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25 June 2018

La Réunion: towards an ecocity on a tropical island

This project is vital for the economy of Reunion Island. It involves the three most important districts of the Communauté d’Agglomération Territoire Côte Ouest (West Coast Territories Community), including that of Le Port and its port-city project. The ecocity is planned to provide 35,000 dwellings by 2045, reinforcing the area’s attractions, acting as a driver for economic development and job creation, promoting diversity and contributing to the emergence of a resilient, energy efficient city.

Full article : Région Réunion

25 June 2018

Palma: Ports de Balears is to launch a competition for ideas to redevelop the Mollet area and open it to the public

Full article : Ports de Balears

25 June 2018

Saint-John: plans announced for 1500 housing units, offices and shops on the 7.3 hectare Long Wharf site

Full article : CBC

11 June 2018

San Francisco: work starts on Pier 70


The project was finally approved last November. The 11.3 hectare site will be redeveloped in 3 phases over the next 15 to 20 years. Between 1100 and 2150 housing units will be built, 30% of which will be permanently affordable. The plan also includes cultural spaces and shops, while there will be facilities for light industry in three historic buildings. Finally, 3.6 hectares of parks and public spaces will be created, mainly along the shoreline. Allowance will be made for rising sea levels.
Full article : ABC7news

11 June 2018

The City and Port of Quebec set to create an elevated cycling path on Piers 21 and 22 at Pointe-à-Carcy, near the cruise terminal

Full article : Le Journal de Québec (+ images)  ; Video

11 June 2018

Valencia explains its approach to port-city relations to the Basque Region, especially the role played by the Port-City Integration Committee

Full article : Naucher

11 June 2018

Sydney: at the heart of the port, the Warships Pavilion of the National Maritime Museum has been built using shipbuilding techniques

Full article : Cyberarchi

6 June 2018

Sydney: Campbell’s Cove, a historic sector of the waterfront, redeveloped as a promenade by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW)

The project forms part of a more general modernisation of Circular Quay West with a budget of 73M$AUS. JPW is planning for 4 sectors, each with its own identity and function. Particular care will be taken over reintegrating heritage structures on the site, including 19th century warehouses which have already been redeveloped. The project was reviewed after a public consultation organised in 2017.

Full article : Architecture Australia

6 June 2018

Yokohama: a cable-car is to be installed above the waterfront for the 2020 Olympics. It will serve Minato Mirai 21

Full article : Japan Times

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Citizen Port

20 June 2018

The Port hosts the 6th edition of the Photo Program in collaboration with the Arts Council for Long Beach

Full article: Port of Long Beach

20 June 2018

A look back at the AIVP World Conference Cities and Ports in Quebec with the Port of Venice case study

Full article: Informazioni MarittimeLa Tribune

20 June 2018

Lorient: the Port Festival (Ports en fête) fulfilled all its objectives

Full article: Le Telegramme

6 June 2018

Contship’s PortoLab agenda ready for September 2018-2019

Sustainability is the focus for this year’s edition of the annual initiative, which gives children in various Italian port cities the opportunity to discover the world of the port and maritime activity. Through an account relating the story of an object – in this case, a printer – the children learn about the different sustainable development issues to do with transport and the logistics chain, along with the sometimes difficult choices to be made in order to act responsibly for our environment and for the planet. Since the Contship agenda was created in 2006, over 130,000 copies have been distributed with the support of various Port Authorities and public and private sector organisations.

Full article: Contship Italia + Informazioni Marittime

6 June 2018

“Propelling Montreal”: the Port Authority welcomes the City’s Action Plan which aims to enhance the international attractiveness of Montreal and position companies at the heart of the global exporting chains

Full article: Port of Montreal

6 June 2018

Santa Cruz (the Canaries): La Factoría de Cohesión Ciudad Puerto launches the “MarDEOportunidades” programme to make port activities known to the community

Full article: Facocip + Facocip 2

4 June 2018

Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training

The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.

Full article: Ship2shore

4 June 2018

California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies

Full article: Port Strategy

30 May 2018

The OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) publishes a new report entitled: Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden

Full article: Port of Gothenburg

30 May 2018

The Port of Oslo to use drones to find waste in the docks

Full article: Next City

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Enterprise-driver Port

25 November 2013

The port of Trieste recovers cruise ships from Venice, which in exchange wants more ferries to Turkey

Source: Il Piccolo

22 November 2013

Taking up environmental challenges offers port-cities real economic opportunities

Speaking for the OECD, Olaf Merk identifies 4 strategies: creation of maritime clusters, for example based on logistics; development of renewable energies or the circular economy; growth of waterfront tourism; and finally diversification into non-port sectors.
Source : AIVPTélécharger le rapport de l’OCDE / Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 30-31

22 November 2013

With the port of Hambantota, Sri Lanka wants to become the prime maritime economic centre of the Indian Ocean.

In addition to port terminals with berths for 33 ships simultaneously when completed, the site will have a 16 km² free zone offering tax advantages. Sri Lanka hopes to develop the agro-industrial and petrochemicals industries there. The programme is due for completion in 2020.
Source : Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 30-31

22 November 2013

Exports of mining products: Bechtel pleads for a multi-use offshore port hub in the Gulf of Guinea.

Source : Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 22-23

22 November 2013

Climate risk: the Port of Long Beach gives itself 3 years to define its redevelopment strategy

Source : Port Strategy, Nov. 2013, p. 6

22 November 2013

The Top 100 container ports in 2012: China continues to dominate, with 8 ports in the top 20

Source : World Port Development, Automn 2013 supplement

22 November 2013

Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland, will modernize its port in order to become fully sustainable, drive economic growth, and receive cruise ships.

Source : The Artic Journal

20 November 2013

The 2014-2020 European Budget will allot 23.17 billion Euros to transport infrastructure, representing a three-fold increase. Three hundred and twenty eight ports will benefit.

Source: Espo / Union Européenne (+map)

20 November 2013

Ports of Paris: urban integration of port infrastructure, and development of green urban logistics.

Source : NPI, oct 2013, pp 8-10

20 November 2013

La Ciotat (France) aims to become the world’s largest yacht refit centre: 1,200 jobs by 2018, 120 M€ turnover

Source : Le Marin, Hors Serie Yachts, Sept. 2013