Urban Port

11 July 2018

Shanghai: new developments planned for Shiliupu Pier

Located in the Hangpu district, Shiliupu Pier was the city’s main ferry port in the 1980s. Having falling into disuse, it was redeveloped to become one of the water gates to the city for the world exhibition in 2010. But visitor numbers quickly fell. Today, the aim is to attract tourists by creating a transport hub and leisure area. A quayside promenade and viewing point overlooking the cruise ships are due to open to the public by the end of 2018, while a tourist information centre will be built on the opposite bank. There are also plans for hotels, shops and restaurants.

Full article : Shanghai Daily

11 July 2018

Aarhus: C.F. Møller Architects unveil plans to redevelop an existing building and construct a 144 m tower on a former industrial port site

Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)

9 July 2018

London: initial phase of development for a creative quarter on Sugar House Island

Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, Dane’s Yard will provide 8,175 m2 of working space for creative industries, in eight different buildings. The project is part of a mixed-use development on a 10.5 hectare site at Sugar Island, including 1200 homes, almost 58,000 m2 of offices, gardens, a riverside park, hotel, shops, and more.

Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)

9 July 2018

The Port of the Balearics launches an invitation to tender to improve road and pedestrian access to the port of La Savina

Full article : Ports de Balears

9 July 2018

Malaga: go-ahead for changes to the special port plan to allow the development of a luxury 35 storey hotel

Full article : 20minutos

4 July 2018

Hamburg Innovation Port: work gets under way

The project designed by MVRDV includes four main buildings including a hotel, conference areas, offices, laboratories and research facilities. A significant amount of space will be earmarked for public use, including green roof terraces, to encourage interaction between people working in the zone. The project should be delivered by spring 2019, and will form part of the Channel Hamburg technology hub due to be created on the former site of Harburg’s inland port.

Full article : Bustler (+ images)

4 July 2018

Tallinn: the Port and the City’s Urban Planning Department sign a MoU to implement the 2030 master plan aimed at redeveloping the Old Port district

Full article : Baltic course

4 July 2018

La Spezia: a consortium including Costa, MSC and RCCL joins forces for the new cruise terminal and redevelopment of neighbouring spaces

Full article : Ship2shore

2 July 2018

Dublin: 6400 m² of additional office space in the Docklands

In 2017, Kennedy Wilson and Nama bought the former port district of Hanover Quay. Work is due to get started in late 2018 on an office building overlooking the Grand Canal Docks. The building, which should be completed by 2020, completes the Capital Dock development project.

Full article : Property Funds World ; Capital Dock

2 July 2018

The Port of Taipei opens a 1.2 km stretch of quay for public fishing in response to rising demand for water-based leisure activities

Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation


Citizen Port

13 December 2013

The mayor of Santos signs a law prohibiting bulk cereal operations in the island region

Source: Prefeitura de Santos

9 December 2013

Le Havre Port Center opens its doors

lehavrelogoPortCenter_gm-decembre 2013The official inauguration of the Le Havre Port Center took place on 9 December with the five founding partners in attendance: the City, the Port, CCI, the Maritime Union of Port Businesses and the Conurbation Community. Their shared hope is that a true port culture will emerge among the city’s inhabitants.

Apart from the founding partners, Le Havre Port Center also enjoys the support of the dockers’ union, private companies and cultural associations. They are fully associated with the initiative, the concept of which was launched by AIVP 3 years ago. Today, Le Havre is launching its Port Center in a configuration which aspires to evolve considerably in the coming years: to further develop partnerships with schools and teacher representatives; to institute innovative visitor routes in agreement with port, maritime and industrial companies; and to offer educational workshops and presentations which testify to the wealth of the past, present and future activities of the port of Le Havre. ©Photos AIVP
Source: AIVP

9 December 2013

Quebec: Labour appears to be the central challenge for the future development of port-cities and the maritime industry

Source: Technopole Maritime du Québec

6 December 2013

Eliship at Naples: the first Italian company to develop a technology for more ecological ships

naples_eliship_gm-dec-2013Two projects are in progress, jointly with the Rina classification society: Anfora and Stargas. The first for the creation of an ultrasound anti-fouling system and the second to develop a technology to convert traditional diesel engines into LNG hybrid engines.

