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16 February 2018

Hong Kong: flats over the container terminal?

This is one of the solutions being studied by the government to meet the strong pressure for housing. The other option would be to relocate the terminal concerned, Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, which currently handles 80% of the territory’s traffic. For the Managing Director, the first option is worth considering and technically feasible. It could provide housing for tens of thousands of people. Relocating the 380-hectare terminal, on the other hand, raises the difficulty of finding an alternative site. A joint port-city solution which is unprecedented to say the least! It will be proposed to the public in March.

Full article : South China Morning Post

16 February 2018

Santander: development of public spaces around the passenger terminal will start this spring

Full article : El Diario

16 February 2018

Melbourne Docklands: reflections and an exhibition by RMIT students on a zero carbon future for Victoria Harbour

Full article : Docklands news

16 February 2018

Marseilles: the five historic cranes of the Digue du Large sea wall are finally being preserved

Full article : La marseillaise

14 February 2018

Oulu (Finland): images of PAVE architects’ 2014 project to turn grain silos into housing

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

14 February 2018

Sète: the port will seek consultation on the project to accommodate large yachts, which has given rise to much discussion

Full article : La Dépêche

12 February 2018

The Rotterdam Makers District is officially launched

This common initiative by the City and the Port will bring together RDM Rotterdam and M4H Rotterdam, which are on opposite sides of the river. Participants in last year’s AIVP world conference saw for themselves how RDM Rotterdam has created an association between the Port, Rotterdam University and the business sector to encourage innovation in the shipping economy. The other bank, once occupied by fruit-shipping activities, is gradually being settled by innovative companies, offices linked to the design industry and Port XL.

Full article :  Port of Rotterdam ; Rotterdam Makers District

12 February 2018

Dundee waterfront: drone footage provides an early glimpse of the new V-A Museum due to open in September 2018

Full article : Borehamwood Times ; Drone visit

12 February 2018

Arica (Chile): the new cruise terminal may be used for cultural and educational activities outside the cruise season

Full article :  Portal portuario ; Puerto Arica

12 February 2018

Dubai: first phase of development planned for the canal, with floating homes

Full article : Design Mena

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Citizen Port

14 February 2018

Hong Kong: being a leading maritime metropolis still requires a prosperous port

Full article: China Daily

14 February 2018

The wahoo effect plays a role for port employees. We look at the Kalmar example

Full article: Kalmar Global

14 February 2018

Lorient: winter port circuits to learn about the region’s maritime economic identity

Full article: CCSTI

12 February 2018

France: what does the future hold for the sea and the coastline?

The State has set up a participative platform for members of the public to obtain information and submit their views on the future vision proposed for each of the country’s coastlines, in order to ensure the right ecological balance and maximise economic and social benefits from the sea and coast.

Full article: Mer Littoral + Magazine Environnement

12 February 2018

Valparaíso: the port launches the fourth edition of “Vive Muelle Prat”, with festive activities for all the family

Full article: Portal Portuario

12 February 2018

The Port of La Rochelle launches a consultation on its “Port Horizon 2025” development project

Full article: Port of La Rochelle

7 February 2018

Thanks to a long-term societal integration policy, the Dutch people now love the port of Rotterdam!

Full article: Port of Rotterdam

7 February 2018

The ASEAN member nations sign a joint declaration to promote the development of the cruise industry in the region

Full article: www.cruiseindustrynews.com

7 February 2018

A report on maritime growth in the United Kingdom underlines the need for greater engagement with the public and more support for education and training

Full article: Gov.uk

5 February 2018

Liverpool: the public to be invited to contribute to plans for a new ferry on the river Mersey

The passenger service is coming to the end of its life. The Mayor of Liverpool wants the ferry to remain an icon that reflects the city’s identity, and the new service will be a key part of the transport and tourism strategies. The new ferries will need to meet the needs of passengers, while generating additional revenue from the organisation of events and local cruises. Full article: www.liverpoolecho.co.uk

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Enterprise-driver Port

30 May 2013

The absence of intermediate commercial ports and the competition posed by the Panama Canal may limit interest in arctic maritime routes

Source: Le Marin, L’Antenne

28 May 2013

The port of Brest is positioning itself as a logistic and industrial hub for both fixed and floating offshore wind farms

Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande, 17 mai 2013

28 May 2013

Industrial ecology implemented within port areas: a strategy for the future, a reality at an international scale

Industrial and territorial ecology, a strategic means for differentiation adapted to port areas issues

Industrial ecology seeks to optimize the total material and energy cycle by the means of synergies between companies: concretely, the effluent of one process serves as the raw material for another process. Industrial symbiosis requires new governance and partnership within a territory. At an international scale, more and more examples of industrial by-product exchanges and resource sharing facilities can be observed.
Harbor territories more and more integrate industrial ecology into their development strategies as a lever for differentiation in a global competitive context.

