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17 January 2018

Shanghai: a masterplan to become an Excellent global city by 2035

An important aspect will be to introduce measures to protect the environment and to limit demographic growth and land designated for construction. There should be a big increase in green spaces. 45 km along the banks of the Huangpu are already available, with proposals for promenades, green spaces and conversion of port-industrial land. The city also aspires to become a world-level metropolis of innovation on the basis of its port sector.

Full article : Shine ; Xinhuanet ; Shanghai Daily

17 January 2018

Vancouver (Canada): dual Leed Platinium certification for the waterfront Congress Centre

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)

17 January 2018

Lorient (France): redevelopment being examined to combine fishing, sailing, ship repair and tourism on the Keroman peninsula

Full article : Lorien Keroman

17 January 2018

Faro (Portugal): a working group to define future uses of unoccupied port spaces by the end of March

Full article : Algarve Daily News

15 January 2018

Brisbane: Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment under way

The controversial project to redevelop this 3.43 hectare listed site had been shelved for some time. Some 80% of the site will be given over to public spaces, including a riverside promenade that should open by next February. Retail spaces and restaurants will then follow in September, with a hotel scheduled for January 2019. References to the site’s previous activity have been incorporated and two listed building will also be used.

Full article : Architecture Australia (+ images)

15 January 2018

Los Angeles: the AltaSea enters a new era with the opening of the Kretz Blue Economy Incubator at warehouse 58

Full article : Maritime executive (+ video)

15 January 2018

Marseilles, eco-district: 2.7 hectares, 400 homes, a hotel, retail spaces and more, all powered by marine energy

Full article : We Demain (+video)

15 January 2018

Las Palmas: inauguration of Poema del Mar, a pioneering new aquarium at the Muelle de Sanapú

Full article : Poema del Mar ; Canarias 7 ; Video

10 January 2018

Colombo (Sri Lanka): China set to invest 1 billion dollars in the International Financial City

The City has been designed by American architectural firm SOM. Part of the Colombo Port City project, it will be built close to the container port, with work due to begin in mid-2018. The government’s aim is to create a financial marketplace in the Indian Ocean capable of attracting foreign investment and generating thousands of jobs.

Full article : Colombo Page ; South China Morning Post

10 January 2018

Seville: the Port is reallocating uses for its land, with 10 hectares set to be earmarked for city-port integration

Full article : El Correo web

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Citizen Port

9 September 2013

Cruising: Genoa creates a school specialising in “on-board hotel management”

Source: Ansa.it

9 September 2013

The port of Cagliari will host an NBA Basketball demonstration

President Piergiorgio Massidda of the Port of Cagliari has long boasted a policy of openness. He wants his fellow citizens to retake possession of their port. Sports demonstrations and festivals are particularly good ways to do this, as well as the currently projected creation of promenades and cycle tracks.
Source: La Nuova Sardegna

5 September 2013

The wharves of Reunion Island turn to culture

“The whole town goes down to the sea.” The redevelopment of the wharves has allowed the creation of an attractive space inviting visitors on a cultural voyage. In June, several concerts took place just opposite the sugar terminal, giving the port a new image… and a new sound!
Source: Journal de la Ville du Port – Août 2013

5 September 2013

A week to discover the port of Le Havre and the careers it offers

Some dozen tours are offered to give the region’s inhabitants a chance to discover the many activities and careers associated with the maritime and port world of Le Havre. The main object is to make young people aware of the opportunities and encourage them to talk to professionals who work in this environment.
Source: CCI Le Havre

5 September 2013

The Flemish ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Ostend will open their gates on 22 September

The Flemish ports are inviting the general public to discover the extraordinary environment of the world of ports. A number of demonstrations have been organised for the occasion. At Antwerp, PSA and DP World will invite families into their terminals to see these usually inaccessible sites at close hand.
Source: Port of Antwerp

22 August 2013

Long Beach: the port has reduced its emissions of diesel particles by 81% since 2005

Source : Green Port

24 July 2013

Waterways – a sector looking to recruit but lacking applicants

The magazine Navigation Ports & Intermodalité presents a complete file on young people and waterways. This sector needs to provide a new vision of its industry and the opportunities for development which it offers. Reflections, testimonies and training opportunities will be presented.

Source: NPI

19 July 2013

The film “Cargo” takes a prize at the Genova Film Festival dedicated to the theme : Today’s port – between local identity and global networks

Source : Porto di Genova

18 July 2013

“Aportem – Port of Valencia United” sees the light of day

Valence_gm_APORTEM_12_07_2013The Aportem project has been officially launched by various partners from the logistics and port community of Valencia.  Initiated by the Port Authority and Valenciaport, it aims to promote corporate social responsibility. (©APV)

Source: Port de Valence – Valenciaport

17 July 2013

In Ghent, free boat trips are a victim of their own success: The port is already taking bookings for 2014

Source: Port de Gand

Enterprise-driver Port

17 January 2018

Energy transition: Is offshore electricity the power source of the future for many north European ports?

Full article: World Cargo News

17 January 2018

Based on the model of Malaysia or Thailand, transport corridors can be a great asset for African port cities.

Full article: Ports & Ships

17 January 2018

Montreal: in 2018, the port will use predictive analysis to control access to its terminals in a self-perfecting system.

Full article: Journal of Commerce

17 January 2018

Data management accounts for 20% of shipping costs. Maersk and IBM hope to reduce these costs with Blockchain.

Full article: Port Technology / Business Time

17 January 2018

Ship-breaking industries: After Le Havre, Bordeaux and Brest, Le Trait, in the Seine Valley, is the 4th French site to gain certification.

Full article: Le Marin

15 January 2018

Marseille: Quechen Silicon Chemical announces plans for a silica production plant to be integrated into the PIICTO platform

The €100 million industrial investment by the world’s third largest silica manufacturer will help to create 130 jobs. The project represents recognition for the port’s ability to provide land, energy, good international links and an industrial ecology platform that allows the operators present to pool resources and fluids.

Full article: Le Marin / Marseille Port (pdf)

15 January 2018

Dutch firm Port Liner announces plans to launch fully-electric barges with capacity for 280 containers by autumn 2018.

Full article: Electrek

15 January 2018

French Guyana: the maritime and port sectors expect to play leading roles in the blue economy

Full article: Grand Port Maritime Guyane

15 January 2018

Australia: Newcastle, one of the world’s biggest coal ports, starts to mutate to prepare for a future with less coal.

Full article: Splash 24/7

15 January 2018

South Korea expects to have 3,000 ha of industrial-logistical zones to support its ports by 2030

Full article: Yonhap News

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