Urban Port

24 September 2018

Borkum (Germany): urban redevelopment and offshore wind

Ten offshore wind farms are planned for Borkum, an island that was used as a military base during the Second World War. The real estate subsidiary of WPD offshore is proposing a programme of 240 housing units for workers at these plants. An initial phase should see 100 homes built in the port of Borkum by 2020.

Full article : Windpower offshore

24 September 2018

Melbourne: the Chamber of Commerce invites bids for a permanent light and sound show at Victoria Harbour in the Docklands

Full article : Docklands News ; Expression of Interest

24 September 2018

The Agencia Pública de Puertos de Andalucía announces 13.8 million euros in funding to improve spaces between its ports and their cities

Full article : La Opinion de Malaga

24 September 2018

Mossel Bay (South Africa): Transnet wants to redevelop the waterfront, with plans to include a cruise terminal

Full article : CapeTownetc ; Video

19 September 2018

Bellingham (WA, United States): the port and city in partnership to develop a heritage trail

The aim is to showcase historic heritage across the 237 acres of the Waterfront District. The Heritage Trail Concept Plan is the brainchild of firms Walker Macy and Aldrichpears Associates, whose recommendations are based on a detailed inventory of uses, heritage value and historical context of the different buildings and elements of interest at the site.

Full article : Waterfront District Redevelopment ; Heritage Trail Concept Plan

17 September 2018

The future of city-port relations in the Canaries

The President of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, recently met the Mayors of Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, and representatives from the port authorities. In both cases, she highlighted the need to develop port capacities, but also underlined the importance of permanent dialogue to identify which port spaces could become port-city areas, and foster harmonious city/port relations.

Full article : Diario de Lanzarote ; El Dia

17 September 2018

Dunedin (New Zealand): Regional funding and a MoU with project partners to redevelop the waterfront

Full article : Stuff (+ project video)

17 September 2018

Rio de Janeiro: a public-private partnership could save Porto Maravilha and restart the suspended work to redevelop the former port district

Full article : Porto e Navios1 ; Porto e Navios2

12 September 2018

Bremen: Uberseeinsel in 2040? Interview

The Uberseeinsel project will be developed at the site of the former Kellogg’s plant and its silo. The peninsula is at the heart of the Uberseestadt project, the masterplan for which is set to be adjusted. Several international architects have been approached, some for their knowledge of urban ports. Klaus Meier believes the priority is to create a living district, free from traffic and full of children.

Full article : Uberseeinsel ; Interview


Citizen Port

19 September 2018

A Norwegian fund to tackle the challenge of preserving our oceans

The fund, one of the largest of its kind in the world, invests Norway’s oil and gas revenues in over 9,000 companies in 72 countries. As a global investor, the fund’s aims overlap significantly with the United Nations 2030 goals for sustainable economic, social and environmental development.

Full article: The Meditelegraphe Reuters

19 September 2018

The Port of Cadiz opens up to the city by creating a cycle path and demolishing some fences

Full article: Lavozdigital

19 September 2018

What if music could strengthen ties between cities, ports and citizens? The Port of Valparaiso launches a singing competition with the University INACAP and the Culture and Arts Centre Renaca

Full article: Mundo Marittimo

19 September 2018

Port of Long Beach: 20 million dollars transferred to the municipal fund to improve waterfront quality of life for residents

Full article: Port of Long Beach

17 September 2018

The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development

Full article: Mundo Maritimo

17 September 2018

Overview of the growing cruise market with a summary note produced by ISEMAR, the Nantes Saint Nazaire higher institute for maritime economics

Full article: ISEMAR

17 September 2018

The Little Museum of Dublin and the Port of Dublin announce a new short feature competition on the theme “port, city and river”

Full article: Creenireland

12 September 2018

Italy: Assoporti this summer signed a MOU with the National Tourist Board (ENIT)

The MOU will see the two partners work together to promote and develop tourism, and in particular to establish more sustainable city-port relations. A newly created working group will identify areas of mutual interest and define actions to be developed. The Chairman of Assoporti, Zeno D’Agostino, is delighted with the collaboration and highlights the commitment of Italy’s ports to working more and more closely with the different local stakeholders, and notably in conjunction with the tourist and cruise industries. Full article: Assoporti + Meditelegraphe

12 September 2018

India plans to develop its local cruise market and is targeting 5 million passengers by 2020

Full article: Cruise Industry

12 September 2018

HAROPA joins the non-profit organisation Bruitparif aimed at finding solutions to control, manage and reduce noise and ensure a better living environment for local residents

Full article: Haropa + Bruitparif


Enterprise-driver Port

19 November 2013

Marine cabotage in USA is reserved to national flag vessels. Freeing this restriction could help to re-launch the country’s economy.

Source : Drewry

19 November 2013

Rotterdam imagines a reduction of 50% in its traffic during the second part of the 21st century!

rotterdam_bd_28nov2013Increase in world population, growing scarcity of raw materials, agricultural land and fossil fuels: if current policies on all these issues do not evolve, the consequences after 2040 will be violent for ports. The transition to a sustainable economy is inevitable. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : Port of Rotterdam

18 November 2013

Masterplan for Beira (Mozambique): maximising the port’s potential anticipating climate change

Beira, which is directly threatened by rising sea levels, needs to ensure port access roads for its coal traffic and exports of agricultural products. Extensive City-Port planning has become necessary, with mobilisation of all public and private players.
Source : GreenPort, Autumn 2013, pp 32-34 / Deltares

18 November 2013

US ports have strengths to build on in the development of the wind-power industry

durban_bd_15nov13The wind-power industry has become an area into which ports can diversify their revenues. There are 3 typical cases: ports which offer a logistics base for the industry; those which simply offer suitable maritime services; and those which welcome the installation of wind farms. (photo © AIVP)
Source : Seaports Magazine, pp 18-22

16 November 2013

Port-cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, new destinations for cultural and adventure cruising

Ever bigger and more luxurious passenger ships: this double trend in cruise ship supply means that relatively new vessels are being re-positioned to emerging markets. In this context, and if its port-cities define appropriate strategies, Sub-Saharan Africa has an opportunity.
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande 4897, Oct 2013, pp 18-19

15 November 2013

A standardised folding 40ft container: an important step in the fight against transporting empty space

hci-foldable-container_bd_15nov1320% of the containers transported by sea are empty (40% for land transport). Repositioning costs 20 billion € per year around the world. Generalised use of folding containers would allow savings of 25% and a reduction of 2.7% in the CO2 impact of marine container transport. (photos © HCI)
Source : Greenport, Autum 2013, pp 26-27 / Holland Container Innovation


15 November 2013

Long Beach: political tension between port and city may tarnish the city’s commercial attractiveness

Source : Journal of Commerce

15 November 2013

Thanks to its industrial capacity, Mexico has increased containerised exports over its ports by 50%

Source : Comunidad Portuaria

15 November 2013

Montreal: higher high tension cables to allow passage of bigger passenger vessels. In 2012, cruise ships earned Can$14M

Source : La Presse