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2 July 2018

Dublin: 6400 m² of additional office space in the Docklands


In 2017, Kennedy Wilson and Nama bought the former port district of Hanover Quay. Work is due to get started in late 2018 on an office building overlooking the Grand Canal Docks. The building, which should be completed by 2020, completes the Capital Dock development project.

Full article : Property Funds World ; Capital Dock

2 July 2018

The Port of Taipei opens a 1.2 km stretch of quay for public fishing in response to rising demand for water-based leisure activities

Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation

2 July 2018

Tarragona: opening of the Port-funded La Passarella del Port, a new gateway between the sea and city

Full article : Diari de Tarragona

27 June 2018

Liverpool Waters: seeking a balance between economic recovery and world heritage classification


Liverpool was designated a world heritage site in 2004, as a Maritime Mercantile City. Six sectors of the city were classified, including the Stanley Dock area which occupies half the site involved in the Liverpool Waters project. The project has had to be reviewed, particularly with respect to the height of the planned buildings, under threat of losing the world heritage classification not only of this site but all the others as well. The World Heritage Committee has offered advice, and stresses the long-term benefits of respecting the rules for classification. The final decision should be taken in July.

Full article : The Planner (+ images)

27 June 2018

Manta (Ecuador): a new cruise terminal announced for October 2019; during the off-season, it will also host conferences

Full article : Portal Portuario

27 June 2018

Bordeaux: Maritime museum set to open in spring 2019 in the northern part of the Bassins à flot (dock basins) district

Full article : Bordeaux (+ video) ; Musée Mer et Marine

25 June 2018

La Réunion: towards an ecocity on a tropical island

This project is vital for the economy of Reunion Island. It involves the three most important districts of the Communauté d’Agglomération Territoire Côte Ouest (West Coast Territories Community), including that of Le Port and its port-city project. The ecocity is planned to provide 35,000 dwellings by 2045, reinforcing the area’s attractions, acting as a driver for economic development and job creation, promoting diversity and contributing to the emergence of a resilient, energy efficient city.

Full article : Région Réunion

25 June 2018

Palma: Ports de Balears is to launch a competition for ideas to redevelop the Mollet area and open it to the public

Full article : Ports de Balears

25 June 2018

Saint-John: plans announced for 1500 housing units, offices and shops on the 7.3 hectare Long Wharf site

Full article : CBC

Citizen Port

15 August 2018

Lorient: this summer, the port circuits will continue to offer programmes for exploring the port and its different facets

Full article: CCSTI

10 August 2018

The exhibition “Morocco and the Sea, Then and Now” opened on Wednesday at the Tanger-Med Port Center.

Full article: Libe.ma + Aujourd’hui.ma

10 August 2018

The Port of Oakland publishes its new “Objective zero emissions” plan.

Full article: Port of Oakland

8 August 2018

A self-driving vehicle will be running by 2019, to take cruise passengers to the centre of Le Havre.

Full article: Actu.fr

8 August 2018

Plans for a desalination plant at the Port of Corpus Christi spark major concerns among local residents

To anticipate the potential need for water and to encourage inward investment, the Port has already decided to file a planning application. The move quickly drew criticism from environmental organisations and local residents, who fear the plant will have a serious impact on marine wildlife and endanger the regional fishing industry.

Full article: EU.caller

6 August 2018

The Port of Gothenburg has embarked on a project to replant seagrass, as a compensatory measure to accompany the construction of a new terminal.

Full article: Port of Goteborg

6 August 2018

Fincantieri to build two LGN-powered cruise liners for the company TUI, with delivery scheduled for 2024 and 2026.

Full article: Fincantieri

11 July 2018

The Port, University and Maritime Institute of Singapore invest S$18 million in a new Research Centre

Dubbed the “Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP)”, the facility will focus on the needs of industry, developing integrated systems and simulation platforms, as well as research into self-driving vehicles, traffic systems and flow optimisation.

Full article: Asia Today

11 July 2018

The Tourist Board in Aarhus (Denmark) announces plans for 1300 local volunteers to greet cruise passengers

Full article: Cruise Industry

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Enterprise-driver Port

15 August 2018

New York: US$100 M of investment to rejuvenate barge and rail transport at the heart of the city

Currently, some 90% of freight transport within the city limits is shipped by truck. The new plan aims to create 5000 jobs at handling platforms and eliminate 40 Mkm per year of freeway traffic. One of the sites could be in the Bronx, inspired by the terminal already developed by the port of Brooklyn

Full article: The Maritime Executive

15 August 2018

The growth of ship repair activity on the Port Elisabeth waterfront is part of the port’s drive for integration.

Full article : Ports & Ships

15 August 2018

Following the example of Morocco, Tunisia becomes the latest country to sign a deal with China to link up with the “One Belt, One Road” new silk road initiative.

Full article: Jeune Afrique

10 August 2018

Chile: dialogue with communities and cities central to the new port policy

This is the key issue identified in the strategic orientations and priority investment policies unveiled by the Chilean government to the ten national port authorities, following the appointment of their new presidents. The focus is on proposing mechanisms to promote integration, notably in terms of governance. Employment, mobility and the environment will also be crucial to City-Port-Citizen dialogue.

Full article: Portal Portuario 1 / Portal Portuario 2

10 August 2018

The Port of Durban is counting on a broad programme of investments to secure its position as the leading maritime gateway for the Gauteng economy.

Full article: Port Strategy

10 August 2018

Smart Ports: Le Havre and Marseilles fast-track initiatives as they look to keep pace with Hamburg and Antwerp.

Full article: Les smart grids 1 / Les smart grids 2

8 August 2018

Mumbai metro project: what if the excavated material could be used to develop the port?

Currently, the material is trucked to abandoned quarries over 50 km from the city. The Port de Mumbai is now proposing to take them by ship the 10 km to Jahawar Dweep, to expand the docks and reclaimed land. The proposal has been submitted to the Environment Ministry.

Full article: Mid-day.com

8 August 2018

“Traders Market”: a new 300 hectare logistics zone devised by DP World to boost trades between the Emirates and China.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

8 August 2018

Intermodal logistics: the port of Kiel strengthens its rail links and expands pre-stacking parks for trucks.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

6 August 2018

Valparaiso: the city and port slow to reach agreement on TCVAL terminal extension plan

Discussions are centred on the environmental challenges posed by the US$500 M project, although the ecological measures already announced have been accepted by the state and regional authorities. For the Mayor, more needs to be done in order to avoid compromising the landscape visible from the sea in the bay, which is a world heritage site. The President of the port is calling for dialogue to avoid putting the port’s economic future at risk.

Full article: Portal Portuario 1 / Portal Portuario 2Portal Portuario 3Portal Portuario 4

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