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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

18 June 2013

Port Louis positions itself as a hub port between Africa and Asia. The port is hoping to present itself to the Mauritian people via a new museum.

Source : Le Mauricien

17 June 2013

West African ports: which hub for the future and what form of inter-port cooperation?

Economic growth of more than 5% means West African ports are experiencing traffic increases. Trade is developing and ship companies are positioning themselves along the West African coast.  A regional port network should emerge from this new competition between ports, with not only strong leaders but greater collaboration.
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande

17 June 2013

Multimodal platform at Le Havre: facilitating traffic flows between port zones and increasing the port’s river and rail services.

Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande

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