Ha Long (Vietnam): with the recently opened dock, cruise tourists now have a new way to reach the Bay of Ha Long
Full article : Nhân Dân
Copenhagen waterfront: DFDS signs a deal with a pension fund to build its new headquarters
Full article : Maritime Denmark
Port-Louis Waterfront (Mauritius): first phase inaugurated
Work on the initial phase of the redevelopment project was completed last December, with shops and restaurants open to residents and visitors. A multiplex cinema will open next October. Two more redevelopment phases will follow, and are expected to be completed in 2020. The Prime Minister has also announced plans for a new cruise terminal (the invitation to tender was launched in April) and an aquarium.
“S.O.S. Climate waterfront”: a European (Horizon 2020) project for new solutions that are acceptable to the public
Full article : River cities
London, Greenwich Peninsula: a new park designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro running for 5 km along the Thames will open to July
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Toronto: Strategic Plan 2019-2024 for the waterfront
Waterfront Toronto was appointed by the Canadian Government, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto in 2001, to regenerate 800 hectares of waterfront. The stated aim of this new phase is to make the project a model for redevelopment, attracting investors, generating economic growth and jobs, and offering an improved quality of life, through inclusive and sustainable solutions.
Vigo (Spain): the Port and University unveil plans for a promenade from which to observe animal and plant life beneath the dock
Full article : Faro de Vigo
France’s president announces a plan to increase the number and level of French marine protected areas
Full article: Mer et Marine
Port authority of Singapore and Our Singapore Reefs sign an agreement for the next three years to disclose and protect the local biodiversity
Full article: Greenport
CMA-CGM will receive 20 new LNG container vessels until 2022, reducing their environmental footprint
Full article: CMA-CGM
Port of Tarragona publishes the report of their port city activities for the year 2018, including numerous examples of animation.
Full article: Port de Tarragona
Conferences about port governance organized in Chile. Dr. Miguel Angel de Marco gave two masterclasses in the cities of Valparaíso and Asunción, connected to educational and research programmes.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Photo exhibition in Universitè Littoral in Dunkerque portraits port and maritime activities in the coast of France, Senegal and Togo
Full article: Université du Littoral
Port of Vigo installs the first artificial micro-reefs to enhance the port’s biodiversity
Full article: Blue Growth Vigo
Port of Long Beach awards 100 000 $ in scholarships for 77 local high-schools and colleges
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Port terminal of Talcahuano sings an agreement with high school to facilitate traineeship in the port
Full article: Portal Portuario
The future of sea transport requires global reflection on its environmental and climate impacts
Safety, pollution, giant ships – is shipping reaching a critical point? This question, discussed in an important debate on a large French public radio station, is being raised more and more frequently. The cruise ship industry, despite its efforts, is criticised for its impact on the health of port city inhabitants. Political and social issues seem to be outweighing purely commercial questions. More than ever before, Cities, Ports and Citizens must learn to understand one another and work together for a more sustainable shipping world. AIVP is working on this, day in, day out. .
Halifax: port capacity to be increased to reduce heavy vehicle traffic in the city, which is causing problems.
Full article: Red Deer Advocate
Auckland: for Smart Cities expert Mark Thomas, the future of the city lies in more port cooperation, not moving the port itself.
Full article: Stuff
Straits of Europe: the crucial issue of ferries between banks is encouraging cities to invest directly by acquiring stakes in the capital of companies.
Full article: European Straits Initiative
Le Havre Smart Port City: definitive project plans submitted to the French government
Driven by the region’s leading urban and port stakeholders, the project brings together the research sector and local businesses, as well as some major international groups. The aim is to kick-start innovation in the City Port territory, as part of ambitious plans to tackle the challenge posed by the digital, energy and environmental transition.
The Port of Quebec joins forces with Hutchinson Ports and CN Rail for its planned container terminal
The move represents a crucial step forward for the project, which was introduced to all AIVP members at last year’s world conference. It sees the Port of Quebec join the operator’s 52 other ports in 27 countries, and cements Quebec’s position at the heart of commercial trade while making the Laurentia terminal a powerful engine for economic development for the City Port region. Mario Girard, CEO of the Port of Quebec and Vice-Chairman of AIVP, aims to make it one of the terminals with the smallest environmental footprint in the world.
United States: job creation has never been stronger in ports than over the last five years
Full article: Logistics Management