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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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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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4 June 2013

Shanghai : un 3e terminal passagers pour faire face à la croissance du trafic croisière

Source : Sino Ship News

4 June 2013

Virtualisation of cruise terminal information systems in Venice

“Venezia Terminal Passageri” hopes that their investment will reduce considerably the risks associated with a breakdown in computer systems, which could potentially cause an interruption in services and a loss of data with disastrous consequences for the company.
Source: La Repubblica

31 May 2013

Alotau in Papua-New Guinea preparing to receive cruise ship calls

The Port of Alotau will be restructured by PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGPCL) between now and October to enable it to receive the first cruise ships operated by Carnival Australia, one of the biggest operators in the Australian market. This will make it the biggest cruise ship port in the country.
Source: PNG Ports Corporation

31 May 2013

The ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam hope to attract new industry through joint development of their pipeline networks

Source: Ports & Harbors

30 May 2013

War between Europe’s container ports, will the local economy be a collateral victim?

The European economy is in the doldrums, and the profitability of colossal investments in ultra-modern container terminals is retreating. Who will survive the war between the operators? Nobody knows. One can only hope that local economies will not suffer from these highly optimistic strategies.
Source : Journal of Commerce

30 May 2013

Is cruise profitable for the American tax-payer?

Rescue costs for the increasing numbers of incidents involving liners, financial support to companies, and people moving offshore for tax reasons, the USA faces a heavy bill. The adoption of a charter of “Passengers’ Rights” could be the sector’s first response.
Source: Journal de la marine Marchande
Source: Huffingtonpost
Source: Cruise Lines International Association

 

30 May 2013

The absence of intermediate commercial ports and the competition posed by the Panama Canal may limit interest in arctic maritime routes

Source: Le Marin, L’Antenne

28 May 2013

The port of Brest is positioning itself as a logistic and industrial hub for both fixed and floating offshore wind farms

Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande, 17 mai 2013

28 May 2013

Industrial ecology implemented within port areas: a strategy for the future, a reality at an international scale

Industrial and territorial ecology, a strategic means for differentiation adapted to port areas issues

Industrial ecology seeks to optimize the total material and energy cycle by the means of synergies between companies: concretely, the effluent of one process serves as the raw material for another process. Industrial symbiosis requires new governance and partnership within a territory. At an international scale, more and more examples of industrial by-product exchanges and resource sharing facilities can be observed.
Harbor territories more and more integrate industrial ecology into their development strategies as a lever for differentiation in a global competitive context.

Industrial and territorial ecology questions port authorities as well as local stakeholders upon multiple issues concerning their development strategies: ground for the development of services and utilities for the industrial sector, it appears as a vehicle to attract and maintain new industrial activities. Source for innovation and environment integration, it appears as a medium to collaborate with local stakeholders. Interface between multiples expectations and skills, it appears as a lever to restore the links between ports and cities.
The industrial ecology approach developed in the port area of Terneuzen, stands for an illustrative example. Within the Biopark Terneuzen framework, companies spontaneously develop synergies: for instance, WarmCO2 is a co-operation between Zeeland Seaports, Yara and pipe installer Visser & Smit Hanab, delivering water for heating and, CO2 for enrichment, to a horticultural greenhouse nursery in order to improve crop growth. Zeeland Seaports supports, facilitates and spreads this dynamic to the whole port area by creating a “Multi-Utility provider”, a vast underground pipeline network enabling flows exchanges between local companies in order to create an industrial symbiosis.

Toward the diffusion of best practices and the networking of port stakeholders at an international scale

The wide range of territorial contexts, at an international scale, allows harbor authorities and stakeholders to explore various opportunities to optimize the management of material and energetic flows. If competition among ports at an international scale is a reality, sustainable development issues open a pathway toward new collaborations. It questions the production and sharing of knowledge in a globalization context as well as the networking and capitalization dynamic of collective innovative opportunities in terms of resource management.
In order to enhance the understanding of these issues, a working team composed of academics (Ecole des Mines d’Alès) and operational actors (M-Atome) of industrial and territorial ecology in France, co-funded by the French environmental agency (ADEME), accomplishes until may 2012, a first inventory of international initiatives and a cross analysis of innovative cooperation in terms of resource management in Northern America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Nourishing existing networks contributions, such as those lead by the AIVP, partner of this project, this will allow identifying levers and limits to the implementation of such cooperation in harbor areas: which anchor actors? What relevant position for port authorities in such approaches? What specific opportunities of synergies for port areas? What financial funding for their implementation? What context benefits synergies between companies? What real impacts in terms of resource management? Etc.

Nicolas Mat, Coordinateur de projet d’écologie industrielle et territoriale, M-Atome
(nicolas.mat.conseil@gmail.com)
Guillaume Junqua, maître assistant, LGEI, Ecole des mines d’Alès
Juliette Cerceau, doctorante, LGEI, École des mines d’Alès

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24 May 2013

Maasvlakte 2 €150 million cheaper than estimated. The port is growing 20% larger, the container capacity has doubled

Source : Port of Rotterdam