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Urban Port

7 January 2014

Storm and risk of flooding: the results of the 2013 One Prize competition

Using sediments to create a humid zone and protect Tokyo for the winner, creating a vast artificial island as a barrier for Staten Island, re-using containers to create a coral reef at Padang (Sumatra)…: solutions conceived as protection, and at the same time to create new living spaces.

Source : Bustler.com

7 January 2014

New York – South Street Sea Port: a marina, a 50-floor hotel and reconstruction of the emblematic Tin Building

Source: New York times.com

7 January 2014

Auckland: a 150 to 200 m channel will be created at Wynyard and generate new public spaces

Source : www.nzherald.co.nz

6 January 2014

Toronto: LANDinc and West 8 chosen for a 3 ha park which will give access to the waterfront

Source : Architecturelab.net

6 January 2014

Dundee: work by the V&A Museum on the waterfront should finally start, as financing has now been found

Source : The Guardian.com

3 January 2014

Bordeaux, Bassins à Flot: does the “Atelier des bassins” (Bassins workshop) herald the start of a new form of urban development in France?

Bringing together the City, the Port, the Urban Community and Agence Nicolas Michelin (architects), it allows in-depth discussions of each sector of the project with the private investor concerned. This new form of urban development, discussed – sometimes bitterly – with the private party, is also being applied in other projects in France.

Source : Le Moniteur des travaux publics, 6 décembre 2013, p. 28-31

3 January 2014

Salem (USA, MA): the coal-fired power-station on the waterfront will be replaced, and a park of nearly 3 ha created

Source : ArchDaily.com (+ images)

3 January 2014

Marseilles: work in progress to install 80 shops in the La Joliette docks, which have been graded as heritage buildings

Source : Architecture-urbanisme.fr ; Les Docks.fr ; Le Moniteur, 8 nov 2013, p. 140

2 January 2014

InfoCenters devoted to port-city projects: the example set by Bremen, to follow the development of the 300 ha of Uberseestadt

Source : InfoCenter Uberseestadt

2 January 2014

Aarhus: “watch flower” – a promenade and belvedere in the shape of a flower opening on the port basin, designed by BIG

Source : A as Architecture.com ( + images)

Citizen Port

15 July 2019

German Government and the city of Hamburg will destine 38 million € for the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services, improving the facilities and developing new research for innovations in ports, shipping, shipbuilding and maritime logistics

Full article: Hamburg News

15 July 2019

The Port of Valencia is planning to become energy self-sufficient by 2025, using renewable energy sources. The plans includes installing wind turbines 4 or 5 km on the sea, photo-voltaic panels, an electrical substation and potentially creating a new artificial reef

Full article: Portal Portuario

15 July 2019

Port of Long Beach will fund a 26.3 million $ project to restore the coastal habitat of Colorado Lagoon

Full article: Port of Long Beach

15 July 2019

Ege Port of Kusadasi, first cruise port to receive the ECO Port certificate

Full article: Portal Portuario

15 July 2019

Hybrid cranes will reduce greenhouse gases up to 96% in the port of Oakland

Full article: Portal Portuario

10 July 2019

The Association of French Ports (UPF) launches a new app @port to explain the port ecosystem to broader audiences in a friendlier way

Full article: Ports de France

10 July 2019

Following the municipality’s request, the port of Valencia will handle weekly reports of the air quality in the port. The port authority will also invest 3,6 mill. € in a new environmental network of sensors to be operational until 2020

Full article: El Diario

10 July 2019

Port of Riga maintains several nature protected areas, to protect and enhance the local biodiversity

Full article: Port of Riga

8 July 2019

Great opportunity to learn about mobility in port cities in EU program Civitas-Portis

EU program Civitas Portis launches a call for interests for European port cities interested in knowing more about innovative mobility solutions. The deadline for applications is on September 15th. In the past AIVP days in Riga we hosted representatives from this EU program and saw possible crossovers regarding goal 3 of the AIVP agenda 2030 about mobility for port cities

Full article: Civitas Portis

8 July 2019

The port of San Diego will sponsor 64 public events in the waterfront through its Tidelands Activation Program, starting on this July. The program will distribute 430.000 $ of funding and 1,1 million $ in services to bring the people to the waterfront and discover port areas and public spaces

Full article: Times of San Diego

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Enterprise-driver Port

10 July 2019

China: the province of Shandong initiated, in turn, a merger of ports with the takeover of the Weihai Port (45 Mt) by Qingdao.

Full article: Splash 247

10 July 2019

Marseille: the biological recycling of industrial CO2 through the capture of fumes by microalgae works!

Full article: Port de Marseille (pdf)

10 July 2019

CO2 impact of e-commerce: rapid and individual deliveries are responsible for a very strong growth in emissions

Full article: Journal du GeekAxios

8 July 2019

African port metropolis: logistics fluidity and governance at the heart of all challenges!

Since 2000, nearly 50 billion Euros have been invested in West African ports and traffic has tripled. Integrated into rapidly growing urban areas, ports today face the challenge of metropolitan freight corridors. These corridors could lead to new types of Private Public Partnerships based on governance that integrates local populations and environmental interests.
Full article: Ports et corridors

8 July 2019

On the Gulf of Bengal, India wants to make Machilipatnam a global port city on more than 25 miles of coastline.

Full article: The Hindu

8 July 2019

The Marseilles’ port community, along with the Port, the Chamber of Commerce and the University, wants to boost the blue economy and innovation.

Full article: Le Marin

3 July 2019

For terminal operator TTI, ports must move beyond logistics and improve their industrial competitiveness

The view, expressed by the director of the terminal at Algeciras, aims to prevent an endless trade war between ports. On the contrary, port territories need to make efforts to consolidate industrial activity and generate jobs. Control of the logistics chain and development of import and export business requires control of production.

Full Article: El Mercantil

3 July 2019

Sail-powered shipping: Neoliner cargo vessels to be built in Saint-Nazaire with the aim of developing an innovative industry for the future.

Full article: Le Marin / The Loadstar

3 July 2019

With the inauguration of Tanger Med 2, the Moroccan port-logistics hub is now the largest in the Mediterranean.

Full article: Le Marin / Jeune Afrique / Port Technology

3 July 2019

Tanzania abandons plans for a new port in Bagamoyo originally launched in 2015, judging the conditions imposed by the Chinese developer to be unfair.

Full article: Splash 247

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