Industrial and territorial ecology questions port authorities as well as local stakeholders upon multiple issues concerning their development strategies: ground for the development of services and utilities for the industrial sector, it appears as a vehicle to attract and maintain new industrial activities. Source for innovation and environment integration, it appears as a medium to collaborate with local stakeholders. Interface between multiples expectations and skills, it appears as a lever to restore the links between ports and cities.
The industrial ecology approach developed in the port area of Terneuzen, stands for an illustrative example. Within the Biopark Terneuzen framework, companies spontaneously develop synergies: for instance, WarmCO2 is a co-operation between Zeeland Seaports, Yara and pipe installer Visser & Smit Hanab, delivering water for heating and, CO2 for enrichment, to a horticultural greenhouse nursery in order to improve crop growth. Zeeland Seaports supports, facilitates and spreads this dynamic to the whole port area by creating a “Multi-Utility provider”, a vast underground pipeline network enabling flows exchanges between local companies in order to create an industrial symbiosis.

Toward the diffusion of best practices and the networking of port stakeholders at an international scale

The wide range of territorial contexts, at an international scale, allows harbor authorities and stakeholders to explore various opportunities to optimize the management of material and energetic flows. If competition among ports at an international scale is a reality, sustainable development issues open a pathway toward new collaborations. It questions the production and sharing of knowledge in a globalization context as well as the networking and capitalization dynamic of collective innovative opportunities in terms of resource management.
In order to enhance the understanding of these issues, a working team composed of academics (Ecole des Mines d’Alès) and operational actors (M-Atome) of industrial and territorial ecology in France, co-funded by the French environmental agency (ADEME), accomplishes until may 2012, a first inventory of international initiatives and a cross analysis of innovative cooperation in terms of resource management in Northern America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Nourishing existing networks contributions, such as those lead by the AIVP, partner of this project, this will allow identifying levers and limits to the implementation of such cooperation in harbor areas: which anchor actors? What relevant position for port authorities in such approaches? What specific opportunities of synergies for port areas? What financial funding for their implementation? What context benefits synergies between companies? What real impacts in terms of resource management? Etc.

Nicolas Mat, Coordinateur de projet d’écologie industrielle et territoriale, M-Atome
(nicolas.mat.conseil@gmail.com)
Guillaume Junqua, maître assistant, LGEI, Ecole des mines d’Alès
Juliette Cerceau, doctorante, LGEI, École des mines d’Alès

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24 May 2013

Maasvlakte 2 €150 million cheaper than estimated. The port is growing 20% larger, the container capacity has doubled

Source : Port of Rotterdam

23 May 2013

The port of Hamburg is the economic lung of the metropolitan region and a vital partner for industry

As a port with world-wide connections, the Port of Hamburg is an essential factor for business creation. 155,000 jobs depend directly and indirectly on port activity. It is estimated that for every Euro invested in the port, 0.71 additional Euros are invested in other sectors. Source: Hamburger Abendblatt

23 May 2013

L.A.’s next Mayor: final candidates have noted the monstrous import of the port as an economic issue.

The candidates undertake to maintain investment levels in the port and promote the creation of direct jobs, and also to do research into green transport or technologies. Strong, transparent collaboration with the local community is also expected.
Source: www.neontommy.com

22 May 2013

Senegal: in view of the difficulties at Dakar, why not open new ports at Saint-Louis, Ziguinchor and Kaolack?

Source: Le Soleil

20 May 2013

New container vessels become problem for ports! The city has to be able to keep up, including intermodal capacity

Source: www.portarea.com

17 May 2013

French ports: visible progress since the reform of 2011

While reliability seems to have been restored, three challenges have emerged for the future: connection with the hinterland, multimodal services, and productivity. In terms of regional dynamics around ports, like that served by the Seine Axis, two have emerged: Rhône artery, Brittany pole or Dunkerque-Lille Axis. Source : Supply Chain Magazine