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21 August 2019

Amsterdam: what strategy for Haven-Stad?

The City of Amsterdam wants to turn the 650 hectare Docklands site into a sustainable mixed-use district, capable of accommodating some 70,000 homes and generating 58,000 jobs. Last February, it called in experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to assess the opportunities and risks of the vast project. In its report, the ULI recommends accelerating the project, engaging investors, and also sharing the risks by setting up a public/private development company involving all of the stakeholders concerned.

Full article : UrbanLand ; ULI full report

21 August 2019

Barcelona: the Generalitat de Catalunya gives the green light for the Hermitage Museum in the port

Full article : Catalunyapress

21 August 2019

Rostock: invitation to tender for a mobile ISPS dam combining safety, aesthetic appeal and flexible use of space

Full article : Ted Europa ; Tender

21 August 2019

Durban: four derelict buildings demolished to make way for new developments at the Point Waterfront project site

Full article : Moneyweb

19 August 2019

The Port of Seville invites firms TO BID FOR a contract to design a new urban-port district

The winning contractor will be required to draw up a master plan to integrate port activities into the urban environment. The main objectives of the project are to develop cruise business, cultural, leisure and commercial activities, and to host innovative firms at Tablada dock and the adjacent district. The chosen contractor will also need to preserve and showcase the local port and industrial heritage, and propose an inclusive approach.

Full article : Puerto de Sevilla

 

19 August 2019

The City of Liverpool approves plans for a business incubator in the Wirral Waters district

Full article : Wirral Globe

12 August 2019

Baltimore: West 8 chosen for the Middle Branch Waterfront

The project will create over 11 miles of park and a network of promenades for the local community. There will also be a bridge to Port Covington, a district in the south of Baltimore where other regeneration projects are also in progress.

Full article : SouthBaltimore (+ images, videos) ; ArchDaily (+images) ; Video : West8 presentation

12 August 2019

The passenger terminal in Santa Cruz de Tenerife will have spaces open to visitors and city residents

Full article : El Dia

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Citizen Port

21 August 2019

All ports of the Balearic will have a air quality and acoustic pollution monitoring system. The system was already functioning in Palma, and will be extended to other islands during the next two years

Full article: Ports de Balears, Esmartcity

21 August 2019

Port of Seattle implements the innovative Blue Carbon project to capture carbon through aquatic plants and sediment. The project will also contribute to reducing ocean acidification, improving water quality and enhancing maritime habitat

Full article: Port of Seattle, Crosscut, CEDAR

21 August 2019

Port of Buenos Aires launched a website with the port’s construction sites, constantly updated, including brief descriptions and photos

Full article: Portal Portuario, Puerto de Buenos Aires

19 August 2019

The port of San Diego will install 72 Econcrete tide pools to provide ecological protection and stabilize the shoreline, while contributing to the the regeneration of the local ecosystem. The three-year pilot project is the eight initiative of the port’s Blue Economy Incubator

Full article: Port of San Diego

19 August 2019

Hafencity in Hamburg will start testing a self-driving bus. Until mid-2020, the tests will run without passenger in a limited area. The second phase, including passengers, will continue until 2021, to finally start the final phase with the full route including stops

Full article: Hochbahn, Abendblatt

12 August 2019

The port of Barcelona tackles air pollution with quay electrification and joining the Lean and Green program

The port president, Mercè Conesa, explained that the port will requested a new connection to the electric network, that should be approved in less than 18 months. This initiative complements the investment done in LNG infrastructure and the participation in the Lean & Green program. The goals of this initiative from the regional producers association is to reduce the CO2 emissions by 20% in the next five years. The port authority, along with the municipality and environmental organizations, also propose creating a SO2-free zone in the Mediterranean to reduce the emissions of this harmful polutant.

Full article: Port de Barcelona, La Vanguardia

12 August 2019

Port of San Diego will test innovative solution, using NASA technology, to clean toxic pollutants from sediment, soil and groundwater. This initiative is part of their Blue Economy Incubator functioning since 2016

Full article: Port of San Diego, Ecospears, Portal Portuario

12 August 2019

Antofagasta Terminal Internacional, en Chile, implements new lighting systems to improve the working condition and reduce light pollution

Full article: Portal Portuario

12 August 2019

The port of Helsinki celebrated on August 11th its open door event, including concerts and circus acts

Full article: Port of Helsinki

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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