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
Oakland waterfront: green light for tax to fund planned new stadium at Howard Terminal
Full article : San Francisco Chronicle
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
The City of Melbourne wants to create promenades, a park for rainwater, and a biodiversity hub at Moonee Ponds Creek
Full article : Docklands news
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
In Montreal, the 25 hectare site of the historic Molson brewery on the Saint Lawrence will become available in 2012
Full article : CityLab
The Port of Cartagena set to redevelop the Alfonso XII promenade and access to the cruise terminal
Full article : La Verdad
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).
San Francisco, India Basin: developing parks for the disadvantages and minorities, a strategy inspired by other examples in the US
Full article : Governing
Kiel (Germany): construction of a hybrid LNG barge for electrical supply to cruise ships on the berth
Full article: Port of Hamburg
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
Hamburg: 250,000 Euros for ecological restoration of the old port zone of Holzhafen
Located 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
30 years fishing ban at the port of Long Beach lifted with specific indication of authorised sites
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Valparaiso, Arts Festival: the port is one of five heritage circuits
Full article : PlataformaUrbana.cl
Players in the port-city of Montreal are mobilising to once again host the new Bota Bota Montreal Ice Canoe Challenge
Full article : Défi canot à glace Bota Bota Montréal
Port of Castellon (Spain) welcomes the next international Medcruise conference from May 21st – 25th
Full article : castelloninformacion.com
Two hours of free guided tour by boat every Saturday organised by the Port of Ghent
Full article : Port of Ghent
Dublin Port Company supporting the first three-year birds monitoring programme to investigate how waterbirds use Dublin Bay
Full article : dublinbaybirds.blogspot.ie
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
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.
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
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
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
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
North Sea Port is increasingly reliant on the waterway for container pre- and post-carriage, and is showing strong growth.
Full article: Flows
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)