San Francisco: the Port chooses CHE2M and Arcadis for resilient redevelopment of the waterfront
The object is to strengthen the protection barrier along an essential 3.5 mile sector of the waterfront. A multi-risk analysis and an approach focusing on the idea of co-existing with the water will result in an action plan to forestall, mitigate and manage storms and the sea level rise.
Le Havre: a student residence known as Dock’City will open in 2018 in front of the Vatine basin, in the Vauban Docks district
Full article : Paris Normandie
Chicago: new financing deals and returns on investment for public spaces on the waterfront
Full article : Urban Land Institute
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.
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
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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 “Fair Logistics” Foundation based in Barcelona launches a range of food products produced by a supportive economy
The Foundation, which is known for its commitment to fair trade, also offers services devoted to supportive logistics. Thus it provides maritime logistical support which improves and optimises shipments of food and materials in the context of international development cooperation projects.
Source : Diario del Puerto
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The port-city of Helsinki beats its own record to receive more than 400,000 cruise ship passengers this season
A multi-support guide for teaching about the sea
Created for use with college and high school students, this teaching material in the form of a book and DVD should aid understanding of the challenges represented by the sea and maritime activities. Among other subjects, the guide contains documents on globalisation, port management and cargo transport, as well as numerous case studies, interactive letters and photographs.
USA: a video cartoon to help get the reform of maritime transport infrastructures passed
Los Angeles: reservations open for free visits by boat for pupils Primary School to Higher Education
The Action Plan of the Bilbao “Puerto y Ría” Foundation has been approved
The Bilbao Puerto y Ria Foundation was created in April 2011 by the Port Authority and 8 municipal districts which border the river. The object is to promote projects and actions of general interest with a socio-cultural and recreational dimension to increase understanding of the port, in the past and the present.
Birth of a “Port Festival” at Genoa
This Art and Theatre Festival is planned to take place between May and September 2014. It has been conceived and organised by the Genoa Port Centre in collaboration with the Province, and its object is to tell the story of the port and associated trades and professions through artistic spectacles of various kinds and forms. Meanwhile, the first travelling spectacle took place during “Genoa Shipping Week” in the park of “la Lanterna”, the famous lighthouse which towers over the port of Genoa.
Spain: the Court of Auditors expresses reservations on the multiplication of port investments.
The Court blames ports for not carrying out realistic studies of the real demand underlying every new infrastructure work. It demands the definition of a clearer national strategy and control mechanisms. The response to market demands must be analysed more deeply from a national perspective and not port by port. The Court does not recognise a direct correlation between infrastructure expenditure and efficiency gains.
Full article: El Vigia
Abu Dhabi Ports fully contributes to the country’s food safety by developing dedicated port areas and industrial clusters
Full article: Port Technology
The port of Tallinn goes onto the stock market to give confidence to investors and strengthen the local economy.
Full article: Port Technology
Hamburg: the port and the local economy are suffering increasingly from failure to deepen the Elbe.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
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