Urban Port

16 January 2019

Milwaukee (United States): new access to the water

The City wants to create a park and extend Riverwalk, a promenade running along the edge of the river in the interior port. The project will include provision for interactions with the existing industrial or port activities, and is part of a wider programme for the Harbor District.

Full article : Urban Milwaukee

16 January 2019

Huelva (Spain): Tinto quay is now an integral part of the riverside promenade

Full article : 20minutos

16 January 2019

Vejle (Denmark), waterfront: The Wave, multi-award winning apartment blocks designed by Henning Larsen, are now complete

Full article : Archinect

16 January 2019

Budapest (Hungary): Snohetta selected for a project to provide accommodation for up to 12,000 students on a 135 hectare riverside site

Full article : Design boom (+ images)

14 January 2019

New York (United States): Brooklyn Navy Yard looking for a developer

Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp oversaw the radical transformation of the yard which is now home to an industrial campus, film studios, and soon a food manufacturing centre. A call for tenders has been made for a final quay damaged six years ago by Hurricane Sandy. The aim is to maintain maritime activities in the area in conjunction with the ship repair activities already present.

Full article : Crain’s New York Business

14 January 2019

Guayaquil (Ecuador): in 2020, an aerial cableway across the river will improve urban mobility

Full article : Mundo Maritimo

14 January 2019

Cadiz (Spain): Puertos del Estado grants the port permission to sell more than 11 hectares of the Port of Santa Maria for urban development

Full article : El Vigia

9 January 2019

Singapore: redevelopment for Tanjong Pagar after the port moves

The relocation of port activities to Tuas will free up several thousand hectares of land in the southern waterfront district after 2027. The government wants to turn the area into a mixed-use zone combining high-quality housing and facilities to create an international tourist destination.

Full article : The Online Citizen

9 January 2019

Oslo: competition for a new cultural center in the Vippetangen waterfront district

Full article : StartforTalents


Citizen Port

16 January 2019

Publication of a ITF and WBU study on the impact of automation on jobs in the transport industry

This is the first independent study on this crucially important issue. Some 40% of the research focused on the maritime sector, including an analysis of the situation in 17 countries. The report stresses that the impact of automation will be gradual, bringing changes not just to jobs themselves but also to their location, potentially generating social tensions.

Full article: ITF Global / WMU

16 January 2019

Supporting research: City Port integration is one of the themes selected by port operator Yilport for its 2019 innovation competition.

Full article: Yilport / Portal Portuario

16 January 2019

Belgium: an air quality map for Flanders, including Ghent, Zeebrugge and Antwerp, created with the help of 20,000 members of the public.

Full article:

16 January 2019

Taiwan: the port of Hualien displays outdoor artworks to encourage residents to stroll in certain public port spaces.

Full article: Taiwan International Ports

14 January 2019

Marc Van Peel, former alderman of the port of Antwerp, is to work towards the creation of a port museum by the Port Center Havencentrum

Full article: Flows

14 January 2019

Cruise industry: Chile adopts a draft law to allow cabotage for liners between port cities.

Full article: Portal Portuario

14 January 2019

Castellon (Spain): more than 1,100 pupils from 28 schools visited the port in 2018 as part of the “Know Your Port” campaign

Full article : Autoridad Portuaria de Castellón

9 January 2019

The Port of Prince Rupert sets aside Can$ 1 M to preserve the Skeen river salmon, vital to the local economy.

Full article: Marine Link

9 January 2019

The Port of Bilbao is continuing to organise free tours of the port for adult members of the public every Saturday and Sunday, an idea first launched in 2004.

Full article: Bilbao Port

9 January 2019

Port of Guadeloupe: the Cayoli environmental project enters a new phase with the restoration of a mangrove area

Full article: Port Guadeloupe Caraïbes


Enterprise-driver Port

23 January 2014

Giant ships upset the organisation of the logistical chain: are they a good economic choice?

Heavy investments in port infrastructure, limited possibility of mass handling pre- and post-shipment, territorial inequalities, spatial constraints and conflicts with cities, the capacity of insurance companies – all these challenges need to be solved. This complete dossier raises numerous issues.Full article: NPI, Déc. 2013, pp. 15-27

23 January 2014

Campine (Belgium): trials in using water transport for household rubbish (pop. 500,000) and industrial waste

Full article: NPI, Déc. 2013, pp. 8-9

23 January 2014

Pays de Loire Region (France): 100% renewable energy by 2050, 50% from marine energy sources.

The region’s strengths: a sea port, an efficient naval dockyard, a structured industry and finally a research pole with considerable means. Performance in the future will depend on making supply more structured and specialised in order to earn profits from exporting all this know-how.
Full article: Le Marin, 10 janv. 2014, pp. 18-19

23 January 2014

Financial equilibrium, logistical fluidity: the relationship between river transport and sea ports requires a concerted strategy

Full article: Journal de la Marine Marchande, 13 déc. 2013, dossier, pp. 17-26

20 January 2014

Susports Project: the ports of Valencia and Felixstowe collaborate in optimising their energy management

Source : Climate-KIC

20 January 2014

Kurt Nagle, CEO of AAPA: more than ever before, ports must act as “arteries of growth”

aapa_nagle_bd_20jan2014The emergence of a middle class in numerous countries would represent a market of US$50 billion by 2030, which might boost US exports. Unemployment could fall by 3%. The Canada / Europe Free Trade Agreement will have a positive impact on Canadian ports.
Source : JOC
Note: AIVP and AAPA have been linked by a cooperation agreement since June 2006

20 January 2014

Coega (South Africa): the wind power assembly platform associated with the port of Ngqura will be completed in March 2014

It will receive wind power generation units delivered by sea which are destined for different wind farms on land. 250 jobs were created during construction. The industrial facilities and offices will be energy-efficient and will use renewable energy sources..
Source : Coega Development Corporation

17 January 2014

Pointe-à-Pitre: the old port warehouse has been converted into a cruise terminal with a modular design

Source : Mer et marine ; Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes

15 January 2014

The impact of the economy on port activity 2013: weak demand in Europe, a new deal in America, progress in emerging economies.

Source : Isemar / Journal de la Marine Marchande, 27 dec 2013, pp. 19-19

15 January 2014

Port Management: getting away from traditional silo thinking is a measure of port efficiency

The port as a central link has everything to win by acting as a privileged point of contact for all the interested parties in its territory: the citizen community, shipping companies, road or rail transport companies, etc. Neutral coordination is essential for a smooth-flowing logistics system.
Source : Port Strategy, Dec 2013, pp. 16-17