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15 July 2019

The port of Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) is to be transformed into a city

The 10-15 year project by Suria Capital Holdings Bhd has recently been unveiled. Jesselton Waterfront City will include an international conference centre, hotels, shops and offices, as well as a terminal for cruise ships and international ferries. The work to transfer existing port activities to Sabah Ports is due to start in late 2019.

Full article : Bornéo Post online ; Daily Express

15 July 2019

Liverpool (UK) may lose its world heritage status on account of the waterfront project of Peel Holdings, “Liverpool Waters”

Full article : Liverpool echo

15 July 2019

Duluth (USA): the City will be able to levy a special tax to kick-start waterfront projects

Full article : Duluth News Tribune

10 July 2019

Toronto: the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Quayside is provoking debate

Sidewalk Labs publicised its “Draft Master Innovation and Development Plan” for the 4.9 hectares of Quayside at the end of June. Waterfront Toronto has launched an evaluation procedure, based mainly on public consultation. There has been prompt reaction to the project from various angles in the press, as well as an open letter from the President of Waterfront Toronto. He points out that Waterfront Toronto was not involved in the creation of this master plan and that a certain number of disagreements still need to be resolved. One particular aspect is the governance plan for the project: leadership of the execution, use of data for the smart project, etc.

Full article : Waterfront Toronto, Quayside ; Open letter ; Sidewalk Labs’ Proposal ; Edmonton Journal

10 July 2019

Philadelphia (USA): a park above the freeway could reconnect the old city with the river

Full article : The Philadelphia Inquirer

10 July 2019

Bordeaux, Bassins à flots: in 2021 the “Quai des caps” will be home to a cinema, offices and shops

Full article : France Bleu ; La Tribune

8 July 2019

Belfast, Waterside Project: property developer Osborne+Co gets the go-ahead from the city authorities

The aim is to transform the former industrial site on the edge of the Lagan into an ecosystem for the city’s creative economy. The plan includes offices for almost 8,000 workers, cultural and leisure facilities, 675 apartments, and a hotel. The masterplan, designed by Henning Larsen, was recognized at the 2018 World Architecture News Awards.

Full article : Osborne, news ; Waterside Project

 

8 July 2019

The Port of Saint-Nazaire plans to build a “signal tower” in the City Port district of Petit Maroc

Full article : Saint-Nazaire maville

3 July 2019

Guangzhou (China): a warehouse district becomes a Creative Zone

The architects at Atelier cn°S focused first on redeveloping the public spaces between these industrial buildings and on the riverside. Some of the buildings were allocated for commercial use, but the identity of two of them, with their red-brick frontages, was largely preserved. A “Cultural creativity” office was set up, while street art and the creation of recreational spaces have also helped to give the district a very new feel.

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

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Citizen Port

15 July 2019

German Government and the city of Hamburg will destine 38 million € for the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services, improving the facilities and developing new research for innovations in ports, shipping, shipbuilding and maritime logistics

Full article: Hamburg News

15 July 2019

The Port of Valencia is planning to become energy self-sufficient by 2025, using renewable energy sources. The plans includes installing wind turbines 4 or 5 km on the sea, photo-voltaic panels, an electrical substation and potentially creating a new artificial reef

Full article: Portal Portuario

15 July 2019

Port of Long Beach will fund a 26.3 million $ project to restore the coastal habitat of Colorado Lagoon

Full article: Port of Long Beach

15 July 2019

Ege Port of Kusadasi, first cruise port to receive the ECO Port certificate

Full article: Portal Portuario

15 July 2019

Hybrid cranes will reduce greenhouse gases up to 96% in the port of Oakland

Full article: Portal Portuario

10 July 2019

The Association of French Ports (UPF) launches a new app @port to explain the port ecosystem to broader audiences in a friendlier way

Full article: Ports de France

10 July 2019

Following the municipality’s request, the port of Valencia will handle weekly reports of the air quality in the port. The port authority will also invest 3,6 mill. € in a new environmental network of sensors to be operational until 2020

Full article: El Diario

10 July 2019

Port of Riga maintains several nature protected areas, to protect and enhance the local biodiversity

Full article: Port of Riga

8 July 2019

Great opportunity to learn about mobility in port cities in EU program Civitas-Portis

EU program Civitas Portis launches a call for interests for European port cities interested in knowing more about innovative mobility solutions. The deadline for applications is on September 15th. In the past AIVP days in Riga we hosted representatives from this EU program and saw possible crossovers regarding goal 3 of the AIVP agenda 2030 about mobility for port cities

Full article: Civitas Portis

8 July 2019

The port of San Diego will sponsor 64 public events in the waterfront through its Tidelands Activation Program, starting on this July. The program will distribute 430.000 $ of funding and 1,1 million $ in services to bring the people to the waterfront and discover port areas and public spaces

Full article: Times of San Diego

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Enterprise-driver Port

25 November 2013

BD 11140 RME: Scotland and the French Region of Basse Normandie join forces for research, training and logistics

Source : Le Marin, 22 nov., pp.2-4

25 November 2013

French port-cities act to support the emergence of a high performance offshore wind power industry

Source : Energies Actu

25 November 2013

The port of Rotterdam bets on the bio-economy and the development of new inter-business collaborations

rotterdam_bd_26nov13In the Maasvlakte 2 project, 80 ha are reserved for the “Bioport”. The object is to extend the future of the chemical and power industries in the Netherlands. Industrial and logistical activities will be concentrated on the use of biomass as an energy source, a base for fuels or raw material for chemical processes. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : Port of Rotterdam 1 / Port of Rotterdam 2

25 November 2013

40 years of international studies in maritime economics, management and policy scoured by 4 researchers

Source : Port Economics

25 November 2013

Dunkirk positions itself as a hub for intra-European sea transport and offers a credible alternative to the route

Source : WK Transport Logistique

25 November 2013

The port of Trieste recovers cruise ships from Venice, which in exchange wants more ferries to Turkey

Source: Il Piccolo

22 November 2013

Taking up environmental challenges offers port-cities real economic opportunities

Speaking for the OECD, Olaf Merk identifies 4 strategies: creation of maritime clusters, for example based on logistics; development of renewable energies or the circular economy; growth of waterfront tourism; and finally diversification into non-port sectors.
Source : AIVPTélécharger le rapport de l’OCDE / Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 30-31

22 November 2013

With the port of Hambantota, Sri Lanka wants to become the prime maritime economic centre of the Indian Ocean.

In addition to port terminals with berths for 33 ships simultaneously when completed, the site will have a 16 km² free zone offering tax advantages. Sri Lanka hopes to develop the agro-industrial and petrochemicals industries there. The programme is due for completion in 2020.
Source : Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 30-31

22 November 2013

Exports of mining products: Bechtel pleads for a multi-use offshore port hub in the Gulf of Guinea.

Source : Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 22-23

22 November 2013

Climate risk: the Port of Long Beach gives itself 3 years to define its redevelopment strategy

Source : Port Strategy, Nov. 2013, p. 6