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24 April 2019

Tokyo: the government is considering plans for a new metro line to connect the waterfront districts with the heart of the city

Full article : The Japan news

22 April 2019

Hobart (Tasmania): a ten-year vision

The Macquarie Point development is high on the list of major projects planned as part of the Hobart City Deal. The aim is to turn this nine hectare waterfront site into a world-class cultural, scientific and tourist hub, while a dedicated website will include the public in the project.

Full article : Property Council of Australia ; Vision for Mac Point ; Macquarie Point

22 April 2019

Valencia opens the city’s first smart pedestrian promenade in the Marina district

Full article : Viu Valencia

22 April 2019

Nanaimo (Canada): the cost of the kilometre-long promenade between the ferry terminal and port has rocketed

Full article : Chek news (+ video)

17 April 2019

Saint-Nazaire (France): plans for the pumping station unveiled

The Port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire, the City and Agglomeration of Saint-Nazaire, and the ADDRN, have selected the project designed by Barré-Lambot and B2A for this iconic site located in the outer harbor area of Saint-Nazaire. It will host a brewery, a bar-restaurant and conference spaces. A six-storey luxury hotel will be built nearby, offering superb views from its roof terrace.

Full article : Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port ; Actu (+ images) ; Ville de Saint-Nazaire (+ images)

17 April 2019

Melbourne: an area of the Docklands could be turned into a biodiversity hotspot

Full article : Docklands news

17 April 2019

The port of Papeete has begun on work to develop public spaces and two maritime-themed buildings on the waterfront

Full article : TNTV

17 April 2019

San Diego (USA): after failing to find a viable operator, the City hands the Port responsibility for running the National City Aquatic Center

Full article : San Diego Union-Tribune

15 April 2019

Seattle (USA): invitation to tender for a new cruise terminal on the site of terminal 46

The project will need to address the port’s key requirements for cruise activity, which include not just functionality, but also integrating the facility with adjacent districts, mitigating environmental impacts, generating economic and cultural benefits for the community, especially regional tribes, minorities, women, etc.

Full article : Port of Seattle ; RFQ

Citizen Port

20 May 2019

Italy’s ports association launches the Italian Port Days to raise public awareness about port life and culture

The event will be held simultaneously in every port in the country between 15 and 21 May. A variety of activities will be available, including meetings, tours, fun workshops, etc., all with a dual objective: to promote the societal integration of ports and to strengthen City Port links. The event will close with a press conference at the Port Center in Livorno, a member of AIVP’s Port Center Network.

Full article: Assoporti / Program (pdf)

20 May 2019

Fairness, diversity and social inclusion: the Port of Seattle appoints a director to implement its societal integration policy.

Full article: Port of Seattle

15 May 2019

Puertos del Estado from Spain develops broad overarching sustainability strategy to anticipate the consequences of traffic increases

Full article: El Vigía

15 May 2019

MCT terminal in Gioia Tauro will use hybrid straddle carriers reducing emissions

Full article: Portal portuario

13 May 2019

New interpretations of the Port Center concept are emerging worldwide

In the past weeks we have seen news portraying new models of Port Centers. In Southampton the 1851 trust, from the sailing team INEOS, has a space named STEM Crew HQ with a rich educational content to link the classroom to the maritime world, especially in sciences, technology, math and engineering. In Florida, the new Sea the World Storefront, from Marine Industry, will open next May, with an exhibition and activities to engage with students and raise awareness to maritime professions, investing on human capital and education. In Hamburg, the Discovery Dock opened in April, from private investors, that created this space to explore the port as an attraction, using advanced VR gadgets. Finally, we could also read that the port of Barcelona will open its Port Center in 2021, framed in the special plan Port Vell. These news confirm AIVP’s message, that citizen engagement, port culture and education are crucial for sustainable port-city relationships, and that Port Centers are a crucial tools for these purposes

Full article: 1851 Trust, Maritime Executive, Discovery Dock, Abendblatt

13 May 2019

Transnet and port of Durban start a clean-up initiative to remove the waste brought by the major storm from last April 23.

Full article: Greenport

13 May 2019

Port of Seattle strengths its commitment to become environmentally sustainable, prioritizing electric energy to reduce emissions

Full article: Greenport

13 May 2019

Mayors of Chilean port cities meet the transport minister to demand new port law that clearly creates benefits for local inhabitants

Full article: Portal portuario

8 May 2019

Port of LA will use hydrogen powered trucks to connect with the terminals in the port of Long Beach

Full article: Revista Cargo

8 May 2019

EU project “Durable” proposes using drones and robots to make green energy infrastructure easier to deploy and maintain

Full article: All about shipping

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Enterprise-driver Port

20 May 2019

Antwerp: the planned extension of the container terminals on the south bank will spare the village of Doel, as demanded by local communities.

Full article: Flows

20 May 2019

Bordeaux: elected representatives unanimously agree to develop freight on the Garonne, but so far there is little in the way of practical measures planned.

Full article: 20 minutes Bordeaux

20 May 2019

Tema, Ghana: some traditional port stakeholders are concerned about the impact plans to expand the port could have on their business and jobs.

Full article: Ghana Web

20 May 2019

Energy transition: Nantes Saint Nazaire Port redoubles its efforts in the area of heat networks and the LNG industry

Full article: Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port

20 May 2019

Urban-port agriculture: the pilot floating farm created in the port of Rotterdam enters its operational phase.

Full article: Designboom

15 May 2019

Cutting CO2 emissions: proposals to limit sailing speeds do not enjoy unanimous support. But could we see the end of just-in-time?

For certain experts, slowing ships too much would make additional vessels necessary, which would wipe out the benefits in terms of CO2 emissions. But given the need to act against climate change, some are suggesting that cities, ports, logistics operators, industry and consumers should be prepared to accept a reasonable increase in delivery times. In which case that additional vessel would simply be unnecessary.

Full article: The Loadstar

15 May 2019

India: the Metropolitan Region of Chennai plans eight freight corridors to ease congestion in the city around the ports of Ennore and Katupalli.

Full article: The New Indian Express

15 May 2019

Croatia: the bankruptcy of the Rijeka and Pula shipyards sees a whole maritime industry disappear with the loss of 1,100 jobs.

Full article: Le Marin

15 May 2019

The Walvis Bar Corridor Group signals its confidence in Namibia’s development as a logistics platform for Southern Africa

Full article: Africa Ports

15 May 2019

The ports of Antwerp, Ghent and Rotterdam take part in the Porthos project to capture 10Mt of CO2 for burial beneath the North Sea.

Full article: The Guardian

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