Memphis (United States): an ecological and recreational park designed by Studio Gang partly inspired by the former terminals and silos
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
Valparaiso (Chile): citizens opt for the Parque Barón project
Some 11,344 people voted in the “Imagina el Muelle Barón” competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, and the Municipality. They were invited to choose from a shortlist of three proposals for a future “Promenade of the Sea” to be developed on a 10.9 hectare site owned by the Port. New green spaces and four pedestrian access paths will recreate links with the city, notably for the cruise terminal. A wetland area, underground aquarium and marina are also planned. Work is set to be carried out in 2020 and 2012.
Esbjerg (Denmark): a raised promenade with views of the port designed by Cobe
Full article : World Architecture (+ images)
Gandia (Spain): a ferry port to be developed in time for the summer by shipping company Armas-Trasmediterránea in a port hanger
Full article : 20 minutos
Shanghai (China): Minsheng Wharf, a new promenade
After almost two years of landscaping and development work, the site along the Huangpu has become a new space in which to relax and walk, particularly along the raised promenade alongside the ferry terminal. Presentation by the project architects, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects.
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Buenos Aires (Argentina): new river shuttle launched between Puerto Madero and the city centre to reduce congestion
Full article : La Nacion
Bordeaux, Bassins à Flots (France): Dock G6, a hotel designed by architectural firm King Kong was to be built in this district with its prominent port identity
Full article : Chroniques d’architecture
The CEO of the port of Osaka cannot see his port developing without the city and population.
Full article: Ports and Harbors, n°63/6, p40
Iceland becomes the latest country to get an electric ferry (550 passengers / 75 cars) to reduce its carbon footprint.
Full article: Cruise and ferry
An aesthetic port
People often have a negative perception of the port and its infrastructures. There are solutions for showcasing and overhauling the image of these facilities. These solutions allow the active port to be kept close to the city, while at the same time transforming the way they are seen by the public, as highlighted by Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP.
Full article : Port Strategy
Dunkirk Port Museum: 62,000 visitors in 2018, an ambitious programme for 2019, and a Port Center in the pipeline.
Full article: Mer et Marine
Longer liners is an increasingly common solution for adapting to the cruise market, as these impressive images show!
Full article: Cruise Industry News
The port of Barcelona is counting on international climate cooperation to reduce the carbon footprint of its own activities
Full article: El Vigia
The cruise market, as buoyant as ever, will see its ranks swelled by 14 new companies in the next two years.
Full article: Cruise Industry News
Valencia: continued experiments with the use of hydrogen for port logistics as part of efforts to achieve zero emissions.
Full article: Greenport
Should the future Spanish ports law give cities a bigger say in their governance?
Janet Sanz, deputy Mayor of Barcelona and Vice-President of AIVP, has raised the question, taking up a clear position and opening the debate. She is calling for other Spanish port cities to launch a manifesto on the issue, as a way of promoting active discussion. In Spain, as in many other countries, City Port governance is more strategically important than ever.
Full article: Lavanguardia
Nigeria counting on its river ports to kick-start the economy in the north of the country.
Full article: leadership
To strengthen the corridor between Lomé and Burkina Faso, Togo is planning a dry port in the border city of ionkassé
Full article: l-frii.com
Setting up in Dundee, Coast Renewables aims to transform the industrial landscape of this port city with the wind power industry.
Full article: Energy Voice
Barcelona gets an incubator for 3D printing, a way for the port community to anticipate the technology’s logistical implications.
Full article: Diario del Puerto
The EIB throws its weight behind plans to introduce Ecoslops in Antwerp and Marseille to recycle maritime oil residues.
Full article: Le Marin
The ports of Ghana are crucial to the country’s development, while gradually integrating environmental issues
As the region’s third largest economy, Ghana is able to rely on a port system. In addition to terminals, investment has also been made in infrastructural links, notably with Burkina Faso, and smoother goods tracking procedures. Alongside this, and with the help of an international pool, the port of Tema has become a pilot project for an integrated and sustainable approach to port design.
Saudi Arabia: LogiPoint, a member of AIVP this year celebrating its 20th anniversary, is now in charge of 178 hectares of logistics zones
Full article: LogiPoint
Hamilton / Oshawa (Canada): jobs the priority in proposals for a potential merger of the two port authorities.
Full article: cbc
The City and Port of Altamira (Mex) keen to work together to improve the competitiveness of the port and local region.
Full article: La Régión