London: Maich Swift Architects creates a new theatre for this summer above a canalside warehouse
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
Liverpool could have a new cruise terminal at Princes Dock by 2012. There are also plans for a hotel.
Full article : Liverpool Echo (+ video)
Amsterdam: what strategy for Haven-Stad?
The City of Amsterdam wants to turn the 650 hectare Docklands site into a sustainable mixed-use district, capable of accommodating some 70,000 homes and generating 58,000 jobs. Last February, it called in experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to assess the opportunities and risks of the vast project. In its report, the ULI recommends accelerating the project, engaging investors, and also sharing the risks by setting up a public/private development company involving all of the stakeholders concerned.
Barcelona: the Generalitat de Catalunya gives the green light for the Hermitage Museum in the port
Full article : Catalunyapress
Durban: four derelict buildings demolished to make way for new developments at the Point Waterfront project site
Full article : Moneyweb
The Port of Seville invites firms TO BID FOR a contract to design a new urban-port district
The winning contractor will be required to draw up a master plan to integrate port activities into the urban environment. The main objectives of the project are to develop cruise business, cultural, leisure and commercial activities, and to host innovative firms at Tablada dock and the adjacent district. The chosen contractor will also need to preserve and showcase the local port and industrial heritage, and propose an inclusive approach.
Full article : Puerto de Sevilla
The City of Liverpool approves plans for a business incubator in the Wirral Waters district
Full article : Wirral Globe
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)