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17 January 2018

Shanghai: a masterplan to become an Excellent global city by 2035

An important aspect will be to introduce measures to protect the environment and to limit demographic growth and land designated for construction. There should be a big increase in green spaces. 45 km along the banks of the Huangpu are already available, with proposals for promenades, green spaces and conversion of port-industrial land. The city also aspires to become a world-level metropolis of innovation on the basis of its port sector.

Full article : Shine ; Xinhuanet ; Shanghai Daily

17 January 2018

Vancouver (Canada): dual Leed Platinium certification for the waterfront Congress Centre

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)

17 January 2018

Lorient (France): redevelopment being examined to combine fishing, sailing, ship repair and tourism on the Keroman peninsula

Full article : Lorien Keroman

17 January 2018

Faro (Portugal): a working group to define future uses of unoccupied port spaces by the end of March

Full article : Algarve Daily News

15 January 2018

Brisbane: Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment under way

The controversial project to redevelop this 3.43 hectare listed site had been shelved for some time. Some 80% of the site will be given over to public spaces, including a riverside promenade that should open by next February. Retail spaces and restaurants will then follow in September, with a hotel scheduled for January 2019. References to the site’s previous activity have been incorporated and two listed building will also be used.

Full article : Architecture Australia (+ images)

15 January 2018

Los Angeles: the AltaSea enters a new era with the opening of the Kretz Blue Economy Incubator at warehouse 58

Full article : Maritime executive (+ video)

15 January 2018

Marseilles, eco-district: 2.7 hectares, 400 homes, a hotel, retail spaces and more, all powered by marine energy

Full article : We Demain (+video)

15 January 2018

Las Palmas: inauguration of Poema del Mar, a pioneering new aquarium at the Muelle de Sanapú

Full article : Poema del Mar ; Canarias 7 ; Video

10 January 2018

Colombo (Sri Lanka): China set to invest 1 billion dollars in the International Financial City

The City has been designed by American architectural firm SOM. Part of the Colombo Port City project, it will be built close to the container port, with work due to begin in mid-2018. The government’s aim is to create a financial marketplace in the Indian Ocean capable of attracting foreign investment and generating thousands of jobs.

Full article : Colombo Page ; South China Morning Post

10 January 2018

Seville: the Port is reallocating uses for its land, with 10 hectares set to be earmarked for city-port integration

Full article : El Correo web

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Citizen Port

15 November 2017

The Port of Long Beach is organising public workshops to adjust its funding programmes

To obtain maximum information and adapt the criteria for subsidies under the Community Grants Program, the Port is offering to work with its neighbours and those most impacted by port operations. The programme funds projects designed to improve the health and quality of life of local residents, in particular.

Full article: See the program fact sheet here Port of Long Beach + http://mailchi.mp

15 November 2017

The Port of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric are working on an energy management plan to promote competitiveness and meet Climate action targets

Full article: Port of San Diego

15 November 2017

An environmental initiative between four global port operators to encourage 7,500 port workers to adopt green practices.

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

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

Enterprise-driver Port

17 January 2018

Energy transition: Is offshore electricity the power source of the future for many north European ports?

Full article: World Cargo News

17 January 2018

Based on the model of Malaysia or Thailand, transport corridors can be a great asset for African port cities.

Full article: Ports & Ships

17 January 2018

Montreal: in 2018, the port will use predictive analysis to control access to its terminals in a self-perfecting system.

Full article: Journal of Commerce

17 January 2018

Data management accounts for 20% of shipping costs. Maersk and IBM hope to reduce these costs with Blockchain.

Full article: Port Technology / Business Time

17 January 2018

Ship-breaking industries: After Le Havre, Bordeaux and Brest, Le Trait, in the Seine Valley, is the 4th French site to gain certification.

Full article: Le Marin

15 January 2018

Marseille: Quechen Silicon Chemical announces plans for a silica production plant to be integrated into the PIICTO platform

The €100 million industrial investment by the world’s third largest silica manufacturer will help to create 130 jobs. The project represents recognition for the port’s ability to provide land, energy, good international links and an industrial ecology platform that allows the operators present to pool resources and fluids.

Full article: Le Marin / Marseille Port (pdf)

15 January 2018

Dutch firm Port Liner announces plans to launch fully-electric barges with capacity for 280 containers by autumn 2018.

Full article: Electrek

15 January 2018

French Guyana: the maritime and port sectors expect to play leading roles in the blue economy

Full article: Grand Port Maritime Guyane

15 January 2018

Australia: Newcastle, one of the world’s biggest coal ports, starts to mutate to prepare for a future with less coal.

Full article: Splash 24/7

15 January 2018

South Korea expects to have 3,000 ha of industrial-logistical zones to support its ports by 2030

Full article: Yonhap News

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