Montreal: public spaces at the Grand Quai and cruise terminal to be inaugurated on 3 June, with work set to start on the viewing tower in 2019
Full article : Radio canada (+ images ; Video)
Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival: over the years, the shipping container has become a symbol of the city’s cultural identity. A look back at the 2017 edition.
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images)
Valencia: the Mayor favours uses linked to culture and innovation for the Marina Réal docks
This announcement follows an agreement with Docks Logistics Spain, S.A., bringing forward the end of their concession which was to have run until 2022. Use of this emblematic building will then be returned to Consorcio Valencia 2007-CV07, which manages the marina. In March, CV07 launched a consultation process with a group of independent professionals and experts. The different proposals centre on the concept of a living space designed by the community as a whole, devoted to culture, education, research, etc.
Houston: a vast tunnel network will not be enough to protect the city from future floods – a long-term approach is needed
Full article : Grist
The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista agree on plans for a hotel and congress centre
Full article : 10 news (+video)
Le Havre: re-inventing the city-port interface
AURH, Le Havre’s Urban Planning Agency, looks at the situation and future prospects for the southern districts of the city of Le Havre, which has close links to the port’s economic activities. Almost twenty years of work on the area’s public spaces and some iconic operations have transformed the image of these districts, making them an increasingly attractive asset for the entire conurbation.
Full article : AURH
The interests of lighter, quicker, cheaper interventions on the waterfront: the experience of Valencia
Full article : Project for Public Spaces
Cape Town: the cruise terminal has been designed as an extension of the waterfront
Full article : News24
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
The Tourist Board in Aarhus (Denmark) announces plans for 1300 local volunteers to greet cruise passengers
Full article: Cruise Industry
The Port of Quequen (Argentina) devises a plan to monitor marine wildlife
The port is committed to monitoring marine wildlife, and in particular eared seals. Aware of the impact of port activities on biodiversity, the port has joined forces with environmental groups to create a comprehensive programme including educational initiatives, research, monitoring, protection and care of animals.
Full article: Global Ports
Festivities held at the Leixoes cruise terminal to satisfy the curiosity of local residents.
Full article: Journal da Economia do Mar
The Abbot Point coal terminal (Australia) risks closure after the impact assessment on the site’s cultural heritage is found to be insufficient.
Full article: The Guardian
The Port of Vancouver presents awards to several economic and industrial stakeholders from its port community, in recognition of their commitment to reducing their environmental footprint
Full article: Port of Vancouver
Solar panels fitted to the roof of La Rochelle’s submarine base at the initiative of the port and the IEL group as part of a €2.5 million investment
Full article: UMLR
The port of Civitavecchia introduces a 0.1% sulphur limit for ferries
Full article: Le Marin
Nantes to host international oceanic exhibition “La mer XXL” next year
Full article: La Mer XXL
Backed by the Grand Port Maritime and the urban community, Dunkirk’s Port Center will open by the end of the year
Full article:: La Voix du Nord
Port cooperation: a host of projects with diverse plans, strategies and policies
This issue of Research in Transportation Management and Business, edited by Theo Notteboom, Francesco Parola and Géraldine Knatz, features 13 international contributions on this essential subject from countries including Italy, Japan, the US, China and Chile, all of which have recently introduced reforms or hosted local initiatives with significant implications for the port authorities concerned.
Full article: Port Economics / Research in Transportation Management and Business
Copenhagen: the five sea taxis that serve the city centre every day are set to be 100% electrically powered.
Full article: Damen
The Spanish cruise industry employs 31,000 jobs and contributes over 4.2 billion euros to the country’s economy.
Full article: El Vigia
Port of the future: Port Technologie magazine offers free access to over 70 articles on the topic until 25 July.
Entitled “Linking the supply chain”, this special issue looks at subjects including automation, new sea routes, the energy transition, careers and training. All of these current topics are vital for understanding the future of the world’s port and logistics system, and rethinking the way cities and partner communities work.Full article: Port Technology
The growth of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (13,000 km2, 15 million inhabitants) requires a rethink of the Buenos Aires / La Plata / Zarate port system.
Full article: La Nación
The Antwerp / Brussels / Liège port and logistics system and the Thames Gateway: two sources of inspiration for the Seine Valley.
Full article: AURH
The Seychelles Port Authority is handed responsibility for overseeing the Port Victoria extension plan, seen as vital to the country’s economy.
Full article: PMASEA
The Seine Nord Canal: a crucial milestone reached with the imminent creation of an industrial and commercial local public establishment.
Full article: La Voix du Nord
Venice: the port keen to focus more on the city and assume its role as a local player
Often a target for criticism due to the cruise ships crossing the lagoon, the port of Venice has unwittingly become a symbol of the mass tourism saturating Europe’s cities. Pino Musolino, who has been President of the port authority for a year, believes that perception is partly inaccurate, and requires urban policies and the port’s role to be redefined.
Full article: La Tribune
The President of the port of Arica is keen to mark his new mandate by boosting regional economic integration and strengthening ties with the community.
Full article: Portal Portuario