Tarragona: opening of the Port-funded La Passarella del Port, a new gateway between the sea and city
Full article : Diari de Tarragona
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)
Manta (Ecuador): a new cruise terminal announced for October 2019; during the off-season, it will also host conferences
Full article : Portal Portuario
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
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
Saint-John: plans announced for 1500 housing units, offices and shops on the 7.3 hectare Long Wharf site
Full article : CBC
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
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
The Tourist Board in Aarhus (Denmark) announces plans for 1300 local volunteers to greet cruise passengers
Full article: Cruise Industry
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
Festivities held at the Leixoes cruise terminal to satisfy the curiosity of local residents.
Full article: Journal da Economia do Mar
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
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
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
The port of Civitavecchia introduces a 0.1% sulphur limit for ferries
Full article: Le Marin
Nantes to host international oceanic exhibition “La mer XXL” next year
Full article: La Mer XXL
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
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
Copenhagen: the five sea taxis that serve the city centre every day are set to be 100% electrically powered.
Full article: Damen
The Spanish cruise industry employs 31,000 jobs and contributes over 4.2 billion euros to the country’s economy.
Full article: El Vigia
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
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
The Antwerp / Brussels / Liège port and logistics system and the Thames Gateway: two sources of inspiration for the Seine Valley.
Full article: AURH
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
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
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
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