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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

14 October 2013

Antwerp port community presents 2nd Sustainability Report including the Sustainable Enterprise Guide

Source: Port of Antwerp

14 October 2013

11th edition of Fiaba Day: the port of Civitavecchia, which joined AIVP in 2013, opens to people with reduced mobility

Source: Informazione.it

14 October 2013

The UniportBilbao cluster gives export and import business an introduction to logistics and port transport

Source: Diario del PuertoUniportBilbao

14 October 2013

Rotterdam: Maasvlakte 2 site painted by a hundred artists

rotterdam_gm-octobre2013On 22nd May, one hundred artists painted the Maasvlakte 2 port extension project from a privileged view-point. Today their works are displayed in the Maritime Museum, bringing the port to the city at the stroke of a paint-brush.
Source: Maritiemnieuws

14 October 2013

Increased coordination between the Tourist Office and the Port of Huelva (Spain) to improve the reception given to cruise ship passengers

huelva_gm_octobre2013The mission of the Tourism Observatory, created to promote Huelva as a cruise ship destination, is being extended. In future it will be responsible for organizing and promoting activities for receiving cruise ship passengers, to increase the visibility of a range of services.
Source: Diario del Puerto

8 October 2013

The port of Seattle is seeking local recognition

seattle_gm_octobre 2013More than 21,000 jobs depend on the port industry. However the Port of Seattle cannot boast of strong support by the local authorities, or of a very positive image in the minds of the region’s inhabitants.
Source: Seattle Times

8 October 2013

Avogardo, a made-to-measure professional training project prepared by actors in the chemical industry of the Port of Antwerp

Source: Port of Antwerp

8 October 2013

The port of Barcelona develops its digital communication strategy to enhance its international visibility

Launched last year, the Port of Barcelona newsletter has more than 1,000 subscribers. It is complemented by Twitter accounts in Spanish and English. The Port also intends to launch a Facebook page and a community blog shortly.
Source: Port of Barcelona

8 October 2013

Official announcement of the creation of the Port Centre of Leghorn (Italy) at the opening ceremony of the old fort

livorno-gm_octobre 2013Located at the interface between port and city, the fort will in future be managed by the Port Authority. This exceptional part of the city’s historical heritage will house the Leghorn Port Centre, and will provide the Port’s 7th “Porto Aperto” Open Day with a suitable and visible centre for its activities. Photo © Port of Leghorn
Sources: La Nazione  – Il Tirreno

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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