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13 July 2020

An urban project for the Port of Villa Constitución (Argentina)

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One area of the port, previously dedicated to coastal shipping, has fallen into disuse and is set to be redeveloped into a leisure and tourism site, with plans for a floating amphitheatre, riverside walkways, a themed square and an area with top-class eateries.

La Capital

13 July 2020

The elevated Metro station designed by Cobe and Arup: a key part of the project to regenerate the Docklands district of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Dezeen (+ images)

13 July 2020

Plans for a covered pedestrian walkway to link the passenger terminal at Magong Port (Taiwan) with the city

TIPC

8 July 2020

New passenger terminal in Valencia (Spain) will integrate historic shipyard’s building and be environmentally friendly

Port of Valencia

6 July 2020

The City of Rotterdam aiming to buff its green credentials

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Plans to invest €233 have been announced for seven projects in various districts of the city. The aim is to make the city not just greener, but also more resilient to major outbreaks like the Covid-19 pandemic. Districts covered by the plan include the former port sectors of Rijnhaven and Masshaven.

Dutch review

6 July 2020

The port of Cartagena (Spain) launched an invitation to tender for new uses and improvements to the integration of its waterfront

Diario el Canal ; La verdad

6 July 2020

The Port and City of Los Angeles (USA) trade land and demolish an oil tank, as part of plans to develop a new promenade by 2022

Sea News ; Daily Breeze

1 July 2020

The Port of Auckland (New Zealand) create a vertical garden

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The aim is to integrate its car-handling terminal building more effectively into the urban surroundings. It will form a local landmark for the City Port and its roof will be turned into a public park within a few years. It will also promote biodiversity. The garden meets sustainability criteria, and everything in it can be either re-used or recycled.

Hanging Gardens ; Video

29 June 2020

The former submarine base in Marseilles (France) is set to accommodate a data center and will become a cornerstone of the Smart Port

20 minutes ; Video

29 June 2020

The Port of Malaga (Spain) aims to reposition in the sailing market by targeting mega-yachts and planning to create marina with 600 to 650 berths

Malaga Hoy

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Citizen Port

18 April 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker, candidate for President of the European Commission, visits the Lillo Port Centre at Antwerp


Full article: portcenternetwork.org –  nieuwsblad.be

18 April 2014

The Port of Valparaiso aspires to a supportive role after the deadly fire which ravaged the port city

The city has a huge task ahead to re-build the more than 2,900 houses destroyed by the fire. The Port, which is closely involved in the life of the city and is known for its actions to integrate with society, is examining how to take an active part in the local support movement to help the city and those who lost their homes.

Full article: plataformaurbana.cl

18 April 2014

Antwerp: a strip cartoon to explain the importance of the current construction of the biggest port lock in Flanders


Full article: flanderstoday.eu

18 April 2014

Riga: the port asks students to reflect on the development of a container terminal and on the societal integration of the port


Full article: Port of Riga

18 April 2014

The Port of San Diego organises public meetings on its strategic plan, which takes a view on the next 50 years


Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com

18 April 2014

HAROPA supports shipping companies in their environmental initiatives

The second HAROPA Environmental Trophies included awards to 10 companies whose ships have been assessed by the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), to evaluate their performance in reducing emissions of pollutants which also have an impact on air quality in port cities.

Full article : HAROPA

16 April 2014

Ystad (Sweden): shore power for ships on the berth, the key to good port-city relations

The port of Ystad is of strategic importance for trade between Scandinavia and East and Central Europe. Located at the heart of the city, the port has invested heavily in shore power for ships since 2010. This technical choice has made it more acceptable to the population and allowed it to continue to grow.

