Urban Port

11 April 2018

Taiwan: work has begun on the international class marina planned for a 29 hectare site at Anping Port

Full article : Taiwan International Ports Corp.

9 April 2018

Seville: work set to begin on Sevilla Park in March 2019

The work will involve relocating CLH’s hydrocarbon tanks, and will be carried out by the project developer Octagón. The 47 hectare Batán site will house a shopping complex and a 20,000 seat auditorium. The work is expected to last between 18 and 24 months.

Full article : Diario de Sevilla

9 April 2018

Los Angeles: eight hectares of public spaces designed by Sasaki and Studio-MLA to be developed on Wilmington’s former industrial waterfront

Full article : LA Curbed (+ images) ; Archpaper (+ images)

9 April 2018

Halsskov (Denmark): Sweco Architects uses containers to create a diving platform in a ferry port that has been converted into a leisure area

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images) ; Water sports Center

9 April 2018

Amsterdam: new urban artwork with a light installation at NDSM Wharf, a shipyard that has been turned into a hub dedicated to art and culture

Full article : Design Boom (+ images) ; NDSM

4 April 2018

Waterford: conversion of the North Quays can go ahead

Waterford is one of several Irish cities which will receive state support through Project Ireland 2040. This support will open the way to funding from various sources, notably the Saudi Arabian Fawaz Alhokair Group. The project will be used for a site covering nearly 7 hectares, and will involve the controversial demolition of a listed grain silo. The proposed design includes 300 dwelling units, a 200-bed hotel, a conference centre, 15,000m2 of offices and 39,600 m2 of shops.

Full article : The Munster Express ; Irish Examiner

4 April 2018

San Francisco: a look back at the transformation of Pier 2 and its warehouse into a Centre for Arts and Culture by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Full article : Architectural Record (+ images)

4 April 2018

Port of Strasbourg: enhancement and smart lighting of Port du Rhin’s street, an essential link between port and city

Full article : PAS’rell N°11, p.3

4 April 2018

Copenhagen, Nordhavn: Copenhagen International School, a sustainable campus in the new carbon-neutral district of Levantkaj

Full article : CPH Post

Citizen Port

18 April 2018

Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training

The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.

Full article: Ship2shore

18 April 2018

Venice: new regulations come into effect for large cruise ships exceeding certain tonnage criteria

Full article: The Meditelegraphe

18 April 2018

The Martigues Tourist Board (France) is organising three tours of the port of Fos on the theme “Nature and Industry”

Full article: Fequence Sud

16 April 2018

Lorient’s Port Center website goes online

Having signed the Port Center Missions Charter in 2016, port community stakeholders in Lorient have now opened a digital Port Center, in the form of a website explaining and highlighting the port. The website, at carries the official “Port Center By AIVP” label. Lorient’s port community who came together around the project understand that three-way dialogue between the city, port and citizens is beneficial for the territory as a whole. Since 2016, a large working group has been actively implementing the project, led by Audélor, and bringing together the main stakeholders in the port territory (Lorient Agglomération, the City of Lorient, the Regional Council, SEM Lorient Keroman, the Morbihan CCI (Port of Commerce), SELLOR (marinas), the Espace des Sciences Maison de la Mer, the University of Southern Brittany, the Development Council, Bretagne Pôle Naval, and others.)

Full article: AIVP

16 April 2018

Seattle: three companies ordered to pay $4M for damage caused to the coastal fringe dating back to the start of the last century.

Full article: Herald Net

16 April 2018

Le Havre: invitation to tender including an engineering study on the future port center

The Port Center of Le Havre – a member of the AIVP Port Center Network – has just published an invitation to tender for a “Design study for the scientific and cultural project of the future Port Center in Le Havre”. The move is part of the Le Havre region’s candidacy for the PIA3 future investment project, for which the port city of Le Havre has been selected and which offers an ambitious programme entitled “Smart port city, towards a new model for urban and industrial-port territory integrated through innovation”. AIVP is delighted by this opportunity to work on the concept for the Future Port Center, an essential resource for developing a culture of harmonious development between city, port and citizens.

The specifications for the ITT can be found at + PIA3


11 April 2018

France: solar power plan for the river dam at Port Saint Louis du Rhône

Full article: Port of Marseilles

11 April 2018

South Africa’s national ports authority (TNPA, a member of AIVP) to set up its own dredging school

Full article: Engineering News

11 April 2018

The Port of Genoa is to be equipped with cold ironing facilities by Nidec

Full article: Cruise industry

9 April 2018

A report by Asia Research & Engagement, commissioned by HSBC, assessing the risks of climate change to ports across Asia Pacific

Full article: Sustainable Finance


Enterprise-driver Port

18 April 2018

Ports are key to accelerating trade in order to boost development in Africa

This is not a new observation, but was again highlighted in a recent report by PWC Africa. Besides infrastructures, investment needs to be targeted at measures to improve the efficiency of ports and logistics. Otherwise, there is a risk that no benefit will be seen from new ports and terminals. Finally, as underlined by UNCTAD, education and training is equally strategically important.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News 1 & 2 / Pdf reportJeune Afrique

18 April 2018

Canada: industrial development at the port of Saguenay and modernisation of rail logistics links in Montreal.

Full article: Radio Canada / Port Technology

18 April 2018

In its master plan for 2040, the Port of Dublin is focusing on modernisation of existing installations to absorb predicted high levels of traffic.

Full article: Irish Independant / Dublin Port

18 April 2018

Lack of available port space is hampering the development of offshore win on the east coast of the US

Full article: BloombergRennewableenergymagazine

18 April 2018

Argentina: modernisation of the port of Quequen and growth in the food industry go hand in hand with the city’s development

Full article: NecocheaNet

18 April 2018

Energy transition: the Port of Rotterdam wants to create an international coalition to introduce a new carbon tax.

Full article: Splash 24/7

16 April 2018

Publication by the Sefacil Foundation: Modernising Africa’s ports – challenges and prospects

Essential to ushering African port cities into the era of globalisation, this modernisation concerns infrastructures, plant and governance. It is accompanied by far-reaching changes in the traditional African economy, and is coming up against new campaigns by the public. The financial resources it requires are also raising questions, given the limited budgets of certain states. This collective work, which includes 19 contributions, sets out the current state of affairs and looks at the prospects for the future. Full article: Sefacil

16 April 2018

LNG: with LNG’s competitiveness dependent on logistics, Fluxys is planning a bunkering facility at Antwerp in 2019

Full article: Le Marin / Port of Antwerp / Port Strategy

16 April 2018

Senegal wants to make Saint Louis a modern sea and river port for territories spread along more than 900 km of inland waterways.

Full article: Agence de Presse du Sénégal

16 April 2018

Cartagena (Spain): the port’s president is keen to serve the productive economy, citizens and City port integration.

Full article: Murcia Economia