Rotterdam: call for projects for Rijnhaven
The role given to water and innovative ideas, including floating buildings, has been given pride of place in the call for projects launched by the Rotterdam City Council for the 21 ha Rijnhaven site. The projects must also provide the social benefits expected.
Los Angeles Waterfront: past, present and future presented by Geraldine Knatz, Port Executive Director (video)
The port of Venice would not object to the re-location of cruise ship traffic to Trieste
Source: Il Piccolo
Cable transport in port-city areas: the London service is being used less and less
Evaluating the recomposition of a waterfront: the example of Toronto
Waterfront Toronto is organising a debate in October about its first Corporate Social Responsability and Sustainability Report. It will be a chance to examine the criteria used to evaluate the environmental, social and economic performance of this vast project to re-dynamise its waterfront.
Barcelona: a new stage for the Nautical Cluster with the selection of Cie Formentera Mar for the new marina
Source : El economista
Cruise ships in Venice: a record of 12 ships and 35,000 passengers in 24 hours. The population is increasingly hostile
Boston: floating habitat against climate change
Constructing cities on the water is being increasingly studied as a way of dealing with rising sea levels. The latest example is Floatyard, a project for a floating habitat which will be built in a naval dockyard to the south of Boston and transported by sea to the Inner Harbor.
Belfast: the Titanic effect?
Inaugurated in March 2012, Titanic Belfast welcomed its millionth visitor in August. However it is still a little early to talk of a “Titanic effect” from this museum conceived as an iconic building to galvanise all the conversion work going on in the Titanic Quarter.
The port of Antwerp will install an experimental system to catch floating plastic
Le système, développé par la société néerlandaise Allseas, sera installé dans des endroits stratégiques, tels que le Dock Doeld, bénéficiant des vents dominants. Ce collecteur en plastique passif est composé à 75% de matériau recyclé. C’est un excellent exemple pour les objectifs 8 et 10 de l’Agenda 2030 de l’AIVP.
Port of Almería will install new screens to capture dust generated in one of the port terminals
Full article: Portal Portuario
Bilbao: two winners named in the “Port Tales” competition
“The crane that wanted to be a boat” is a story created by the young high school student who won the competition. At the same time, the port authorities launched the fifth edition of the competition for young people.
Full article : Bilbao Port
AIDA Cruises reinforces its commitment to reduce cruise emissions by signing a partnership with Corvus Energy to develop batteries for increasing electrification of the vessels
Full article: Vessel Finder
Ship emissions: the Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur region is set to invest 30 million euros to “reconcile ports cities with citizens”.
Full article: Le Marin
New App jointly developed by 21CC Education, Port of Moerwijk and private companies wants to bring the world of logistics closer to younger generations
Full article: Port of Moerwijk
The port of Berlin launches the first emission-free “pusher”
Full article: Hafenzeitung
Port of Leixões will host the 6th edition of the port race on Sept. 15. The program will include also several solidarity initiative
Full article: Port of Leixões
Port authority of Antwerp hosts maritime cinema sessions in the port house
Full article: Flows
France: the port cities of Le Havre, La Rochelle, and Dunkirk selected by the Government to be innovation areas
Le Havre’s “Smart Port City” project, endorsed by the AIVP, will promote innovation in many areas of the City-Port relationship, including logistics, training, community relations, the future Port Center, the cruise industry, etc. Dunkirk will focus its efforts on energy by involving citizens in all the current changes. Finally, La Rochelle will bring in a wide range of innovative measures aimed at achieving zero carbon status. All of these projects are driven by AIVP members, and will provide inspiration for others.
Douala: a third bridge planned on the River Wouri will support goods transport leaving the port for Chad and Central African Republic
Full article: Investir au Cameroun
The Port of Portsmouth is the UK’s most prosperous municipal port
Figures for 2017 show the port contributed some £390 million to the national economy, and £189 million to the local economy. A total of 5,590 jobs are dependent on the port, including 2,410 in the local area. Portsmouth is an essential port city, and estimated port revenue of £8.4 million plays a major part in the city’s social and education policy.
Full article: Portsmouth International Port
Abidjan: Bolloré opens its “Aérohub” logistics hub near the port and airport, an important asset for the future African common market.
Full article: Bolloré Logistics
Taiwan: work on the future offshore wind hub at the port of Taichung enters its final year. The project is of national importance.
Full article: TIPC
North Sea Port is increasingly reliant on the waterway for container pre- and post-carriage, and is showing strong growth.
Full article: Flows
River transport in France remains underused, despite its clear advantages
Benefits include a lower carbon footprint, extensive network, capacity reserve, storage options in central urban areas, and low negative externalities. Recent policies aimed at promoting cooperation between stakeholders along the Seine and Rhône or in the Hauts de France region are also ensuring a more consistent, dynamic approach. Isemar has taken an in-depth look at the issue.
Full article: Isemar (pdf)