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8 October 2013

Start of the Porta Ovest project, which will make the transport of goods between the Port of Savona and its hinterland more fluid

Source: Irno.itTelecolore.it

4 October 2013

Hull: turning a pedestrian bridge into a new emblem for the waterfront

hull_dd_04oct2013A pedestrian bridge can become an effective tool for reviving a waterfront, beyond its simple communication function. Apart from its aesthetic design, the pedestrian swing bridge opened last June in Hull also includes a restaurant and a view-point. (© Timothy Soar)

Source : Gizmag (slideshow) ; Mc Dowell+Benedetti (+ images, vidéo)

4 October 2013

Valparaiso: work starts on the commercial centre on the old “Muelle Baron” wharf. Opening late 2015-early 2016

Source : Plataforma Urbana

4 October 2013

Building along river banks as a protection against storms. Pretext or sustainable solution? Seaport City Project, New York

Source : New York Daily News

2 October 2013

Rio, Porto Maravilha: towards a sustainable waterfront

US$ 5.1 billion, 5 million m2 of old port areas which have been abandoned for years, and 15 years of works through the biggest Public-Private Partnership in Brazil. The city of Rio de Janeiro has plunged into one of its most ambitious projects with a public commitment to sustainable development.

Source : Porto Marvilha (+ video, images) ; City Climate Leadership Award (+ vidéo)

2 October 2013

Hong Kong: competition for an Arts Pavilion

Launched in the framework of the West Kowloon Cultural District Project, the Arts Pavilion will be connected with the M+ Museum, the visual arts museum designed by Herzog & De Meuron which is due to open in late 2017. Closing date: 28 november.

Source : West Kowloon Cultural District

1 October 2013

Rotterdam: call for projects for Rijnhaven

The role given to water and innovative ideas, including floating buildings, has been given pride of place in the call for projects launched by the Rotterdam City Council for the 21 ha Rijnhaven site. The projects must also provide the social benefits expected.

Source : Stadshavens Rotterdam ; Rijnhaven 

1 October 2013

Los Angeles Waterfront: past, present and future presented by Geraldine Knatz, Port Executive Director (video)

Source : Port of Los Angeles

30 September 2013

The port of Venice would not object to the re-location of cruise ship traffic to Trieste

Source: Il Piccolo

27 September 2013

Cable transport in port-city areas: the London service is being used less and less

Source : Deezen

Citizen Port

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

13 March 2019

Two initiatives from Maritime UK to increase the presence of women as speakers in the sector’s conferences and gender diversity among new recruits.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

13 March 2019

Project for Onshore Power Supply in Tenerife selected by the Ministry for Ecologic Transition of Spain among 63 initiatives for a carbon-free economy.

Full article: Miteco.gob.es / Portal Portuario

11 March 2019

EU project Remember to develop alternative touristic programs based on port culture and heritage in the Adriatic.

The project Remember (REstoring the MEmory of Adriatic ports sites. Maritime culture to foster Balanced tERritorial growth) will be led by the Central Adriatic Ports Authority and gathers 8 Italian and Croatian ports cities, including port authorities, universities, municipalities and companies. The ultimate goal of Remember is also to improve the port-city relationship based on heritage and culture using innovative virtual museums.

Full article: Porto Ancona

11 March 2019

Morocco should be able to rely on its geographic position to kick-start cruise activity at its ports, with a particular focus on Tangier.

Full article: La Vie Eco

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Enterprise-driver Port

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

11 March 2019

The ports of Latvia and Hamburg move to strengthen their cooperation, with the focus on creating a multimodal link

Full article: Port of Hamburg

11 March 2019

FedEx, which handles 14 million packages daily, presents its vision of the advent of AI and automation in the logistics chain.

Full article: The Business Time

11 March 2019

Singapore becomes the latest country to launch a pilot project using a blockchain platform to encourage electronic exchanges of trade documents.

Full article: Port Technology

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