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18 April 2018

Reimagine the Canals: seven finalists named

The Governor of New York State has unveiled the seven finalists in the competition to redevelop the State’s canal network. The aim is to develop the canals’ tourism and leisure potential and economic sustainability, while preserving and showcasing their heritage value, and securing their long-term financial viability.

Full article : Reimagine the Canals Competition (+ video) ; Press Release

18 April 2018

Circl pavilion: a building designer on the principles of the circular economy and versatility to adapt to different uses

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)

 

16 April 2018

Santos: the Port announces changes to the Porto Valongo Santos project

The initial project to convert this historic port district of almost 14 hectares was produced in 2012 by Ove Arup and Partners. The new plan was unveiled by the CEO of the port operator Codesp following an agreement with the Government, and includes proposals to develop the rail network, restore warehouses 1 to 4 and demolish warehouses 5 to 8. A raft of measures will be taken to preserve and showcase the port’s heritage.

Full article : A tribuna ; Porto e navios Diario do Littoral

16 April 2018

London: Essel Group puts forward plans for a cultural centre including a museum, theatre and botanical gardens at Silvertown Docks

Full article : Newham Recorder

16 April 2018

Portland: debate on the risks of waterfront privatization and the loss of industrial and port uses

Full article : PressHerald

11 April 2018

Brest: landscaping work on the port has begun

The work is an accompaniment to the new Marine Renewable Energy zone currently being created, and will showcase Brest’s maritime and industrial activities, with a coastal path and viewing tower. A biodiversity reserve is also planned. The project has been presented to representatives of local residents living close to the site.

Full article : Journal Port de Brest, mars 2018

11 April 2018

Liverpool: plans for a cruise terminal at Princess Dock have been approved, with work potentially set to begin in October 2018

Full article : BBC ; Seatrade Cruise news

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Citizen Port

29 November 2013

Dakar and Senegal bet on the port economy, logistics and ship-building

Dakar will thus benefit from the National Infrastructure and Maritime Equipment Project. Port terminals have been modernised. The marine terminal is getting ready to receive cruise ships. A “ship-building” industry consisting of small units is emerging and port professions are attracting young Senegalese.
Source : Le Marin, 22 nov 2013, dossier spécial, pp.21-38

29 November 2013

SeePort: The Port of Auckland launches an open-doors event for 3 days in January 2014

auckland-seeport_gm_november2013The object of SeePort is to allow the public to enter port premises, to observe and build a more lasting knowledge of the port industry. Games and visits by bus and boat will be accompanied by a display of educational panels.
Source: Port of Auckland

28 November 2013

The Port of Melbourne redevelopment project includes plans for direct access and an observation platform

melbourne belvedere_gm_novem2013Buffer zones around the future Webb Dock container terminal and two new access roads should reduce the impact of road nuisance linked to port traffic. A belvedere will allow people to observe movements on the terminal and enjoy a view over the city.
Source: The Sydney Morning HeraldPort of Melbourne

26 November 2013

Port of Ghent: a magazine with 4 issues per year to bring the port closer to the people

Source: Port of Ghent

26 November 2013

The Port of Dover offers a new scholarship to increase its commitment to young people

Source: Port of Dover

26 November 2013

USA: Washington State Ferries proposes the LNG option to reduce the environmental impact of its ferries

Source: WSDOT

21 November 2013

The European “Sustainable Cruise ship” project is directed towards the innovative management of waste on shipboard

Source: Greenport Sustainable Cruise

21 November 2013

A new law will oblige big businesses in India to invest in social works

mumbai_gm-novembre2013The Companies Bill, adopted this summer, will affect around 8,000 companies. They will have to devote 2% of their net profits to social actions. Questions remain as to how this money (estimated at between 1.4 and 1.9 billion €) will be distributed, and the issue of reporting to limit abuses. ©Photo AIVP
Souce: Novethic

21 November 2013

Groeningen (Netherlands): Seaport Experience Centre organises a competition between Universities to re-structure a seawall

groeningen-sxc-gm-novembre2013For one week, students will look for solutions to adapt the seawall of the port of Eemshaven to the challenges of rising sea levels without disturbing port activities. They will be helped in their efforts by experts from Groeningen Seaports and from RoyalHaskoningDHV.
Source: Seaports Xperience Center (SXC)

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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