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17 June 2019

The City of Long Beach holds a consultation on its Climate Plan

Since June 2018, around twenty workshops and forums have been organised to present the plan to residents and business leaders. The aim is to prime them for the fight against climate change and rising water levels at the waterfront, and to gauge responses and suggestions. Long Beach joins over a dozen other US cities in adopting a plan of this kind, which includes measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt buildings on the waterfront, etc. The approach is of course in line with goals 1 and 2 from AIVP’s 2030 Agenda.

Full article : Bisnow

17 June 2019

The Port of Marseille opts for the project proposed by LAN architecture for the new waterfront office building

Full article : Made in Marseille

17 June 2019

£1.1 billion in funding announced for Stratford waterfront, with plans for cultural and educational facilities, along with 600 new homes

Full article : 3Dpersonnel ; Mayor of London

12 June 2019

Hanoi: flood risk and urban development

Three options are currently being considered to protect Hanoi from flood risks, while developing over 11,000 hectares of available land on both banks of the Red River. The CRTKL/Arcadis team recommends the third of these options, which involves stabilising the existing banks and creating floodable areas. Various cultural, sports and leisure facilities should complete the urban park. They claim this represents the most resilient option, and offers the most socio-economic benefits.

Full article : Urban Land Magazine

12 June 2019

Brussels: the Region approves the SAU’s plans for the nautical cluster, paving the way for mixed urban and port use of the waterway

Full article : SAU

12 June 2019

Portland (USA): a start-up incubator dedicated to blockchain technology is set to open on the waterfront

Full article : Geekwire

12 June 2019

The Port of Pasajes has selected a contractor to carry out works designed to integrate its warehouses at Herrera Sur more effectively into the urban fabric

Full article : El vigia

10 June 2019

Shanghai continues riverside developments

Numerous public spaces and promenades have been created along almost 1.2 km of the Yangpu River. Some relics of the area’s industrial heritage have been preserved. In the Baoshan district, two new parks have opened on the edge of the Yangtze. Formerly used for container traffic, the area will be home to 4,200 apartments, along with shops, restaurants, hotels, an Imax cinema, kindergartens, and more.

Full article : Arch Daily (+ images, plans) ; Shine (+ images)

10 June 2019

Buenos Aires: a 136,000 m2 park is officially inaugurated as part of the “Paseo del Bajo” City Port development project

Full article : Areas globales

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Citizen Port

17 June 2019

France’s president announces a plan to increase the number and level of French marine protected areas

Full article: Mer et Marine

17 June 2019

Port authority of Singapore and Our Singapore Reefs sign an agreement for the next three years to disclose and protect the local biodiversity

Full article: Greenport

17 June 2019

CMA-CGM will receive 20 new LNG container vessels until 2022, reducing their environmental footprint

Full article: CMA-CGM

17 June 2019

Port of Tenerife to cut 15 tons of CO2 emissions per year with new plan including smart illumination, electric vehicles and renewable energies

Full article: Portal Portuario, El dia

17 June 2019

Port of Tarragona publishes the report of their port city activities for the year 2018, including numerous examples of animation.

Full article: Port de Tarragona

17 June 2019

Conferences about port governance organized in Chile. Dr. Miguel Angel de Marco gave two masterclasses in the cities of Valparaíso and Asunción, connected to educational and research programmes.

Full article: Portal Portuario

17 June 2019

Photo exhibition in Universitè Littoral in Dunkerque portraits port and maritime activities in the coast of France, Senegal and Togo

Full article: Université du Littoral

12 June 2019

Port of Vigo installs the first artificial micro-reefs to enhance the port’s biodiversity

Full article: Blue Growth Vigo

12 June 2019

Port of Long Beach awards 100 000 $ in scholarships for 77 local high-schools and colleges

Full article: Port of Long Beach

12 June 2019

Port terminal of Talcahuano sings an agreement with high school to facilitate traineeship in the port

Full article: Portal Portuario

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Enterprise-driver Port

15 May 2019

India: the Metropolitan Region of Chennai plans eight freight corridors to ease congestion in the city around the ports of Ennore and Katupalli.

Full article: The New Indian Express

15 May 2019

Croatia: the bankruptcy of the Rijeka and Pula shipyards sees a whole maritime industry disappear with the loss of 1,100 jobs.

Full article: Le Marin

15 May 2019

The Walvis Bay Corridor Group signals its confidence in Namibia’s development as a logistics platform for Southern Africa

Full article: Africa Ports

15 May 2019

The ports of Antwerp, Ghent and Rotterdam take part in the Porthos project to capture 10Mt of CO2 for burial beneath the North Sea.

Full article: The Guardian

13 May 2019

USA: the State of Washington launches its Maritime Blue 2050 Initiative based on a public-private partnership

Discussions between businesses and institutional leaders begun in 2013 led to the creation of the Washington Maritime Foundation in 2015. There are now six action programmes focused on territorial marketing territorial, knowledge sharing, business networking, training, an investment fund, and a research and innovation cluster.

Full article: The Maritime Executive

13 May 2019

Germany: test section of the electric freeway opens in Hesse, with the first electric trucks at the port of Duisburg.

Full article: Flows 1 / Flows 2

13 May 2019

Australia: a port policy based on the three priorities of multimodality, connections to shipping routes, and training for young people

Full article: Port Strategy

13 May 2019

Singapore: the mega transshipment port of Tuas, a strategic gamble that carries logistical and economic risks.

Full article: Splash 247

8 May 2019

When port cities take part in the food logistics chain and food innovations

The 60 hectare platform in the Maasvlakte zone of the Port of Rotterdam is set to host the Rotterdam Food Hub. Food industry firms will set up in these zones, facilitating the shipping of refrigerated or frozen goods. At the same time in Valencia, a research centre focusing on sustainable food is being created at the Marina, with technical support from the FAO.

Full article: Port of Rotterdam / Valencia Extra

 

8 May 2019

Maritime capitals of the world 2019: Singapore and Hamburg retain the top two spots, while Rotterdam and Hong Kong replace London and Oslo

Full article: Menon Economics