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22 November 2017

San Francisco: the Port chooses CHE2M and Arcadis for resilient redevelopment of the waterfront

The object is to strengthen the protection barrier along an essential 3.5 mile sector of the waterfront. A multi-risk analysis and an approach focusing on the idea of co-existing with the water will result in an action plan to forestall, mitigate and manage storms and the sea level rise.

Full article : PR Newswire ; Nasdaq

22 November 2017

Le Havre: a student residence known as Dock’City will open in 2018 in front of the Vatine basin, in the Vauban Docks district

Full article : Paris Normandie

22 November 2017

Chicago: new financing deals and returns on investment for public spaces on the waterfront

Full article : Urban Land Institute

22 November 2017

Launceston (Tasmania): hotel designed by Artas architects in the old Kings Wharf grain silo will open in April 2018

Full article : Hotel news ; Silo Hotel (+ images)

20 November 2017

Morocco: the 1st international leisure ports meeting confirms Morocco’s potential

During the opening ceremony, the Minister noted that with 3,500 km of coastline, 7 marinas and 4,000 berths, the country already has great potential. The national port strategy to 2030, consistent with the tourism vision for 2020, expects to see infrastructure development and improved connectivity. Cooperation within the Mediterranean Basin is another strong point. The Moroccan Leisure Ports Association (APPM) signed agreements with its French and Spanish equivalents during the meeting. The organizing committee of this meeting included the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development –SMIT-, member of AIVP.

Full article : Ministère de l’Equipement, du Transport, de la logistique et de l’eau ; Le Journal de Tanger

20 November 2017

Yokohama: in 2019 a new cruise ship terminal will open with shops and a 200-room hotel

Full article : The Asahi Shimbun

20 November 2017

The Port of Los Angeles announces that the industrial area of Wilmington is to be turned into a waterfront park, including a public art programme

Full article : Daily Breeze

20 November 2017

Edinburgh (Scotland): less housing and more retail spaces in the revised masterplan for Waterfront Plaza

Full article : Scottish Housing news

15 November 2017

Melbourne: the State of Victoria proposes a huge development project for the 480 ha of Fisherman’s Bend

The declared object is to make it a benchmark for resilient, sustainable urban redevelopment. It is expected to house 80,000 people by 2050. Five sectors which have been identified. One of these, which has been defined as an economic and innovation cluster of national importance, will be devoted to generating up to 80,000 new jobs.

Full article : ArchitectureAu ; Architecture and Design (+ video)

15 November 2017

La Rochelle: the winner of the Recycling Port Landscapes award is organising “walking workshops” to get feedback on public perceptions of the port

Full article : Sud-Ouest ; Umlr

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Citizen Port

15 November 2017

“Docks The Future”, a European project selected as part of the Horizon 2020 programme, will be driven by the Circle group and will receive €1.2 million in funding.

Full article: Circletouch + Transport Journal

13 November 2017

Guadeloupe, active member of AIVP, wins ESPO Award 2017

This year, the annual prix awarded by ESPO was devoted to the commitment of ports to promoting artistic and cultural projects in their communities. The Port de la Guadeloupe project, entitled Port’Art, is intended to be broad and diverse. It will enable a large percentage of the island’s population to discover port territories through art and history, and also raise awareness among young people through artistic creations produced jointly with local schools. Today, after years of investment in society, the Port of Guadeloupe is paying more and more attention to the intangible benefits of these “soft” values in its activities and their competitiveness.

Full article: ESPO

13 November 2017

The results of the PORTOPIA project were unveiled in Brussels at the final conference, intended to mark a milestone in the digitisation of data in Europe’s port sector.

Full article: Portopia + ESPO

13 November 2017

The port of Kandla (India) is to get a wind farm as part of the Ministry of Transport’s Project Green port initiative

Full article: http://www.dnaindia.com/

8 November 2017

Bergen (Norway): joint decision by the City, Port and Tourist Office to limit cruise passenger numbers

With cruise passenger numbers rising constantly, stakeholders in port city of Bergen, home to Norway’s biggest cruise port, have decided to regulate ship and passenger traffic. The move follows similar decisions by other ports such as Dubrovnik, which are refusing tourist development at any cost to the quality of life of residents and tourists themselves.

Full article: Cruise Industry News

8 November 2017

Norway’s ports agree on a model for a future environmental port indicator (EPI).

Full article: Cruise Industry News

8 November 2017

Merchants Port Holdings Company announces the creation of C Blue, a major innovative educational programme in response to plans for the new Silk Road.

Full article: http://en.prnasia.com

8 November 2017

“Moving beyond the destructive thinking of the port-by-port approach, and developing an industry-based model”. The mixed federation of the ports of Cornouaille in Brittany.

Full article: http://www.quimper.maville.com/

6 November 2017

The OECD calls for ports to adopt more environmental measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Full article: Splash24/7

Enterprise-driver Port

22 November 2017

Spain: the Court of Auditors expresses reservations on the multiplication of port investments.

The Court blames ports for not carrying out realistic studies of the real demand underlying every new infrastructure work. It demands the definition of a clearer national strategy and control mechanisms. The response to market demands must be analysed more deeply from a national perspective and not port by port. The Court does not recognise a direct correlation between infrastructure expenditure and efficiency gains.

Full article: El Vigia

22 November 2017

Occitania Region launches the extension of Port-la-Nouvelle and its platform dedicated to floating wind turbines.

Full article: Le Marin / France 3

22 November 2017

Abu Dhabi Ports fully contributes to the country’s food safety by developing dedicated port areas and industrial clusters

Full article: Port Technology

22 November 2017

The port of Tallinn goes onto the stock market to give confidence to investors and strengthen the local economy.

Full article: Port Technology

22 November 2017

Hamburg: the port and the local economy are suffering increasingly from failure to deepen the Elbe.

Full article: Journal of Commerce

20 November 2017

The impact of the Belt and Road initiative on China’s cruise industry

The Belt and Road initiative is a new vision and represents a new direction for the country’s tourist development. Covering 80% of the world’s cultural heritage sites, over 60 countries and 4 .4 billion people, the initiative will generate major growth for the Chinese cruise tourism economy.

Full article: China.org

20 November 2017

Regulations for the clean air action plan at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles is becoming standard for the US port industry

Full article: JOC

15 November 2017

McKinsey’s 50-year vision for container transport: growth, gigantism, concentration, digitalisation. Is this credible?

Full article: McKinsey&Company

15 November 2017

Egypt, Suez Canal: DP World will develop a new industrial and residential area: 20 km2, 500.000 habitants and 400.000 jobs

Full article: Gulf Business

15 November 2017

Logistics: automation requires new professional profiles even if 80% of tasks are still being done manually.

Full article: El Vigia

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