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17 April 2019

Saint-Nazaire (France): plans for the pumping station unveiled

The Port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire, the City and Agglomeration of Saint-Nazaire, and the ADDRN, have selected the project designed by Barré-Lambot and B2A for this iconic site located in the outer harbor area of Saint-Nazaire. It will host a brewery, a bar-restaurant and conference spaces. A six-storey luxury hotel will be built nearby, offering superb views from its roof terrace.

Full article : Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port ; Actu (+ images) ; Ville de Saint-Nazaire (+ images)

17 April 2019

Melbourne: an area of the Docklands could be turned into a biodiversity hotspot

Full article : Docklands news

17 April 2019

The port of Papeete has begun on work to develop public spaces and two maritime-themed buildings on the waterfront

Full article : TNTV

17 April 2019

San Diego (USA): after failing to find a viable operator, the City hands the Port responsibility for running the National City Aquatic Center

Full article : San Diego Union-Tribune

15 April 2019

Seattle (USA): invitation to tender for a new cruise terminal on the site of terminal 46

The project will need to address the port’s key requirements for cruise activity, which include not just functionality, but also integrating the facility with adjacent districts, mitigating environmental impacts, generating economic and cultural benefits for the community, especially regional tribes, minorities, women, etc.

Full article : Port of Seattle ; RFQ

15 April 2019

The President of the Port of Motril (Spain) wants to reorganise the port spaces to promote better City-Port integration

Full article : Ideal

15 April 2019

Yokohama (Japan): plans for an aerial tramway over the Minato Mirai 21 waterfront district, in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics

Full article : Asahi

15 April 2019

Greenock (UK): plans for a cruise terminal that will also include a visitor centre, art gallery and restaurant

Full article : Greenock Telegraph

10 April 2019

Istanbul, Galataport: modern art museum and innovative cruise terminal

Currently under construction, the Renzo Piano-designed museum will be one of the centerpieces of Galataport, a redevelopment of 1.2 km of waterfront, the masterplan for which was created by Dror+Gensler. It also includes a ground-breaking cruise terminal, with a system of hydraulic gangways, designed with BEA, which can be stowed in the basement when not in use, freeing up space for the promenade.

Full article : RenzoPiano Museum ; Word Architecture News ; Cruise and Ferry ; Video Galaport project

 

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Citizen Port

17 April 2019

Port of Venice develops an intense event calendar to engage younger generations with the port.

In the past week, the Port Authority of Venice has showed an extraordinary engagement with younger generations, in initiatives raging from play days to theater groups and plastic recycling. The playday 2019 was the final event of a broader port community project for. In this years’ edition, the port authority created a “Venice port square” with several workshops for children to get to know the port. Other partners included disabled sport organizations a local stakeholders. Additionally, a high-school students’ theater group won an award for their interpretation of Otello in the port. Italian ports have shown an increasing sensibility to societal engagement, also visible in the agenda of the ports Trieste, Livorno, Genoa or Naples.

Full article : Twitter 1 ; Twitter 2 ; Port of Venice 1 ; Port of Venice 2 ;

17 April 2019

Bolipuertos, the national entity responsible for Venezuelan ports, will create 8 new university centers to foster higher education for port workers

Full article : Portal Portuario

17 April 2019

New efforts in France for energy transition and reducing emissions. The French government proposes shipping speed limits and the maritime cluster creates working group

Full article : Mer et marine ; Safety4sea

17 April 2019

Porthos project in the Port of Rotterdam for carbon capture gains momentum as a realistic option to reduce pollution.

Full article : Port of Rotterdam ; Greenport

15 April 2019

GloFouling project launched in London to protect marine biodiversity

Full article : Profesionales Hoy

15 April 2019

Port of Oslo presents their project for a zero-emission boat dedicated to cleaning the harbour

Full article : Nettavisen ; OsloHavn

10 April 2019

Chilean city of Coronel hosts port city meeting to discuss future challenges with public and private stakeholders and academic researchers.

The meeting gathered representatives from local NGOs, the mayor of Valparaiso and managers from several ports and companies. The key topic was governance and the importance of dialogue between the different members of the logistic chain, companies, institutions AND citizens. Among the participants was also the leader of “Innovación para el desarrollo portuario del Biobío”, an initiative to foster port-city sustainable development. Chile currently has one of the most advanced port legislation in terms of port-city relationship.

Full article : Diario Concepcion ; Logistica Ciudad Portuaria ; Portal Portuario

10 April 2019

Port of Algeciras and the University of Cadiz host the first collaborative technical class include in the engineering masters. Both institutions have collaborated for over 20 years

Full article : Portal portuario

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Enterprise-driver Port

17 June 2013

Should the Port of Bordeaux be managed by the Aquitaine Region? The port community is divided.

Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande

17 June 2013

An immersed tunnel of more than 500m to serve the Port of Santos and reduce the impact of road transport on the city.

Source : World Port Development

10 June 2013

Cherbourg: heat pump installed in the port’s commercial basin supplies 1,300 homes

Source : Le Monde

7 June 2013

Local production, shorter logistics chains: where does that leave ports?

According to IDC Manufacturing Insights, industry in future will have to produce much more personalised products, more rapidly. This would result in more localised production. International world trade – and thus port activity – might suffer.
Source : www.scdigest.com

7 June 2013

Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal: 286 km long and 22 m deep !

Source : The Guardian

7 June 2013

Latin America: competitive advantages considerably weakened by infrastructure deficiencies.

High logistics costs damage companies, which are only surviving thanks to high Chinese demand. This could weaken and damage the continent. To make the economy safe, 3.4 to 5.8% of regional GDP should be invested each year in infrastructure, including ports.
Source :Journal of Commerce

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