Source: Informazioni Marittime

6 December 2013

Brittany develops actions to strengthen maritime knowledge and culture jointly with the local education authority

Source: Maison de la Mer – Lorient

6 December 2013

Guadeloupe: Port Caraïbes and the local education authority form a “citizens’ port” initiative with the signature of a partnership

Source: Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes

6 December 2013

AIVP sponsors the international design competition launched by Europe on the subject of Seaports

Source: eurHope

5 December 2013

The Missions Charter of a Port Center is published

PCN_charte_gm_decembre 2013It is more than three years since AIVP decided to take up the idea of Port Centers, a tool at the service of improved integration between the city, the port and the public. Today AIVP publishes its Missions Charter of a Port Center. The document, drawn up by AIVP and all its partners in the Port Center Network (PCN), defines in ten points the essential challenges and objectives of any Port Center. This innovative Charter, fruit of the association’s work, has already been adopted in more than seven port-cities which have a Port Center or a Port Center project (Anvers Havencentrum Lillo, Genoa Port Center, Port Center du Havre, Dunkirk Maritime Museum, Houston Maritime Museum, Ashdod Visitor Center, Livorno Port Center).

The initiative has been blessed by other port networks such as ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation) and AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities). The private operator Contship Italia Group, with its Porto LAB project, also decided to support and encourage this commitment. The Missions Charter of a Port Center will be very widely developed in the AIVP world-wide network of port-cities. We hope it will accompany all those who are interested in opening their ports to the public, making young people aware of port-related professions and activities, and developing the emergence of a living port-city culture.

Charte des Missions d’un Port Center (version française)
Missions Charter of a Port Center (english version)
Carta de las misiones de un Port center (spanish version)

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3 December 2013

Limiting particle emissions in ports: an example in Quebec (+Video)

Source : Radio Canada

2 December 2013

Hamburg: from 2015 the Altona Cruise Ship Terminal will be equipped with onshore power supply, with financial support from Europe

Source: Altona Info

Enterprise-driver Port

11 July 2018

Port cooperation: a host of projects with diverse plans, strategies and policies

This issue of Research in Transportation Management and Business, edited by Theo Notteboom, Francesco Parola and Géraldine Knatz, features 13 international contributions on this essential subject from countries including Italy, Japan, the US, China and Chile, all of which have recently introduced reforms or hosted local initiatives with significant implications for the port authorities concerned.

Full article: Port Economics / Research in Transportation Management and Business 

11 July 2018

Copenhagen: the five sea taxis that serve the city centre every day are set to be 100% electrically powered.

Full article: Damen

11 July 2018

The Spanish cruise industry employs 31,000 jobs and contributes over 4.2 billion euros to the country’s economy.

Full article: El Vigia

9 July 2018

Port of the future: Port Technologie magazine offers free access to over 70 articles on the topic until 25 July.

Entitled “Linking the supply chain”, this special issue looks at subjects including automation, new sea routes, the energy transition, careers and training. All of these current topics are vital for understanding the future of the world’s port and logistics system, and rethinking the way cities and partner communities work.Full article: Port Technology

9 July 2018

The growth of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (13,000 km2, 15 million inhabitants) requires a rethink of the Buenos Aires / La Plata / Zarate port system.

Full article: La Nación

9 July 2018

The Antwerp / Brussels / Liège port and logistics system and the Thames Gateway: two sources of inspiration for the Seine Valley.

Full article: AURH

9 July 2018

The Seychelles Port Authority is handed responsibility for overseeing the Port Victoria extension plan, seen as vital to the country’s economy.

Full article: PMASEA

9 July 2018

The Seine Nord Canal: a crucial milestone reached with the imminent creation of an industrial and commercial local public establishment.

Full article: La Voix du Nord

4 July 2018

Venice: the port keen to focus more on the city and assume its role as a local player

Often a target for criticism due to the cruise ships crossing the lagoon, the port of Venice has unwittingly become a symbol of the mass tourism saturating Europe’s cities. Pino Musolino, who has been President of the port authority for a year, believes that perception is partly inaccurate, and requires urban policies and the port’s role to be redefined.

Full article: La Tribune

4 July 2018

The President of the port of Arica is keen to mark his new mandate by boosting regional economic integration and strengthening ties with the community.

Full article: Portal Portuario