Urban Port

27 August 2013

Ajaccio: study contracted for restructuring the Bay, including the relocation of marine cargo operations

Source : Assemblée Corse

27 August 2013

Dunkirk: first stone laid for a laboratory on pollution and industrial risks in the port-city sector

Source : La Voix du Nord ; Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment

23 August 2013

Oslo: “Harbour promenade”

White’s architecture studio has designed a 9 km promenade to provide continuity between the various sectors of the Oslo waterfront and promote integration between the city and the fjord. A secondary object is to make this an emblematic feature for both the city’s inhabitants and its visitors.

Source : White (+ images)

23 August 2013

Reconvertir un chantier naval : résultats du concours

“Smart Harbor”, concours destiné aux jeunes architectes, portait sur la reconversion de chantiers navals en des sites ludiques, récréatifs et faisant une large place aux espaces publics. Les propositions des lauréats, mais aussi des finalistes, sont autant de sources d’inspiration pour un problème auquel sont confrontées nombre de villes portuaires.

Source : Smart Harbor, results

23 August 2013

Sydney, Pyrmont: 5 residential towers designed by Tony Caro Architecture, among whom some with views over the port

Source : Australian Design Review

22 August 2013

Marina di Carrara reorganizes the waterfront

The Carrara waterfront project, presented by the mayor and the port chairman at the last MIPIM at Cannes, will lead to the creation of a dedicated port service road and the integration of the port storage area into the landscape. Priority is being given to the creation of public spaces and promenades, particularly the one on the outer jetty which will offer views of the town, the bay and the ships.

Source : Port of Carrara ; Informazioni marittime


22 August 2013

Long Beach: the port has reduced its emissions of diesel particles by 81% since 2005

Source : Green Port

22 August 2013

Marseilles: a new future for J1

The Port of Marseilles has decided to launch a call for projects for J1, the last shipping warehouse in the La Joliette sector. It currently houses exhibitions in the framework of Marseille, European Capital of Culture. Future uses for the 25,000 m2 space on three levels are undecided, but three possibilities are open: third party, research and events, all of which must illustrate the “Port-City” concept. For the moment, the only uses decided on are the head office of the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (GPMM) and the superyacht industry.

Source : GPMM, Journal de la marine marchande

21 August 2013

Chicago: find the river again on “Riverwalk”

While the river has been cleaned of pollution over the last decade, redevelopment of the banks has remained stuck at the project stage. With “Riverwalk”, Sasaki Associates proposes to cut the course of the river into six sequences to allow a diversity of uses, while creating a continuous promenade 7.6 m wide.

Source : Plataforma Urbana ; Sasaki Associates


21 August 2013

Tenerife: modifications to the port Special Plan

The Board of Directors of the Port of Santa Cruz, Tenerife, has approved two modifications to the Special Plan. A cruise ship terminal will be built on Muelle de Ribera, while the existing cargo and Ro/Ro activities will be relocated to Los Llanos. And the project for a hotel on Muelle de Enlace has been abandoned; recreational, commercial and water sports activities may take its place.

Source : Puertos de Tenerife

Citizen Port

17 June 2019

France’s president announces a plan to increase the number and level of French marine protected areas

Full article: Mer et Marine

17 June 2019

Port authority of Singapore and Our Singapore Reefs sign an agreement for the next three years to disclose and protect the local biodiversity

Full article: Greenport

17 June 2019

CMA-CGM will receive 20 new LNG container vessels until 2022, reducing their environmental footprint

Full article: CMA-CGM

17 June 2019

Port of Tenerife to cut 15 tons of CO2 emissions per year with new plan including smart illumination, electric vehicles and renewable energies

Full article: Portal Portuario, El dia

17 June 2019

Port of Tarragona publishes the report of their port city activities for the year 2018, including numerous examples of animation.

Full article: Port de Tarragona

17 June 2019

Conferences about port governance organized in Chile. Dr. Miguel Angel de Marco gave two masterclasses in the cities of Valparaíso and Asunción, connected to educational and research programmes.

Full article: Portal Portuario

17 June 2019

Photo exhibition in Universitè Littoral in Dunkerque portraits port and maritime activities in the coast of France, Senegal and Togo

Full article: Université du Littoral

12 June 2019

Port of Vigo installs the first artificial micro-reefs to enhance the port’s biodiversity

Full article: Blue Growth Vigo

12 June 2019

Port of Long Beach awards 100 000 $ in scholarships for 77 local high-schools and colleges

Full article: Port of Long Beach

12 June 2019

Port terminal of Talcahuano sings an agreement with high school to facilitate traineeship in the port

Full article: Portal Portuario


Enterprise-driver Port

17 June 2019

The future of sea transport requires global reflection on its environmental and climate impacts

Safety, pollution, giant ships – is shipping reaching a critical point? This question, discussed in an important debate on a large French public radio station, is being raised more and more frequently. The cruise ship industry, despite its efforts, is criticised for its impact on the health of port city inhabitants. Political and social issues seem to be outweighing purely commercial questions. More than ever before, Cities, Ports and Citizens must learn to understand one another and work together for a more sustainable shipping world. AIVP is working on this, day in, day out. .

Full article: France Culture / BFM TV / Transport & Environnement (pdf report) / CLIA

17 June 2019

If their urban territories are not competitive, port developments may suffer. Port cities must build their future in coordination!

Full article: El Comercio / Freeport of Riga

17 June 2019

Halifax: port capacity to be increased to reduce heavy vehicle traffic in the city, which is causing problems.

Full article: Red Deer Advocate

17 June 2019

Africa1: Guinea envisages a new deep water port and Morocco steps up the rate of its port investments

Full article: La Tribune / Les

17 June 2019

Africa 2: Nigeria looks to river traffic to strengthen its port economy, while projects on the future of the Sénégal River are moving forward

Full article: Teranga News / Ecofin

12 June 2019

Auckland: for Smart Cities expert Mark Thomas, the future of the city lies in more port cooperation, not moving the port itself.

Full article: Stuff

12 June 2019

Straits of Europe: the crucial issue of ferries between banks is encouraging cities to invest directly by acquiring stakes in the capital of companies.

Full article: European Straits Initiative

10 June 2019

Le Havre Smart Port City: definitive project plans submitted to the French government

Driven by the region’s leading urban and port stakeholders, the project brings together the research sector and local businesses, as well as some major international groups. The aim is to kick-start innovation in the City Port territory, as part of ambitious plans to tackle the challenge posed by the digital, energy and environmental transition.

Full article: Le Havre Seine Métropole / Havre Smart Port City

10 June 2019

The Port of Quebec joins forces with Hutchinson Ports and CN Rail for its planned container terminal

The move represents a crucial step forward for the project, which was introduced to all AIVP members at last year’s world conference. It sees the Port of Quebec join the operator’s 52 other ports in 27 countries, and cements Quebec’s position at the heart of commercial trade while making the Laurentia terminal a powerful engine for economic development for the City Port region. Mario Girard, CEO of the Port of Quebec and Vice-Chairman of AIVP, aims to make it one of the terminals with the smallest environmental footprint in the world.

Full article: Port of Quebec / Port Technology / Le Soleil

27 May 2019

United States: job creation has never been stronger in ports than over the last five years

Full article: Logistics Management