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14 March 2018

Porto Alegre: after years of waiting, conversion works on Cais Mauá start on 5 March

The works schedule was presented recently by the new President of Cais Mauá do Brasil, the organisation responsible for the development. Phase One will include the 11 historical warehouses at the centre of the site. They will be converted into cultural and recreational facilities, shops and restaurants, and public spaces. Phase Two will tackle the Docks area which will contain commercial blocks, a hotel and a conference centre. The final phase will be to convert the old gas plant into recreational spaces and shops. The redevelopment operation, along 3.2 km of the waterfront, is expected to generate 28,000 new jobs.

Full article : Cais Maua ; Video: Cais Mauá revitalization teaser ; Portos e navios

14 March 2018

Barcelona: new maritime dimension in prospect following the City–Port agreement to transform Port Vell and the Olympic Port

Full article : Naucher 07/02 ; Naucher 09/02

14 March 2018

San Diego: the port launches a study into a multimodal corridor along the Working Waterfront and opens a consultation of residents and users

Full article : Harbor Drive Study ; Port of San Diego

14 March 2018

Rouen (France): Hangar 107 opens, housing a contemporary arts centre, a day nursery, businesses, and restaurants.

Full article : Haropa Ports

7 March 2018

Bahia Blanca: the benefits and impacts of membership of an international city network

The Port of Bahia Blanca has been a member of AIVP since 2005. In this contribution, Patricia Viviana Del Cero, Professor at the University of Bahia Blanca, looks at trends among international networks of cities. Taking AIVP as a case study, she examines the impacts for a city of joining this kind of network, and highlights the benefits of sharing experience with other cities facing the same issues. This approach has had a direct impact on Bahia Blanca’s own projects, ranging from the Balcon Al Mar, to the port promenade and the various initiatives aimed at improving the Port’s societal integration. It is also a way of positioning Bahia Blanca on the international scene and enhancing the city’s appeal, with all the associated economic, cultural and tourist benefits.

Full article : Contribution

7 March 2018

Nueva York: 2.5 billion dollars to convert Brooklyn Navy Yard into a technological hub

Full article : Bloomberg

7 March 2018

Liverpool: Liverpool Waters project revised to keep the UNESCO classification. Building heights will be limited

Full article : The Urban Developer

7 March 2018

Toronto, Port Lands: Cinespace to install cinema and TV studios in maritime terminal 51 and a cruise ship terminal

Full article : NewsWire

5 March 2018

Tilburg (Netherlands): Port Pavillion opened in the old port

Designed by Civic Architects on the site of an early 20th century grain terminal, it combines a restaurant, public spaces and a belvedere which overlooks the dock and the recreational activities developed there in recent years. The structure of the building and the materials used refer to the site’s past as a port.

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

5 March 2018

Cork: the development of skyscraper in the Docklands gives rises to debate heritage issues

Full article : Irish Examiner

Citizen Port

18 April 2018

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

18 April 2018

Venice: new regulations come into effect for large cruise ships exceeding certain tonnage criteria

Full article: The Meditelegraphe

18 April 2018

The Martigues Tourist Board (France) is organising three tours of the port of Fos on the theme “Nature and Industry”

Full article: Fequence Sud

16 April 2018

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

16 April 2018

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

16 April 2018

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.

The specifications for the ITT can be found at www.lehavreportcenter.com + PIA3

 

11 April 2018

France: solar power plan for the river dam at Port Saint Louis du Rhône

Full article: Port of Marseilles

11 April 2018

South Africa’s national ports authority (TNPA, a member of AIVP) to set up its own dredging school

Full article: Engineering News

11 April 2018

The Port of Genoa is to be equipped with cold ironing facilities by Nidec

Full article: Cruise industry

9 April 2018

A report by Asia Research & Engagement, commissioned by HSBC, assessing the risks of climate change to ports across Asia Pacific

Full article: Sustainable Finance

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Enterprise-driver Port

18 April 2018

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.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News 1 & 2 / Pdf reportJeune Afrique

18 April 2018

Canada: industrial development at the port of Saguenay and modernisation of rail logistics links in Montreal.

Full article: Radio Canada / Port Technology

18 April 2018

In its master plan for 2040, the Port of Dublin is focusing on modernisation of existing installations to absorb predicted high levels of traffic.

Full article: Irish Independant / Dublin Port

18 April 2018

Lack of available port space is hampering the development of offshore win on the east coast of the US

Full article: BloombergRennewableenergymagazine

18 April 2018

Argentina: modernisation of the port of Quequen and growth in the food industry go hand in hand with the city’s development

Full article: NecocheaNet

18 April 2018

Energy transition: the Port of Rotterdam wants to create an international coalition to introduce a new carbon tax.

Full article: Splash 24/7

16 April 2018

Publication by the Sefacil Foundation: Modernising Africa’s ports – challenges and prospects

Essential to ushering African port cities into the era of globalisation, this modernisation concerns infrastructures, plant and governance. It is accompanied by far-reaching changes in the traditional African economy, and is coming up against new campaigns by the public. The financial resources it requires are also raising questions, given the limited budgets of certain states. This collective work, which includes 19 contributions, sets out the current state of affairs and looks at the prospects for the future. Full article: Sefacil

16 April 2018

LNG: with LNG’s competitiveness dependent on logistics, Fluxys is planning a bunkering facility at Antwerp in 2019

Full article: Le Marin / Port of Antwerp / Port Strategy

16 April 2018

Senegal wants to make Saint Louis a modern sea and river port for territories spread along more than 900 km of inland waterways.

Full article: Agence de Presse du Sénégal

16 April 2018

Cartagena (Spain): the port’s president is keen to serve the productive economy, citizens and City port integration.

Full article: Murcia Economia

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