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
Oakland waterfront: green light for tax to fund planned new stadium at Howard Terminal
Full article : San Francisco Chronicle
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
The City of Melbourne wants to create promenades, a park for rainwater, and a biodiversity hub at Moonee Ponds Creek
Full article : Docklands news
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
In Montreal, the 25 hectare site of the historic Molson brewery on the Saint Lawrence will become available in 2012
Full article : CityLab
The Port of Cartagena set to redevelop the Alfonso XII promenade and access to the cruise terminal
Full article : La Verdad
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).
San Francisco, India Basin: developing parks for the disadvantages and minorities, a strategy inspired by other examples in the US
Full article : Governing
Port of Riga maintains several nature protected areas, to protect and enhance the local biodiversity
Full article: Port of Riga
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
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
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
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
Port of Halifax publishes the “choice book”, summarizing the findings of the public consultation process on port expansion options
Full article: Port of Halifax
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
North Sea Port is increasingly reliant on the waterway for container pre- and post-carriage, and is showing strong growth.
Full article: Flows
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)