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
Port Elisabeth: tourism is developing for Nelson Mandela Bay, with more cruise business and a congress centre
The Port of Marseille opts for the project proposed by LAN architecture for the new waterfront office building
Full article : Made in Marseille
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
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
Portland (USA): a start-up incubator dedicated to blockchain technology is set to open on the waterfront
Full article : Geekwire
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
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.
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
France’s president announces a plan to increase the number and level of French marine protected areas
Full article: Mer et Marine
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
CMA-CGM will receive 20 new LNG container vessels until 2022, reducing their environmental footprint
Full article: CMA-CGM
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
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
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
Port of Vigo installs the first artificial micro-reefs to enhance the port’s biodiversity
Full article: Blue Growth Vigo
Port of Long Beach awards 100 000 $ in scholarships for 77 local high-schools and colleges
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Port terminal of Talcahuano sings an agreement with high school to facilitate traineeship in the port
Full article: Portal Portuario
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
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
The Walvis Bay Corridor Group signals its confidence in Namibia’s development as a logistics platform for Southern Africa
Full article: Africa Ports
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
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
Australia: a port policy based on the three priorities of multimodality, connections to shipping routes, and training for young people
Full article: Port Strategy
Singapore: the mega transshipment port of Tuas, a strategic gamble that carries logistical and economic risks.
Full article: Splash 247
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.
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