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9 July 2013

Quebec: the port announces better integrated warehouses and a green interface between port, city and river

Source : Québec hebdo

9 July 2013

Amsterdam: 150 floating apartments at Ijburg. A solution that will become more common as water levels rise?

Source : Gizmodo

8 July 2013

Renzo Piano agrees to redesign the port of Genoa

gênes_gm_8 juillet2013The draft proposed by Piano nine years ago was popular as a sustainable vision for port development. However the project has been bogged down due to the failure of the institutions involved to reach agreement. Today the architect is calling on the City, the Port and the Region to work together on the future Masterplan.
Source: La Repubblica

4 July 2013

A bridge to link the old fortress of Leghorn with the city

At the end of this month, the city will publish notification of a project for the creation of a floating bridge. It will create a new pedestrian route between the port and the city, and improve the management of tourist flows from the Maritime Station. In the longer term, the fortress will be operated by the company managing the passenger terminal in order to hold cultural events and house the new Port Centre. (photo © AIVP)

Source: Comune di Livorno

4 July 2013

Bilbao: a recyclable cruise ship terminal

Inspired by the design of the container, the Bilbao cruise ship terminal was built in a factory with more 70% recycled steel, then transported to the site for assembly. Apart from reducing construction time, this will allow the entire terminal to be dismantled and recycled. Details

Source : Europa Concorsi (+ images, plan)

4 July 2013

Nantes: Reichen et Robert for a new district

The agency Reichen et Robert & Associés has been retained to redefine the Bas-Chantenay district, an old industrial site on the banks of the Loire located at the entry to the city and not far from the historical centre. The object is to build a mixed district (offices, housing, shops) while developing industrial and logistical activities. The future of the quays, port activities and dry-docks will be one of the key questions.

Source : Projet Architecte et urbanisme (+ images)

4 July 2013

Bordeaux: creation of a company to bring renewable energy use in the “Bassins à flot” up to 70%

Source : 20 minutes

3 July 2013

Geothermal energy: France is getting closer

Experiments in heating or air-conditioning buildings with sea or river water are still unusual in France. Port cities have a real potential in this area, as is shown by the projects at Cherbourg and La Seyne-sur-mer. Different systems exist, but in all cases the return on investment is estimated at ten-fifteen years.

Source : Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment

Citizen Port

16 January 2019

Publication of a ITF and WBU study on the impact of automation on jobs in the transport industry

This is the first independent study on this crucially important issue. Some 40% of the research focused on the maritime sector, including an analysis of the situation in 17 countries. The report stresses that the impact of automation will be gradual, bringing changes not just to jobs themselves but also to their location, potentially generating social tensions.

Full article: ITF Global / WMU

16 January 2019

Supporting research: City Port integration is one of the themes selected by port operator Yilport for its 2019 innovation competition.

Full article: Yilport / Portal Portuario

16 January 2019

Belgium: an air quality map for Flanders, including Ghent, Zeebrugge and Antwerp, created with the help of 20,000 members of the public.

Full article: curieuzeneuzen.be

16 January 2019

Taiwan: the port of Hualien displays outdoor artworks to encourage residents to stroll in certain public port spaces.

Full article: Taiwan International Ports

14 January 2019

Marc Van Peel, former alderman of the port of Antwerp, is to work towards the creation of a port museum by the Port Center Havencentrum

Full article: Flows

14 January 2019

Cruise industry: Chile adopts a draft law to allow cabotage for liners between port cities.

Full article: Portal Portuario

14 January 2019

Castellon (Spain): more than 1,100 pupils from 28 schools visited the port in 2018 as part of the “Know Your Port” campaign

Full article : Autoridad Portuaria de Castellón

9 January 2019

The Port of Prince Rupert sets aside Can$ 1 M to preserve the Skeen river salmon, vital to the local economy.

Full article: Marine Link

9 January 2019

The Port of Bilbao is continuing to organise free tours of the port for adult members of the public every Saturday and Sunday, an idea first launched in 2004.

Full article: Bilbao Port

9 January 2019

Port of Guadeloupe: the Cayoli environmental project enters a new phase with the restoration of a mangrove area

Full article: Port Guadeloupe Caraïbes

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Enterprise-driver Port

16 January 2019

A Space X rocket has returned for the first time to the Port of Los Angeles, to be reconfigured at a dedicated logistics base.

Full article: Port Technology

16 January 2019

Antwerp: INEOS invests 3 billion euros, confirming the port’s status as the European leader in the chemical sector, generating 400 direct and 2,000 indirect jobs

Full article: Port of Antwerp

16 January 2019

Singapore: the maritime economy accounts for 7% of the state’s GDP, with container traffic up by 8M in 2018 to 36.6 TEUs

Full article: Port Technology

16 January 2019

Morocco will invest 285 million euros in its ports between now and 2012, and will launch the Port Competitiveness Observatory in 2019

Full article: ANP / El Vigia

16 January 2019

The Port of Santander actively involved in creating the “Puerto + Startups” ecosystem to promote innovation and collaboration

Full article: Diario del Puerto

14 January 2019

Port and circular economy: growing potential, particularly for ports attached to large urban centres

In this article, the authors and researchers provide an overview of the potential of this new economic concept, which aims to re-use, recycle or re-manufacture. Numerous examples from the Netherlands highlight four priorities: preparing for a reduction in raw materials shipped, attracting new logistics and industrial activities, developing genuine clusters, and pooling energy flows.

Full article: Port Economics

14 January 2019

The Mayors of Valencia and Sagunto keen for dialogue with the port in the interests of their joint City Port territory.

Full article: Diario del Puerto

14 January 2019

The Mayor of Iquique hails an agreement between Brazil and Chile on a bio-ocean corridor that will strengthen the ports of northern Chile.

Full article: Portal Portuario

9 January 2019

Whether vertical or horizontal, port cooperation remains a key priority

Many ports are currently looking at establishing closer ties with operators in their hinterlands, in some cases even developing their own terminals there or seeking cooperation with neighbouring or complementary ports. Joost Hintjens of Antwerp University proposes an academic approach to these strategies, while on the ground the likes of Barcelona and Tarragona are working together.

Full article: Port Technology / Diario del Puerto

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