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
Guayaquil (Ecuador): in 2020, an aerial cableway across the river will improve urban mobility
Full article : Mundo Maritimo
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
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
Oslo: competition for a new cultural center in the Vippetangen waterfront district
Full article : StartforTalents
Manilla: ESCA Inc. selected for a feasibility study on the development of a cruise port
Full article : Philstar
Bellingham waterfront (United States): following the recent opening of Waypoint Park, numerous new developments are planned for 2019
Full article : Bellingham Herald
The Port of Barcelona opens a new promenade
The promenade is located on the breakwater protecting Marina Vela. Additional work carried out under a public-private partnership has seen 36,000 m² of new public spaces created in the district. The second phase of the project is already planned for the marina, and should improve the attractiveness of the entire sector, while plans are also being studied to create a branch of the Hermitage Museum.
Full article : El Périodico
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
Cruise industry: Chile adopts a draft law to allow cabotage for liners between port cities.
Full article: Portal Portuario
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
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
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
Port of Guadeloupe: the Cayoli environmental project enters a new phase with the restoration of a mangrove area
Full article: Port Guadeloupe Caraïbes
Awareness of the maritime knowledge ecosystem will be an advantage for port cities in the 21st century
Researcher Maurice Jansen, well known to AIVP, is convinced of it. Future demographic growth in coastal areas and port cities will force them to adopt an increasingly holistic management approach to become true maritime capitals. Mapping the ecosystem of maritime knowledge production in the Port City, and maximizing the potential of that human capital, will be key to their success and their ability to adapt to change.
Full article: Port Strategy
Smart Port City: Le Havre puts the finishing touches to its territorial project, key to a City-Port-Business-Citizen relationship focused on innovation and talent.
Full article: NPI
Chile is working on a new cruise route from Panama to Valparaiso via Peru, Ecuador and the port city of San Antonio.
Full article: Portal Portuario
In the little town of Hoona, Alaska, the development of the cruise ship industry is a source of income but also of concern
Full article: Juneau Empire
Economic benefits of cruise ships in Barcelona: up from 61€ to 114€ per passenger/day
Wind power: new trades and new training courses appear in port cities
Source: Energies Actu
China: the river port of Guoyuan on the Upper Yangtze positions itself for rail traffic to Europe
Source : Sino Ship News
Does the development of the North-American cities on the Great Lakes depend on their ports?
The region concentrates strong economic activity, estimated at US$ 4,400 billion. An increase in water-borne traffic, both of passengers and goods, would bring new levels of growth. The Baltic or the Mediterranean could be taken as examples.
Source : Huffington Post
Cruising: lifting the US embargo on Cuba could translate into 1,000 passenger ship calls a year and one million passengers.
Source : Global Ports
As the port of Vancouver is surrounded by the city, the smaller ports of Nanaimo and Port Alberni would allow more sustainable logistics services
Source : Canadian Transportation & Logistics
CLYMA: EU approves the TENT-T project for Mediterranean Corridors
The partners will develop an efficient management model for the Madrid-Lyons connection. The 8 lines of work include research for tools to achieve better coordination between authorities and private operators, and engagement with society to explain the challenges of the project to the general public.
Source: Port of Barcelona
Rotterdam: the population is directly involved in a wind-park project along the “New Waterway” canal
The park will supply 30,000 homes. Landscaping of the park will be optimised, but the public and private companies promoting the project are also looking for the advantages and disadvantages to be shared fairly among the local population. They could then start to invest in the project with a financial yield of 5%.
Source : Rotterdam Climate Initiative
Vera Cruz wants a port which is less industrial and commercial, and more of a tourist attraction, with a protected environment.
Source : Comunidad Portuaria