Urban Port

15 August 2018

New York, Hunter’s Point: a resilient waterfront park

The second phase of the South Waterfront Park project has been completed. Designed by SWA/Balsley and Weiss/Manfredi, the development occupies a 4.45 hectare former industrial site. In addition to housing a variety of recreational facilities, it will also help protect the city against heatwaves or storms, a resilient approach that can also be seen in the recently completed Domino Park in Brooklyn.

Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)


15 August 2018

Liège: trade fair halls on the site of the planned eco-quarter on the edge of the Meuse river are to be relocated, while 6.5 km of bank are to be set aside for a promenade

Full article : RTBF

15 August 2018

Lorient: in 2019, the K2 shopping mall at the submarine base will play host to the Hydrophone, two concert halls and studios dedicated to contemporary music

Full article : Hitwest ; TPnews

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)


Citizen Port

15 August 2018

Lorient: this summer, the port circuits will continue to offer programmes for exploring the port and its different facets

Full article: CCSTI

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


Enterprise-driver Port

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

20 September 2013

Launch of Europe’s Naiades II programme: waterways are vectors for growth

With this programme, Europe hopes to continue developing infrastructure to make traffic more fluid and encourage intermodal connections. The objectives also include further improving the ecological impact of river transport and developing training courses.
Source: NPI, European Union

20 September 2013

Ports are vital for Papua New Guinea, since the country’s growth depends on international trade

Of the country’s 18 ports, the central position is held by Port Moresby. Improving its efficiency is therefore a constant economic priority. Port improvements also provide opportunities for minimising the inconvenience caused to the city and for bringing together all the parties involved around a sustainable strategy for the port.
Source : PNG Port Corportaion Ltd (pdf)

20 September 2013

Ghana: 2 inland ports and 18 unloading sites to allow economic growth to spread to all parts of the country

Source : World Maritime News

20 September 2013

To improve non-road service to ports, France has announced two north-south rolling motorways by 2016

Source: WK Transport Logistique

20 September 2013

Will tomorrow’s ports be connected to intelligent electricity networks, or form community power networks?

Source : Port Strategy

20 September 2013

15 years of reflections on Massvlakte 2 to create a sustainable port: history in the eyes of the Port of Rotterdam

Source : Port Technology