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2 July 2018

Tarragona: opening of the Port-funded La Passarella del Port, a new gateway between the sea and city

Full article : Diari de Tarragona

27 June 2018

Liverpool Waters: seeking a balance between economic recovery and world heritage classification


Liverpool was designated a world heritage site in 2004, as a Maritime Mercantile City. Six sectors of the city were classified, including the Stanley Dock area which occupies half the site involved in the Liverpool Waters project. The project has had to be reviewed, particularly with respect to the height of the planned buildings, under threat of losing the world heritage classification not only of this site but all the others as well. The World Heritage Committee has offered advice, and stresses the long-term benefits of respecting the rules for classification. The final decision should be taken in July.

Full article : The Planner (+ images)

27 June 2018

Manta (Ecuador): a new cruise terminal announced for October 2019; during the off-season, it will also host conferences

Full article : Portal Portuario

27 June 2018

Bordeaux: Maritime museum set to open in spring 2019 in the northern part of the Bassins à flot (dock basins) district

Full article : Bordeaux (+ video) ; Musée Mer et Marine

25 June 2018

La Réunion: towards an ecocity on a tropical island

This project is vital for the economy of Reunion Island. It involves the three most important districts of the Communauté d’Agglomération Territoire Côte Ouest (West Coast Territories Community), including that of Le Port and its port-city project. The ecocity is planned to provide 35,000 dwellings by 2045, reinforcing the area’s attractions, acting as a driver for economic development and job creation, promoting diversity and contributing to the emergence of a resilient, energy efficient city.

Full article : Région Réunion

25 June 2018

Palma: Ports de Balears is to launch a competition for ideas to redevelop the Mollet area and open it to the public

Full article : Ports de Balears

25 June 2018

Saint-John: plans announced for 1500 housing units, offices and shops on the 7.3 hectare Long Wharf site

Full article : CBC

11 June 2018

San Francisco: work starts on Pier 70


The project was finally approved last November. The 11.3 hectare site will be redeveloped in 3 phases over the next 15 to 20 years. Between 1100 and 2150 housing units will be built, 30% of which will be permanently affordable. The plan also includes cultural spaces and shops, while there will be facilities for light industry in three historic buildings. Finally, 3.6 hectares of parks and public spaces will be created, mainly along the shoreline. Allowance will be made for rising sea levels.
Full article : ABC7news

11 June 2018

The City and Port of Quebec set to create an elevated cycling path on Piers 21 and 22 at Pointe-à-Carcy, near the cruise terminal

Full article : Le Journal de Québec (+ images)  ; Video

Citizen Port

11 July 2018

The Port, University and Maritime Institute of Singapore invest S$18 million in a new Research Centre

Dubbed the “Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP)”, the facility will focus on the needs of industry, developing integrated systems and simulation platforms, as well as research into self-driving vehicles, traffic systems and flow optimisation.

Full article: Asia Today

11 July 2018

The Tourist Board in Aarhus (Denmark) announces plans for 1300 local volunteers to greet cruise passengers

Full article: Cruise Industry

9 July 2018

The Port of Quequen (Argentina) devises a plan to monitor marine wildlife

The port is committed to monitoring marine wildlife, and in particular eared seals. Aware of the impact of port activities on biodiversity, the port has joined forces with environmental groups to create a comprehensive programme including educational initiatives, research, monitoring, protection and care of animals.

Full article: Global Ports

9 July 2018

Festivities held at the Leixoes cruise terminal to satisfy the curiosity of local residents.

Full article: Journal da Economia do Mar

9 July 2018

The Abbot Point coal terminal (Australia) risks closure after the impact assessment on the site’s cultural heritage is found to be insufficient.

Full article: The Guardian

4 July 2018

The Port of Vancouver presents awards to several economic and industrial stakeholders from its port community, in recognition of their commitment to reducing their environmental footprint

Full article: Port of Vancouver

4 July 2018

Solar panels fitted to the roof of La Rochelle’s submarine base at the initiative of the port and the IEL group as part of a €2.5 million investment

Full article: UMLR

4 July 2018

The port of Civitavecchia introduces a 0.1% sulphur limit for ferries

Full article: Le Marin

4 July 2018

Nantes to host international oceanic exhibition “La mer XXL” next year

Full article: La Mer XXL

2 July 2018

Backed by the Grand Port Maritime and the urban community, Dunkirk’s Port Center will open by the end of the year

Full article:: La Voix du Nord

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Enterprise-driver Port

11 July 2018

Port cooperation: a host of projects with diverse plans, strategies and policies

This issue of Research in Transportation Management and Business, edited by Theo Notteboom, Francesco Parola and Géraldine Knatz, features 13 international contributions on this essential subject from countries including Italy, Japan, the US, China and Chile, all of which have recently introduced reforms or hosted local initiatives with significant implications for the port authorities concerned.

Full article: Port Economics / Research in Transportation Management and Business 

11 July 2018

Copenhagen: the five sea taxis that serve the city centre every day are set to be 100% electrically powered.

Full article: Damen

11 July 2018

The Spanish cruise industry employs 31,000 jobs and contributes over 4.2 billion euros to the country’s economy.

Full article: El Vigia

9 July 2018

Port of the future: Port Technologie magazine offers free access to over 70 articles on the topic until 25 July.

Entitled “Linking the supply chain”, this special issue looks at subjects including automation, new sea routes, the energy transition, careers and training. All of these current topics are vital for understanding the future of the world’s port and logistics system, and rethinking the way cities and partner communities work.Full article: Port Technology

9 July 2018

The growth of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (13,000 km2, 15 million inhabitants) requires a rethink of the Buenos Aires / La Plata / Zarate port system.

Full article: La Nación

9 July 2018

The Antwerp / Brussels / Liège port and logistics system and the Thames Gateway: two sources of inspiration for the Seine Valley.

Full article: AURH

9 July 2018

The Seychelles Port Authority is handed responsibility for overseeing the Port Victoria extension plan, seen as vital to the country’s economy.

Full article: PMASEA

9 July 2018

The Seine Nord Canal: a crucial milestone reached with the imminent creation of an industrial and commercial local public establishment.

Full article: La Voix du Nord

4 July 2018

Venice: the port keen to focus more on the city and assume its role as a local player

Often a target for criticism due to the cruise ships crossing the lagoon, the port of Venice has unwittingly become a symbol of the mass tourism saturating Europe’s cities. Pino Musolino, who has been President of the port authority for a year, believes that perception is partly inaccurate, and requires urban policies and the port’s role to be redefined.

Full article: La Tribune

4 July 2018

The President of the port of Arica is keen to mark his new mandate by boosting regional economic integration and strengthening ties with the community.

Full article: Portal Portuario

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