Urban Port

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

6 June 2018

Almeria: Junquera Arquitectos chosen to develop the Port/City project masterplan

Full article : 20 minutos

4 June 2018

Kochi (India): a NATPAC report on the redevelopment of five canals crossing the city in two phases

The object is to re-establish water traffic on these canals, which could help relieve congestion on the streets. However the NATPAC report also recommends recovering the banks and creating recreational spaces, businesses and housing. A training centre for water sports has also been proposed.

Full article : The Hindu

4 June 2018

Cadiz: the Mayor set to make a proposal to the Port and Puertos del Estado to redevelop a 7.5 hectare site by the Guadalete

Full article : Diario de Cadix

4 June 2018

Lille: a 15-story tower and 485 housing units on the site of Grands Moulins de Paris on the banks of the Deûle abandoned since 1989

Full article : Trouver un logement


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


Enterprise-driver Port

1 October 2013

Does the wind power industry offer ports an interesting potential for growth and diversification?

iaph_rapport_bd_01oct2013By becoming logistical platforms for the offshore wind power industry, especially in Europe, ports can generate jobs and added value. Storage, maintenance, manufacturing, repairs, research and development, and imports/exports of components all represent potential sources of regional growth.
Source : IAPH (Report – 100p)

30 September 2013

Puertos del Estado, the state ports company, announces a reduction in several rates and dues for cruise ships in Spanish port-cities

Source: Puertos del Estado

30 September 2013

Carnival Corporation invests 20 M€ in a new cruise ship terminal in Barcelona. It will open in 2016.

Source : Cruise Industry

25 September 2013

Importing tomatoes into northern Europe by sea shows a better carbon footprint than local production

Source : Baltic Transport Journal 4/2013

25 September 2013

Are private marine terminals more profitable for port-cities, or do they hold back the growth of cruise ship business?

Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande – 20 septembre 2013

25 September 2013

France: the 3 northern ports play on regional solidarity and a coordinated strategy

Union is strength, and alliances between ports are opening the way to new possible solutions. Symbiosis with industry, port efficiency, and region-wide river and rail services are also on the programme.
Source : Le Moniteur, 20 septembre 2013

25 September 2013

Sète, France: the port generates 239 M€ for the local economy and more than 1350 jobs

Source : Econostrum

25 September 2013

Logistics in Latin America is 5 to 100% more expensive than in OECD. Port-cities in the region could suffer.

Source : Comunidad Portuaria

25 September 2013

World port traffic: traffic of 100 Mt is the threshold for the top 50!

In 2012, port traffic rose all over the world. Some falls in Asia resulted from weak growth in China and reduced demand in western countries. European ports played a minor role: only 7 ports in the top 100.
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande


20 September 2013

Wind ship: will the cargo vessels of the future make better use of the wind for “greener” sailing?

LadeSA_windshipThe first wind tunnel tests carried out by a Norwegian entrepreneur seem to show that they will. Use of the hull as a sail to capture not only natural wind but also that created by the movement of the cargo could reduce fuel consumption by 60% and emissions by 80%.(Photo © Lade SA)
Source : treehugger