Urban Port

10 August 2018

London: green light for five-year plans to develop the 112 hectare site at the future Royal Docks Entreprise Zone

The main aim is to make the site attractive both for economic activities and culture. Altogether, some 35,000 skilled jobs could be created for residents of London and Newham, while there are also plans for 4,000 new homes. It is hoped the project will bring in £5 billion of foreign inward investment by 2037/2038.

Full article : ; Royal Docks

10 August 2018

In Trondheim (Norway), pedestrians and cyclists will soon able to take an autonomous electric ferry across the canal

Full article : New Atlas (+ video)

10 August 2018

Amsterdam: plans for a 1.5 km, urban cable car link designed by UN Studio above the IJ

Full article : Dezeen (+ images)

8 August 2018

Bourgas (Bulgaria): work on the new Congress Centre officially gets under way

The complex will also include a Research Centre for Control and Exploration the Black Sea. The six-storey building will be based in the eastern part of the port, and will also host exhibitions, concerts, and a variety of educational activities. The project forms part of moves to open urban areas up to the sea once more and redevelop industrial or port zones as part of the city’s master plan. Opening planned for 2020.

Full article : Bulgarian Ports

8 August 2018

Stockholm Royal Seaport: a building designed by Herzog and de Meuron to combine 317 apartments with public spaces on the site of a former gas holder

Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)

8 August 2018

Orillia (Ontario, Canada): Smart Kiosk, a vast touchscreen set up on the waterfront to inform local residents and visitors

Full article : Orillia matters

6 August 2018

Liverpool: a Maritime Knowledge Hub

The Hub will be one of the cornerstones of Wirral Waters, the regeneration scheme for the south bank of the Mersey. The aim is to make the hub a leading global centre for research, innovation, education and training in the maritime industries. Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has been selected for the project. The Hub will include two buildings, including the 19th century Hydraulic Tower, which will be restored and refurbished, while there will also be a major focus on green spaces, including roof terraces.

Full article : World Architecture News ; Wirral Waters, MKH ; Liverpool John Moores University (+ vidéo)

6 August 2018

Amsterdam Science Park: Startup Village, Julius Taminiau Architects reuse containers to create office space at minimal costs

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)

6 August 2018

Milford Haven Marina: green light for the new development, with plans for hotels, shops and 190 homes

Full article : BBC news

11 July 2018

Shanghai: new developments planned for Shiliupu Pier

Located in the Hangpu district, Shiliupu Pier was the city’s main ferry port in the 1980s. Having falling into disuse, it was redeveloped to become one of the water gates to the city for the world exhibition in 2010. But visitor numbers quickly fell. Today, the aim is to attract tourists by creating a transport hub and leisure area. A quayside promenade and viewing point overlooking the cruise ships are due to open to the public by the end of 2018, while a tourist information centre will be built on the opposite bank. There are also plans for hotels, shops and restaurants.

Full article : Shanghai Daily


Citizen Port

10 August 2018

The exhibition “Morocco and the Sea, Then and Now” opened on Wednesday at the Tanger-Med Port Center.

Full article: + Aujourd’

10 August 2018

The Port of Oakland publishes its new “Objective zero emissions” plan.

Full article: Port of Oakland

8 August 2018

A self-driving vehicle will be running by 2019, to take cruise passengers to the centre of Le Havre.

Full article:

8 August 2018

Plans for a desalination plant at the Port of Corpus Christi spark major concerns among local residents

To anticipate the potential need for water and to encourage inward investment, the Port has already decided to file a planning application. The move quickly drew criticism from environmental organisations and local residents, who fear the plant will have a serious impact on marine wildlife and endanger the regional fishing industry.

Full article: EU.caller

6 August 2018

The Port of Gothenburg has embarked on a project to replant seagrass, as a compensatory measure to accompany the construction of a new terminal.

Full article: Port of Goteborg

6 August 2018

Fincantieri to build two LGN-powered cruise liners for the company TUI, with delivery scheduled for 2024 and 2026.

Full article: Fincantieri

11 July 2018

The Port, University and Maritime Institute of Singapore invest S$18 million in a new Research Centre

Dubbed the “Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP)”, the facility will focus on the needs of industry, developing integrated systems and simulation platforms, as well as research into self-driving vehicles, traffic systems and flow optimisation.

Full article: Asia Today

11 July 2018

The Tourist Board in Aarhus (Denmark) announces plans for 1300 local volunteers to greet cruise passengers

Full article: Cruise Industry

9 July 2018

The Port of Quequen (Argentina) devises a plan to monitor marine wildlife

The port is committed to monitoring marine wildlife, and in particular eared seals. Aware of the impact of port activities on biodiversity, the port has joined forces with environmental groups to create a comprehensive programme including educational initiatives, research, monitoring, protection and care of animals.

Full article: Global Ports

9 July 2018

Festivities held at the Leixoes cruise terminal to satisfy the curiosity of local residents.

Full article: Journal da Economia do Mar


Enterprise-driver Port

8 October 2013

Piombino (Italy), the first European port to offer ship-breaking services

The port is investing 150 M€ to deepen the draft to 20 metres and accept deep-sea vessels. The project results from the Tuscany Region’s proposal to launch a big plan for ecological conversion to save its steel industry, which is currently in serious difficulties.

4 October 2013

The port of Barcelona enhances its competitive advantage with the launch of its “Eco-calculator”

This new tool available to shippers measures the CO2 emissions of the whole logistics chain. It also highlights the environmental performance of supply chains to Europe from Asia via Mediterranean ports. A simple way of fighting climate change.
Source : Port de Barcelone

4 October 2013

The City and the Port of Cape Town are preparing a protocol for an agreement to formalise their relationship and cooperation.

Source : Future Cape Town

4 October 2013

Toulouse: launch of a feasibility study for a barge-borne warehouse and river-based urban transport.

Source : WK Transport Logistique

4 October 2013

Strasbourg: reinforcing the competitiveness of the port zone while developing industrial ecology

strasbourg_bd_4oct13Fifteen companies are taking part in this initiative by the Urban Community and the Port of Strasbourg (AIVP members). There are three principal lines of inter-company collaboration: controlling energy costs, reducing energy demand and resilience with respect to fossil energy. (Photo AIVP)
Source : Direct Gestion

4 October 2013

European ports do not support the Commission’s proposal on port regulation

The ports’ principal criticisms are that it will shackle commercial activity, and that management will be top-heavy. They also oppose the creation of an independent control body to oversee the application of common rules now that port contexts are so diverse.
Source : Espo

4 October 2013

Port of Valparaiso (AIVP member): construction of a mega terminal in harmony with the city by 2025 is inevitable

Source : Plataforma Urbana

2 October 2013

Governance, intermodal transport, price stability: 3 key challenges for access to the sea in landlocked East African countries

Source : CNUCED – The way to the Ocean, 2013

1 October 2013

Four pilot wind farms to make France a world leader in Renewable Marine Energy

Source : Le Marin