Urban Port

16 January 2019

Milwaukee (United States): new access to the water

The City wants to create a park and extend Riverwalk, a promenade running along the edge of the river in the interior port. The project will include provision for interactions with the existing industrial or port activities, and is part of a wider programme for the Harbor District.

Full article : Urban Milwaukee

16 January 2019

Huelva (Spain): Tinto quay is now an integral part of the riverside promenade

Full article : 20minutos

16 January 2019

Vejle (Denmark), waterfront: The Wave, multi-award winning apartment blocks designed by Henning Larsen, are now complete

Full article : Archinect

16 January 2019

Budapest (Hungary): Snohetta selected for a project to provide accommodation for up to 12,000 students on a 135 hectare riverside site

Full article : Design boom (+ images)

14 January 2019

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

14 January 2019

Guayaquil (Ecuador): in 2020, an aerial cableway across the river will improve urban mobility

Full article : Mundo Maritimo

14 January 2019

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

9 January 2019

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

9 January 2019

Oslo: competition for a new cultural center in the Vippetangen waterfront district

Full article : StartforTalents


Citizen Port

16 January 2019

Publication of a ITF and WBU study on the impact of automation on jobs in the transport industry

This is the first independent study on this crucially important issue. Some 40% of the research focused on the maritime sector, including an analysis of the situation in 17 countries. The report stresses that the impact of automation will be gradual, bringing changes not just to jobs themselves but also to their location, potentially generating social tensions.

Full article: ITF Global / WMU

16 January 2019

Supporting research: City Port integration is one of the themes selected by port operator Yilport for its 2019 innovation competition.

Full article: Yilport / Portal Portuario

16 January 2019

Belgium: an air quality map for Flanders, including Ghent, Zeebrugge and Antwerp, created with the help of 20,000 members of the public.

Full article:

16 January 2019

Taiwan: the port of Hualien displays outdoor artworks to encourage residents to stroll in certain public port spaces.

Full article: Taiwan International Ports

14 January 2019

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

14 January 2019

Cruise industry: Chile adopts a draft law to allow cabotage for liners between port cities.

Full article: Portal Portuario

14 January 2019

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

9 January 2019

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

9 January 2019

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

9 January 2019

Port of Guadeloupe: the Cayoli environmental project enters a new phase with the restoration of a mangrove area

Full article: Port Guadeloupe Caraïbes


Enterprise-driver Port

3 July 2013

The port of Dunkerque is betting on orderly diversification of its industry and the cohesion of the port community

Source : Le Marin

3 July 2013

Nigeria has begun construction of the deep-water port at Lekki to reduce congestion in the country’s other ports from 2017

Source : Vanguard

2 July 2013

Two-fold objective for the ferry terminal of Barcelona: reinforce motorways of the sea and break down city-port barriers.

Source : L’Antenne

1 July 2013

Piraeus: new Chinese investment of 224 M€ will bring 500 jobs and make it the Mediterranean’s No. 1 container port.

Source : Hellenic Shipping News

1 July 2013

Gazprom announces plan to build 13 Ice-Class LNG Carriers adapted to the Northern Sea Route

Source : gCaptain

27 June 2013

The European cruise industry in 2012: 37.9 billion Euros (+ 3.3%) for the economy

This progress follows that of 2011. The sector provides over 326,900 jobs (source CLIA) whilst 6.6 million Europeans booked a cruise in 2012. 250 port cities have played host to them and each passenger has spent an average of € 62 per port (€ 77 at ports of embarkation). (photo © AIVP)
Source : Mer et Marine / CLIA

27 June 2013

New Osthavn will boost Port of Esbjerg growth potential for the wind turbine industry

More than 65 hectares of new space are now available along with 1.2km of extra quay. This capacity is a strategic asset in the very competitive wind energy industry. It also consolidates the port’s position as a partner of the “Esbjerg, Energy Metropolis” project. (Photo : © Port of Esbjerg).
Source : Port of Esbjerg


27 June 2013

The port of Marseille wins points with its hinterland

Since 2011, Marseille has set out to reconquer its natural hinterland. From 2014, the port will be connected by a high capacity TEN-t rail link while river services improve. It will face two challenges to its global strategy:  the opening of a combined terminal and the construction of the canal between the Rhône and the Fos 2XL terminal. (photo : GPMM)
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande