Urban Port

17 October 2018

Palma: the winner is announced in the competition for ideas for the redevelopment of the Mollet zone

Port de Balears has awarded first prize to a project by the architects Rabassa y Forteza. The new marine promenade will become an axis to separate vehicles from pedestrians, who will once again have a view over the sea. An existing building may be demolished to combine the site with a planned maritime museum. The arcades at the fishing quay will be integrated into the new building, making a connection with the old ship-building yards.

Full article : Passio per la mar ; Diario de Mallorca

17 October 2018

San Francisco, Pier 70: Gensler has turned a former machine shop for destroyers and submarines into offices

Full article : Dezeen (+ images)

17 October 2018

Lemvig (Denmark): designed by 3XN, the Climatorium will host conferences and exhibits on climate change, but also concerts, etc.

Full article : Bustler (+ images)

15 October 2018

Gdynia: ULI’s recommendations for the Fishing Pier

In February, ULI Europe organised a workshop on the Fishing Pier, part of the Sea City project. The initiative covers a 71 hectare site next to the city centre, which is set to house 8,000 residents and 4,000 new jobs. The report sets out the extent of the challenges involved in the Sea City and Fishing Pier plans. The recommendations focus on the need for an inclusive approach involving all of the stakeholders, as well as the importance of transparency and flexibility, connections with the existing city, and innovative funding arrangements. All of these recommendations are regularly highlighted by AIVP in its experiencing sharing initiatives.

Full article : ULI Advisory Workshop Report

15 October 2018

Tongyeong (South Korea): the winner of the contest to convert a shipyard into a cultural and tourist hub has already been selected

Full article : Contest ; Winner

15 October 2018

Toronto: foundation stone laid in construction of the Waterfront Innovation Centre, first part of the future innovation cluster

Full article : Menkes

15 October 2018

Ayamonte (Spain): work begins to integrate the port into the city

Full article : Andalucia Informacion

10 October 2018

Cape Town: a 1.2 hectare park on the waterfront

Battery Park will be a part of the Canal District in its own right, and is presented by V-A Waterfront as a new gateway to the waterfront. It will notably include the historic ruins of the Amsterdam Battery fortifications, which will be a key element. The Canal will also allow water taxis to serve the congress centre.

Full article : fin24

10 October 2018

Tampico (Mexico): entrepreneurs call for the port redevelopment to encompass both tourism and continued port activity

Full article : El Sol de Tampico


Citizen Port

17 October 2018

Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes and the CREDDI (economic and law research institute) of the University of the Antilles sign a partnership on research applied to the port economy

Source: Port de la Guadeloupe

17 October 2018

Brest (France) hosts the 11th Sea Tech Week 2018 dedicated to marine bio-resources

Full article: Seatechweek

15 October 2018

BE MY PORT: A new identity to promote the port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire and make the port part of city life

Together, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port, the Union maritime Nantes ports (UMNP), the Nantes – Saint-Nazaire Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Pays de Loire Region, the Carene, Nantes Métropole and the Loire-Atlantique département have decided to create promotional resources including a new visual identity. The new identity is designed to inspire inclusiveness and adoption by all potential users.

Full article: Nantes Metropole  + Port de Nantes Saint Nazaire

15 October 2018

London: controversy surrounds air quality impact following the announcement of plans for a new cruise terminal

Full article: The Guardian

15 October 2018

Interview with Tiedo Vellinga, professor at the University of Delft, on his roles in academia and business and the tangible interactions between them.

Full article: Dredging Today

10 October 2018

The port of Vigo unveils a new strategic plan open to the port community: “what the port needs”

The plan has been produced to anticipate the needs of the port community and prepare the way for future infrastructural developments at the port. Drafted internally by the Port Authority, the document must now be completed by contributions from all stakeholders in the local community. This collaborative process is not new to Vigo, as its strategic plan for blue growth was based on contributions from 18 external working groups.

Full article: Apvigo

10 October 2018

UK: Arup publishes a new report on ports and air quality

Full article: Ukmajorports

10 October 2018

Santos (Brazil): the port sector is looking for funds for worker qualifications

Full article: Portosenavios

8 October 2018

Responsible cruises: a scientific study attempts to deal with the global socio-economic impact

Full article: PortEconomics


Enterprise-driver Port

6 November 2013

Fighting against the costly, highly-polluting transport of empty containers is a priority for the Port of Rotterdam

rotterdam_bd_november13To reduce these negative effects, the Inland Links computer platform – covering more than 50 inland ports connected to Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany – coordinates the positioning of all empty containers : vital information for making shippers’ logistical chains more efficient. (photo © Port of Rotterdam)
Source : Port of Rotterdam

6 November 2013

The northern sea route presents a high environmental risk but IMO is convinced that traffic on the route will grow

Source : Port News / IHS Maritime

5 November 2013

Dredging spoil: 4 years of research confirms its potential use for the building of roads. Will this become a new industry?

Source : Le Marin, n°3460, Nov. 2013

5 November 2013

Europe agrees to provide €2 million of funding to Civitavechhia for its project ‘Est’ within the framework of the Ten-T

Source: Informazione Marittime

5 November 2013

The port of Rijeka (AIVP member) could be the new maritime gateway for Central Europe

rijeka_bd_octobre 2013.pngThe neighbouring ports of Trieste and Koper do not currently fully achieve this role. Thanks to its rail connections, the port of Rijeka appears to be better connected to Budapest, Munich or Vienna. In addition, Croatia’s entry into the EU gives it one new commercial advantage. (© photo AIVP)
Source : Port Strategy, Oct. 2013, p51

5 November 2013

Cruises in Montreal (AIVP member): up 46% between 2011 and 2013 and US$ 13.5 million in economic repercussions.

Source : Quebec Huffingtonpost

5 November 2013

The UK approves marine energy park dedicated to wind turbines in Humberside on the East Coast

The Able Marine Energy Park will be dedicated to the manufacturing, storing, assembly and deployment of offshore wind turbines. It will be located in a 500-hectare logistics park. The aim is to create a regional industrial cluster at the heart of one of the world’s main offshore wind energy centres.
Source : Maritime Journal / Able Marine Energy Park

24 October 2013

The port of Corunna to move the Repsol oil terminal by 2018: improving the environment and economic efficiency

Source : El Vigia

24 October 2013

Sohar, 1st port in the Middle East to give preference to clean ships. 20 other ports world-wide have already adopted the practice

Source : Port of Sohar

24 October 2013

The growth of the Russian port “Ust Port Luga” will harm the activity of Baltic ports, including Tallinn and Riga (AIVP members), in the long term

Source : bbn