Urban Port

15 April 2019

Yokohama (Japan): plans for an aerial tramway over the Minato Mirai 21 waterfront district, in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics

Full article : Asahi

15 April 2019

Greenock (UK): plans for a cruise terminal that will also include a visitor centre, art gallery and restaurant

Full article : Greenock Telegraph

10 April 2019

Istanbul, Galataport: modern art museum and innovative cruise terminal

Currently under construction, the Renzo Piano-designed museum will be one of the centerpieces of Galataport, a redevelopment of 1.2 km of waterfront, the masterplan for which was created by Dror+Gensler. It also includes a ground-breaking cruise terminal, with a system of hydraulic gangways, designed with BEA, which can be stowed in the basement when not in use, freeing up space for the promenade.

Full article : RenzoPiano Museum ; Word Architecture News ; Cruise and Ferry ; Video Galaport project


10 April 2019

The Port of Valencia and the City of Sagunto agree to turn the 800 metres of docks in Sagunto into a promenade

Full article : Valencia Port (+video)

10 April 2019

Ancona (Italy): a website dedicated to the Old Port redeveloped by the City and the body responsible for managing the ports of the Central Adriatic

Full article : Porto Antico Ancona

5 April 2019

Bilbao launches the second phase in the development of Zorrotzaurre

The masterplan to redevelop the former industrial and port district of Zorrotzaurre was designed by Zaha Hadid. The project took some major steps forward in 2018, including the opening of the Deusto canal that effectively turns the 84 hectare peninsula into an island. This second phase concerns a smaller area, which will have fewer homes and more green spaces and public facilities.

Full article : Deia ;

5 April 2019

The port authority of Baleares signs an agreement with IEO to host the new Oceanographic Centre of the Balearic Islands

Full article : Port de Balears

5 April 2019

Toronto: Sidewalk Labs tests the “raincoat”, a structure designed to protect buildings from rain and wind, while reducing energy demand

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

Citizen Port

22 April 2019

Port of Authority of Halifax in Canada (HPA – AIVP member) is undertaking a public consultation to co-construct with its citizens the future of the port

The online survey is only the latest step on a broader consultation process started in 2016. The Port of Halifax has since discussed and presented the different options to structure its growth, profiting form the expansions of containerized cargo. In the website created for the online consultation, citizens can get first hand information on the different alternatives and take the survey to express their opinion and preferences. Besides information about the planning alternatives, the website also includes didactic material and port terminology to help locals to understand what is been discussed, so they can give a well educated opinion. AIVP has supported this kind of processes, particularly linked to Port Centers. The case of Halifax resonates with goal 4 of AIVP Agenda 2030: Promoting a renewed governance approach.

Full article : PortCityHfx ; The Chronicle Herald

22 April 2019

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) raise awareness to the issue of gender equality in the maritime sector. NPA also expressed its commitment for women welfare.

Full article : Safety4sea

22 April 2019

The port of Leixões (PT) shows its commitment with citizens’ health, with a program for the World Health Day including sport events, check-ups and massages.

Full article : Revista Cargo

17 April 2019

Port of Venice develops an intense event calendar to engage younger generations with the port.

In the past week, the Port Authority of Venice has showed an extraordinary engagement with younger generations, in initiatives raging from play days to theater groups and plastic recycling. The playday 2019 was the final event of a broader port community project for. In this years’ edition, the port authority created a “Venice port square” with several workshops for children to get to know the port. Other partners included disabled sport organizations a local stakeholders. Additionally, a high-school students’ theater group won an award for their interpretation of Otello in the port. Italian ports have shown an increasing sensibility to societal engagement, also visible in the agenda of the ports Trieste, Livorno, Genoa or Naples.

Full article : Twitter 1 ; Twitter 2 ; Port of Venice 1 ; Port of Venice 2 ;

17 April 2019

Bolipuertos, the national entity responsible for Venezuelan ports, will create 8 new university centers to foster higher education for port workers

Full article : Portal Portuario

17 April 2019

New efforts in France for energy transition and reducing emissions. The French government proposes shipping speed limits and the maritime cluster creates working group

Full article : Mer et marine ; Safety4sea

17 April 2019

Porthos project in the Port of Rotterdam for carbon capture gains momentum as a realistic option to reduce pollution.

Full article : Port of Rotterdam ; Greenport

15 April 2019

GloFouling project launched in London to protect marine biodiversity

Full article : Profesionales Hoy

15 April 2019

Port of Oslo presents their project for a zero-emission boat dedicated to cleaning the harbour

Full article : Nettavisen ; OsloHavn


Enterprise-driver Port

22 April 2019

To protect jobs, the port of New York hires more dockers instead of relying on automation

Under an agreement signed in February 2019, the port plans to hire 650 additional workers by the end of 2020. In exchange for this social policy, productivity improvements are expected, guaranteeing 30 container movements every hour. Less efficient dockers may be allocated fewer hours. Agreements of this kind are applied in many ports around the world.

Full article: Ajot

22 April 2019

To compensate for the lack of profits from cruise activity, Tanzania is planning to build a dedicated terminal in Dar Es Salam.

Full article: Tanzania Ports Authority

22 April 2019

Maritime container transport is shaping up to set standards for digitisation and improved efficiency

Full article: World Maritime News

22 April 2019

Bremenports joins forces with Icelandic partners to create a port on the future Arctic route, as part of a project for the next 40 years

Full article: Finnafjord Port Project

22 April 2019

Paris, urban river-based logistics: success for the Franprix project launched in 2012, and new initiatives with the Lud’Eau project

Full article: NPI 1 / NPI 2 / Green Switch Meridian

17 April 2019

Los Angeles / San Pedro: Container business growth boosts office real estate needed for support and research services

Full article: GlobeSt

17 April 2019

Perth Fremantle: Port lands available for industry and logistics are scarce and sell quickly

Full article: The Sydney Morning Herald

17 April 2019

Canal Seine Nord Europe: To avoid any delay, the French Government should provide funding soon

Full article: NPI

15 April 2019

More and more ports are looking to kick-start innovation through industrial clusters

There are a host of projects in this area, including PierNext in Barcelona, RDM Campus and MH4 in Rotterdam, the Smart Port City programme in Le Havre, the COVE project in Halifax, and others. For Maurice Jansen, the aim is the same: to orchestrate collaborative innovation and converge financial, social, human and cultural capital.

Full article: Port Strategy

15 April 2019

Artificial power generation islands in the North Sea: projects continue to move forward with a test site potentially to be created within five years

Full article: Recharge Wind