Valencia: the Mayor favours uses linked to culture and innovation for the Marina Réal docks
This announcement follows an agreement with Docks Logistics Spain, S.A., bringing forward the end of their concession which was to have run until 2022. Use of this emblematic building will then be returned to Consorcio Valencia 2007-CV07, which manages the marina. In March, CV07 launched a consultation process with a group of independent professionals and experts. The different proposals centre on the concept of a living space designed by the community as a whole, devoted to culture, education, research, etc.
Houston: a vast tunnel network will not be enough to protect the city from future floods – a long-term approach is needed
Full article : Grist
The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista agree on plans for a hotel and congress centre
Full article : 10 news (+video)
Le Havre: re-inventing the city-port interface
AURH, Le Havre’s Urban Planning Agency, looks at the situation and future prospects for the southern districts of the city of Le Havre, which has close links to the port’s economic activities. Almost twenty years of work on the area’s public spaces and some iconic operations have transformed the image of these districts, making them an increasingly attractive asset for the entire conurbation.
Full article : AURH
The interests of lighter, quicker, cheaper interventions on the waterfront: the experience of Valencia
Full article : Project for Public Spaces
Cape Town: the cruise terminal has been designed as an extension of the waterfront
Full article : News24
Already present in Boston, Amazon announces plans for a new tech hub in the Seaport District opening in 2021
Full article : Boston Herald
Shanghai: public consultation for the waterfront
Shanghai’s Urban Planning Authorithy has launched a consultation on plans to redevelop the waterfront along the Suzhou Creek and Huangpu River. Promenades were recently opened along 45 km of the banks, and the project aims to complete them and also offer new urban facilities. The district has been divided into three zones, each dedicated to a particular use: commerce, culture and historic heritage in the eastern zone; new waterfront access in the central zone; and an eco-corridor in the western zone.
Coastal cities giving more thought to floating buildings to counter the risk of rising water levels, with more projects taking shape
Full article : Mach (+ images, video)
Increased coordination between the Tourist Office and the Port of Huelva (Spain) to improve the reception given to cruise ship passengers
The 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
The port of Seattle is seeking local recognition
More 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
Avogardo, a made-to-measure professional training project prepared by actors in the chemical industry of the Port of Antwerp
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
Official announcement of the creation of the Port Centre of Leghorn (Italy) at the opening ceremony of the old fort
Located 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
Long Beach: the port spends 2.6 million US dollars in schools and hospitals to reduce the effects of atmospheric pollution on health
Work has started on the new Merchant Marine School at Le Havre
Located at the port-city interface, the new school, designed for 1,000 students, may soon prove over-sized if the French government’s decision to suppress first year university courses at Le Havre is confirmed.©PhotoAIVP
Forty-four university scholarships offered by the Port of Milford (UK) since 2003
The FOS Industrial Port Zone at Marseille celebrates 50 years with the “Water Fools” spectacle put on by the company Ilotopie
Between plastics and ship waste, the challenges around waste in ports are reaching critical point
Since the start of the year, China’s restrictive policy on plastic waste imports has been causing a build-up at European ports, where storage areas are becoming gradually saturated. Some countries are looking at landfill as a temporary solution. Elsewhere, such as at the Port of Amsterdam, new possibilities are being found, including turning waste into fuel. At the same time, Europe’s ports are calling for new legislation on the collection of ship waste to include higher taxation.
Le Port de Bordeaux accueille ses premiers clients sur son site expérimental SEENEOH dédié à la filière hydrolienne.
Full article: Bordeaux Port Atlantique
With its new port at Turkmenbashi on the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan aims to become a regional hub between Europe and Asia.
Full article: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberté
Energy transition: the port of Antwerp and Fluxys target a strategy to capture, transport, store, and re-use CO2.
Full article: Port of Antwerp
From the port of Montreal to the port of Quebec, the provincial government wants to promote – but not control – maritime development.
Full article: Le Soleil
Quebec keen to encourage industrial synergies between the port zones of Contrecoeur Varennes and Sorel Tracy
Full article: Gouvernement du Québec
Reducing logistics costs is crucial to efforts to attract industrial operators abandoning Asia and make Mombasa a new global trade hub
Full article: Business Daily
Seychelles: the AFD and Europe back plans to extend Port Victoria, a vital project for lowering the cost of living in the islands
Full article: Le Marin
Vietnam: a lack of investment is preventing the country from taking proper advantage of its maritime and river port system
Full article: Viêt Nam News
DP World and Virgin put their faith in the Hyperloop and join forces to create a shared vision of the future.
The joint venture has seen the creation of a new company, DP World Cargospeed. The aim is to build the logistics service best suited to the rapid growth of e-commerce, as part of a new long-term vision of logistics and the ambition of both parties to establish this technology as the global standard.