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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

2 July 2013

President Port of Cagliari Massidda reduces taxes in order to attract businesses and create jobs for youngsters

Source: Casteddu

2 July 2013

The International Maritime Organisation adopts additional measures from the Cruise Industry to enhance passenger safety

Source: CLIA

24 June 2013

The use of dredging for roads is complex and should only be carried out at a suitable distance around ports.

Source : Le Marin

21 June 2013

The Port of Marseille opens its doors with a new record of over 10,000 visitors

As part of its celebrations as the European Capital of Culture 2013, the Port of Marseille organised boat trips around its Eastern basins: tours which met with real success amongst both the people of Marseille and tourists. Port staff helped visitors to board boats from the old J4 wharf, home to the Museum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MUCEM) and Villa Méditerranée.
Source: Port de Marseille

19 June 2013

Canal project in Nicaragua: Maritime economy to grow but at what cost to the environment and the development of tourism?

Source : New Republic
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande

18 June 2013

Port Louis positions itself as a hub port between Africa and Asia. The port is hoping to present itself to the Mauritian people via a new museum.

Source : Le Mauricien

6 June 2013

Antwerp: the KUM’eau exhibition in the Lillo Port Centre

To mark its 25th anniversary, the Lillo Port Centre has entered into a unique collaboration with the organisers of the “KUMO” annual Art and Fashion Show. This year the show has been re-named KUM’eau and centres on the themes of water and the port. Some of the art-works will be on view in the Lillo Centre until 6 October 2013.
Source: Provincie Antwerpen

4 June 2013

Let’s take the train to the Port of Long Beach!

A free train trip to the Port of Long Beach allowed 2,500 people to enjoy a visit to the port over the course of a weekend. The aim of the visit, which lasted for one hour, was to show the importance of the economic impact of port activity on the Long Beach area. The public could also learn about the vital role played by the railway network in mass goods transport.
Source: Port of Long Beach

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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