Urban Port

17 December 2018

Climate change: new architecture on the water?

The succession of extreme phenomena, floods, predicted sea level rises, the need to evaluate urban areas under threat, and the financial costs, are all incentives for short-term strategies. Yet long-term strategies are needed too. Highlighting plans created by the firm Waterstudio as an example, this series of articles presents water-based architecture as an opportunity to rethink urban design, making it not just more flexible and resilient but accessible to all, regardless of income.

Full article : Forbes, Part1 ; Forbes, Part2Forbes, Part3

17 December 2018

Port of Dunkirk: the Good Environmental and Landscaping Practices Guide now available online

Full article : Guide of Agur ; synthesis
See also the AIVP Interview “Port of Dunkirk: Committed to Integration”


17 December 2018

London: a museum and a research centre, two interconnected sites on Stratford waterfront

Full article : Dezeen (+ images)

17 December 2018

The Port of Galveston signs a MoU with Royal Caribbean for a new cruise terminal that should be operational by 2021

Full article : Port of Galveston

12 December 2018

Toronto: work starts on River Valley

The excavation on a kilometre-long River Valley is an important first stage for the Port Lands project and its huge flood-protection programme. It will allow more than 290 hectares to be built on, creating green spaces and welcoming thousands of inhabitants and new jobs.

Full article : Waterfront Toronto ; Urban Toronto (+ vidéos) ; Port Lands project

12 December 2018

Hong Kong: M+, a visual arts museum by Herzog and de Meuron, should be inaugurated in 2020 as the centrepiece of the West Kowloon cultural district

Full article : Design Boom (+ images, VIDEO)

12 December 2018

Port of AuckLand: after the stadium project, the next proposal is to hold a Grand Prix car rally

Full article : Stuff

12 December 2018

Miami: Virgin Voyages unveils its project for a new cruise terminal planned to open in 2021

Full article : Marine link

10 December 2018

Hobart (Tasmania): what future for the waterfront?

This review of the history of the Hobart waterfront redevelopment recalls how the transformation of the old port gave rise to multiple projects and debates. The same is true of a project proposed this year by Cumulus Studio, including an outdoor swimming-pool, a market and a maritime museum. The most recent project, by landscape architect Michael Haynes, aims to return priority to pedestrians and public spaces.

Full article : ABC ; ArchitectureAU – Cumulus project

10 December 2018

Rotterdam: a spiraling belvedere above a historic warehouse designed by MAD architects

Full article : Design boom


Citizen Port

12 October 2014

Second French woman to reach the rank of maritime pilot

pilote maritime_gm-octobre-2014It requires 15 years at sea and candidates must be under 35 years of age (40 in overseas territories) to be eligible to pass the pilot exam.  After a process that demands incredible personal commitment, the second French woman to pass the exam will work on the pilotage station of Martinique.  Following her appointment, public authorities hope to encourage more women to enter maritime careers.
Full article: Le Marin

©Photo Simon Lebrun

12 October 2014

Valparaiso: 8th half-marathon in the TPS container terminal

valparaiso-maratonTPS-gm_ocotbre-2014Organised by the TPS terminal, this running race, which has now become a tradition, has attracted more than 4000 runners (3700 registered in 2013). The race, designed for both adults and children, brings them right into the heart of an active port, running amongst the cranes and container cranes.
Full article:

Photo Gallery of Maraton TPS

10 October 2014

Big international port operators (DP World and HPH Limited) launch “Recycling Begins & Ends with You” campaign

Full article: Hutchison Port Holdings Limited

6 October 2014

First Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) barge arrives in Hamburg

LNG-barge-gm-octobre-2014Built in Slovakia, it has been transported by river to the Port of Hamburg to supply electricity to cruise ships in dock. It is the first barge of its type to be used in Europe designed by Becker Marine Systems in association with the cruise company AIDA. Full article:

©Photo LNG Hybrid Barge

6 October 2014

Copenhagen named Cruise Port of the Year thanks to the services and infrastructure provided by their three new terminals

Full article:

6 October 2014

Valparaiso: TCVAL Terminal presents environmental study and mitigation measures in the framework of its expansion project

Full article:

6 October 2014

Singapore launches Maritime Career Fair

singapoure_gm_octobre2014Around 300 jobs vacancies are available during these two days dedicated to careers in the maritime and port sector. Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and local employment organisations, the fair aims to enhance Singaporean’s perception of careers in the industry.  ©Photo MPA
Full article: Port of Singapore

Singapore Maritime Dialogue

Welcome speech by Mr Andrew Tan Chief Executive Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) at the MaritimeONE scholarship ceremony

Last August, thanks to a specially dedicated association MaritimeONE, more than 800,000 Euros of sponsorship from the maritime industry was dedicated to scholarships for young people. Full article: Port of Singapore

6 October 2014

The Port and the Valenciaport Foundation organise their 3rd Corporate Social Responsibility Day

Full article:

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