Urban Port

7 November 2018

Boston: US$ 3 million announced for the Charlestown Navy Yard

The federal investment will be used mainly to turn the 19th century warehouse into a museum and visitor center. Another part of the site is set to be developed to stage events and concerts, while Pier 1 could host festvals and activities all year round, along with new Freedom Trail tours.

Full article : Boston Herald ; Curbed

7 November 2018

Province of Jiangpu: ship-shaped museum in Yangzhou and cultural parks in eleven cities along the Grand Canal

Full article : Ecns

7 November 2018

Newham, London: the city authorities say the Royal Docks redevelopment also needs to make the site a cultural hub

Full article : Newham Recorder

7 November 2018

Nantes: a look at the project to transform warehouses into a Fine Arts Institute by Franklin Azzi Architecture

Full article : Dezeen (+ images, video)

5 November 2018

Saint-Nazaire: Boulevard des Apprentis has improved port integration

Opened in July this year, Boulevard des Apprentis has provided a route 2.1 km long which is better suited to the logistical flows of industries located on the port and safer for the 140,000 vehicles that use it each day. The redevelopment has been conceived in agreement with the inhabitants of the district. For example, old concrete tanks will be landscaped to serve as a sound-deadening barrier. A look-out point will offer inhabitants and visitors a view of the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard where cruise ships are built.
Full article : Carene (+ video)

5 November 2018

The port of Arica launches a second invitation for tenders for a cruise terminal, which could be used to stage events when not in use for stopovers by cruise liners

Full article : Mundo maritimo

5 November 2018

San Diego: waterfront developments anticipate rising sea levels

Full article : Maritime executive

5 November 2018

Cape Town: an international award for a former grain silo building converted into a museum with a hotel by Heatherwick Studio

Full article : Bustler (+ images)
See also: news aivp (2017)


29 October 2018

Boston: the Mayor launches a city-wide plan to meet the risks of climate change

Resilient Boston Harbor expects to see the creation of 27ha of new green areas and the conversion of 49ha into tidal zones and parks to act as buffer zones during major floods. A total of 75km of roads may be raised in different areas subject to flooding, such as the popular Harborwalk in the city centre. A report produced in 2016 assessed the sea level rise at 91cm by 2070, affecting 90,000 inhabitants and 12,000 buildings.

Full article : CBS Boston ; Scape ; Climate Ready Boston

29 October 2018

Port Elisabeth waterfront: project for a 27-storey glass tower as a monument and museum dedicated to Nelson Mandela

Full article : BusinessTech (+ images) ; Video

Citizen Port

12 December 2018

Guadeloupe: the port’s biodiversity policy launched in 2016, “manage, avoid, anticipate”, is producing results.

Full article: L’Antenne

12 December 2018

Noise pollution from the port of Las Palmas: a new “noise map” will allow the creation of an action plan.

Full article: El Diario

10 December 2018

Valencia: go-ahead for the special plan for the port logistics zone aimed at creating a green belt and a landscaping policy

Full article: Presse Europa / Diario del Puerto

10 December 2018

CSR policy: the port of Huelva provides 61,000 euros of funding to 29 non-profit organisations in the cultural, sports, educational and social sectors.

Full article: Diario Huelva

10 December 2018

Ukraine: a national plan aims to develop cold ironing in ports to improve quality of life for local residents.

Full article: World Maritime News

5 December 2018

Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal

Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)

5 December 2018

Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause

Full article: Greenport

5 December 2018

The inland port of Goole will become self-sufficient in electricity, thanks to photovoltaic power. Other ABP ports are following the experiment closely.

Full article: Hull Live

5 December 2018

Seattle: the five-year port plan (US$348 M) pays special attention to energy and environmental issues and to relationships with the community

Full article: Port Strategy

3 December 2018

La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality

Full article: Market Screener


Enterprise-driver Port

12 December 2018

For UNCTAD, ports are poorly prepared for climate change and its impact on infrastructures and quality of service.

Full article: Port Technology / Port Calls Asia

12 December 2018

Drogheda (Ireland): initial feedback on the new port master plan confirms it as a vital economic asset.

Full article: Afloat

12 December 2018

New Orleans: in collaboration with the city, the port is kick-starting economic development along one of its historic canals.

Full article: Port of New Orleans

10 December 2018

City Port territories move to kick-start the growth of the hydrogen industry and promote the urban integration of maritime activities

As Maersk announces plans to launch carbon-neutral ships by 2030, the engine manufacturer MAN Cryo has unveiled its hydrogen-based solution for short-distance transport. In Auckland, the port plans to build a hydrogen station in 2019 that will eventually serve trucks, trains, ferries and tugboats. In Antwerp, the port has rewarded CMB for its hydrogen-powered shuttle “Hydroville”, intended to transport commuters in the port district.

Full article: Maersk / Hellenic Shipping News / Energy Live News / World Cargo News

10 December 2018

CMA CGM joins the online freight reservation platform Freightos, in a first for a maritime shipper.

Full article: World Cargo News

10 December 2018

Riga: for its development, the port takes inspiration from Rotterdam by looking to create local industrial clusters

Full article: Port of Riga

10 December 2018

Port geopolitics: Singapore protests against plans to expand the Malaysian port of Johor Bahru into its territorial waters

Full article: Jakarta Globe

10 December 2018

Savannah: the port partners a new dry port in Gainesville (capacity of 150,000 TEUs) with a 350 km direct rail link.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

5 December 2018

Autonomous ships: Wärtsilä has successfully tested a 85-meter long ferry on a route linking various ports and during berthing operations.

Full article: Port Technology

5 December 2018

The complete logistics chain will not be made more efficient without adopting a joint approach between shippers and shipping companies.

Full article : Port Technology