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
Trieste: conference on the circular economy and competitiveness in port cities
Organised by AREA Science and the Port of Trieste, the meeting was an opportunity for experts to discuss innovative solutions and models made possible by the circular economy. They debated the positive impacts and added value generated in terms of employment for a port city territory like Trieste.
DP World has installed 88,000 solar panels in Jebel Ali and Port Rashid on the roofs of buildings, car parks and warehouses.
Full article: https://www.albawaba.com
The port and University of Huelva join forces to promote innovation and employment
Full article: http://elvigia.com
The Port of Seville and the Andalusian Foundation for industrial heritage award a prize for alfresco painting of industrial port heritage
Full article: 20 Minutos
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.
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
An environmental initiative between four global port operators to encourage 7,500 port workers to adopt green practices.
Full article: http://www.handyshippingguide.com
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
New Osthavn will boost Port of Esbjerg growth potential for the wind turbine industry
More than 65 hectares of new space are now available along with 1.2km of extra quay. This capacity is a strategic asset in the very competitive wind energy industry. It also consolidates the port’s position as a partner of the “Esbjerg, Energy Metropolis” project. (Photo : © Port of Esbjerg).
Source : Port of Esbjerg
The port of Marseille wins points with its hinterland
Since 2011, Marseille has set out to reconquer its natural hinterland. From 2014, the port will be connected by a high capacity TEN-t rail link while river services improve. It will face two challenges to its global strategy: the opening of a combined terminal and the construction of the canal between the Rhône and the Fos 2XL terminal. (photo : GPMM)
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande
Hamburg: the “Port feeder Barge” project for transporting containers into the port zone by river is still in the news
Valenciennes: The new container barge terminal presents itself as a hub for Dunkirk, Zeebrugge and Antwerp.
Source : L’Antenne
France, Ports of the Seine: Territorial consolidation must take place over a 30 or 40 year strategy
The Regional Environmental and Social Economic Council (CESER) of Haute Normandie called for the deeper integration of ports to form part of the economic development strategy. It advocates efficient collaboration between stakeholders based around a shared long-term vision and recommends reaching out to citizens via the creation of Port Centers. (photo : AIVP)
Source: Conseil Economique et Social de Haute Normandie
Slow growth for port activity in Latin American and the Caribbean during 2012.
Traffic changes and the short-term decline of ports: ISEMAR focusses on European port economics.
Santa Fe: Consolidating the strategic role of the port for the Argentinean economy
At the beginning of June 2013, the Argentinean Government signalled that the construction of a new port terminal in Santa Fe was a priority. The project shall be situated outside of the city and served by a new railway access. The aim is to make the most of the port’s location at the crossroads between Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia in order to create added value and jobs.
Source : NuestroMar
Liège Trilogiport multimodal platform: works to begin on 28th June 2013; opening planned for 2015. 2000 jobs to be created.
The project will enable the region to transfer a greater quantity of traffic to the waterways, whilst guaranteeing territorial, economic, social and environmental coherence in the Wallonia Region. Cooperation with the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam to be strengthened. (photo © PAL)
Source : Port Autonome de Liège