Urban Port

23 May 2018

Copenhagen: Blox, the Danish architecture centre, opened on 7 May

Designed by OMA, it will be partly raised above the dock on which it has been built, to preserve the continuity of the promenade. The multi-purpose building will house a museum, restaurant, offices, housing units, and more.

Full article : Le Moniteur (+ images) ; The Guardian (+ images)

23 May 2018

Newcastle (Australia): the maritime museum set to be relocated to the pumping station? The cost of moving the heritage site would be very high, according to the Port

Full article : The Herald

23 May 2018

Barcelona: Carnival Corporation has opened its new cruise terminal, capable of accommodating ships running on LNG

Full article : Cruise News

23 May 2018

Fort William (Scotland) wants to welcome cruise passengers directly onshore, in a bid to boost the Highlands’ tourist appeal

Full article : The national

21 May 2018

Winnipeg: a community-wide ideas competition for Alexander Dock

Activity ended in this sector alongside the Red River in 2015. The area is now owned by the City and a public consultation was organised in 2017. The main aim of the On the Docks competition is to restore access to the river, but all proposals for this public space will be welcomed.

Full article:  Competition Web SiteCompetition Brief ; Consultation report

21 May 2018

Montreal: public spaces at the Grand Quai and cruise terminal to be inaugurated on 3 June, with work set to start on the viewing tower in 2019

Full article : Radio canada (+ images ; Video)

21 May 2018

The Port of Valparaiso approves Agunsa’s plans for a priority dock for cruise ships, capable of accommodating two ships at once

Full article : Mundo maritimo ; Seatrade Cruise News

21 May 2018

Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival: over the years, the shipping container has become a symbol of the city’s cultural identity. A look back at the 2017 edition.

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images)

16 May 2018

Valencia: the Mayor favours uses linked to culture and innovation for the Marina Réal docks

This announcement follows an agreement with Docks Logistics Spain, S.A., bringing forward the end of their concession which was to have run until 2022. Use of this emblematic building will then be returned to Consorcio Valencia 2007-CV07, which manages the marina. In March, CV07 launched a consultation process with a group of independent professionals and experts. The different proposals centre on the concept of a living space designed by the community as a whole, devoted to culture, education, research, etc.

Full article : Valencia Plaza ; El

16 May 2018

Houston: a vast tunnel network will not be enough to protect the city from future floods – a long-term approach is needed

Full article : Grist


Citizen Port

23 May 2018

The Port of Montreal organises a major event inviting visitors to discover the Iberville promenade and its new cruise terminal

Full article: Newswire

23 May 2018

The Gironde Estuary Conservatory (Conservatoire de l’estuaire de la Gironde) is organising the 8th Estuary Conference in partnership with Grand Port Maritime de Bordeaux

Full article: Port of Bordeaux

23 May 2018

Roma Cruise Terminal inaugurates its new cruise terminal, one of the largest in Europe, capable of accommodating latest generation vessels

Full article: Ansa

21 May 2018

The Province of Antwerp prepares to move the Port Center to a new site closer to the city centre, next to the Port Authority HQ, by 2022

Full article: Havencentrum

21 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

21 May 2018

The Port of Oslo to use drones to find waste in the docks

Full article: Next City

16 May 2018

The European HERIT-DATA project aims to develop sustainable management of cruise tourism

Taking advantage of technology and the latest innovations in management tools (open data, connected objects, etc.), the project aims to reduce the impact of tourism on the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean regions. The consortium brings together organisations, businesses and technology centres, along with local and regional public authorities from Italy, Spain, Croatia, France and Portugal, including four regions which are members of the Intermediterranean Commission, namely Tuscany, Valencia, Occitania and Western Greece.

Full article: Fundacion Valenciaport

16 May 2018

Cruise operators are increasingly looking to promote and create private tourist destinations

Full article: Maritime Executive

16 May 2018

California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies

Full article: Port Strategy

14 May 2018

University of Concepción (Chile) initiates a project on sustainability in port cities

The initiative is led by the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, and is financed by an innovation fund to boost regional competitiveness. Mabel Alarcón, project director, explained that the object is to solve the problems which arise between ports and their associated port cities, in particular logistical problems.Full article: Portal Portuario


Enterprise-driver Port

29 July 2013

Turkey as a cruise hub in East Med: The case of Istanbul

Cruise lines seek for new markets in order to accommodate the growing demand for cruise tourism. In this context, East Mediterranean and Black sea ports would be an alternative cruise destination. Based on cultural and social attractions, Istanbul would be a candidate on serving as a homeport for the region.
Source : Port Economics / Mickael Dooms, Oguz Bagis

29 July 2013

Environment: China demands greater quality in its imports of recycled materials. A reduction is expected in this traffic worth 700,000 TEU per year

Source : novethic

29 July 2013

Netherlands: more LNG for transport to strengthen the country’s position as a gas hub

The development of LNG as a fuel could create thousands of jobs and generate a clear environmental benefit: a reduction in CO2, NOx and SOx emissions, and in noise pollution. The country aims to have 50 sea-going vessels, 50 lighters and barges, and 500 trucks powered by LNG by 2015.
Source : Port of Amsterdam

29 July 2013

Creation of a “logistics hotel” at the port of Paris Austerlitz to develop river-borne urban logistics

Source : L’Antenne

24 July 2013

The Port of Venice seeks inspiration in London Gateway to imagine a multimodal logistical future in the Porto Maghera zone

Source : Porto di Venezia

24 July 2013

To stimulate the Rwandan economy, Kenya’s ports undertake to make overland traffic on the northern corridor more free-flowing

Source :

24 July 2013

The port of Rotterdam turns to German investment to extend its hinterland

bale_bd_22juillet2013The port is connected to more than 50 inland terminals in Europe. However it has promised that road deliveries into Maasvlake II will not exceed 35% and it needs to increase rail access. But Germany refuses to develop strategic rail axes, to protect Hamburg. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : The Loadstar

24 July 2013

Georgia (USA): a dry port at Cordele, 200 miles from the port of Savannah, to encourage international trade and develop employment

Source : Journal of Commerce

24 July 2013

Chinese President calls for increased cooperation among Yangtze River ports to transform the region into a golden water route

Source : Sino Ship News

22 July 2013

European ports: an engine for growth

europe_bd_19juillet201Ports are gateways to the EU’s entire transport network. They are engines of economic development and sources of prosperity. More cargo, cruise ships and ferries in our ports mean more jobs. Look at the infographics to find out more about European ports.
Source : European Union