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15 July 2019

The port of Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) is to be transformed into a city

The 10-15 year project by Suria Capital Holdings Bhd has recently been unveiled. Jesselton Waterfront City will include an international conference centre, hotels, shops and offices, as well as a terminal for cruise ships and international ferries. The work to transfer existing port activities to Sabah Ports is due to start in late 2019.

Full article : Bornéo Post online ; Daily Express

15 July 2019

Liverpool (UK) may lose its world heritage status on account of the waterfront project of Peel Holdings, “Liverpool Waters”

Full article : Liverpool echo

15 July 2019

Duluth (USA): the City will be able to levy a special tax to kick-start waterfront projects

Full article : Duluth News Tribune

10 July 2019

Toronto: the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Quayside is provoking debate

Sidewalk Labs publicised its “Draft Master Innovation and Development Plan” for the 4.9 hectares of Quayside at the end of June. Waterfront Toronto has launched an evaluation procedure, based mainly on public consultation. There has been prompt reaction to the project from various angles in the press, as well as an open letter from the President of Waterfront Toronto. He points out that Waterfront Toronto was not involved in the creation of this master plan and that a certain number of disagreements still need to be resolved. One particular aspect is the governance plan for the project: leadership of the execution, use of data for the smart project, etc.

Full article : Waterfront Toronto, Quayside ; Open letter ; Sidewalk Labs’ Proposal ; Edmonton Journal

10 July 2019

Philadelphia (USA): a park above the freeway could reconnect the old city with the river

Full article : The Philadelphia Inquirer

10 July 2019

Bordeaux, Bassins à flots: in 2021 the “Quai des caps” will be home to a cinema, offices and shops

Full article : France Bleu ; La Tribune

8 July 2019

Belfast, Waterside Project: property developer Osborne+Co gets the go-ahead from the city authorities

The aim is to transform the former industrial site on the edge of the Lagan into an ecosystem for the city’s creative economy. The plan includes offices for almost 8,000 workers, cultural and leisure facilities, 675 apartments, and a hotel. The masterplan, designed by Henning Larsen, was recognized at the 2018 World Architecture News Awards.

Full article : Osborne, news ; Waterside Project

 

8 July 2019

The Port of Saint-Nazaire plans to build a “signal tower” in the City Port district of Petit Maroc

Full article : Saint-Nazaire maville

3 July 2019

Guangzhou (China): a warehouse district becomes a Creative Zone

The architects at Atelier cn°S focused first on redeveloping the public spaces between these industrial buildings and on the riverside. Some of the buildings were allocated for commercial use, but the identity of two of them, with their red-brick frontages, was largely preserved. A “Cultural creativity” office was set up, while street art and the creation of recreational spaces have also helped to give the district a very new feel.

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

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Citizen Port

15 July 2019

German Government and the city of Hamburg will destine 38 million € for the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services, improving the facilities and developing new research for innovations in ports, shipping, shipbuilding and maritime logistics

Full article: Hamburg News

15 July 2019

The Port of Valencia is planning to become energy self-sufficient by 2025, using renewable energy sources. The plans includes installing wind turbines 4 or 5 km on the sea, photo-voltaic panels, an electrical substation and potentially creating a new artificial reef

Full article: Portal Portuario

15 July 2019

Port of Long Beach will fund a 26.3 million $ project to restore the coastal habitat of Colorado Lagoon

Full article: Port of Long Beach

15 July 2019

Ege Port of Kusadasi, first cruise port to receive the ECO Port certificate

Full article: Portal Portuario

15 July 2019

Hybrid cranes will reduce greenhouse gases up to 96% in the port of Oakland

Full article: Portal Portuario

10 July 2019

The Association of French Ports (UPF) launches a new app @port to explain the port ecosystem to broader audiences in a friendlier way

Full article: Ports de France

10 July 2019

Following the municipality’s request, the port of Valencia will handle weekly reports of the air quality in the port. The port authority will also invest 3,6 mill. € in a new environmental network of sensors to be operational until 2020

Full article: El Diario

10 July 2019

Port of Riga maintains several nature protected areas, to protect and enhance the local biodiversity

Full article: Port of Riga

8 July 2019

Great opportunity to learn about mobility in port cities in EU program Civitas-Portis

EU program Civitas Portis launches a call for interests for European port cities interested in knowing more about innovative mobility solutions. The deadline for applications is on September 15th. In the past AIVP days in Riga we hosted representatives from this EU program and saw possible crossovers regarding goal 3 of the AIVP agenda 2030 about mobility for port cities

Full article: Civitas Portis

8 July 2019

The port of San Diego will sponsor 64 public events in the waterfront through its Tidelands Activation Program, starting on this July. The program will distribute 430.000 $ of funding and 1,1 million $ in services to bring the people to the waterfront and discover port areas and public spaces

Full article: Times of San Diego

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Enterprise-driver Port

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

6 June 2013

Cruise ships up to 135 metres long, operated by Viking River Cruises, will serve the Le Havre – Paris route

Source: Les Echos.fr et Le Marin