Dun Laoghaire: the port launches a CALL FOR TENDERS for Carlisle Pier
The site, covering 1.1 hectares, is located in the historic waterfront sector. It is currently used for car-parking and the port occasionally takes it over for discharge of unusual cargoes or cruise ship berthing, or for international regattas. The redevelopment proposals must be for predominantly cultural use, ensure permeability with the city, and allow improved public access to the waterfront.
Full article : Afloat
Lorient: plans for a 3.3 megawatt solar farm (capable of providing power to 1000 homes) on the roof of the submarine base by 2019
Full article : Ouest France
Mumbai: cruise facilities on the Eastern Waterfront will be inspired by Miami
Full article : Times of India
Liverpool: work begins on project to open up views of the Stanley Flight, an important part of the port’s golden age
Full article : The Guide Liverpool
Hong Kong: flats over the container terminal?
This is one of the solutions being studied by the government to meet the strong pressure for housing. The other option would be to relocate the terminal concerned, Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, which currently handles 80% of the territory’s traffic. For the Managing Director, the first option is worth considering and technically feasible. It could provide housing for tens of thousands of people. Relocating the 380-hectare terminal, on the other hand, raises the difficulty of finding an alternative site. A joint port-city solution which is unprecedented to say the least! It will be proposed to the public in March.
Full article : South China Morning Post
Santander: development of public spaces around the passenger terminal will start this spring
Full article : El Diario
Melbourne Docklands: reflections and an exhibition by RMIT students on a zero carbon future for Victoria Harbour
Full article : Docklands news
Marseilles: the five historic cranes of the Digue du Large sea wall are finally being preserved
Full article : La marseillaise
Oulu (Finland): images of PAVE architects’ 2014 project to turn grain silos into housing
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Sète: the port will seek consultation on the project to accommodate large yachts, which has given rise to much discussion
Full article : La Dépêche
Guayaquil: agreement between the Port and Department of Education to create a Technological Institute
According to the government, a trained technical workforce is crucial to the future of port cities in the 21st century. Guayaquil, home to the country’s biggest port, will host the new institute, providing an environment conducive to training, innovation and study of future challenges, with the construction of a deep water port and the decision to retain the naval yards.
Full article: eltelegrafo.com
In the Port of Antwerp – l’écluse de Royers- bikes will be separated from car traffic
Full article: Port of Antwerp
The theme of the ESPO Award 2018 is “Creating a good working environment for everyone in the port”
Full article: ESPO
Tauranga (New Zealand): how can a sustainable cruise tourism policy be implemented?
The tourism development agency is currently questioning the growing number of cruise ship passengers arriving in their territory. How can they maintain a balance while responding to the expectations of both the cruise ship passengers and the local population? To inform her decision, the agency’s director considers that much more precise knowledge of the data on visitor arrivals and the associated financial flows is required.
Full article: Sunlive
The Port of Bordeaux launches PowerPort BOX: a mobile power supply module for river vessels
Full article: Mer et Marine
Port of San Diego terminals invest in smart technologies to fight pollution
Full article: Greenport
Hong Kong: being a leading maritime metropolis still requires a prosperous port
Full article: China Daily
The wahoo effect plays a role for port employees. We look at the Kalmar example
Full article: Kalmar Global
Lorient: winter port circuits to learn about the region’s maritime economic identity
Full article: CCSTI
France: what does the future hold for the sea and the coastline?
The State has set up a participative platform for members of the public to obtain information and submit their views on the future vision proposed for each of the country’s coastlines, in order to ensure the right ecological balance and maximise economic and social benefits from the sea and coast.
Turkey as a cruise hub in East Med: The case of Istanbul
Cruise lines seek for new markets in order to accommodate the growing demand for cruise tourism. In this context, East Mediterranean and Black sea ports would be an alternative cruise destination. Based on cultural and social attractions, Istanbul would be a candidate on serving as a homeport for the region.
Source : Port Economics / Mickael Dooms, Oguz Bagis
Environment: China demands greater quality in its imports of recycled materials. A reduction is expected in this traffic worth 700,000 TEU per year
Source : novethic
Netherlands: more LNG for transport to strengthen the country’s position as a gas hub
The development of LNG as a fuel could create thousands of jobs and generate a clear environmental benefit: a reduction in CO2, NOx and SOx emissions, and in noise pollution. The country aims to have 50 sea-going vessels, 50 lighters and barges, and 500 trucks powered by LNG by 2015.
Source : Port of Amsterdam
Creation of a “logistics hotel” at the port of Paris Austerlitz to develop river-borne urban logistics
Source : L’Antenne
The Port of Venice seeks inspiration in London Gateway to imagine a multimodal logistical future in the Porto Maghera zone
Source : Porto di Venezia
To stimulate the Rwandan economy, Kenya’s ports undertake to make overland traffic on the northern corridor more free-flowing
Source : www.ports.co.za
The port of Rotterdam turns to German investment to extend its hinterland
The port is connected to more than 50 inland terminals in Europe. However it has promised that road deliveries into Maasvlake II will not exceed 35% and it needs to increase rail access. But Germany refuses to develop strategic rail axes, to protect Hamburg. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : The Loadstar
Georgia (USA): a dry port at Cordele, 200 miles from the port of Savannah, to encourage international trade and develop employment
Source : Journal of Commerce
Chinese President calls for increased cooperation among Yangtze River ports to transform the region into a golden water route
Source : Sino Ship News
European ports: an engine for growth
Ports are gateways to the EU’s entire transport network. They are engines of economic development and sources of prosperity. More cargo, cruise ships and ferries in our ports mean more jobs. Look at the infographics to find out more about European ports.
Source : European Union