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Urban Port

15 August 2018

New York, Hunter’s Point: a resilient waterfront park

The second phase of the South Waterfront Park project has been completed. Designed by SWA/Balsley and Weiss/Manfredi, the development occupies a 4.45 hectare former industrial site. In addition to housing a variety of recreational facilities, it will also help protect the city against heatwaves or storms, a resilient approach that can also be seen in the recently completed Domino Park in Brooklyn.

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)

 

15 August 2018

Liège: trade fair halls on the site of the planned eco-quarter on the edge of the Meuse river are to be relocated, while 6.5 km of bank are to be set aside for a promenade

Full article : RTBF

15 August 2018

Lorient: in 2019, the K2 shopping mall at the submarine base will play host to the Hydrophone, two concert halls and studios dedicated to contemporary music

Full article : Hitwest ; TPnews

10 August 2018

London: green light for five-year plans to develop the 112 hectare site at the future Royal Docks Entreprise Zone


The main aim is to make the site attractive both for economic activities and culture. Altogether, some 35,000 skilled jobs could be created for residents of London and Newham, while there are also plans for 4,000 new homes. It is hoped the project will bring in £5 billion of foreign inward investment by 2037/2038.

Full article : London.gov ; Royal Docks

10 August 2018

In Trondheim (Norway), pedestrians and cyclists will soon able to take an autonomous electric ferry across the canal

Full article : New Atlas (+ video)

10 August 2018

Amsterdam: plans for a 1.5 km, urban cable car link designed by UN Studio above the IJ

Full article : Dezeen (+ images)

8 August 2018

Bourgas (Bulgaria): work on the new Congress Centre officially gets under way


The complex will also include a Research Centre for Control and Exploration the Black Sea. The six-storey building will be based in the eastern part of the port, and will also host exhibitions, concerts, and a variety of educational activities. The project forms part of moves to open urban areas up to the sea once more and redevelop industrial or port zones as part of the city’s master plan. Opening planned for 2020.

Full article : Bulgarian Ports

8 August 2018

Stockholm Royal Seaport: a building designed by Herzog and de Meuron to combine 317 apartments with public spaces on the site of a former gas holder

Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)

8 August 2018

Orillia (Ontario, Canada): Smart Kiosk, a vast touchscreen set up on the waterfront to inform local residents and visitors

Full article : Orillia matters

6 August 2018

Liverpool: a Maritime Knowledge Hub


The Hub will be one of the cornerstones of Wirral Waters, the regeneration scheme for the south bank of the Mersey. The aim is to make the hub a leading global centre for research, innovation, education and training in the maritime industries. Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has been selected for the project. The Hub will include two buildings, including the 19th century Hydraulic Tower, which will be restored and refurbished, while there will also be a major focus on green spaces, including roof terraces.

Full article : World Architecture News ; Wirral Waters, MKH ; Liverpool John Moores University (+ vidéo)

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Citizen Port

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)

For any further information please contact Greta Marini: gmarini@aivp.org
portcenternetwork.org

 

 

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

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

Enterprise-driver Port

15 August 2018

New York: US$100 M of investment to rejuvenate barge and rail transport at the heart of the city

Currently, some 90% of freight transport within the city limits is shipped by truck. The new plan aims to create 5000 jobs at handling platforms and eliminate 40 Mkm per year of freeway traffic. One of the sites could be in the Bronx, inspired by the terminal already developed by the port of Brooklyn

Full article: The Maritime Executive

15 August 2018

The growth of ship repair activity on the Port Elisabeth waterfront is part of the port’s drive for integration.

Full article : Ports & Ships

15 August 2018

Following the example of Morocco, Tunisia becomes the latest country to sign a deal with China to link up with the “One Belt, One Road” new silk road initiative.

Full article: Jeune Afrique

10 August 2018

Chile: dialogue with communities and cities central to the new port policy

This is the key issue identified in the strategic orientations and priority investment policies unveiled by the Chilean government to the ten national port authorities, following the appointment of their new presidents. The focus is on proposing mechanisms to promote integration, notably in terms of governance. Employment, mobility and the environment will also be crucial to City-Port-Citizen dialogue.

Full article: Portal Portuario 1 / Portal Portuario 2

10 August 2018

The Port of Durban is counting on a broad programme of investments to secure its position as the leading maritime gateway for the Gauteng economy.

Full article: Port Strategy

10 August 2018

Smart Ports: Le Havre and Marseilles fast-track initiatives as they look to keep pace with Hamburg and Antwerp.

Full article: Les smart grids 1 / Les smart grids 2

8 August 2018

Mumbai metro project: what if the excavated material could be used to develop the port?

Currently, the material is trucked to abandoned quarries over 50 km from the city. The Port de Mumbai is now proposing to take them by ship the 10 km to Jahawar Dweep, to expand the docks and reclaimed land. The proposal has been submitted to the Environment Ministry.

Full article: Mid-day.com

8 August 2018

“Traders Market”: a new 300 hectare logistics zone devised by DP World to boost trades between the Emirates and China.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

8 August 2018

Intermodal logistics: the port of Kiel strengthens its rail links and expands pre-stacking parks for trucks.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

6 August 2018

Valparaiso: the city and port slow to reach agreement on TCVAL terminal extension plan

Discussions are centred on the environmental challenges posed by the US$500 M project, although the ecological measures already announced have been accepted by the state and regional authorities. For the Mayor, more needs to be done in order to avoid compromising the landscape visible from the sea in the bay, which is a world heritage site. The President of the port is calling for dialogue to avoid putting the port’s economic future at risk.

Full article: Portal Portuario 1 / Portal Portuario 2Portal Portuario 3Portal Portuario 4

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