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18 March 2019

Oakland (USA): new version of the waterfront stadium project unveiled

BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations have presented their updated plans for a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium will be circular shaped and more open, and will also have a landscaped roof open to the public. The aim is to ensure that the arena is better integrated into the surroundings of this Howard terminal site, which will also host a housing and office development programme.

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images) ; Howard Terminal

18 March 2019

Hull (UK), Humber Quays West: a COMPETITION to develop a waterfront district taking into account flood risks

Full article : H-Living with Water

18 March 2019

Santos (Brazil): the new port operator casts doubt on plans to redevelop the Valongo district for urban uses

Full article : A Tribuna

18 March 2019

Edinburgh (UK): 7N Architects announces plans for over 900 homes and a large park in the Western Harbour area

Full article : Scottish Construction Now

13 March 2019

The Wild Mile: a floating eco-park for Chicago

Designed by SOM architects, the park will use the existing canal walls to create a network of floating wetland zones and walking areas for residents and kayakers. The aim is to create both a natural habitat and recreational and educational spaces. The park is expected to open in 2020.

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images) ; World Architecture (+ images) ; WildMile Chicago

13 March 2019

The City of Glasgow (UK) launches a public consultation on plans to create a park on the banks of the Clyde

Full article : Urbanrealm

13 March 2019

San Francisco (United States): two ferry terminals redeveloped and adapted in anticipation of rising sea levels

Full article : SF Chronicle

11 March 2019

Oran (Algeria): the Wali keen for a port that is open to the city

Development studies currently under way will outline a range of options for improving the way the various port spaces are integrated and smoothing their visual impact. The final study will then be formally debated at a meeting. Another study on the development of a small marina and the fishing port was also launched a few months ago.

Full article : Algerie360

11 March 2019

Oakland (United States): BIG designs a zero-emission urban gondola for the future Howard Terminal Ballpark on the waterfront

Full article : World Architecture (+ images)

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Citizen Port

18 March 2019

Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member), launches new website about port economy and employment.

The initiative has been done in cooperation with Union Maritime, gathering 35 port companies. The main goals is to give disclosure to port employment and facilitate the process for future applicants. The website is only one of the elements of the program “Cap sur l’économie portuaire”, developed by the port and Union Maritime to increase the visibility of port related professions.

Full article: cap-economie-portuaire.fr

18 March 2019

Port Authority of Valencia wins Green4sea award for their use of hydrogen to reduce environmental impact

Full article: Safety4sea

18 March 2019

World Ocean Council (WOC) and Port of Vancouver propose a global platform to facilitate the coordination and use of environmental incentives for carriers and other maritime companies

Full article: Safety4sea

18 March 2019

Hackathon in the port of Santos (BR) gives chance to students to propose innovative solutions for port problems

Full article: Informativos dos portos

13 March 2019

Port Authority and Municipality of Valparaíso agree to create a joint working committee to discuss port development.

This measure could allow better dialogue for port-city relationship and a common vision. This decision is motivated by the current situation of terminal 2, where the port authority will be responsible for the environmental assessment. Other port and urban projects, including a pier for cruises were also discussed. The mayor emphasized that their priority is to make sure that port development is done according to environmental requirements, but also that create jobs, and bring prosperity to the port and the city. The president of the port authority welcomed the common initiative with the municipality and, looking beyond the short term decisions concerning the terminal 2.

Full article: Portal Portuario

13 March 2019

Port of LA announces 1 million US$ Community Investment Grant Program.

The goal of the program is to fund different kinds of initiatives that work for the benefit of the port community. This grant program is funded with shipping and lease revenues, rather than tax payers money. Applications are possible until May 6th.

Full article: Port of LA / Greenport

13 March 2019

Two initiatives from Maritime UK to increase the presence of women as speakers in the sector’s conferences and gender diversity among new recruits.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

13 March 2019

Project for Onshore Power Supply in Tenerife selected by the Ministry for Ecologic Transition of Spain among 63 initiatives for a carbon-free economy.

Full article: Miteco.gob.es / Portal Portuario

11 March 2019

EU project Remember to develop alternative touristic programs based on port culture and heritage in the Adriatic.

