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27 May 2019

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.

Full article : Waterfront Toronto ; 5-year Strategic Plan 2019/20 – 2023/24

27 May 2019

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

27 May 2019

Buffalo (United States): a new website to promote the waterfront more effectively with residents and visitors

Full article : Wnypapers ; Buffalowaterfront.com

22 May 2019

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)

22 May 2019

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

22 May 2019

“Memory of Water”: a project to assess artists’ impact on the re-use of waterfront heritage in six cities

Full article : Intercult ; Memory of water

22 May 2019

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

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

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Citizen Port

22 May 2019

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.

Full article: Call for papers 2019 (Englis Version) / Appel à contribution (Version française)

22 May 2019

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

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

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Enterprise-driver Port

25 June 2013

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

24 June 2013

Slow growth for port activity in Latin American and the Caribbean during 2012.

Source : CEPAL

24 June 2013

Traffic changes and the short-term decline of ports: ISEMAR focusses on European port economics.

Source : Isemar

24 June 2013

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

21 June 2013

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

21 June 2013

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

21 June 2013

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

21 June 2013

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

21 June 2013

Hong Kong: inauguration du nouveau terminal de Croisière “Kai Tak” dessiné par Fosters and Partners

Source: Gizmag

19 June 2013

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