Urban Port

22 July 2019

The Port of Three-Rivers PDG mobilises the whole community for the redevelopment of the riverside zone

For Gaëtan Boivin, the object is to apply pressure to Transport Canada in advance of the federal elections next autumn. The Port aims to diversify its activities by developing shops and flats, particularly in Warehouse N°1. A pedestrian and cycle promenade will connect the port with the Cogeco amphitheatre, a multifunctional cultural space. Various important figures have pledged their support, including the mayor of Three Rivers.

Full article : Radio Canada

22 July 2019

Long Beach: the Port’s new head office will be opened on 29 July, in a sustainable building constructed next to the new City Hall which will be opened on the same day

Full article : Port of Long Beach

22 July 2019

New York: a 5-year loan of $250 million will be used to finance part of the redevelopment planned for the historic Seaport District

Full article : Menafn

15 July 2019

The port of Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) is to be transformed into a city

The 10-15 year project by Suria Capital Holdings Bhd has recently been unveiled. Jesselton Waterfront City will include an international conference centre, hotels, shops and offices, as well as a terminal for cruise ships and international ferries. The work to transfer existing port activities to Sabah Ports is due to start in late 2019.

Full article : Bornéo Post online ; Daily Express

15 July 2019

Liverpool (UK) may lose its world heritage status on account of the waterfront project of Peel Holdings, “Liverpool Waters”

Full article : Liverpool echo

15 July 2019

Duluth (USA): the City will be able to levy a special tax to kick-start waterfront projects

Full article : Duluth News Tribune

10 July 2019

Toronto: the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Quayside is provoking debate

Sidewalk Labs publicised its “Draft Master Innovation and Development Plan” for the 4.9 hectares of Quayside at the end of June. Waterfront Toronto has launched an evaluation procedure, based mainly on public consultation. There has been prompt reaction to the project from various angles in the press, as well as an open letter from the President of Waterfront Toronto. He points out that Waterfront Toronto was not involved in the creation of this master plan and that a certain number of disagreements still need to be resolved. One particular aspect is the governance plan for the project: leadership of the execution, use of data for the smart project, etc.

Full article : Waterfront Toronto, Quayside ; Open letter ; Sidewalk Labs’ Proposal ; Edmonton Journal

10 July 2019

Philadelphia (USA): a park above the freeway could reconnect the old city with the river

Full article : The Philadelphia Inquirer

10 July 2019

Bordeaux, Bassins à flots: in 2021 the “Quai des caps” will be home to a cinema, offices and shops

Full article : France Bleu ; La Tribune

8 July 2019

Belfast, Waterside Project: property developer Osborne+Co gets the go-ahead from the city authorities

The aim is to transform the former industrial site on the edge of the Lagan into an ecosystem for the city’s creative economy. The plan includes offices for almost 8,000 workers, cultural and leisure facilities, 675 apartments, and a hotel. The masterplan, designed by Henning Larsen, was recognized at the 2018 World Architecture News Awards.

Full article : Osborne, news ; Waterside Project



Citizen Port

9 September 2013

Cruising: Genoa creates a school specialising in “on-board hotel management”


9 September 2013

The port of Cagliari will host an NBA Basketball demonstration

President Piergiorgio Massidda of the Port of Cagliari has long boasted a policy of openness. He wants his fellow citizens to retake possession of their port. Sports demonstrations and festivals are particularly good ways to do this, as well as the currently projected creation of promenades and cycle tracks.
Source: La Nuova Sardegna

5 September 2013

The wharves of Reunion Island turn to culture

“The whole town goes down to the sea.” The redevelopment of the wharves has allowed the creation of an attractive space inviting visitors on a cultural voyage. In June, several concerts took place just opposite the sugar terminal, giving the port a new image… and a new sound!
Source: Journal de la Ville du Port – Août 2013

5 September 2013

A week to discover the port of Le Havre and the careers it offers

Some dozen tours are offered to give the region’s inhabitants a chance to discover the many activities and careers associated with the maritime and port world of Le Havre. The main object is to make young people aware of the opportunities and encourage them to talk to professionals who work in this environment.
Source: CCI Le Havre

5 September 2013

The Flemish ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Ostend will open their gates on 22 September

The Flemish ports are inviting the general public to discover the extraordinary environment of the world of ports. A number of demonstrations have been organised for the occasion. At Antwerp, PSA and DP World will invite families into their terminals to see these usually inaccessible sites at close hand.
Source: Port of Antwerp

22 August 2013

Long Beach: the port has reduced its emissions of diesel particles by 81% since 2005

Source : Green Port

24 July 2013

Waterways – a sector looking to recruit but lacking applicants

The magazine Navigation Ports & Intermodalité presents a complete file on young people and waterways. This sector needs to provide a new vision of its industry and the opportunities for development which it offers. Reflections, testimonies and training opportunities will be presented.

Source: NPI

19 July 2013

The film “Cargo” takes a prize at the Genova Film Festival dedicated to the theme : Today’s port – between local identity and global networks

Source : Porto di Genova

18 July 2013

“Aportem – Port of Valencia United” sees the light of day

Valence_gm_APORTEM_12_07_2013The Aportem project has been officially launched by various partners from the logistics and port community of Valencia.  Initiated by the Port Authority and Valenciaport, it aims to promote corporate social responsibility. (©APV)

Source: Port de Valence – Valenciaport

17 July 2013

In Ghent, free boat trips are a victim of their own success: The port is already taking bookings for 2014

Source: Port de Gand

Enterprise-driver Port

22 July 2019

Cruise ships: poor return on investment for share-holders, associated with high risk, may encourage companies to change their business model.

Full article: Times Malta

22 July 2019

Zadar: to limit impacts on the historical city, the port decides to build a cruise ship terminal away from the centre which will be able to absorb growth in traffic.

Full article: Port Authority Zadar

22 July 2019

“Clean Maritime Plan”: United Kingdom wants to speed up zero-carbon shipping and innovation in the industry.

Full article: Le Marin / UK Government / Report

10 July 2019

China: the province of Shandong initiated, in turn, a merger of ports with the takeover of the Weihai Port (45 Mt) by Qingdao.

Full article: Splash 247

10 July 2019

Marseille: the biological recycling of industrial CO2 through the capture of fumes by microalgae works!

Full article: Port de Marseille (pdf)

10 July 2019

CO2 impact of e-commerce: rapid and individual deliveries are responsible for a very strong growth in emissions

Full article: Journal du GeekAxios

8 July 2019

African port metropolis: logistics fluidity and governance at the heart of all challenges!

Since 2000, nearly 50 billion Euros have been invested in West African ports and traffic has tripled. Integrated into rapidly growing urban areas, ports today face the challenge of metropolitan freight corridors. These corridors could lead to new types of Private Public Partnerships based on governance that integrates local populations and environmental interests.
Full article: Ports et corridors

8 July 2019

On the Gulf of Bengal, India wants to make Machilipatnam a global port city on more than 25 miles of coastline.

Full article: The Hindu

8 July 2019

The Marseilles’ port community, along with the Port, the Chamber of Commerce and the University, wants to boost the blue economy and innovation.

Full article: Le Marin

3 July 2019

For terminal operator TTI, ports must move beyond logistics and improve their industrial competitiveness

The view, expressed by the director of the terminal at Algeciras, aims to prevent an endless trade war between ports. On the contrary, port territories need to make efforts to consolidate industrial activity and generate jobs. Control of the logistics chain and development of import and export business requires control of production.

Full Article: El Mercantil