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16 February 2018

Hong Kong: flats over the container terminal?

This is one of the solutions being studied by the government to meet the strong pressure for housing. The other option would be to relocate the terminal concerned, Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, which currently handles 80% of the territory’s traffic. For the Managing Director, the first option is worth considering and technically feasible. It could provide housing for tens of thousands of people. Relocating the 380-hectare terminal, on the other hand, raises the difficulty of finding an alternative site. A joint port-city solution which is unprecedented to say the least! It will be proposed to the public in March.

Full article : South China Morning Post

14 February 2018

Oulu (Finland): images of PAVE architects’ 2014 project to turn grain silos into housing

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

14 February 2018

Sète: the port will seek consultation on the project to accommodate large yachts, which has given rise to much discussion

Full article : La Dépêche

12 February 2018

The Rotterdam Makers District is officially launched

This common initiative by the City and the Port will bring together RDM Rotterdam and M4H Rotterdam, which are on opposite sides of the river. Participants in last year’s AIVP world conference saw for themselves how RDM Rotterdam has created an association between the Port, Rotterdam University and the business sector to encourage innovation in the shipping economy. The other bank, once occupied by fruit-shipping activities, is gradually being settled by innovative companies, offices linked to the design industry and Port XL.

Full article :  Port of Rotterdam ; Rotterdam Makers District

12 February 2018

Dundee waterfront: drone footage provides an early glimpse of the new V-A Museum due to open in September 2018

Full article : Borehamwood Times ; Drone visit

12 February 2018

Arica (Chile): the new cruise terminal may be used for cultural and educational activities outside the cruise season

Full article :  Portal portuario ; Puerto Arica

12 February 2018

Dubai: first phase of development planned for the canal, with floating homes

Full article : Design Mena

7 February 2018

The Port of Marseilles reaffirms its strong interest in a city-port combination

The presentation of the year’s balance and the perspectives for 2018 was used to announce the launch of a study on the redevelopment of the 400 hectares of the East Docks. The object is to combine industrial and urban activities on the site. This strategy follows the same line as the Port-City Capillarity Charter signed in 2013 between the Port, the City and Euroméditerranée, or the Terrasses du Port which brings a passenger terminal into the same building as commercial facilities run by the city.

Full article : Le Moniteur

7 February 2018

Southampton: Eling Wharf could finally be used for a port extension rather than urban development

Full article : Daily Echo

7 February 2018

Shoreman-by-Sea (UK): the local authority has approved construction of 540 homes on Free Wharf former port site

Full article : Publicnow (+ images)

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Citizen Port

22 January 2018

The PORTOLAB project arrives at the port of Carrara in Italy

Port tours for the region’s young people are to be introduced at the Grendi terminal for a period of several months. Some 400 primary school children will get the chance to discover the port, its careers and logistical environment. Created in 2006 by private sector operator Contship, the PORTOLAB project continues to be popular. The port authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea has decided to take an active role in bringing the project to the port of Carrara, which will be providing tutors employed by the Grendi terminal. Other port community stakeholders will also contribute. Full article: Press release Italian+ Press release English

22 January 2018

With the era of mass tourism, some port cities are under pressure from cruise business according to CNN travel

Full article: Edition CNN + Cruise Industry

22 January 2018

British Ports Association welcomes the government’s Environmental Plan with its focus on air quality

Full article: Maritime Executive

17 January 2018

A new museum for the Port and City of Aviles with more than 220 m2 dedicated to port history

Full article: Elcomercio

17 January 2018

Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) requests ports to reduce their emissions as a result of significant air pollution

Full article: Green 4 Sea

17 January 2018

The RP-PSA Experiential Laboratory has been launched in Singapore. It is a high technology simulator in which students will be able to develop their skills

Full article: Port Technology

15 January 2018

The adoption of a strategy to improve air quality now a priority for the Port of London

Full article: Tidal Thames

15 January 2018

With Euros 1.4 million of investment, the port of Antwerp is hoping to bring a halt to congestion caused by heavy goods traffic, aiming to cut the number of journeys by 250,000.

Full article: Constructions Cayola

15 January 2018

The Port of Auckland draws on a recent study to introduce cold ironing facilities for cruise ships and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 31%.

Full article: Cruise Industry

Enterprise-driver Port

14 February 2018

Smart Port: Hamburg launches a platform to test 5G at an 8,000 hectare area of the port

One of the key aims will be to ensure infrastructures can be used more reliably and securely by boosting real-time management capabilities. The project will see Hamburg become one of the first test sites in Europe to confirm the protocols for 5G applications. Logistics is one of the sectors where the new technology, which combines both terrestrial and mobile network support, could provide much-needed flexibility.

Full article: Port of Hamburg

14 February 2018

By doubling its capacity over the next ten years, the Port of Savannah hopes to reinforce its role as a key economic growth engine for the State of Georgia

Full article: Splash 24/7 / Georgia Ports

14 February 2018

Dubai Ports invests in the development of interior logistics platforms in the Indian provinces of Jammu and Kashmir.

Full article: Business Standard

12 February 2018

The port of Hamilton set to pursue its industrial operations while continuously improving its integration into the urban fabric

For the port’s CEO, this strategy is vital. Space is scarce and redeveloping the port on its current site will be a priority for the local economy, although the strategy must not prevent urban development. Creating more green spaces and landscaping the port, while working in permanent consultation with local residents, is essential.

Full article: CBC

12 February 2018

Modal shift and mobility: Antwerp announces 16 initiatives, including seven projects developed by private operators, each of which will receive 200,000 euros in funding from the port

Full article: Port of Antwerp 1 and 2

12 February 2018

Sydney: maintaining and expanding the Glebe Island terminal in the heart of the city is crucial to the local area

Over the next 30 years, between 6 and 8 Mt of bulk construction materials will pass through the terminal to supply urban building projects! One of those projects will be the Bays Precinct redevelopment designed to kick-start innovation for the maritime industry.

Full article: Port Authority NSWThe Bays Sydney

7 February 2018

Riga: improvements to infrastructures, logistical development, and the environment will be the three key priorities for the 10 year port plan

Full article: The Baltic Course

7 February 2018

Keen not to miss out on the development of offshore wind, New Jersey targets 3.5 GW of capacity by 2030, although no decision has yet been made on the base ports.

Full article: Le Marin

5 February 2018

Climate change, drought: fresh water shortage in Cape Town forces a liner to return to sea

Full article: Ports & Ships

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