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15 October 2018

Gdynia: ULI’s recommendations for the Fishing Pier

In February, ULI Europe organised a workshop on the Fishing Pier, part of the Sea City project. The initiative covers a 71 hectare site next to the city centre, which is set to house 8,000 residents and 4,000 new jobs. The report sets out the extent of the challenges involved in the Sea City and Fishing Pier plans. The recommendations focus on the need for an inclusive approach involving all of the stakeholders, as well as the importance of transparency and flexibility, connections with the existing city, and innovative funding arrangements. All of these recommendations are regularly highlighted by AIVP in its experiencing sharing initiatives.

Full article : ULI Advisory Workshop Report

15 October 2018

Tongyeong (South Korea): the winner of the contest to convert a shipyard into a cultural and tourist hub has already been selected

Full article : Contest ; Winner

15 October 2018

Toronto: foundation stone laid in construction of the Waterfront Innovation Centre, first part of the future innovation cluster

Full article : Menkes

15 October 2018

Ayamonte (Spain): work begins to integrate the port into the city

Full article : Andalucia Informacion

10 October 2018

Cape Town: a 1.2 hectare park on the waterfront

Battery Park will be a part of the Canal District in its own right, and is presented by V-A Waterfront as a new gateway to the waterfront. It will notably include the historic ruins of the Amsterdam Battery fortifications, which will be a key element. The Canal will also allow water taxis to serve the congress centre.

Full article : fin24

10 October 2018

Tampico (Mexico): entrepreneurs call for the port redevelopment to encompass both tourism and continued port activity

Full article : El Sol de Tampico

10 October 2018

The ports of Marseille and Hamburg sign an agreement to share their experience of reducing their impact on urban uses

Full article : La Tribune

10 October 2018

Buenos Aires: Puerto Madero hosting part of the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires from 6 to 18 October

Full article : Clarin

8 October 2018

Shanghai: SIPG Cruise City recognised for its appeal to tourists

Cruise City, operated by Shanghai In¬ternational Port Group (SIPG), has been rated a 4A tourist attraction at the Shanghai Cruise and Yacht Tourism Festival. Developed in Hongkou on a 1.2 km stretch along the Hangpu River in a former freight and passenger port, the site includes not just a cruise passenger terminal but also the Shanghai Docks Heritage Museum, a sports centre, music venue, shops, etc. A new leisure complex – Magic Jungle – was also unveiled at the festival.

Full article : Shanghai Daily

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Citizen Port

8 August 2018

A self-driving vehicle will be running by 2019, to take cruise passengers to the centre of Le Havre.

Full article: Actu.fr

8 August 2018

Plans for a desalination plant at the Port of Corpus Christi spark major concerns among local residents

To anticipate the potential need for water and to encourage inward investment, the Port has already decided to file a planning application. The move quickly drew criticism from environmental organisations and local residents, who fear the plant will have a serious impact on marine wildlife and endanger the regional fishing industry.

Full article: EU.caller

6 August 2018

The Port of Gothenburg has embarked on a project to replant seagrass, as a compensatory measure to accompany the construction of a new terminal.

Full article: Port of Goteborg

6 August 2018

Fincantieri to build two LGN-powered cruise liners for the company TUI, with delivery scheduled for 2024 and 2026.

Full article: Fincantieri

11 July 2018

The Port, University and Maritime Institute of Singapore invest S$18 million in a new Research Centre

Dubbed the “Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP)”, the facility will focus on the needs of industry, developing integrated systems and simulation platforms, as well as research into self-driving vehicles, traffic systems and flow optimisation.

Full article: Asia Today

11 July 2018

The Tourist Board in Aarhus (Denmark) announces plans for 1300 local volunteers to greet cruise passengers

Full article: Cruise Industry

9 July 2018

The Port of Quequen (Argentina) devises a plan to monitor marine wildlife

The port is committed to monitoring marine wildlife, and in particular eared seals. Aware of the impact of port activities on biodiversity, the port has joined forces with environmental groups to create a comprehensive programme including educational initiatives, research, monitoring, protection and care of animals.

Full article: Global Ports

9 July 2018

Festivities held at the Leixoes cruise terminal to satisfy the curiosity of local residents.

Full article: Journal da Economia do Mar

9 July 2018

The Abbot Point coal terminal (Australia) risks closure after the impact assessment on the site’s cultural heritage is found to be insufficient.

Full article: The Guardian

4 July 2018

The Port of Vancouver presents awards to several economic and industrial stakeholders from its port community, in recognition of their commitment to reducing their environmental footprint

Full article: Port of Vancouver

Enterprise-driver Port

15 October 2018

Mexico: new port law may encourage ports to support urban development.

This law, currently under discussion in the Senate, may recognise the need for harmonisation between ports and cities as a means of respecting the quality of life of city inhabitants and the urban environment. For Administradoras Portuarias Integrales (APIs), this may mean that 30% of port profits revert to local authorities for stronger, closer relations.

Full article: AF Medios / Senato.gob.mx

15 October 2018

Paris: following the example of Franprix, Ikea and Metro could promote the use of waterways for urban distribution.

Full article: NPI

15 October 2018

The City and the Port of Setubal have common ambitions concerning maritime issues and affirmed their satisfaction with their good cooperation.

Full artcile: Jornal de Economia do Mar

15 October 2018

The Port of Barcelona will share its 30 year experience with the port of Cadiz in terms of urban transformation of port spaces.

Full article: Diario del Puerto

15 October 2018

The Port of Marseilles launches its Smart Port Challenge: 7 start-ups will be selected by the end of the year for support throughout 2019.

Full article: Econostrum

10 October 2018

The success of offshore wind power in Europe depends on ports, which are indispensable industrial and logistics links

Data provided by the Wind Europe platform, an association of a dozen ports which specialise in offshore windpower, show that further investment of 500 million to 1 billion euros in the ports is necessary to achieve the aim of 10,000 turbines installed by 2030. Efficiency gains in port operations will allow production costs to be reduced by 5.3%. This investment is also indispensable for scrapping the oldest turbines.

Full article: Wind Europe / Offshore Wind / Renewable Energy Magazine

10 October 2018

The saturation of the port of Lagos is a burden on the city, where movement is paralysed. Public transport by water could be a solution.

Full article: RTBF

10 October 2018

From 2019 the city of Dubrovnik will limit the number of cruise ships: a maximum of two cruise ships a day with no more than 5000 passengers per unit.

Full article: turist

10 October 2018

Now that a new port law is being drafted, French regions hope to assume their responsibilities for port management.

Ful article : L’Antenne

10 October 2018

With the North Atlantic Marine Highway Alliance, New York is redoubling its efforts to create a regional barge shipping network.

Full article: Port of New York

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