The Port of Algeciras set to restore and promote the natural assets and heritage of the area to the east of the Port of Tarifa
Full article : El Estrecho digital
The Mayor of Las Palmas highlights the benefits of the city-port project
For Augusto Hidalgo, constructive dialogue between stakeholders, especially the City and Port, have served to redefine and revitalise the former port district of Santa Catalina. The promenades and recreational areas around the aquarium which opened last December are a prime example. They will be completed by the creation of a new marine park, on which work has already begun. The aim is also to consolidate local cruise activity, attracting even more than the 640,000 passengers who visited in 2017, but also enhancing the city’s profile and appeal by improving facilities for tourists and developments to encourage them to visit different districts.
Full article : Canarias 7
Cape Town: V-A Waterfront sustainability policy highlighted by five new green awards for different buildings
Full article : IOL
The Port of Seville gives the green light for development of a new auditorium and research incubator by Aquagestión Sur S.L, the body that runs the aquarium
Full article : Europa press
Old Port of Montreal: the redeveloped Place des Commencements will open in May, and in 2019 will host a sculpture by Yann Pocreau
Full article : Le Devoir
The Unbox 2017 competition sees architects draw ever more inspiration from recycled shipping containers
The competition attracted a total of 323 projects from 57 countries. First prize went to The New Eye, which uses a periscope concept to explore the aquatic world. The second placed project involved creating temporary installations to showcase the beauty of unused or abandoned urban spaces, while the idea behind the third place entry was to create performing arts spaces on platforms raised to different heights. Honourable mentions included a project to build jetties that follow the movement of the tides. All of the entries reflected the diversity and versatility of containers re-using…
VIDEO – Port of San Diego: a public art strategy to enhance the waterfront’s appeal
Full article : Voice of San Diego (+ video)
Kiel: a new passenger terminal to open by spring 2019
Full article : Maritime Executive
Ports: increasingly concerned with understanding the cruise industry’s impact on air quality
Several port authorities, including Marseille, Bordeaux and the port of the Balearics, have decided to carry out impact studies aimed at better understanding the environmental implications of the cruise business. Currently on the rise, cruises generate undoubted economic benefits for the local area, but there are questions regarding the social and environmental cost. Aware of this issue, the port of the Balearics has decided to set up a collaboration with a bird protection organisation, to incorporate their data into the impact studies being carried out with the University of the Balearic Islands.
The Port of Dublin submits its Masterplan 2040 and the associated environmental studies for public consultation
Full article: Port of Dublin
Cruise ships with on-board sustainable management of all waste. Italian builder Fincantieri will enlist the services of Scanship to work on the processes.
Full article: Cruise and Ferry
Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training
The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.
Full article: Ship2shore
Venice: new regulations come into effect for large cruise ships exceeding certain tonnage criteria
Full article: The Meditelegraphe
The Martigues Tourist Board (France) is organising three tours of the port of Fos on the theme “Nature and Industry”
Full article: Fequence Sud
Lorient’s Port Center website goes online
Having signed the Port Center Missions Charter in 2016, port community stakeholders in Lorient have now opened a digital Port Center, in the form of a website explaining and highlighting the port. The website, at www.lorientportcenter.com carries the official “Port Center By AIVP” label. Lorient’s port community who came together around the project understand that three-way dialogue between the city, port and citizens is beneficial for the territory as a whole. Since 2016, a large working group has been actively implementing the project, led by Audélor, and bringing together the main stakeholders in the port territory (Lorient Agglomération, the City of Lorient, the Regional Council, SEM Lorient Keroman, the Morbihan CCI (Port of Commerce), SELLOR (marinas), the Espace des Sciences Maison de la Mer, the University of Southern Brittany, the Development Council, Bretagne Pôle Naval, and others.)
Full article: AIVP
Seattle: three companies ordered to pay $4M for damage caused to the coastal fringe dating back to the start of the last century.
Full article: Herald Net
Le Havre: invitation to tender including an engineering study on the future port center
The Port Center of Le Havre – a member of the AIVP Port Center Network – has just published an invitation to tender for a “Design study for the scientific and cultural project of the future Port Center in Le Havre”. The move is part of the Le Havre region’s candidacy for the PIA3 future investment project, for which the port city of Le Havre has been selected and which offers an ambitious programme entitled “Smart port city, towards a new model for urban and industrial-port territory integrated through innovation”. AIVP is delighted by this opportunity to work on the concept for the Future Port Center, an essential resource for developing a culture of harmonious development between city, port and citizens.
France: solar power plan for the river dam at Port Saint Louis du Rhône
Full article: Port of Marseilles
India calls on ports to invest in desalination plants and renewable energies to supply clean water to neighbouring towns and cities.
Full article: Business Standard
Sri Lanka: to anticipate congestion, China is planning an underground road network to serve the new port of Colombo
Full article: Port Finance International
Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port focuses on industrial ecology to reduce its carbon footprint and develop future industries
Full article: Ouest France
Though far from perfect, ship recycling in South Asia remains at the heart of a virtuous industrial ecosystem.
Full article: The Maritime Executive
Port governance in the Netherlands: two scientists look at the true power of public sector shareholders in “corporatized ports”
Full articles: Port Economics
Between Paris and Le Havre, Lafarge is counting on river transport and the circular economy to process waste from worksites in the Greater Paris area
Full article: Haropa Magazine pp 22-23
Ports are key to accelerating trade in order to boost development in Africa
This is not a new observation, but was again highlighted in a recent report by PWC Africa. Besides infrastructures, investment needs to be targeted at measures to improve the efficiency of ports and logistics. Otherwise, there is a risk that no benefit will be seen from new ports and terminals. Finally, as underlined by UNCTAD, education and training is equally strategically important.