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20 May 2019

Barcelona: another step forward for Port Vell

Thirty years after the Special Plan for Port Vell was approved, the Gerencia Urbanística Port Vell is launching new projects in anticipation of future requirements. New spaces for leisure activities, culture, research and innovation will be created for the public. Examples include the development of the Hermitage Museum, reported in one of our recent newsletters, and a new Port Center at the former Port Authority headquarters.

Full article : El Diario ; El Periodico

20 May 2019

The Bellingham waterfront could host a new “food campus” for the local food industry

Full article : Bellingham Herald

15 May 2019

Melbourne: parks and public spaces for the Southbank

The project concerns the Southbank arts precinct and the 18,000 m2 of public spaces redeveloped there. The team selected after a tender process includes two landscape architecture professors from the University of Sheffield, and architecture firm Hassell. The project includes plans for raised parks, gardens and pedestrian areas.

Full article : Architecture.au

15 May 2019

The Port of Hualien (Taiwan) redraws its boundaries to better meet the needs of its customers and rationalise the interface with the City. The amount of space managed directly by the port will be reduced.

Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd

15 May 2019

Shanghai: two former warehouses in the Xinhua Dock district turned into offices by HPP

Full article : Arch Daily (+ images, plans)

15 May 2019

Sacramento (USA): the municipal council adopts the mayor’s proposal to use hotel taxes to redevelop the old waterfront

Full article : The Sacramento Bee ; SFgate

13 May 2019

Paris: charter for using the Seine docks

Two charters have been signed allowing mixed uses for certain port sectors in the capital. The aim was to determine clearly the best way to share these spaces between different users, who include the Port and the City of Paris, the town hall authorities in the districts concerned, and also local residents, associations, and institutions. As we have reported on numerous occasions, the Port of Paris is following a highly proactive urban integration strategy.

Full article : Haropa Ports de Paris ; Charte d’Amélioration des Ports

13 May 2019

Seoul: 99 containers converted to create “π-ville 99”, with new spaces for the university and students

Full article : Design boom (+images, plans) ; Video

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Citizen Port

20 May 2019

Italy’s ports association launches the Italian Port Days to raise public awareness about port life and culture

The event will be held simultaneously in every port in the country between 15 and 21 May. A variety of activities will be available, including meetings, tours, fun workshops, etc., all with a dual objective: to promote the societal integration of ports and to strengthen City Port links. The event will close with a press conference at the Port Center in Livorno, a member of AIVP’s Port Center Network.

Full article: Assoporti / Program (pdf)

20 May 2019

Fairness, diversity and social inclusion: the Port of Seattle appoints a director to implement its societal integration policy.

Full article: Port of Seattle

15 May 2019

Puertos del Estado from Spain develops broad overarching sustainability strategy to anticipate the consequences of traffic increases

Full article: El Vigía

15 May 2019

MCT terminal in Gioia Tauro will use hybrid straddle carriers reducing emissions

Full article: Portal portuario

13 May 2019

New interpretations of the Port Center concept are emerging worldwide

In the past weeks we have seen news portraying new models of Port Centers. In Southampton the 1851 trust, from the sailing team INEOS, has a space named STEM Crew HQ with a rich educational content to link the classroom to the maritime world, especially in sciences, technology, math and engineering. In Florida, the new Sea the World Storefront, from Marine Industry, will open next May, with an exhibition and activities to engage with students and raise awareness to maritime professions, investing on human capital and education. In Hamburg, the Discovery Dock opened in April, from private investors, that created this space to explore the port as an attraction, using advanced VR gadgets. Finally, we could also read that the port of Barcelona will open its Port Center in 2021, framed in the special plan Port Vell. These news confirm AIVP’s message, that citizen engagement, port culture and education are crucial for sustainable port-city relationships, and that Port Centers are a crucial tools for these purposes

Full article: 1851 Trust, Maritime Executive, Discovery Dock, Abendblatt

13 May 2019

Transnet and port of Durban start a clean-up initiative to remove the waste brought by the major storm from last April 23.

Full article: Greenport

13 May 2019

Port of Seattle strengths its commitment to become environmentally sustainable, prioritizing electric energy to reduce emissions

Full article: Greenport

13 May 2019

Mayors of Chilean port cities meet the transport minister to demand new port law that clearly creates benefits for local inhabitants

Full article: Portal portuario

8 May 2019

Port of LA will use hydrogen powered trucks to connect with the terminals in the port of Long Beach

Full article: Revista Cargo

8 May 2019

EU project “Durable” proposes using drones and robots to make green energy infrastructure easier to deploy and maintain

Full article: All about shipping

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Enterprise-driver Port

29 July 2013

Netherlands: more LNG for transport to strengthen the country’s position as a gas hub

The development of LNG as a fuel could create thousands of jobs and generate a clear environmental benefit: a reduction in CO2, NOx and SOx emissions, and in noise pollution. The country aims to have 50 sea-going vessels, 50 lighters and barges, and 500 trucks powered by LNG by 2015.
Source : Port of Amsterdam

29 July 2013

Creation of a “logistics hotel” at the port of Paris Austerlitz to develop river-borne urban logistics

Source : L’Antenne

24 July 2013

The Port of Venice seeks inspiration in London Gateway to imagine a multimodal logistical future in the Porto Maghera zone

Source : Porto di Venezia

24 July 2013

To stimulate the Rwandan economy, Kenya’s ports undertake to make overland traffic on the northern corridor more free-flowing

Source : www.ports.co.za

24 July 2013

The port of Rotterdam turns to German investment to extend its hinterland

bale_bd_22juillet2013The port is connected to more than 50 inland terminals in Europe. However it has promised that road deliveries into Maasvlake II will not exceed 35% and it needs to increase rail access. But Germany refuses to develop strategic rail axes, to protect Hamburg. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : The Loadstar

24 July 2013

Georgia (USA): a dry port at Cordele, 200 miles from the port of Savannah, to encourage international trade and develop employment

Source : Journal of Commerce

24 July 2013

Chinese President calls for increased cooperation among Yangtze River ports to transform the region into a golden water route

Source : Sino Ship News

22 July 2013

European ports: an engine for growth

europe_bd_19juillet201Ports are gateways to the EU’s entire transport network. They are engines of economic development and sources of prosperity. More cargo, cruise ships and ferries in our ports mean more jobs. Look at the infographics to find out more about European ports.
Source : European Union

22 July 2013

Sogaris posted a 93% occupation rate in its warehouses on its urban logistics platforms. Sogaris is a member of AIVP.

Source : L’Antenne

22 July 2013

With strong growth of 20% since 2010, the port of Civitavecchia aims to create employment and added value thanks to its new terminals

Source : WK Transport Logistique