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.
Barcelona: the Generalitat de Catalunya gives the green light for the Hermitage Museum in the port
Full article : Catalunyapress
Durban: four derelict buildings demolished to make way for new developments at the Point Waterfront project site
Full article : Moneyweb
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
The City of Liverpool approves plans for a business incubator in the Wirral Waters district
Full article : Wirral Globe
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.
The passenger terminal in Santa Cruz de Tenerife will have spaces open to visitors and city residents
Full article : El Dia
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
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
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.
Antofagasta Terminal Internacional, en Chile, implements new lighting systems to improve the working condition and reduce light pollution
Full article: Portal Portuario
The port of Helsinki celebrated on August 11th its open door event, including concerts and circus acts
Full article: Port of Helsinki
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
Creation of a “logistics hotel” at the port of Paris Austerlitz to develop river-borne urban logistics
Source : L’Antenne
The Port of Venice seeks inspiration in London Gateway to imagine a multimodal logistical future in the Porto Maghera zone
Source : Porto di Venezia
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
The port of Rotterdam turns to German investment to extend its hinterland
The 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
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
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