Full article: Greenport, Spring 2014, pp 33-34

16 April 2014

Singapore: Quarterly edition for this magazine aimed at the general public and the port community


Full article: mpa.gov.sg

16 April 2014

Caltrans and ACTA propose financial aid for cleaner truck engines in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles


Full article: Port of Long Beach

16 April 2014

Genoa: 6,000 people will cross the PSA Voltri Prà terminal

genova april 2014 GMFor the second time PSA has decided to close the terminal to host this running and walking race. The event is famous throughout Italy and is devoted to sport and solidarity. It is a unique occasion for thousands of people to run or walk on the terminal owned by Voltri, the event’s main sponsor.
Full article : cittadigenova.comuisp.it

Enterprise-driver Port

29 June 2020

The former submarine base in Marseilles (France) is set to accommodate a data center and will become a cornerstone of the Smart Port

20 minutes ; Video

6 May 2020

Public investment and financial aid in port cities

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After the first wave of cultural and social initiatives, port cities around the globe are presenting their plans for the post-covid recovery. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has communicated a package of $27 million of financial support for companies, as well as for professionals training and employment support. In the USA, the ports of LA and Seattle have presented renewed infrastructural investments plan. In the case of LA, the port will invest $367million to reduce the impact on the local economy and employment, while in Seattle the plan includes $1.5billion in 20 projects, including also airport facilities. At the same time, in Spain, the ports of Valencia and Bilbao have followed a similar path. While in Valencia the port presented a financial aid package of €57,2 million to support local port companies, the port of Bilbao announced that their investment plan for 2020 will reach €67 million, to support the economy and employment creation.

➜  Safety4sea – Singapore, Safety4sea – Los Angeles, Port Technology – Seattle, Valencia Port, Bilbao Port

12 February 2020

The sustainable port is both smart and collective

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The CEOs of the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam have laid out converging visions for the future development of their respective ports, one having just returned from the World Economic Forum, the other speaking about in an interview about forward-looking prospect for the port. Both agree that the fight against climate change and the need for a carbon-neutral port economy are absolutely crucial. Technological innovation, both onshore and offshore, and moves to optimise logistics chains, will of course form part of the solution. Beyond that, however, the success of these changes will depend on the ability of ports to forge new partnerships and work collectively, by bringing their communities together around a shared process of transformation.
Port of Rotterdam / Flows

12 February 2020

To ease congestion on the roads, the Port of Melbourne (Australia) has confirmed plans to develop its rail infrastructure (with a €16 million investment)

Port of Melbourne

12 February 2020

Kribi (Cameroon): first 31 businesses now setting up in the port zone, with another 150 set to follow.

EcoMatin

12 February 2020

Vlissingen – North Sea Port (Netherlands): first developments for the Borsele 1+2 offshore wind farm that will eventually provide power to a million homes

North Sea Port

29 January 2020

Major trends and scenarios for the evolution of logistics

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In the majority of port cities, logistics activity is increasingly structuring the territory. Marking out the future of this sector is becoming necessary. To this effect, the Urban Planning Agency of Marseille (France) remind us of a few key points. The massification of world trade flows will continue leading to the concentration of shipowners, the adaptation of ports, the extension and robotisation of warehouses, the emergence of single operators. In the era of e-commerce, the optimisation of the last mile has also become crucial. Nevertheless, land transport remains the weak link in this ecosystem with difficulties in massifying flows and proportionally a heavier CO2 impact. Pooling could be part of the answer but not all sectors believe in it. At the heart of these developments, the issue of employment appears to be an additional challenge for the territories.

Agam (pdf)

17 January 2020

Rwanda: Four ports on Lake Kivu earmarked as an alternative to road transport

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Lake Kivu in western Rwanda marks the border with the neighbouring DRC. The four ports will be built with the help of the Netherlands, and spread out from the north to the south of the lake. They will promote improved mobility for passengers and goods between the various districts along the bank. Within twenty years, they should handle the majority of commercial cross-border trade and some 3 million passengers. The Government is also keen to use the ports as a platform for more ambitious plans to kick-start water-based transport on other lakes and rivers in Rwanda. The aim is to reduce the use of onshore transport infrastructures, maintenance of which represents a significant portion of the national budget. Finally, the project will help to boost competitiveness for both the food industry (beer, tea, coffee) and the cement industry, while also giving a lift to the tourist sector.

The New times

17 January 2020

Whether fixed or floating, offshore wind power is now becoming truly industrialised. Cooperation between ports will need to be strengthened as a result.

Wind Europe

17 January 2020

Port of Montreal (Canada): fluid activities vital for combining economic efficiency and respect for the local population

Port de Montréal

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