Morocco: the 1st international leisure ports meeting confirms Morocco’s potential
During the opening ceremony, the Minister noted that with 3,500 km of coastline, 7 marinas and 4,000 berths, the country already has great potential. The national port strategy to 2030, consistent with the tourism vision for 2020, expects to see infrastructure development and improved connectivity. Cooperation within the Mediterranean Basin is another strong point. The Moroccan Leisure Ports Association (APPM) signed agreements with its French and Spanish equivalents during the meeting. The organizing committee of this meeting included the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development –SMIT-, member of AIVP.
Yokohama: in 2019 a new cruise ship terminal will open with shops and a 200-room hotel
Full article : The Asahi Shimbun
The Port of Los Angeles announces that the industrial area of Wilmington is to be turned into a waterfront park, including a public art programme
Full article : Daily Breeze
Edinburgh (Scotland): less housing and more retail spaces in the revised masterplan for Waterfront Plaza
Full article : Scottish Housing news
Melbourne: the State of Victoria proposes a huge development project for the 480 ha of Fisherman’s Bend
The declared object is to make it a benchmark for resilient, sustainable urban redevelopment. It is expected to house 80,000 people by 2050. Five sectors which have been identified. One of these, which has been defined as an economic and innovation cluster of national importance, will be devoted to generating up to 80,000 new jobs.
Vijayawada: the Bandar Canal will be made greener over a 6 km stretch. This could promote water transport and reduce congestion in the city
Full article : The Hindu
Mumbai: the City’s 2034 Plan now includes the redevelopment of 112.8 hectares planned by the Mumbai Port Trust
Full article : Nyoooz
Manila: Mayor approves man-made island project
The objective of the Manila Waterfront City Project is to turn a 318 hectare area in Manila Bay into a commercial and tourism hub. Commercial centres, residential buildings, high-class hotels, public services, entertainment and cultural facilities have been announced… but also an international cruise ship terminal. Other man-made island projects have also been approved.
Full article : Inquirer
Lorient (France): concert halls, studios – contemporary music will take its place in the submarine base in the autumn of 2018
Full article : Ouest France
Work has started on the new Merchant Marine School at Le Havre
Located at the port-city interface, the new school, designed for 1,000 students, may soon prove over-sized if the French government’s decision to suppress first year university courses at Le Havre is confirmed.©PhotoAIVP
Forty-four university scholarships offered by the Port of Milford (UK) since 2003
The FOS Industrial Port Zone at Marseille celebrates 50 years with the “Water Fools” spectacle put on by the company Ilotopie
Unheard-of! an obstacle course to discover the Waalhaven at the Port of Rotterdam
Antwerp: Havencentrum Lillo welcomes more than 2,500 visitors for the 3rd “Flemish Ports Day”
Havencentrum Lillo, an active member of AIVP’s Port Centre Network, has made a significant contribution to the journey of port discoveries offered this year in all Flemish ports. Kris Peeters, Prime Minister of the Flemish Community, Marc Van Peel, president of the Port of Antwerp, and the Flemish Public Works Minister Hilde Crevits, were among those who discovered the different activities available. Crédit Photos: Havencentrum Lillo
10 proposals for integrating ecological prejudice into French law. What will be the impact on port-cities?
Source: Le Monde
The Steering Committee of the Port of Montréal visit Havencentrum Lillo Port Centre at Antwerp
Led by President and CEO Sylvie Vachon, the Montreal delegation met the Anwerp Port Centre Team with their director Philippe Demoulin. The Port is currently debating the opening of a Port Centre at Montreal. AIVP and its Port Centre Network are naturally following this project with great interest, which will be added to the list of other Port Centres currently in gestation: Leghorn (Italy), Le Havre and Dunkirk (France). © Photos Port de Montréal
Port de Montréal
The Port of Vitoria, Brazil, an AIVP member, develops interactivity between city and port
Called “from the City to the Port”, for the past 5 months the programme has offered organised port visits to schoolchildren in the region and anyone else who is interested. A preliminary survey carried out by the port shows that the majority of visitors knew absolutely nothing about everyday port activities.
Source : Port de Vitoria
The impact of the Belt and Road initiative on China’s cruise industry
The Belt and Road initiative is a new vision and represents a new direction for the country’s tourist development. Covering 80% of the world’s cultural heritage sites, over 60 countries and 4 .4 billion people, the initiative will generate major growth for the Chinese cruise tourism economy. Full article: China.org
Regulations for the clean air action plan at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles is becoming standard for the US port industry
Full article: JOC
McKinsey’s 50-year vision for container transport: growth, gigantism, concentration, digitalisation. Is this credible?
Full article: McKinsey&Company
Egypt, Suez Canal: DP World will develop a new industrial and residential area: 20 km2, 500.000 habitants and 400.000 jobs
Full article: Gulf Business
Logistics: automation requires new professional profiles even if 80% of tasks are still being done manually.
Full article: El Vigia
World Innovation: CMA CGM is the first shipping company to choose LNG for its biggest ships of 22.000 TEUs
Full article: CMA CGM
Dublin and Brexit: if full customs procedures are re-established, the port may suffer considerable congestion
Full article: Splash 24/7
Maritime geopolitics: COSCO takes a stand in Antwerp, completing Chinese port investment in Europe.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
Almeria: city-port integration will be one of the central points of the port director’s project plan to be presented early in 2018.
Full article: El Vigia
Horsens (DK): increasing urban constraints could slow down port activity
Full article: Maritime Denmark