision. This decision is motivated by the current situation of terminal 2, where the port authority will be responsible for the environmental assessment. Other port and urban projects, including a pier for cruises were also discussed. The mayor emphasized that their priority is to make sure that port development is done according to environmental requirements, but also that create jobs, and bring prosperity to the port and the city. The president of the port authority welcomed the common initiative with the municipality and, looking beyond the short term decisions concerning the terminal 2.

Full article: Portal Portuario

13 March 2019

Port of LA announces 1 million US$ Community Investment Grant Program.

The goal of the program is to fund different kinds of initiatives that work for the benefit of the port community. This grant program is funded with shipping and lease revenues, rather than tax payers money. Applications are possible until May 6th.

Full article: Port of LA / Greenport

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Enterprise-driver Port

20 March 2019

Belgium: with 254,800 jobs and €35.3 billion of added value, the six ports are more than ever playing their part as an economic engine

The figures, which come from the latest study carried out by the National Bank of Belgium, are the highest recorded since 2012, and were never achieved prior to the crisis in 2008. However, they do include the non-maritime chemicals sector. In terms of jobs, the challenge for the ports is to continue developing their attractiveness and working on their brand image in the community.

Full article: Flows 1 / Flows 2

20 March 2019

Sweden gives the green light to trial self-driving trucks on public roads between two depots.

Full article: Flows

20 March 2019

Danish businesses unite to position themselves in the flourishing global market for outfitting of cruise ships

Full article: Maritime Denmark

18 March 2019

The Danish maritime sector employs 96,000 people and accounts for 6.5% of the country’s GDP

Full article: Maritime Denmark

18 March 2019

The Port of Marseille and MGI launch a blockchain pilot port for container traffic

Full article: Port Technology

18 March 2019

La Rochelle: businesses unite under the umbrella of the MER association to accelerate the energy transition and industrial ecology.

Full article: economiecirculaire.org

13 March 2019

The Port of Vancouver joins the industrial Sea / LNG grouping, to speed up the use of LNG as a marine fuel

Full article: Marine Link / SEA LNG

13 March 2019

Taiwan set to call on British know-how to kick-start development of offshore wind in ports

Full article: Offshore Wind

11 March 2019

Hydrogen technology has a big part to play in decarbonising the port and maritime economy

The issue was the focus of a brainstorming workshop organized by the Port of Barcelona. It is believed that by 2050, some 25% of the world’s energy could rely on this technology which is taking its place in a new energy mix. To that end, the European public-private “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking” is supporting nearly 250 projects.

Full article: Puerto de barcelona / FCH Project

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