Copenhagen waterfront (Denmark): it will soon be possible to ski on the new waste recycling plant
Full article : Design boom (+ images, video)
Marseilles (France): Reichen et Robert architects’ studio selected for Warehouse J1
Their project, called La passerelle, was chosen principally because it allows the aesthetics of the building and views of the maritime and city spaces to be preserved. Among other facilities, it will be home to the Lab’ du port (an office building with particular emphasis on innovation incubators and training in the shipping industry), an area for events and leisure activities, a 230-room hotel, restaurants and other places to eat and drink, a space for sports and recreation, and services linked to water-sports and yachting. Planned opening date: 2023
Buenos Aires (Argentina): property prices in the redeveloped Puerto Madero district are higher than ever and set to rise further as new projects see the light of day
Full article : La Nacion
Wuhan (Chine): Hankou Jiangtan Park, a new public space to give access to the Yangtze, and an infrastructure to prevent flooding
Full article : Project for Public Places
Copenhagen: an extension on 9 new islands
Conceived by Urban Power for the Danish government, Holmene while provide an extension to what is already the largest industrial zone in the country. It could create up to 12,000 new jobs in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. 230 ha will be devoted to these activities. In addition, 70 ha will be allocated to natural spaces accessible to the public for recreational and sports activities, or set aside for the preservation of biodiversity. Start of work in 2020 for completion in 2040.
The Balearic Islands Port Authority launches a CALL FOR TENDERS for the building of a new passenger terminal in the port of Ibiza
Full article : Diario de Ibiza
Shanghai: a series of buildings which reflect the port’s history will be lit up along a 1.2 km stretch of the Huangpu
Full article : Shanghai Daily
Chepstow (United Kingdom): a shipyard should be converted into 345 housing units, offices and a park
Full article : South Wales argus
The CEO of the port of Osaka cannot see his port developing without the city and population.
Full article: Ports and Harbors, n°63/6, p40
Iceland becomes the latest country to get an electric ferry (550 passengers / 75 cars) to reduce its carbon footprint.
Full article: Cruise and ferry
An aesthetic port
People often have a negative perception of the port and its infrastructures. There are solutions for showcasing and overhauling the image of these facilities. These solutions allow the active port to be kept close to the city, while at the same time transforming the way they are seen by the public, as highlighted by Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP.
Full article : Port Strategy
Dunkirk Port Museum: 62,000 visitors in 2018, an ambitious programme for 2019, and a Port Center in the pipeline.
Full article: Mer et Marine
Longer liners is an increasingly common solution for adapting to the cruise market, as these impressive images show!
Full article: Cruise Industry News
The port of Barcelona is counting on international climate cooperation to reduce the carbon footprint of its own activities
Full article: El Vigia
The cruise market, as buoyant as ever, will see its ranks swelled by 14 new companies in the next two years.
Full article: Cruise Industry News
Valencia: continued experiments with the use of hydrogen for port logistics as part of efforts to achieve zero emissions.
Full article: Greenport
Should the future Spanish ports law give cities a bigger say in their governance?
Janet Sanz, deputy Mayor of Barcelona and Vice-President of AIVP, has raised the question, taking up a clear position and opening the debate. She is calling for other Spanish port cities to launch a manifesto on the issue, as a way of promoting active discussion. In Spain, as in many other countries, City Port governance is more strategically important than ever.
Full article: Lavanguardia
Nigeria counting on its river ports to kick-start the economy in the north of the country.
Full article: leadership
To strengthen the corridor between Lomé and Burkina Faso, Togo is planning a dry port in the border city of ionkassé
Full article: l-frii.com
Setting up in Dundee, Coast Renewables aims to transform the industrial landscape of this port city with the wind power industry.
Full article: Energy Voice
Barcelona gets an incubator for 3D printing, a way for the port community to anticipate the technology’s logistical implications.
Full article: Diario del Puerto
The EIB throws its weight behind plans to introduce Ecoslops in Antwerp and Marseille to recycle maritime oil residues.
Full article: Le Marin
The ports of Ghana are crucial to the country’s development, while gradually integrating environmental issues
As the region’s third largest economy, Ghana is able to rely on a port system. In addition to terminals, investment has also been made in infrastructural links, notably with Burkina Faso, and smoother goods tracking procedures. Alongside this, and with the help of an international pool, the port of Tema has become a pilot project for an integrated and sustainable approach to port design.
Saudi Arabia: LogiPoint, a member of AIVP this year celebrating its 20th anniversary, is now in charge of 178 hectares of logistics zones
Full article: LogiPoint
Hamilton / Oshawa (Canada): jobs the priority in proposals for a potential merger of the two port authorities.
Full article: cbc
The City and Port of Altamira (Mex) keen to work together to improve the competitiveness of the port and local region.
Full article: La Régión