The project Remember (REstoring the MEmory of Adriatic ports sites. Maritime culture to foster Balanced tERritorial growth) will be led by the Central Adriatic Ports Authority and gathers 8 Italian and Croatian ports cities, including port authorities, universities, municipalities and companies. The ultimate goal of Remember is also to improve the port-city relationship based on heritage and culture using innovative virtual museums.

Full article: Porto Ancona

11 March 2019

Morocco should be able to rely on its geographic position to kick-start cruise activity at its ports, with a particular focus on Tangier.

Full article: La Vie Eco

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Enterprise-driver Port

7 June 2013

France: reducing technical costs and reviewing the financial package are the two objectives of the reconfiguration of the Seine-Nord Canal.

Source : French Government
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande

6 June 2013

Cruise ships up to 135 metres long, operated by Viking River Cruises, will serve the Le Havre – Paris route

Source: Les Echos.fr et Le Marin

5 June 2013

World Bank: Kenya must solve the problem of port congestion in Mombasa. Land-locked countries are calling for another outlet to the sea.

Source : Standard Media

4 June 2013

Port of Los Angeles: energy management will give a competitive edge in the future

On 3 June 2013, the port launched its energy action plan. Reliability of supply, optimisation of consumption, lowering costs, reducing environmental impact, etc. – the object is to increase the port’s independence from the regional electricity industry and guarantee service quality under all circumstances. (photo © aivp)
Source : Port of Los Angeles

4 June 2013

Maputo and Transnet reach an agreement on reciprocal use of their facilities to help the rapid economic expansion of southern Africa

Source : www.iol.co.za

4 June 2013

Trade diversity, wind generation industries, the environment – the Port of Nantes Saint Nazaire is trumpeting its ambitions

Source : Le Marin

4 June 2013

The re-launch of French ports must be based on three pillars: logistics, industry and the importance of ports for development

Source : French Government (pdf)

4 June 2013

WORLD SYSTEMS, a new approach to maritime traffic in the development policies of port cities

In the context of research projects into the dynamics of port cities, AIVP would like to draw its active members’ attention to the World Systems project. This project, financed by the European Union to the tune of one and a half million euros, began in March 2013 and will go on for 5 years. The World Systems project is under the scientific responsibility of César Ducruet, CRNS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) researcher and member of AIVP’s network of experts.“The World Seastems project aims to map and to analyze the changing spatial pattern of the world economy across 300 years from a maritime perspective. It will exploit untapped vessel movement data on a world scale since 1734, date of the first publication of Lloyd’s List. Such data offer disaggregated information on weekly inter-port flows with detailed descriptions of vessels as well as their dates of departure and arrival at world’s ports. Despite the vital importance of maritime transport for economic development and international trade, no research has been done on the long-term evolution of the global maritime network. There are three main goals of the project.
First, it will map for the first time the spatial distribution of almost 300 years of maritime flows in a dynamic and interactive manner. A geomatics visualisation platform will also integrate advanced analytical tools to simplify the pattern of shipping routes and corridors, and to extract meaningful information from the original data, with both scientific and pedagogical outcomes. Second, the project will look at the topological and spatial structure of the global network of inter-port links with reference to graph theory, social network analysis, and complex networks. The global properties of the network can be compared with general models of networks, while the evolution of macroscopic measures will be explored in relation with wider structural and conjectural changes in the world system (e.g. conflicts, revolutions, crises, territorial reconfigurations) in terms of network expansion, shrinkage, concentration and polarization. Internally, the search for tightly connected substructures (i.e. clusters, communities of ports, économies-mondes) will focus on the emergence of world regions and regional integration processes. Finally, we will examine the co-evolution of maritime flows and urban/regional development and compare the growth trajectories of port and non-port cities based on their situation in the combined sea-land network.
In a multidisciplinary fashion, the project questions both the contribution and the resilience of port activities and shipping routes to the transformations of the world system and economy from the local level to the global level. It will provide novel results about world systems theory, network theory, and location theory. ”

César Ducruet

http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/107041_fr.html