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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

10 July 2019

CO2 impact of e-commerce: rapid and individual deliveries are responsible for a very strong growth in emissions

Full article: Journal du GeekAxios

8 July 2019

African port metropolis: logistics fluidity and governance at the heart of all challenges!

Since 2000, nearly 50 billion Euros have been invested in West African ports and traffic has tripled. Integrated into rapidly growing urban areas, ports today face the challenge of metropolitan freight corridors. These corridors could lead to new types of Private Public Partnerships based on governance that integrates local populations and environmental interests.
Full article: Ports et corridors

8 July 2019

On the Gulf of Bengal, India wants to make Machilipatnam a global port city on more than 25 miles of coastline.

Full article: The Hindu

8 July 2019

The Marseilles’ port community, along with the Port, the Chamber of Commerce and the University, wants to boost the blue economy and innovation.

Full article: Le Marin

3 July 2019

For terminal operator TTI, ports must move beyond logistics and improve their industrial competitiveness

The view, expressed by the director of the terminal at Algeciras, aims to prevent an endless trade war between ports. On the contrary, port territories need to make efforts to consolidate industrial activity and generate jobs. Control of the logistics chain and development of import and export business requires control of production.

Full Article: El Mercantil

3 July 2019

Sail-powered shipping: Neoliner cargo vessels to be built in Saint-Nazaire with the aim of developing an innovative industry for the future.

Full article: Le Marin / The Loadstar

3 July 2019

With the inauguration of Tanger Med 2, the Moroccan port-logistics hub is now the largest in the Mediterranean.

Full article: Le Marin / Jeune Afrique / Port Technology

3 July 2019

Tanzania abandons plans for a new port in Bagamoyo originally launched in 2015, judging the conditions imposed by the Chinese developer to be unfair.

Full article: Splash 247

3 July 2019

Alpahabet Google wants to make Toronto a pilot city for autonomous last-kilometre logistics inspired by shipping containers.

Full article: World Cargo News

1 July 2019

The Port of Bayonne confirms its commitment to the local area with the support of institutional partners

The confirmation will allow projects on-going since 2013 to be continued. In operational terms, a study of land use strategy will also be undertaken, in order to guarantee development conditions for the medium term, particularly within the City Port perimeter. On the industrial side, it has been confirmed that Spanish steel group Celsa is to invest 60 million euros in a new rolling mill. Finally, a direct rail shuttle link with Pamplona will enter service in September..Full article: Aqui / Diario del Puerto