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11 July 2018

Shanghai: new developments planned for Shiliupu Pier

Located in the Hangpu district, Shiliupu Pier was the city’s main ferry port in the 1980s. Having falling into disuse, it was redeveloped to become one of the water gates to the city for the world exhibition in 2010. But visitor numbers quickly fell. Today, the aim is to attract tourists by creating a transport hub and leisure area. A quayside promenade and viewing point overlooking the cruise ships are due to open to the public by the end of 2018, while a tourist information centre will be built on the opposite bank. There are also plans for hotels, shops and restaurants.

Full article : Shanghai Daily

11 July 2018

Aarhus: C.F. Møller Architects unveil plans to redevelop an existing building and construct a 144 m tower on a former industrial port site

Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)

9 July 2018

London: initial phase of development for a creative quarter on Sugar House Island


Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, Dane’s Yard will provide 8,175 m2 of working space for creative industries, in eight different buildings. The project is part of a mixed-use development on a 10.5 hectare site at Sugar Island, including 1200 homes, almost 58,000 m2 of offices, gardens, a riverside park, hotel, shops, and more.

Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)

9 July 2018

The Port of the Balearics launches an invitation to tender to improve road and pedestrian access to the port of La Savina

Full article : Ports de Balears

9 July 2018

Malaga: go-ahead for changes to the special port plan to allow the development of a luxury 35 storey hotel

Full article : 20minutos

4 July 2018

Hamburg Innovation Port: work gets under way

The project designed by MVRDV includes four main buildings including a hotel, conference areas, offices, laboratories and research facilities. A significant amount of space will be earmarked for public use, including green roof terraces, to encourage interaction between people working in the zone. The project should be delivered by spring 2019, and will form part of the Channel Hamburg technology hub due to be created on the former site of Harburg’s inland port.

Full article : Bustler (+ images)

4 July 2018

Tallinn: the Port and the City’s Urban Planning Department sign a MoU to implement the 2030 master plan aimed at redeveloping the Old Port district

Full article : Baltic course

4 July 2018

La Spezia: a consortium including Costa, MSC and RCCL joins forces for the new cruise terminal and redevelopment of neighbouring spaces

Full article : Ship2shore

2 July 2018

Dublin: 6400 m² of additional office space in the Docklands


In 2017, Kennedy Wilson and Nama bought the former port district of Hanover Quay. Work is due to get started in late 2018 on an office building overlooking the Grand Canal Docks. The building, which should be completed by 2020, completes the Capital Dock development project.

Full article : Property Funds World ; Capital Dock

2 July 2018

The Port of Taipei opens a 1.2 km stretch of quay for public fishing in response to rising demand for water-based leisure activities

Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation

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Citizen Port

11 July 2018

The Port, University and Maritime Institute of Singapore invest S$18 million in a new Research Centre

Dubbed the “Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP)”, the facility will focus on the needs of industry, developing integrated systems and simulation platforms, as well as research into self-driving vehicles, traffic systems and flow optimisation.

Full article: Asia Today

11 July 2018

The Tourist Board in Aarhus (Denmark) announces plans for 1300 local volunteers to greet cruise passengers

Full article: Cruise Industry

9 July 2018

The Port of Quequen (Argentina) devises a plan to monitor marine wildlife

The port is committed to monitoring marine wildlife, and in particular eared seals. Aware of the impact of port activities on biodiversity, the port has joined forces with environmental groups to create a comprehensive programme including educational initiatives, research, monitoring, protection and care of animals.

Full article: Global Ports

9 July 2018

Festivities held at the Leixoes cruise terminal to satisfy the curiosity of local residents.

Full article: Journal da Economia do Mar

9 July 2018

The Abbot Point coal terminal (Australia) risks closure after the impact assessment on the site’s cultural heritage is found to be insufficient.

Full article: The Guardian

4 July 2018

The Port of Vancouver presents awards to several economic and industrial stakeholders from its port community, in recognition of their commitment to reducing their environmental footprint

Full article: Port of Vancouver

4 July 2018

Solar panels fitted to the roof of La Rochelle’s submarine base at the initiative of the port and the IEL group as part of a €2.5 million investment

Full article: UMLR

4 July 2018

The port of Civitavecchia introduces a 0.1% sulphur limit for ferries

Full article: Le Marin

4 July 2018

Nantes to host international oceanic exhibition “La mer XXL” next year

Full article: La Mer XXL

2 July 2018

Backed by the Grand Port Maritime and the urban community, Dunkirk’s Port Center will open by the end of the year

Full article:: La Voix du Nord

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Enterprise-driver Port

4 July 2018

Around the dock basins in Vlissingen, the Netherlands’ largest solar plant is taking shape, and could provide energy to 14,000 homes.

Full article: North Sea Port

4 July 2018

The provincial government of the Basque country could take over operation of the port of Pasaia from the Spanish state.

Full article: Diario del Puerto

2 July 2018

Forward-looking exercise: TT Club and McKinsey imagine the container industry for the next 25 years.

New players, expanded exchanges, and digitisation all seem plausible developments, although we do not yet know their true impact on growing world trade, how value will be created, or who will be the big winners. Based on their analysis, the authors of the study came up with four scenarios: a total digital revolution; gradual digitisation; a third wave of globalisation; and finally a scenario in which trade declines with significant variations.

Full article: TT Club / Pdf report

2 July 2018

Hamburg and Rotterdam aim to manage maritime traffic jointly, in a first step towards the creation of a much-needed European ports network

Full article: Port of Hamburg

2 July 2018

Telescopic offshore wind farm installed in the Canaries represents a step towards optimising this industry in ports.

Full article: Le Marin / The Elican Project

2 July 2018

For Professor Pierre Cariou, the key to winning the port battle now lies in the ability to handle data, not infrastructures.

Full article: MGI

2 July 2018

1970-2018: a look back at the history of self-sailing ships, with questions remaining over their impact on ports

Full article: infomaritime.eu

27 June 2018

Alibaba announces its intention to invest 13 billion Euros in a smart logistics network.

The first investment made through its subsidiary Cainiao is in a logistics warehouse on at least ten floors in Hong Kong airport. Other projects exist for Dubai, Hangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Liege and Moscow. Alibaba plans to offer a commitment to deliver anywhere in the world within 72h. Does this point to a future logistics scenario which may have a positive or negative impact on ports?

Full article: Alibaba Group

27 June 2018

British firm ParcelHero expects Amazon to break into the shipping market in the next 10 years and is predicting the emergence of new shipping models

Full article: SHD Logistics / World Cargo News

27 June 2018

Cork, Ireland: the new container terminal will be strategically important for the local economy and city expansion plans

Full article: Independent.ie