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16 October 2019

The residents of Sacramento set to reclaim their river

The City has chosen the Canadian architects Stantec to regenerate the river along old Sacramento (USA). The project includes plans for a dual-level market with a terrace, a history museum overlooking the river, and “River Terrace”, a series of new floating terraces for leisure activities and walking. A hotel tax will help fund the project.

Full article : The Sacramento Bee (+ video)

16 October 2019

Tallinn (Estonia): the passenger terminal refurbished, with views of the old city and port.

Full article : Port of Tallinn

16 October 2019

Chatham (UK): Peel L-P unveils plans for 950 apartments, shops, educational facilities and a promenade along the Medway

Full article : Kent Online ; Chatham Waters

14 October 2019

New York: Governors Island to become a climate laboratory

New York City wants to turn Governors Island into a living laboratory for adapting to climate change. It has invited proposals for a climate research and education centre to be based in the south of the island, which would complete the offices and cultural amenities planned for the district.

Full article : 6sqft

14 October 2019

The submarine base in Bordeaux continues its transformation, and will host a digital arts centre – “Les Bassins de Lumières” – in 2020

Full article : KulteCulturespaces ; Video

14 October 2019

The City of Hull (UK) receives £27.4m in funding to regenerate its marine heritage and identity

Full article : Maritime Hull

14 October 2019

Los Angeles: the new deep-water cruise terminal at San Pedro could be used for other purposes when no ships are visiting, and during the off-season

Full article : Daily Breeze

9 October 2019

The South Korean Government wants to make Jeju more attractive

Plans have been unveiled for a new cruise terminal on Jeju Island, with capacity for 4.7 million visitors annually. It will be completed by a 820,000 m2 leisure and tourism complex. The approach has been adopted in the country’s main ports, for example in Busan where a new terminal was opened in September 2018 and new cultural amenities are planned.

Full article : Korea Herald

9 October 2019

The citizens of Barranquilla (Colombia) have regained access to the river with the 4.5 km Gran Malecon promenade, which has attracted 4 million visitors since 2017

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

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Citizen Port

11 September 2019

New App jointly developed by 21CC Education, Port of Moerwijk and private companies wants to bring the world of logistics closer to younger generations

Full article: Port of Moerwijk

11 September 2019

The port of Berlin launches the first emission-free “pusher”

Full article: Hafenzeitung

9 September 2019

Port of Leixões will host the 6th edition of the port race on Sept. 15. The program will include also several solidarity initiative

Full article: Port of Leixões

9 September 2019

Port authority of Antwerp hosts maritime cinema sessions in the port house

Full article: Flows

9 September 2019

Port of Quebec is developing an Environmental Citizen Participation Process to gather the opinions of locals about key port projects

Full article: Port of Quebec 1, Port Quebec 2

4 September 2019

Port of Rotterdam and Hamburg are discussing coordinated action for greener harbors

Local politicians from the green and social-democratic parties are negotiating new identical green shipping regulation to avoid harming economic competition, while favoring more environmentally sustainable ports. The goal is to convince other major European ports to join the initiative.

Full article: Splash 247, Portal Portuario

4 September 2019

Port of Coquimbo awards personal development grants to workers’ family members, to empower women in the labour market

Full article: Portal Portuario

4 September 2019

Port of Motril will have a commission to discuss the relationship with the city and prepare the guidelines for the future master plan affecting urban areas

Full Article: Motril Digital

4 September 2019

Panamá Canal implements several environmental initiatives, including speed limit to protect dolphins, whales and other large aquatic mammals

Full article: Global Ports, Safety 4 Sea

4 September 2019

Waste and emissions: often criticised, the cruise industry is innovating to mitigate its environmental impact.

Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä is set to install a gasification unit on board the Regal Princess to process waste which was previously incinerated. Residual waste will be reduced to just 5% of its initial volume ad stored in the form of inert material and synthetic gas, which will be recycled as fuel.

Full article: Wärtsilä

Enterprise-driver Port

16 October 2019

Decarbonising shipping: 60 businesses from all sectors sign up to the “Getting to Zero Coalition” under the aegis of the Forum Maritime Mondial

Full article: Global Maritime Forum

16 October 2019

“Wind energy is part of the future of shipping.” Alizé’s sail-powered cargo ship wins the contract to transport the Ariane 6 rocket.

Full article: Le Marin

16 October 2019

Climate emergency: protecting Singapore’s port could cost US$90 billion. The bill will be between 9 and US$12 billion for Californian ports. Will all ports have such means?

Full article: Le Marin, 3 octobre 2019

14 October 2019

Autonomous shipping: successful test for NYK on a voyage between Japan and China, which is getting a dedicated research centre.

Full article: Port Technology / Portal Portuario

9 October 2019

Port and food production: Rotterdam and Sète announce new industrial investments in the beverage sector.

Innocent, a leader in the fruit juice industry will be the first company to set up in the Rotterdam Food Cluster. The production will be of 400 million bottles each year for all of Europe. In Sète, the OFW Ships project reaches a new milestone with the installation of a logistics base for the factory vessel dedicated to the desalination and bottling of deep-sea water for consumption. This technology could be developed in many port cities for local markets. The production capacity is 2.5 million liters per 5-day campaign.

Full article: Port of Rottedam / Le Marin / OFW ships

9 October 2019

Three Belgian ports compete to host a large hydrogen production unit. This energy sector is flying high.

Full article: Flows

7 October 2019

Moving goods storage closer the dockside to promote soft last mile logistics

With the huge growth in e-commerce, logistics operators are looking to move closer to city centres, while striving to centralise flows of freight as much as possible. With land increasingly scarce and expensive, the profitability of multi-level warehouses such as those in New York is rising, and more and more of these facilities are being built. Another solution is the use of floating warehouses, as demonstrated by the Fludis system currently being trialled in Paris.

Full article: Journal of Commerce / Bisnow / NPI

7 October 2019

Valencia: plans to expand the port of Valencia mark a new milestone, but the mayor remains cautious about the impact on the environment and living conditions.

Full article: Mercantil 1 / Mercantil 2 / Mercantil 3

7 October 2019

Offshore wind: the Port of New York aims to position itself as a logistics hub for the offshore wind industry on the Eastern seaboard.

Full article: Renews

7 October 2019

More and more commuters in the Antwerp City-Port area are opting to travel by bike and waterbus, with the port set to continue its efforts.

Full article: Flows 1 / Flows 2

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