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.
Yokohama: in 2019 a new cruise ship terminal will open with shops and a 200-room hotel
Full article : The Asahi Shimbun
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
Edinburgh (Scotland): less housing and more retail spaces in the revised masterplan for Waterfront Plaza
Full article : Scottish Housing news
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.
Vijayawada: the Bandar Canal will be made greener over a 6 km stretch. This could promote water transport and reduce congestion in the city
Full article : The Hindu
Mumbai: the City’s 2034 Plan now includes the redevelopment of 112.8 hectares planned by the Mumbai Port Trust
Full article : Nyoooz
Manila: Mayor approves man-made island project
The objective of the Manila Waterfront City Project is to turn a 318 hectare area in Manila Bay into a commercial and tourism hub. Commercial centres, residential buildings, high-class hotels, public services, entertainment and cultural facilities have been announced… but also an international cruise ship terminal. Other man-made island projects have also been approved.
Full article : Inquirer
Lorient (France): concert halls, studios – contemporary music will take its place in the submarine base in the autumn of 2018
Full article : Ouest France
Five AIVP members shortlisted for the ESPO Award 2017
Thirteen high-quality proposals were debated by the Jury of the 9th ESPO Award (European Sea Ports Organisation), an annual honour given in recognition of a port authority that has demonstrated a genuine and original commitment to reforging links with its local communities. This year, the European Sea Ports Organisation highlighted the theme of art and culture as a vector for promoting commitment.(Photo ©ESPO)
Full article: AIVP
Port of Oakland: when a big logistical project helps to integrate populations
This is a project to convert an old naval base on 11 ha into a logistics zone. It has been built in close collaboration with citizen associations, and social issues have been at the heart of negotiations: employment priority for local people, accepting people in reinsertion programmes, etc. The logistics zone will mainly handle flows of E-commerce, a strongly growing sector.
Full article: East Bay Express
Slovenian citizens consulted by referendum about a rail link to the port of Koper, which is strategic for the country.
Full article: Intellinews
Klaipeda: in response to tensions, the government sets up a City-Port committee to monitor the expansion project of the port
Full article: The Baltic Source
Tasmania: The growing number of cruise ships arouses environmental concerns and creates divisions in the tourist industry
Full article: http://www.abc.net.au/
Hamburg Cruise Days: an event to dye the port blue
The Blue Port concept, created by the German artist Michael Batz, is going into its sixth year. The artist, who is known for his light installations in big cities like Florence, Berlin and Salzburg, lights up the port landscape. On this occasion, several big cruise liners will parade through Hamburg during a weekend offering a wealth of entertainment and recreation.
The Port of Antwerp wants to encourage its employees to come to work by bicycle
Full article: http://www.flows.be
Representatives of the cruise industry meet with the Mayor of Dubrovnik who wants to better regulate the activity.
Full article: The Dubrovnik Times
The river ports of the Parana and the Paraguay encourage the development of river cruises up to Iguazu
Full article: Global Ports
Empty promises? German environmentalists accuse the cruise industry of doing nothing to reduce their pollution over the last year
Full article: https://www.theguardian.com
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
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
McKinsey’s 50-year vision for container transport: growth, gigantism, concentration, digitalisation. Is this credible?
Full article: McKinsey&Company
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
Logistics: automation requires new professional profiles even if 80% of tasks are still being done manually.
Full article: El Vigia
World Innovation: CMA CGM is the first shipping company to choose LNG for its biggest ships of 22.000 TEUs
Full article: CMA CGM
Dublin and Brexit: if full customs procedures are re-established, the port may suffer considerable congestion
Full article: Splash 24/7
Maritime geopolitics: COSCO takes a stand in Antwerp, completing Chinese port investment in Europe.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
Almeria: city-port integration will be one of the central points of the port director’s project plan to be presented early in 2018.
Full article: El Vigia
Horsens (DK): increasing urban constraints could slow down port activity
Full article: Maritime Denmark