Boston: recommendations for the working port
How can the working port of Boston be preserved and reinvigorated under the continually increasing pressure to give a new use to waterfront sites? Two documents have been produced by Boston Harbour Now, based on discussions with experts and stakeholders, which define recommendations on how to respond to four challenges: growth, synergy, flexibility and change. These recommendations also evolved after the participation of Jill Valdes (Boston Harbour Now) in the AIVP World Conference in Quebec.
Paris (France): Point P is working on the integration of its sales points along the banks of the Seine to make them compatible with leisure activities
Full article : Batiweb (+ images)
Rio Grande (Brazil): the State gives its approval to the port development and zoning plan, which will make port and urban development compatible
Full article : Secretaria de Logistica e Transportes
The City of Long Beach holds a consultation on its Climate Plan
Since June 2018, around twenty workshops and forums have been organised to present the plan to residents and business leaders. The aim is to prime them for the fight against climate change and rising water levels at the waterfront, and to gauge responses and suggestions. Long Beach joins over a dozen other US cities in adopting a plan of this kind, which includes measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt buildings on the waterfront, etc. The approach is of course in line with goals 1 and 2 from AIVP’s 2030 Agenda.
Full article : Bisnow
Port Elisabeth: tourism is developing for Nelson Mandela Bay, with more cruise business and a congress centre
The Port of Marseille opts for the project proposed by LAN architecture for the new waterfront office building
Full article : Made in Marseille
Hanoi: flood risk and urban development
Three options are currently being considered to protect Hanoi from flood risks, while developing over 11,000 hectares of available land on both banks of the Red River. The CRTKL/Arcadis team recommends the third of these options, which involves stabilising the existing banks and creating floodable areas. Various cultural, sports and leisure facilities should complete the urban park. They claim this represents the most resilient option, and offers the most socio-economic benefits.
Full article : Urban Land Magazine
Brussels: the Region approves the SAU’s plans for the nautical cluster, paving the way for mixed urban and port use of the waterway
Full article : SAU
Ghent Port visitors information centre opens its doors
With a panoramic view of the modern port, the centre will welcome groups of 100 people. Free boat tours are also to be offered. The “Ghent Port House”, a second centre dedicated to the port, is envisaged for 2016.
Source: Ghent Port Company
Chile: creation of the National Association of Port Cities
The mayors of Valparaiso, San Antonio and Talcahuano are to create the Port Cities Association of Chile. The first task: to try to obtain better financial compensation from the State and Port Authorities for the “negative impacts” of the port on the city, according to the Mayor of San Antonio.
Source : puranoticia.cl – Empresaoceano
Melbourne (AIVP member): an artistic performance exploring the Docklands and their maritime character
Source: Melbourne Docklands
Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member): the “modern music fresco” on the wall of hangar J1 is being extended
Source: La Rochelle Port
The Port of Valparaiso and Andrés Bello University sign an agreement to reduce CO2 emissions
Source: Revista del Management Logistico
France: Brest launches the first edition of its discussion forum on employment focused on maritime careers
Source: Le Marin
Supporting Urban Youth through Social Innovation: what about youth in port cities?
The report of the European Commission on “Tomorrow’s Cities” talks about transforming public services and introducing a relation of confidence with citizens. Social innovation should enable us once more to share the fundamental values of each region.
US Port of Savannah: Logistics jobs are growing, but the pool of qualified applicants is not
Antwerp port community presents 2nd Sustainability Report including the Sustainable Enterprise Guide
Source: Port of Antwerp
The future of sea transport requires global reflection on its environmental and climate impacts
Safety, pollution, giant ships – is shipping reaching a critical point? This question, discussed in an important debate on a large French public radio station, is being raised more and more frequently. The cruise ship industry, despite its efforts, is criticised for its impact on the health of port city inhabitants. Political and social issues seem to be outweighing purely commercial questions. More than ever before, Cities, Ports and Citizens must learn to understand one another and work together for a more sustainable shipping world. AIVP is working on this, day in, day out. .
Halifax: port capacity to be increased to reduce heavy vehicle traffic in the city, which is causing problems.
Full article: Red Deer Advocate
Auckland: for Smart Cities expert Mark Thomas, the future of the city lies in more port cooperation, not moving the port itself.
Full article: Stuff
Straits of Europe: the crucial issue of ferries between banks is encouraging cities to invest directly by acquiring stakes in the capital of companies.
Full article: European Straits Initiative
Le Havre Smart Port City: definitive project plans submitted to the French government
Driven by the region’s leading urban and port stakeholders, the project brings together the research sector and local businesses, as well as some major international groups. The aim is to kick-start innovation in the City Port territory, as part of ambitious plans to tackle the challenge posed by the digital, energy and environmental transition.
The Port of Quebec joins forces with Hutchinson Ports and CN Rail for its planned container terminal
The move represents a crucial step forward for the project, which was introduced to all AIVP members at last year’s world conference. It sees the Port of Quebec join the operator’s 52 other ports in 27 countries, and cements Quebec’s position at the heart of commercial trade while making the Laurentia terminal a powerful engine for economic development for the City Port region. Mario Girard, CEO of the Port of Quebec and Vice-Chairman of AIVP, aims to make it one of the terminals with the smallest environmental footprint in the world.
United States: job creation has never been stronger in ports than over the last five years
Full article: Logistics Management