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11 June 2018

San Francisco: work starts on Pier 70


The project was finally approved last November. The 11.3 hectare site will be redeveloped in 3 phases over the next 15 to 20 years. Between 1100 and 2150 housing units will be built, 30% of which will be permanently affordable. The plan also includes cultural spaces and shops, while there will be facilities for light industry in three historic buildings. Finally, 3.6 hectares of parks and public spaces will be created, mainly along the shoreline. Allowance will be made for rising sea levels.
Full article : ABC7news

11 June 2018

The City and Port of Quebec set to create an elevated cycling path on Piers 21 and 22 at Pointe-à-Carcy, near the cruise terminal

Full article : Le Journal de Québec (+ images)  ; Video

11 June 2018

Valencia explains its approach to port-city relations to the Basque Region, especially the role played by the Port-City Integration Committee

Full article : Naucher

11 June 2018

Sydney: at the heart of the port, the Warships Pavilion of the National Maritime Museum has been built using shipbuilding techniques

Full article : Cyberarchi

6 June 2018

Sydney: Campbell’s Cove, a historic sector of the waterfront, redeveloped as a promenade by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW)

The project forms part of a more general modernisation of Circular Quay West with a budget of 73M$AUS. JPW is planning for 4 sectors, each with its own identity and function. Particular care will be taken over reintegrating heritage structures on the site, including 19th century warehouses which have already been redeveloped. The project was reviewed after a public consultation organised in 2017.

Full article : Architecture Australia

6 June 2018

Yokohama: a cable-car is to be installed above the waterfront for the 2020 Olympics. It will serve Minato Mirai 21

Full article : Japan Times

6 June 2018

Almeria: Junquera Arquitectos chosen to develop the Port/City project masterplan

Full article : 20 minutos

4 June 2018

Kochi (India): a NATPAC report on the redevelopment of five canals crossing the city in two phases

The object is to re-establish water traffic on these canals, which could help relieve congestion on the streets. However the NATPAC report also recommends recovering the banks and creating recreational spaces, businesses and housing. A training centre for water sports has also been proposed.

Full article : The Hindu

4 June 2018

Cadiz: the Mayor set to make a proposal to the Port and Puertos del Estado to redevelop a 7.5 hectare site by the Guadalete

Full article : Diario de Cadix

4 June 2018

Lille: a 15-story tower and 485 housing units on the site of Grands Moulins de Paris on the banks of the Deûle abandoned since 1989

Full article : Trouver un logement

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Citizen Port

14 May 2018

University of Concepción (Chile) initiates a project on sustainability in port cities

The initiative is led by the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, and is financed by an innovation fund to boost regional competitiveness. Mabel Alarcón, project director, explained that the object is to solve the problems which arise between ports and their associated port cities, in particular logistical problems.Full article: Portal Portuario

14 May 2018

Costa and the Port of Marseilles sign for an economic and environmental sustainable cruise industry

Full article: La Provence

6 May 2018

More than 30,000 visitors at Singapore Maritime Week 2018 (SMW)

In an increasingly variable and fragile situation, this year’s theme turns resolutely towards the levers of the future, such as connectivity, innovation and talent. Organised by the Singapore Maritime Authority, SMW 2018 serves as a platform for discussion and motivation to encourage debate among the actors in the regional and international maritime scene. There will be 19 discussion sessions and presentations, 11 networking receptions and four large-scale events for the general public.

Full article: Seatrade maritime + SMW

2 May 2018

Belgium: call for tenders launched to examine the economic impacts of maritime space planning, allowing its role in the blue economy to be assessed

Full article: Ted Europa

25 April 2018

Innovative strategic partnership between the Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou

The Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou have formed a strategic partnership. The objects of the agreement are to open up port installations to Cégep’s teaching activities, to allow the Port to benefit from the expertise of the college’s teachers and students, and to encourage interchange of ideas between the two parties.

Full article : Port of Quebec + www.cegeplimoilou.ca

25 April 2018

The Port Authority of the Balearic Islands introduces regulations to reduce the noise caused by leisure or sports activities on ships berthed in the ports under its management

Full article: Port of Balears

25 April 2018

Port of Almeria: the service provider which will execute the master plan, with an important port-city aspect, is to be chosen shortly

Full article: Europapress

25 April 2018

La Spezia: the cruise season is developing with the Costa Group – more than 250,000 passengers expected for 2019

Full article: Bizjournal

23 April 2018

Ports: increasingly concerned with understanding the cruise industry’s impact on air quality

Several port authorities, including Marseille, Bordeaux and the port of the Balearics, have decided to carry out impact studies aimed at better understanding the environmental implications of the cruise business. Currently on the rise, cruises generate undoubted economic benefits for the local area, but there are questions regarding the social and environmental cost. Aware of this issue, the port of the Balearics has decided to set up a collaboration with a bird protection organisation, to incorporate their data into the impact studies being carried out with the University of the Balearic Islands.

Full article: Portal Portuario + Corse matin

Enterprise-driver Port

20 June 2018

Alibaba announces its intention to invest 13 billion Euros in a smart logistics network.

The first investment made through its subsidiary Cainiao is in a logistics warehouse on at least ten floors in Hong Kong airport. Other projects exist for Dubai, Hangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Liege and Moscow. Alibaba plans to offer a commitment to deliver anywhere in the world within 72h. Does this point to a future logistics scenario which may have a positive or negative impact on ports?

Full article: Alibaba Group

20 June 2018

Bilbao: Haizea Wind factory inaugurated. Built to produce wind power towers, it will open with 86 employees, rising to 250 in full production.

Full article: Bilbao Port

20 June 2018

South-East Asia: the Yangon Port project is disputed in Myanmar whereas the extension of the logistical capacity of Matarbari (Bangladesh) is supported by Japan.

Full article: Irrawaddy 1 / Irrawaddy 2 / bdnews24

20 June 2018

To increase its multimodal offering the port of Guangzhou creates a new 32-hectare logistics park dedicated to rail transport.

Full article: Splash 24/7

20 June 2018

In Basse-Loire, France, Saipem starts talks with the Neopolia cluster to increase its competitiveness in offshore wind power.

Full article: Le Marin

6 June 2018

Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.

Full article: Maritime Denmark

6 June 2018

For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships

Full article: Knud E. Hansen

6 June 2018

The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.

Full article: CNR

4 June 2018

The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry


No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.

Full article: Port of Aalborg

4 June 2018

After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.

Full article: El Vigia

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