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22 November 2017

San Francisco: the Port chooses CHE2M and Arcadis for resilient redevelopment of the waterfront

The object is to strengthen the protection barrier along an essential 3.5 mile sector of the waterfront. A multi-risk analysis and an approach focusing on the idea of co-existing with the water will result in an action plan to forestall, mitigate and manage storms and the sea level rise.

Full article : PR Newswire ; Nasdaq

22 November 2017

Le Havre: a student residence known as Dock’City will open in 2018 in front of the Vatine basin, in the Vauban Docks district

Full article : Paris Normandie

22 November 2017

Chicago: new financing deals and returns on investment for public spaces on the waterfront

Full article : Urban Land Institute

22 November 2017

Launceston (Tasmania): hotel designed by Artas architects in the old Kings Wharf grain silo will open in April 2018

Full article : Hotel news ; Silo Hotel (+ images)

20 November 2017

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.

Full article : Ministère de l’Equipement, du Transport, de la logistique et de l’eau ; Le Journal de Tanger

20 November 2017

Yokohama: in 2019 a new cruise ship terminal will open with shops and a 200-room hotel

Full article : The Asahi Shimbun

20 November 2017

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

20 November 2017

Edinburgh (Scotland): less housing and more retail spaces in the revised masterplan for Waterfront Plaza

Full article : Scottish Housing news

15 November 2017

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.

Full article : ArchitectureAu ; Architecture and Design (+ video)

15 November 2017

La Rochelle: the winner of the Recycling Port Landscapes award is organising “walking workshops” to get feedback on public perceptions of the port

Full article : Sud-Ouest ; Umlr

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Citizen Port

22 November 2017

Almeria: The Puerto-Ciudad project masterplan to be submitted to a public consultation in January 2018

The Mayor of Almeria has highlighted the importance of having all of the authorities concerned on board with the project, so that the city-port project ceases to be merely a discussion of good intentions, and starts to take practical shape in the form of tangible documents and real events open to all.

Full article: www3.aytoalmeria.es

22 November 2017

Climate change and sustainable development: commissioners at the Port of Seattle spring into action

Full article: Port of Seattle

22 November 2017

AEB Amsterdam, the Port , Senfal and Energy eXchange Enablers will supply sustainable cold ironing power to river cruise boats and other vessels using inland waterways

Full article: Port of Amsterdam

20 November 2017

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.

Full article: Porto of TriesteAREA + Il Nautilus + Messagero Marittimo

 

20 November 2017

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

20 November 2017

The port and University of Huelva join forces to promote innovation and employment

Full article: http://elvigia.com

20 November 2017

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

15 November 2017

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.

Full article: See the program fact sheet here Port of Long Beach + http://mailchi.mp

15 November 2017

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

15 November 2017

An environmental initiative between four global port operators to encourage 7,500 port workers to adopt green practices.

Full article: http://www.handyshippingguide.com

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Enterprise-driver Port

18 June 2013

Port Louis positions itself as a hub port between Africa and Asia. The port is hoping to present itself to the Mauritian people via a new museum.

Source : Le Mauricien

17 June 2013

West African ports: which hub for the future and what form of inter-port cooperation?

Economic growth of more than 5% means West African ports are experiencing traffic increases. Trade is developing and ship companies are positioning themselves along the West African coast.  A regional port network should emerge from this new competition between ports, with not only strong leaders but greater collaboration.
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande

17 June 2013

Multimodal platform at Le Havre: facilitating traffic flows between port zones and increasing the port’s river and rail services.

Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande

17 June 2013

Should the Port of Bordeaux be managed by the Aquitaine Region? The port community is divided.

Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande

17 June 2013

An immersed tunnel of more than 500m to serve the Port of Santos and reduce the impact of road transport on the city.

Source : World Port Development

10 June 2013

Cherbourg: heat pump installed in the port’s commercial basin supplies 1,300 homes

Source : Le Monde

7 June 2013

Local production, shorter logistics chains: where does that leave ports?

According to IDC Manufacturing Insights, industry in future will have to produce much more personalised products, more rapidly. This would result in more localised production. International world trade – and thus port activity – might suffer.
Source : www.scdigest.com

7 June 2013

Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal: 286 km long and 22 m deep !

Source : The Guardian

7 June 2013

Latin America: competitive advantages considerably weakened by infrastructure deficiencies.

High logistics costs damage companies, which are only surviving thanks to high Chinese demand. This could weaken and damage the continent. To make the economy safe, 3.4 to 5.8% of regional GDP should be invested each year in infrastructure, including ports.
Source :Journal of Commerce

7 June 2013

France: reducing technical costs and reviewing the financial package are the two objectives of the reconfiguration of the Seine-Nord Canal.

Source : French Government
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande