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20 February 2019

Qingdao (China): Cruise Port City, a masterplan by KCAP

In June last year, KCAP won the competition to redesign a 420 hectare space. The aim is to create a very dense mixed-use development and green environment, notably through the public spaces, multiple green spaces, and restored ecosystems. The masterplan also includes measures to preserve port heritage and open up the zone to the historic city.

Full article : KCAP

20 February 2019

The Mayor of Alicante (Spain) unveils plans for Alicante Futura, an innovation hub to be created in spaces freed up by the port

Full article : Informacion ; Noticias De

20 February 2019

Portland (USA): a building dating from 1895 is to be demolished and rebuilt brick by brick. Eight of the 16 buildings at the site will be preserved.

Full article : Press Herald

20 February 2019

The Belfast waterfront (Northern Ireland) set to get two hotels next to the Titanic museum

Full article : Irish news

18 February 2019

Wessal Casablanca Port: work progresses

The aim is to support the growth of the port’s activity and improve urban integration. Examples include the creation of a new fishing port, and the relocation and increased capacity for a new shipyard, for which a call for tenders has just been launched. Similarly, the new cruise terminal, with capacity for 500,000 passengers, is intended to help the city become a major tourist destination. In the historic zone, the tower housing the port authority and various port stakeholders should be completed by the end of March. Eventually, the port’s activities, the medina site and waterfront area will be completely restructured and requalified.

Full article : ANP ; L’Economiste

18 February 2019

Saint-Nazaire – Nantes (France): a Port and Territory Charter between the Joint Conurbation Authority and the Port identifies nine areas for joint action for the City Port interface

Full article : Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port – Le Mag, p. 19

18 February 2019

Auckland: the historic warehouse n°10 is now a mixed-used building, and is notably used for cruise activity

Full article : Panaku, Shed10

18 February 2019

The Port of Rotterdam has received twelve proposals for a marina dedicated to superyachts to be integrated into Rijnhaven

Full article : Port of Rotterdam

13 February 2019

Montreal: call for proposals to convert the iconic Silo 5

A quarter of a century after it closed, Silo 5, an emblematic building in Montreal’s Vieux Port district, Silo 5 is set to become the heart of new mixed-used district with housing, shops, a hotel, and leisure and tourist facilities. The request for proposals to redevelop the silo and the Pointe du Moulin site is based on the responses obtained during the associated public consultation. Priority will be given to showcasing the silo and its industrial history, and the building could be used to create spectacular viewpoints!

Full article : NewswireMontreal Gazette ; View Plan

13 February 2019

The Port of Cork (Ireland) begins urban design studies and consultations for the Tivoli Docklands, whose container terminal is set to be relocated

Full article : Port of Cork

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Citizen Port

20 February 2019

The CEO of the port of Osaka cannot see his port developing without the city and population.

Full article: Ports and Harbors, n°63/6, p40

20 February 2019

Iceland becomes the latest country to get an electric ferry (550 passengers / 75 cars) to reduce its carbon footprint.

Full article: Cruise and ferry

18 February 2019

An aesthetic port

People often have a negative perception of the port and its infrastructures. There are solutions for showcasing and overhauling the image of these facilities. These solutions allow the active port to be kept close to the city, while at the same time transforming the way they are seen by the public, as highlighted by Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP.

Full article : Port Strategy

18 February 2019

Dunkirk Port Museum: 62,000 visitors in 2018, an ambitious programme for 2019, and a Port Center in the pipeline.

Full article: Mer et Marine

18 February 2019

Longer liners is an increasingly common solution for adapting to the cruise market, as these impressive images show!

Full article: Cruise Industry News

13 February 2019

The port of Barcelona is counting on international climate cooperation to reduce the carbon footprint of its own activities

Full article: El Vigia

13 February 2019

The cruise market, as buoyant as ever, will see its ranks swelled by 14 new companies in the next two years.

Full article: Cruise Industry News

11 February 2019

Santa Fe (Argentina): the Port has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education to include the port museum in the guided tours for school children.

Full article: Notife / Museo del Puerto

11 February 2019

Success for the SeePort festival created by the Port of Auckland to showcase the port and maritime heritage as part of a three day event.

Full article: Newsie / Seeport

11 February 2019

Valencia: continued experiments with the use of hydrogen for port logistics as part of efforts to achieve zero emissions.

Full article: Greenport

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Enterprise-driver Port

4 February 2019

Innovation: Flanders set to launch a feasibility study of a hyperloop dedicated to freight, plus a logistics demonstration centre

Full article: Flows

4 February 2019

New London (Connecticut): City and Port are keen to make the State Pier a base for the offshore wind power industry and green energy.

Full article: The Day / American Journal of Transportation

4 February 2019

Tallinn: connection with European power networks, City Port relations, growth in passenger traffic, innovation… an overview with the port’s CEO

Full article: ESPO

4 February 2019

Portugal is launching a major initiative to promote maritime innovation and make the national port system more attractive

Full article: Jornal da Economia do Mar

30 January 2019

Building the port city of the future on Africa’s Atlantic coast: crucial challenges for the future of emerging societies and economies

The new publication by the Sefacil foundation says the continent remains less urbanised, with less coastal development, and less integrated into global logistics value chains than any other. The numerous contributions highlight the challenges and opportunities associated with innovation, technology, education, as well as governance and on-going reforms. AIVP is a member of the Sefacil foundation.

Full article: Linkedin Yann Alix

30 January 2019

The ports of Ostend and Zeebrugge take up positions in the hydrogen industry to convert and stock onshore or offshore wind energy

Full article: Flows

30 January 2019

In Portugal, MSC is building a dry port with a capacity of 10,000 TEUs offering 12 to 14 trains daily, particularly to Sines

Full article: Port Technology

30 January 2019

The Port of Valencia increases its investments in dry ports and plans a tunnel between the ports of Valencia and Sagunto

Full article: El Vigia

30 January 2019

Los Angeles / Long Beach: the new bridge between the two ports will open in 2019, improving fluidity for 15% of the USA’s imports.

Full article: Journal of Commerce

28 January 2019

Following elections in December, the public officials responsible for Flemish ports have been replaced

The ports of Ostend, Ghent, Bruges, and Antwerp now have new presidents. Though the change of personnel has no impact on existing projects or the local economy, the new incumbents are heavily focused on marine environmental issues, the need for ports to be integrated into their local territories and communities, and also cooperation between ports themselves. A unified port operator responsible for both banks of the Escaut could soon be created.

Full article : Flows 1 / Flows 2 / Flows 3 / Flows 4 / Flows 5