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18 September 2019

San Fernando: waterfront redevelopment finally set to start

The Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago set Udecott the task back in May, and the first phase has now been launched, with the aim of attracting private investors in order to be able to complete the rest of the project. The masterplan was submitted for public consultation in August. The project includes plans for housing, retail spaces, offices, cruise activities, and a fishing port.

Full article : Newsday

18 September 2019

Oakland waterfront: green light for tax to fund planned new stadium at Howard Terminal

Full article : San Francisco Chronicle

18 September 2019

Saint-Nazaire: plans for a marina on the site of the old refrigerated warehouses are abandoned due to the cost of cleaning up pollution at the site

Full article : Actu.fr

18 September 2019

The City of Melbourne wants to create promenades, a park for rainwater, and a biodiversity hub at Moonee Ponds Creek

Full article : Docklands news

16 September 2019

Las Palmas set to improve facilities for cruise passengers

A number of new facilities will enter service in the coming months, including a tourist information office, a footbridge between the terminal and the Port Market, a maritime viewing platform and new tourist signage.

Full article : Spanish Ports

16 September 2019

In Montreal, the 25 hectare site of the historic Molson brewery on the Saint Lawrence will become available in 2012

Full article : CityLab

16 September 2019

The Port of Cartagena set to redevelop the Alfonso XII promenade and access to the cruise terminal

Full article : La Verdad

16 September 2019

San Diego (USA): a huge outdoor concert hall to open in 2020 at the Embarcadero Marina Park South site

Full article : Archpaper ; Bayside Performance Park

11 September 2019

New York City consults citizens on the latest version of its Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

A waterfront zoning plan was originally created in 1993, and in 2008 the City decided it should be updated every ten years. The current consultation concerns the new version of the Vision 2020 for the 520 miles of waterfront, a document dating back to 2011. This summer, a variety of public workshops were organised for “Living and Playing at the Waterfront”, “Working at the Waterfront”, “Restoring and Recreation”, “Adapting our Waterfront” (to climate change).

Full article : Brooklyn Daily Eagle ; New York City ; Vision 2020

11 September 2019

San Francisco, India Basin: developing parks for the disadvantages and minorities, a strategy inspired by other examples in the US

Full article : Governing

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Citizen Port

3 February 2014

Kiel (Germany): construction of a hybrid LNG barge for electrical supply to cruise ships on the berth

Full article: Port of Hamburg

3 February 2014

How to build awareness among young people of port and maritime careers – a pilot project in 4 to 8 German high schools in the Jade Bay region

Full article: Jade-Bay.de

3 February 2014

Hamburg: 250,000 Euros for ecological restoration of the old port zone of Holzhafen

hamburg_gm_2014fevrier03Located upstream to the south-east of the city, the zone forms part of the 148 km of banks handed over for management by “Lebensraum Elbe (SLE)”. This organisation, created in 2010, receives 4% of the port’s budget each year to recover natural spaces and carry out sustainable development projects. Full article: Port of Hamburg

3 February 2014

30 years fishing ban at the port of Long Beach lifted with specific indication of authorised sites

Full article: Port of Long Beach

31 January 2014

Valparaiso, Arts Festival: the port is one of five heritage circuits

Full article : PlataformaUrbana.cl

28 January 2014

Port of Castellon (Spain) welcomes the next international Medcruise conference from May 21st – 25th

Full article : castelloninformacion.com

28 January 2014

Two hours of free guided tour by boat every Saturday organised by the Port of Ghent

Full article : Port of Ghent

28 January 2014

Dublin Port Company supporting the first three-year birds monitoring programme to investigate how waterbirds use Dublin Bay

Full article : dublinbaybirds.blogspot.ie

28 January 2014

The Tall Ships Festival is expected to attract more than 250.000 visitors to the waterfront between San Pedro and Los Angeles

Full article : dailybreeze

Enterprise-driver Port

18 September 2019

France: the port cities of Le Havre, La Rochelle, and Dunkirk selected by the Government to be innovation areas

Le Havre’s “Smart Port City” project, endorsed by the AIVP, will promote innovation in many areas of the City-Port relationship, including logistics, training, community relations, the future Port Center, the cruise industry, etc. Dunkirk will focus its efforts on energy by involving citizens in all the current changes. Finally, La Rochelle will bring in a wide range of innovative measures aimed at achieving zero carbon status. All of these projects are driven by AIVP members, and will provide inspiration for others.

Full article: Gouvernement français (pdf) / Haropa Port du Havre / Le Havre Seine Métropole / Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque / Communauté d’Agglmomération de La Rochelle

18 September 2019

According to the OECD, maritime transport subsidies are not effective enough and should be targeted at promoting jobs and cutting carbon emissions

Full article: International Transport Forum / Full report (pdf)

18 September 2019

Hydrogen industry: Hamburg demonstrates how ports can be ideal testing grounds as it unveils plans for a giant electrolysis plant.

Full article: Flows / Full Cells Works

18 September 2019

Douala: a third bridge planned on the River Wouri will support goods transport leaving the port for Chad and Central African Republic

Full article: Investir au Cameroun

16 September 2019

The Port of Portsmouth is the UK’s most prosperous municipal port

Figures for 2017 show the port contributed some £390 million to the national economy, and £189 million to the local economy. A total of 5,590 jobs are dependent on the port, including 2,410 in the local area. Portsmouth is an essential port city, and estimated port revenue of £8.4 million plays a major part in the city’s social and education policy.

Full article: Portsmouth International Port

16 September 2019

Ukraine: the Mayor of Nikolaev wants to take over management of the port to guarantee it is developed in the interests of the City, Port and citizens.

Full article: Observateur / Ukrinform

16 September 2019

Abidjan: Bolloré opens its “Aérohub” logistics hub near the port and airport, an important asset for the future African common market.

Full article: Bolloré Logistics

16 September 2019

Taiwan: work on the future offshore wind hub at the port of Taichung enters its final year. The project is of national importance.

Full article: TIPC

16 September 2019

North Sea Port is increasingly reliant on the waterway for container pre- and post-carriage, and is showing strong growth.

Full article: Flows

11 September 2019

River transport in France remains underused, despite its clear advantages

Benefits include a lower carbon footprint, extensive network, capacity reserve, storage options in central urban areas, and low negative externalities. Recent policies aimed at promoting cooperation between stakeholders along the Seine and Rhône or in the Hauts de France region are also ensuring a more consistent, dynamic approach. Isemar has taken an in-depth look at the issue.
Full article: Isemar (pdf)

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