Toronto: Strategic Plan 2019-2024 for the waterfront
Waterfront Toronto was appointed by the Canadian Government, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto in 2001, to regenerate 800 hectares of waterfront. The stated aim of this new phase is to make the project a model for redevelopment, attracting investors, generating economic growth and jobs, and offering an improved quality of life, through inclusive and sustainable solutions.
Vigo (Spain): the Port and University unveil plans for a promenade from which to observe animal and plant life beneath the dock
Full article : Faro de Vigo
Dubai: Emaar Properties unveils “The Dubai Mall by the Sea”
The $6.8 billion project includes residential units, a 430 berth marina capable of accommodating the world’s biggest yachts, along with retail spaces, restaurants and leisure facilities. It will be developed near Mina Rashid, where the Queen Elisabeth II is moored, having been turned into a hotel. The project will also improve the facilities available to cruise passengers arriving at the Hamdan bin Mohammed cruise terminal, which officially opened in 2014.
Full article : Transport & Logistic (+ video)
The Port of Almeria (Spain) invites tenders for phase 2 of the programme to turn Cable Ingles into a promenade
Full article : Noticias de Almeria
Waterfront de Miami : la Royal Carribean aura bientôt son nouveau siège dans un bâtiment de dix étages évoquant un navire de croisière
Full article : Cerodosbe
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.
Revue PORTUSplus / Call for papers: Governance in Port City Regions
The PORTUSplus review published by RETE, lauches call fopr papers which aimes at researchers, experts and professionals.. Contributions must be submitted by 30 June. The aim is to explore multiple aspects of City Port governance, which we now know to be crucial to the success of projects involving more and more numerous stakeholders. Carola Hein, which just recently manages PORTUSplus and who also member of the AICP scientic network, coordonnates the call for papers.
300th anniversary of the Port of Trieste: the Torre del Lloyd, a symbol of maritime heritage, hosts Roberto Abbiati’s play “A tempest in a seapot”
Full article: Port of Trieste300
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.
Fairness, diversity and social inclusion: the Port of Seattle appoints a director to implement its societal integration policy.
Full article: Port of Seattle
Puertos del Estado from Spain develops broad overarching sustainability strategy to anticipate the consequences of traffic increases
Full article: El Vigía
MCT terminal in Gioia Tauro will use hybrid straddle carriers reducing emissions
Full article: Portal portuario
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
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
Port of Seattle strengths its commitment to become environmentally sustainable, prioritizing electric energy to reduce emissions
Full article: Greenport
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
France, Ports of the Seine: Territorial consolidation must take place over a 30 or 40 year strategy
The Regional Environmental and Social Economic Council (CESER) of Haute Normandie called for the deeper integration of ports to form part of the economic development strategy. It advocates efficient collaboration between stakeholders based around a shared long-term vision and recommends reaching out to citizens via the creation of Port Centers. (photo : AIVP)
Source: Conseil Economique et Social de Haute Normandie
Slow growth for port activity in Latin American and the Caribbean during 2012.
Traffic changes and the short-term decline of ports: ISEMAR focusses on European port economics.
Santa Fe: Consolidating the strategic role of the port for the Argentinean economy
At the beginning of June 2013, the Argentinean Government signalled that the construction of a new port terminal in Santa Fe was a priority. The project shall be situated outside of the city and served by a new railway access. The aim is to make the most of the port’s location at the crossroads between Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia in order to create added value and jobs.
Source : NuestroMar
Liège Trilogiport multimodal platform: works to begin on 28th June 2013; opening planned for 2015. 2000 jobs to be created.
The project will enable the region to transfer a greater quantity of traffic to the waterways, whilst guaranteeing territorial, economic, social and environmental coherence in the Wallonia Region. Cooperation with the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam to be strengthened. (photo © PAL)
Source : Port Autonome de Liège
Baltic ports gradually positioning themselves at the heart of globalisation
These northern European ports have traditionally shied away from globalisation. Regional dynamism, however, has led to a significant increase in Baltic maritime traffic. Its ports are at the crossroads that strengthen both North-South links within Europe and European links with Asia. (photo © AIVP).
Source : Géoconfluences, Nicolas Escah et Arnaud Serry
Guayaquil: Weakness of port access points damaging the regional and national economy
The port community wants to deepen the port access channel which handles 70% of the country’s exports. If this is not done, business people could look towards Peruvian or Colombian ports. AIVP will have the opportunity to consider this situation when it visits Guayaquil in early July. (photo © AIVP).
Source : Expreso
Ports on the Elbe launch joint marketing campaign
5 economic and port zones situated along the mouth of the River Elbe in the north of Germany are being united under one logo. The marketing campaign, led by Hafen Hamburg Marketing, should allow the different German ports to position themselves within a regional grouping which enhances each of their individual strengths..
Nouveau site: http://www.elbe-seaports.com/
Source: Hafen Hamburg Marketing
Hong Kong: inauguration du nouveau terminal de Croisière “Kai Tak” dessiné par Fosters and Partners
Canal project in Nicaragua: Maritime economy to grow but at what cost to the environment and the development of tourism?
Source : New Republic
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande