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17 October 2018

Palma: the winner is announced in the competition for ideas for the redevelopment of the Mollet zone

Port de Balears has awarded first prize to a project by the architects Rabassa y Forteza. The new marine promenade will become an axis to separate vehicles from pedestrians, who will once again have a view over the sea. An existing building may be demolished to combine the site with a planned maritime museum. The arcades at the fishing quay will be integrated into the new building, making a connection with the old ship-building yards.

Full article : Passio per la mar ; Diario de Mallorca

17 October 2018

San Francisco, Pier 70: Gensler has turned a former machine shop for destroyers and submarines into offices

Full article : Dezeen (+ images)

17 October 2018

Lemvig (Denmark): designed by 3XN, the Climatorium will host conferences and exhibits on climate change, but also concerts, etc.

Full article : Bustler (+ images)

15 October 2018

Gdynia: ULI’s recommendations for the Fishing Pier

In February, ULI Europe organised a workshop on the Fishing Pier, part of the Sea City project. The initiative covers a 71 hectare site next to the city centre, which is set to house 8,000 residents and 4,000 new jobs. The report sets out the extent of the challenges involved in the Sea City and Fishing Pier plans. The recommendations focus on the need for an inclusive approach involving all of the stakeholders, as well as the importance of transparency and flexibility, connections with the existing city, and innovative funding arrangements. All of these recommendations are regularly highlighted by AIVP in its experiencing sharing initiatives.

Full article : ULI Advisory Workshop Report

15 October 2018

Tongyeong (South Korea): the winner of the contest to convert a shipyard into a cultural and tourist hub has already been selected

Full article : Contest ; Winner

15 October 2018

Toronto: foundation stone laid in construction of the Waterfront Innovation Centre, first part of the future innovation cluster

Full article : Menkes

15 October 2018

Ayamonte (Spain): work begins to integrate the port into the city

Full article : Andalucia Informacion

10 October 2018

Cape Town: a 1.2 hectare park on the waterfront

Battery Park will be a part of the Canal District in its own right, and is presented by V-A Waterfront as a new gateway to the waterfront. It will notably include the historic ruins of the Amsterdam Battery fortifications, which will be a key element. The Canal will also allow water taxis to serve the congress centre.

Full article : fin24

10 October 2018

Tampico (Mexico): entrepreneurs call for the port redevelopment to encompass both tourism and continued port activity

Full article : El Sol de Tampico

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Citizen Port

17 October 2018

Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes and the CREDDI (economic and law research institute) of the University of the Antilles sign a partnership on research applied to the port economy

Source: Port de la Guadeloupe

17 October 2018

Brest (France) hosts the 11th Sea Tech Week 2018 dedicated to marine bio-resources

Full article: Seatechweek

15 October 2018

BE MY PORT: A new identity to promote the port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire and make the port part of city life

Together, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port, the Union maritime Nantes ports (UMNP), the Nantes – Saint-Nazaire Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Pays de Loire Region, the Carene, Nantes Métropole and the Loire-Atlantique département have decided to create promotional resources including a new visual identity. The new identity is designed to inspire inclusiveness and adoption by all potential users.

Full article: Nantes Metropole  + Port de Nantes Saint Nazaire

15 October 2018

London: controversy surrounds air quality impact following the announcement of plans for a new cruise terminal

Full article: The Guardian

15 October 2018

Interview with Tiedo Vellinga, professor at the University of Delft, on his roles in academia and business and the tangible interactions between them.

Full article: Dredging Today

10 October 2018

The port of Vigo unveils a new strategic plan open to the port community: “what the port needs”

The plan has been produced to anticipate the needs of the port community and prepare the way for future infrastructural developments at the port. Drafted internally by the Port Authority, the document must now be completed by contributions from all stakeholders in the local community. This collaborative process is not new to Vigo, as its strategic plan for blue growth was based on contributions from 18 external working groups.

Full article: Apvigo

10 October 2018

UK: Arup publishes a new report on ports and air quality

Full article: Ukmajorports

10 October 2018

Santos (Brazil): the port sector is looking for funds for worker qualifications

Full article: Portosenavios

8 October 2018

Responsible cruises: a scientific study attempts to deal with the global socio-economic impact

Full article: PortEconomics

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Enterprise-driver Port

8 October 2018

Rotterdam intensifies testing of smart truck convoys as it prepares to introduce them into logistics plans

Full article: Port of Rotterdam

3 October 2018

Africa: port infrastructure is essential for unlocking economic growth and making the continent more competitive

This point was emphasised once again at the African Maritime Administration Conference. Logistical efficiency is a key area, in which port cities have vital advantages. Long term planning, with a focus on sustainable development, should provide a framework for moving forward.

Full article: This Days Live 1 / This Day Live 2

3 October 2018

Rotterdam: residual heat from the Shell refinery is set to provide heating to 16,000 households. The potential for the industrial port zone is estimated at 500,000 homes!

Full article: Port of Rotterdam

3 October 2018

The Port of Savannah affirms its status as the south-eastern United States’ main logistics and industrial platform, and launches a training programme for young people.

Full article: Giorgia Port Authority

3 October 2018

A year after numerous initiatives were launched to improve mobility in the City Port territory, the Port of Antwerp concludes that the results so far have been positive.

Full article: Port of Antwerp

1 October 2018

Rwanda plans to operate four passenger and freight vessels on Lake Kivu, and re-launch a multimodal transport system for the country.

Full article: Ports & Ships

26 September 2018

South Africa: Transnet National Port Authority unveils ambitions for Cape Town and Saldanha

In addition to improved operational capacity in the areas of bulk liquids and ship repair, tourist development will be a priority in Cape Town, particularly thanks to the partnership with the V&A Waterfront to develop a new cruise terminal. In Saldahna, TNPA is banking on the growth in LNG and the development of a special economic zone adjoining the port.

Full article: Ports & Ships

26 September 2018

The Port of Riga intensifies its collaboration with China to provide a maritime outlet for industrial and logistics platforms in Belarus.

Full article: Freeport of Riga

26 September 2018

Port of Brest: the new 14 hectare polder dedicated to renewable marine energies is taking shape.

Full article: Région Bretagne

26 September 2018

Cruises in Asia: the Chinese market is growing strongly, while South Korea is set to get a second cruise port.

Full article: Cruise Industry News / Yonhap News