Boston: recommendations for the working port
How can the working port of Boston be preserved and reinvigorated under the continually increasing pressure to give a new use to waterfront sites? Two documents have been produced by Boston Harbour Now, based on discussions with experts and stakeholders, which define recommendations on how to respond to four challenges: growth, synergy, flexibility and change. These recommendations also evolved after the participation of Jill Valdes (Boston Harbour Now) in the AIVP World Conference in Quebec.
Paris (France): Point P is working on the integration of its sales points along the banks of the Seine to make them compatible with leisure activities
Full article : Batiweb (+ images)
Rio Grande (Brazil): the State gives its approval to the port development and zoning plan, which will make port and urban development compatible
Full article : Secretaria de Logistica e Transportes
The City of Long Beach holds a consultation on its Climate Plan
Since June 2018, around twenty workshops and forums have been organised to present the plan to residents and business leaders. The aim is to prime them for the fight against climate change and rising water levels at the waterfront, and to gauge responses and suggestions. Long Beach joins over a dozen other US cities in adopting a plan of this kind, which includes measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt buildings on the waterfront, etc. The approach is of course in line with goals 1 and 2 from AIVP’s 2030 Agenda.
Full article : Bisnow
Port Elisabeth: tourism is developing for Nelson Mandela Bay, with more cruise business and a congress centre
The Port of Marseille opts for the project proposed by LAN architecture for the new waterfront office building
Full article : Made in Marseille
Hanoi: flood risk and urban development
Three options are currently being considered to protect Hanoi from flood risks, while developing over 11,000 hectares of available land on both banks of the Red River. The CRTKL/Arcadis team recommends the third of these options, which involves stabilising the existing banks and creating floodable areas. Various cultural, sports and leisure facilities should complete the urban park. They claim this represents the most resilient option, and offers the most socio-economic benefits.
Full article : Urban Land Magazine
Brussels: the Region approves the SAU’s plans for the nautical cluster, paving the way for mixed urban and port use of the waterway
Full article : SAU
France’s president announces a plan to increase the number and level of French marine protected areas
Full article: Mer et Marine
Port authority of Singapore and Our Singapore Reefs sign an agreement for the next three years to disclose and protect the local biodiversity
Full article: Greenport
CMA-CGM will receive 20 new LNG container vessels until 2022, reducing their environmental footprint
Full article: CMA-CGM
Port of Tarragona publishes the report of their port city activities for the year 2018, including numerous examples of animation.
Full article: Port de Tarragona
Conferences about port governance organized in Chile. Dr. Miguel Angel de Marco gave two masterclasses in the cities of Valparaíso and Asunción, connected to educational and research programmes.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Photo exhibition in Universitè Littoral in Dunkerque portraits port and maritime activities in the coast of France, Senegal and Togo
Full article: Université du Littoral
Port of Vigo installs the first artificial micro-reefs to enhance the port’s biodiversity
Full article: Blue Growth Vigo
Port of Long Beach awards 100 000 $ in scholarships for 77 local high-schools and colleges
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Port terminal of Talcahuano sings an agreement with high school to facilitate traineeship in the port
Full article: Portal Portuario
Chinese President calls for increased cooperation among Yangtze River ports to transform the region into a golden water route
Source : Sino Ship News
European ports: an engine for growth
Ports 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
Sogaris posted a 93% occupation rate in its warehouses on its urban logistics platforms. Sogaris is a member of AIVP.
Source : L’Antenne
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
An atlas to support the creation of an East-West goods transport corridor in Europe
This atlas, produced by the European Weastflows project, describes the flow of goods in north-west Europe, the transport infrastructure available by mode, and the projects in progress. Linked to a GIS, it will allow congestion points to be identified in order to optimise freight traffic movement and modal shift.
Atlas conception : Agence d’Urbanisme de la Région du Havre et de l’Estuaire de la Seine (AURH)
Source : weastflows, sustainable logistics for Europe
Blog : www.aurhinweastflows.com
The Ukraine approved long-term port development strategy : a capacity of 250 Mt and a creating of 15000 jobs
Source : RZD-partner.com
After 5 years of research, JOC publishes its classification of the most productive container ports: the rankings are dominated by Asian ports
Fuente: Journal of Commerce
Roadbridges or canals: the Atlantic-Pacific link in Central America at the heart of 4 projects
Source : The Loadster
The State of North Rhine-Westphalia announces that the port of Duisburg shall not face privatisation
According to the State, “a matter of such common concern cannot be subject to private investment driven by often unknown motivations”. The State has therefore decided to become majority shareholder by purchasing the share held by the federal government. The final third still belongs to the City of Duisburg.