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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

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

7 February 2018

The Port of Marseilles reaffirms its strong interest in a city-port combination

The presentation of the year’s balance and the perspectives for 2018 was used to announce the launch of a study on the redevelopment of the 400 hectares of the East Docks. The object is to combine industrial and urban activities on the site. This strategy follows the same line as the Port-City Capillarity Charter signed in 2013 between the Port, the City and Euroméditerranée, or the Terrasses du Port which brings a passenger terminal into the same building as commercial facilities run by the city.

Full article : Le Moniteur

7 February 2018

Southampton: Eling Wharf could finally be used for a port extension rather than urban development

Full article : Daily Echo

7 February 2018

Shoreman-by-Sea (UK): the local authority has approved construction of 540 homes on Free Wharf former port site

Full article : Publicnow (+ images)

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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

5 February 2018

AECOM identifies three major challenges for the port of the future: automation, electrification and warehouse access.

Full article: Port Technology

5 February 2018

Peter de Langen: as in Brooklyn, working waterfronts are not the best solution for port cities

Full article: Port Economics

5 February 2018

Tangier, Port de l’Afrique: record year in 2017 with 35% of container trade realised in Africa, ahead of Europe with 25% and Asia with 23%

Full article: L’économiste

31 January 2018

Barcelona: City and Port agree to reorganise cruise activity and assess its externalities for the city

The agreement aims to promote more harmonious development for the cruise business, which is essential for both parties but no longer always welcomed by local residents. The number of terminals is set to be reduced from eight to seven, while those closest to the city will be moved. All stopovers will now be grouped together at the Adossat terminal, and a study will launched to look at the issue of ship’s at-berth emissions.

Full article: El Vigia / Puerto de Barcelona (pdf) / Diario del Puerto

31 January 2018

China continues to rationalise its port system with the creation of provincial port companies.

Full article: Splash 24/7

31 January 2018

Recycling bunker waste: Ecoslops opens a branch in Port Said on one of the world’s busiest sea routes.

Full article: Ecoslops

29 January 2018

China publishes its white paper on its Arctic policy and calls for a Polar Silk Road

China hopes to include this policy in current treaties and the freedom of the seas enjoyed by all countries. She is calling for more commercial test voyages to accumulate experience. After the marine version of the Silk Road to Southern Europe via Malacca and Suez, and the railway version to Northern Europe via Central Asia, this third version bolsters China’s geopolitical vision when other powers are falling back on their own resources.

Full article: Splash 24/7 / Ecns.cn / Ecns Report (pdf)

29 January 2018

Le Havre plans to test the use of automatic public transport launches between the ferries and the town centre within 5 years

Full article: Paris Normandie

24 January 2018

The AAPA calls for the Trump administration to approve 66 billion dollars of investment in US port infrastructure.

Full article: AAPA

24 January 2018

The AAPA calls for the Trump administration to approve 66 billion dollars of investment in US port infrastructure.

Full article: Cruise Industry News