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18 September 2019

San Fernando: waterfront redevelopment finally set to start

The Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago set Udecott the task back in May, and the first phase has now been launched, with the aim of attracting private investors in order to be able to complete the rest of the project. The masterplan was submitted for public consultation in August. The project includes plans for housing, retail spaces, offices, cruise activities, and a fishing port.

Full article : Newsday

18 September 2019

Oakland waterfront: green light for tax to fund planned new stadium at Howard Terminal

Full article : San Francisco Chronicle

18 September 2019

Saint-Nazaire: plans for a marina on the site of the old refrigerated warehouses are abandoned due to the cost of cleaning up pollution at the site

Full article : Actu.fr

18 September 2019

The City of Melbourne wants to create promenades, a park for rainwater, and a biodiversity hub at Moonee Ponds Creek

Full article : Docklands news

16 September 2019

Las Palmas set to improve facilities for cruise passengers

A number of new facilities will enter service in the coming months, including a tourist information office, a footbridge between the terminal and the Port Market, a maritime viewing platform and new tourist signage.

Full article : Spanish Ports

16 September 2019

In Montreal, the 25 hectare site of the historic Molson brewery on the Saint Lawrence will become available in 2012

Full article : CityLab

16 September 2019

The Port of Cartagena set to redevelop the Alfonso XII promenade and access to the cruise terminal

Full article : La Verdad

16 September 2019

San Diego (USA): a huge outdoor concert hall to open in 2020 at the Embarcadero Marina Park South site

Full article : Archpaper ; Bayside Performance Park

11 September 2019

New York City consults citizens on the latest version of its Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

A waterfront zoning plan was originally created in 1993, and in 2008 the City decided it should be updated every ten years. The current consultation concerns the new version of the Vision 2020 for the 520 miles of waterfront, a document dating back to 2011. This summer, a variety of public workshops were organised for “Living and Playing at the Waterfront”, “Working at the Waterfront”, “Restoring and Recreation”, “Adapting our Waterfront” (to climate change).

Full article : Brooklyn Daily Eagle ; New York City ; Vision 2020

11 September 2019

San Francisco, India Basin: developing parks for the disadvantages and minorities, a strategy inspired by other examples in the US

Full article : Governing

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Citizen Port

10 July 2019

Port of Riga maintains several nature protected areas, to protect and enhance the local biodiversity

Full article: Port of Riga

8 July 2019

Great opportunity to learn about mobility in port cities in EU program Civitas-Portis

EU program Civitas Portis launches a call for interests for European port cities interested in knowing more about innovative mobility solutions. The deadline for applications is on September 15th. In the past AIVP days in Riga we hosted representatives from this EU program and saw possible crossovers regarding goal 3 of the AIVP agenda 2030 about mobility for port cities

Full article: Civitas Portis

8 July 2019

The port of San Diego will sponsor 64 public events in the waterfront through its Tidelands Activation Program, starting on this July. The program will distribute 430.000 $ of funding and 1,1 million $ in services to bring the people to the waterfront and discover port areas and public spaces

Full article: Times of San Diego

8 July 2019

Port of Málaga launches a the plan “Puerto Verde” (Green Port) to fight pollution, implementing on Shore-side electricity, new green areas, producing renewable energy, electric vehicles and piers and less consumption

Full article: Diario Sur

3 July 2019

The winners of the Smart Catalonia challenge with a system to measure ships’ residues will test their project in the port of Barcelona

Full article: El Vigía

3 July 2019

Port of Halifax publishes the “choice book”, summarizing the findings of the public consultation process on port expansion options

Full article: Port of Halifax

3 July 2019

Second meeting of the advisory board of the metropolitan port city of Concepcion. This body gathers port executives, mayors and ministry representatives, among others, to find a development model, balancing port and urban needs

Full article: Portal Portuario

 

1 July 2019

The Agency for sustainability and climate change will certify the positive impact of the deal for clean production between the 7 ports of the Bio Bio Region in Chile

Full article: Portal Portuario

1 July 2019

The ports of Lisbon, Setubal and Sesimbra open a new documentation centre in Barreiro, on the south side of the Tagus estuary. The goal is to improve the preservation of historical documents, facilitating their consultation for the scientific community and the general public

Full article: Revista Cargo

1 July 2019

Port of Cartagena (es) invests 2 million € in a new trail overlooking the port, allowing the citizens to get to know the historic maritime context

Full article: Cope

Enterprise-driver Port

18 September 2019

France: the port cities of Le Havre, La Rochelle, and Dunkirk selected by the Government to be innovation areas

Le Havre’s “Smart Port City” project, endorsed by the AIVP, will promote innovation in many areas of the City-Port relationship, including logistics, training, community relations, the future Port Center, the cruise industry, etc. Dunkirk will focus its efforts on energy by involving citizens in all the current changes. Finally, La Rochelle will bring in a wide range of innovative measures aimed at achieving zero carbon status. All of these projects are driven by AIVP members, and will provide inspiration for others.

Full article: Gouvernement français (pdf) / Haropa Port du Havre / Le Havre Seine Métropole / Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque / Communauté d’Agglmomération de La Rochelle

18 September 2019

According to the OECD, maritime transport subsidies are not effective enough and should be targeted at promoting jobs and cutting carbon emissions

Full article: International Transport Forum / Full report (pdf)

18 September 2019

Hydrogen industry: Hamburg demonstrates how ports can be ideal testing grounds as it unveils plans for a giant electrolysis plant.

Full article: Flows / Full Cells Works

18 September 2019

Douala: a third bridge planned on the River Wouri will support goods transport leaving the port for Chad and Central African Republic

Full article: Investir au Cameroun

16 September 2019

The Port of Portsmouth is the UK’s most prosperous municipal port

Figures for 2017 show the port contributed some £390 million to the national economy, and £189 million to the local economy. A total of 5,590 jobs are dependent on the port, including 2,410 in the local area. Portsmouth is an essential port city, and estimated port revenue of £8.4 million plays a major part in the city’s social and education policy.

Full article: Portsmouth International Port

16 September 2019

Ukraine: the Mayor of Nikolaev wants to take over management of the port to guarantee it is developed in the interests of the City, Port and citizens.

Full article: Observateur / Ukrinform

16 September 2019

Abidjan: Bolloré opens its “Aérohub” logistics hub near the port and airport, an important asset for the future African common market.

Full article: Bolloré Logistics

16 September 2019

Taiwan: work on the future offshore wind hub at the port of Taichung enters its final year. The project is of national importance.

Full article: TIPC

16 September 2019

North Sea Port is increasingly reliant on the waterway for container pre- and post-carriage, and is showing strong growth.

Full article: Flows

11 September 2019

River transport in France remains underused, despite its clear advantages

Benefits include a lower carbon footprint, extensive network, capacity reserve, storage options in central urban areas, and low negative externalities. Recent policies aimed at promoting cooperation between stakeholders along the Seine and Rhône or in the Hauts de France region are also ensuring a more consistent, dynamic approach. Isemar has taken an in-depth look at the issue.
Full article: Isemar (pdf)

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