Urban Port

18 April 2018

Reimagine the Canals: seven finalists named

The Governor of New York State has unveiled the seven finalists in the competition to redevelop the State’s canal network. The aim is to develop the canals’ tourism and leisure potential and economic sustainability, while preserving and showcasing their heritage value, and securing their long-term financial viability.

Full article : Reimagine the Canals Competition (+ video) ; Press Release

18 April 2018

Circl pavilion: a building designer on the principles of the circular economy and versatility to adapt to different uses

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)


16 April 2018

Santos: the Port announces changes to the Porto Valongo Santos project

The initial project to convert this historic port district of almost 14 hectares was produced in 2012 by Ove Arup and Partners. The new plan was unveiled by the CEO of the port operator Codesp following an agreement with the Government, and includes proposals to develop the rail network, restore warehouses 1 to 4 and demolish warehouses 5 to 8. A raft of measures will be taken to preserve and showcase the port’s heritage.

Full article : A tribuna ; Porto e navios Diario do Littoral

16 April 2018

London: Essel Group puts forward plans for a cultural centre including a museum, theatre and botanical gardens at Silvertown Docks

Full article : Newham Recorder

16 April 2018

Portland: debate on the risks of waterfront privatization and the loss of industrial and port uses

Full article : PressHerald

11 April 2018

Brest: landscaping work on the port has begun

The work is an accompaniment to the new Marine Renewable Energy zone currently being created, and will showcase Brest’s maritime and industrial activities, with a coastal path and viewing tower. A biodiversity reserve is also planned. The project has been presented to representatives of local residents living close to the site.

Full article : Journal Port de Brest, mars 2018

11 April 2018

Liverpool: plans for a cruise terminal at Princess Dock have been approved, with work potentially set to begin in October 2018

Full article : BBC ; Seatrade Cruise news


Citizen Port

18 April 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

18 April 2018

Venice: new regulations come into effect for large cruise ships exceeding certain tonnage criteria

Full article: The Meditelegraphe

18 April 2018

The Martigues Tourist Board (France) is organising three tours of the port of Fos on the theme “Nature and Industry”

Full article: Fequence Sud

16 April 2018

Lorient’s Port Center website goes online

Having signed the Port Center Missions Charter in 2016, port community stakeholders in Lorient have now opened a digital Port Center, in the form of a website explaining and highlighting the port. The website, at carries the official “Port Center By AIVP” label. Lorient’s port community who came together around the project understand that three-way dialogue between the city, port and citizens is beneficial for the territory as a whole. Since 2016, a large working group has been actively implementing the project, led by Audélor, and bringing together the main stakeholders in the port territory (Lorient Agglomération, the City of Lorient, the Regional Council, SEM Lorient Keroman, the Morbihan CCI (Port of Commerce), SELLOR (marinas), the Espace des Sciences Maison de la Mer, the University of Southern Brittany, the Development Council, Bretagne Pôle Naval, and others.)

Full article: AIVP

16 April 2018

Seattle: three companies ordered to pay $4M for damage caused to the coastal fringe dating back to the start of the last century.

Full article: Herald Net

16 April 2018

Le Havre: invitation to tender including an engineering study on the future port center

The Port Center of Le Havre – a member of the AIVP Port Center Network – has just published an invitation to tender for a “Design study for the scientific and cultural project of the future Port Center in Le Havre”. The move is part of the Le Havre region’s candidacy for the PIA3 future investment project, for which the port city of Le Havre has been selected and which offers an ambitious programme entitled “Smart port city, towards a new model for urban and industrial-port territory integrated through innovation”. AIVP is delighted by this opportunity to work on the concept for the Future Port Center, an essential resource for developing a culture of harmonious development between city, port and citizens.

The specifications for the ITT can be found at + PIA3


11 April 2018

France: solar power plan for the river dam at Port Saint Louis du Rhône

Full article: Port of Marseilles

11 April 2018

South Africa’s national ports authority (TNPA, a member of AIVP) to set up its own dredging school

Full article: Engineering News

11 April 2018

The Port of Genoa is to be equipped with cold ironing facilities by Nidec

Full article: Cruise industry

9 April 2018

A report by Asia Research & Engagement, commissioned by HSBC, assessing the risks of climate change to ports across Asia Pacific

Full article: Sustainable Finance


Enterprise-driver Port

9 September 2013

European “Green EFFORTS” project: which innovations will improve the energy mix of ports and terminals? Results in June 2014

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6 September 2013

Extending the initiatives taken by Dunkirk, the Nord Pas-de-Calais region adopts a plan for industrial ecology

Source : novethic

4 September 2013

Port activity at Papeete has been falling since 2008: the port will not face saturation before 2024 and extension projects have been deferred.

Source : Le Marin

4 September 2013

United States seeks to recover competitiveness through big infrastructure projects

The consultants CG/LA have classified 100 infrastructure projects considered strategic for the American economy. Carrying them out should add one point to GDP each year between 2015 and 2020. Port-cities are among the top projects, some of which are shown in the images.
Source: Journal of Commerce


4 September 2013

The Caspian Sea could become a new cruise ship destination, especially the coasts of Azerbaijan

Source: Trend

3 September 2013

The port of Chongqing Guoyuan on the Yangtze enters the trials phase. In 2014 it will also be connected to Europe by rail.

Source: SinoShipNews

3 September 2013

The port of Singapore will be moved to the south of the city by 2027. The 1,000 ha of the current port will be returned to urban use.

Source: Port Finance International

27 August 2013

Guayaquil: a new site for the port?

The Ecuadorian government is undertaking a major rethink on its port system, including relocation of the port of Guayaquil to adapt to the evolution of the world fleet. A common line on port-city strategies is clearly indispensable. The recommendation of the Mayor of Guayaquil is to dredge the access for deeper draft vessels.

Source : Global Ports ; Mundo Maritimo

27 August 2013

Ajaccio: study contracted for restructuring the Bay, including the relocation of marine cargo operations

Source : Assemblée Corse

22 August 2013

Marina di Carrara reorganizes the waterfront

The Carrara waterfront project, presented by the mayor and the port chairman at the last MIPIM at Cannes, will lead to the creation of a dedicated port service road and the integration of the port storage area into the landscape. Priority is being given to the creation of public spaces and promenades, particularly the one on the outer jetty which will offer views of the town, the bay and the ships.

Source : Port of Carrara ; Informazioni marittime