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26 September 2013

Evaluating the recomposition of a waterfront: the example of Toronto

Waterfront Toronto is organising a debate in October about its first Corporate Social Responsability and Sustainability Report. It will be a chance to examine the criteria used to evaluate the environmental, social and economic performance of this vast project to re-dynamise its waterfront.

Source : Waterfront Toronto

26 September 2013

Barcelona: a new stage for the Nautical Cluster with the selection of Cie Formentera Mar for the new marina

Source : El economista

26 September 2013

Cruise ships in Venice: a record of 12 ships and 35,000 passengers in 24 hours. The population is increasingly hostile

Source : Atlantic Cities

25 September 2013

Havana: towards a new port-city

Re-siting of a refinery, a clean-up programme, relocation of oil and container traffic to the north of the island: Havana is turning a new page to focus on tourism, based on cruise ships, yachting and taking advantage of its heritage.

Source: Msn ; Global Ports

24 September 2013

Boston: floating habitat against climate change

Constructing cities on the water is being increasingly studied as a way of dealing with rising sea levels. The latest example is Floatyard, a project for a floating habitat which will be built in a naval dockyard to the south of Boston and transported by sea to the Inner Harbor.

Source: Video

24 September 2013

Belfast: the Titanic effect?

Inaugurated in March 2012, Titanic Belfast welcomed its millionth visitor in August. However it is still a little early to talk of a “Titanic effect” from this museum conceived as an iconic building to galvanise all the conversion work going on in the Titanic Quarter.

Source : Deezen (+ images) ; Titanic Quarter News ; Titanic Quarter Development

20 September 2013

Sydney: master plan for new green areas

5.4 ha of new parks proposed in the western part of Rozelle Bay. The master plan also envisages a network of footpaths, bridges and view-points to link the existing parks and offer the public better access to the port basin.

Source : Architecture and Design

18 September 2013

New York: major projects for Dumbo

The two projects announced by the Mayor of New York constitute an important stage in the redevelopment of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and should ensure its financial stability. The Empire Stores, a group of seven 4 and 5 storey warehouses dating from the 19th century, will provide 7,400 m2 of space for shops and restaurants, and nearly 28,000 m2 for offices. The Tobacco Warehouse is earmarked for conversion into a theatre and events hall.

Source : Mike Bloomberg

18 September 2013

Oslo: contemporary art museum by Renzo Piano

Set in the old port sector of Tjuvholmen, the three buildings making up the “Astrup Fearnley Museet” have been redeveloped on either side of a canal. They also have a direct link to a beach and a small local ferry terminal. The materials used are a direct reference to Scandinavian tradition. The Museum was opened in autumn 2012.

Source : Deezen (+ images, plans)

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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