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16 May 2018

Valencia: the Mayor favours uses linked to culture and innovation for the Marina Réal docks

This announcement follows an agreement with Docks Logistics Spain, S.A., bringing forward the end of their concession which was to have run until 2022. Use of this emblematic building will then be returned to Consorcio Valencia 2007-CV07, which manages the marina. In March, CV07 launched a consultation process with a group of independent professionals and experts. The different proposals centre on the concept of a living space designed by the community as a whole, devoted to culture, education, research, etc.

Full article : Valencia Plaza ; El Diariocv.es

16 May 2018

Houston: a vast tunnel network will not be enough to protect the city from future floods – a long-term approach is needed

Full article : Grist

16 May 2018

The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista agree on plans for a hotel and congress centre

Full article : 10 news (+video)

11 May 2018

Le Havre: re-inventing the city-port interface

AURH, Le Havre’s Urban Planning Agency, looks at the situation and future prospects for the southern districts of the city of Le Havre, which has close links to the port’s economic activities. Almost twenty years of work on the area’s public spaces and some iconic operations have transformed the image of these districts, making them an increasingly attractive asset for the entire conurbation.

Full article : AURH

11 May 2018

The interests of lighter, quicker, cheaper interventions on the waterfront: the experience of Valencia

Full article : Project for Public Spaces

11 May 2018

Cape Town: the cruise terminal has been designed as an extension of the waterfront

Full article : News24

11 May 2018

Already present in Boston, Amazon announces plans for a new tech hub in the Seaport District opening in 2021

Full article : Boston Herald

6 May 2018

Shanghai: public consultation for the waterfront

Shanghai’s Urban Planning Authorithy has launched a consultation on plans to redevelop the waterfront along the Suzhou Creek and Huangpu River. Promenades were recently opened along 45 km of the banks, and the project aims to complete them and also offer new urban facilities. The district has been divided into three zones, each dedicated to a particular use: commerce, culture and historic heritage in the eastern zone; new waterfront access in the central zone; and an eco-corridor in the western zone.

Full article : Shanghai Eye (+ video) ; Shanghai Daily

6 May 2018

Coastal cities giving more thought to floating buildings to counter the risk of rising water levels, with more projects taking shape

Full article : Mach (+ images, video)

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Citizen Port

16 May 2018

The European HERIT-DATA project aims to develop sustainable management of cruise tourism

Taking advantage of technology and the latest innovations in management tools (open data, connected objects, etc.), the project aims to reduce the impact of tourism on the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean regions. The consortium brings together organisations, businesses and technology centres, along with local and regional public authorities from Italy, Spain, Croatia, France and Portugal, including four regions which are members of the Intermediterranean Commission, namely Tuscany, Valencia, Occitania and Western Greece.

Full article: Fundacion Valenciaport

16 May 2018

Cruise operators are increasingly looking to promote and create private tourist destinations

Full article: Maritime Executive

16 May 2018

California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies

Full article: Port Strategy

14 May 2018

University of Concepción (Chile) initiates a project on sustainability in port cities

The initiative is led by the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, and is financed by an innovation fund to boost regional competitiveness. Mabel Alarcón, project director, explained that the object is to solve the problems which arise between ports and their associated port cities, in particular logistical problems.Full article: Portal Portuario

14 May 2018

Costa and the Port of Marseilles sign for an economic and environmental sustainable cruise industry

Full article: La Provence

6 May 2018

More than 30,000 visitors at Singapore Maritime Week 2018 (SMW)

In an increasingly variable and fragile situation, this year’s theme turns resolutely towards the levers of the future, such as connectivity, innovation and talent. Organised by the Singapore Maritime Authority, SMW 2018 serves as a platform for discussion and motivation to encourage debate among the actors in the regional and international maritime scene. There will be 19 discussion sessions and presentations, 11 networking receptions and four large-scale events for the general public.

Full article: Seatrade maritime + SMW

2 May 2018

The Port of Rotterdam has tidal basins built along the Calandkanaal to encourage biodiversity. The idea came out of a start-up from the Port XL programme

Full article: Port of Rotterdam

2 May 2018

Belgium: call for tenders launched to examine the economic impacts of maritime space planning, allowing its role in the blue economy to be assessed

Full article: Ted Europa

25 April 2018

Innovative strategic partnership between the Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou

The Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou have formed a strategic partnership. The objects of the agreement are to open up port installations to Cégep’s teaching activities, to allow the Port to benefit from the expertise of the college’s teachers and students, and to encourage interchange of ideas between the two parties.

Full article : Port of Quebec + www.cegeplimoilou.ca

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Enterprise-driver Port

18 April 2018

In its master plan for 2040, the Port of Dublin is focusing on modernisation of existing installations to absorb predicted high levels of traffic.

Full article: Irish Independant / Dublin Port

18 April 2018

Lack of available port space is hampering the development of offshore win on the east coast of the US

Full article: BloombergRennewableenergymagazine

18 April 2018

Argentina: modernisation of the port of Quequen and growth in the food industry go hand in hand with the city’s development

Full article: NecocheaNet

18 April 2018

Energy transition: the Port of Rotterdam wants to create an international coalition to introduce a new carbon tax.

Full article: Splash 24/7

16 April 2018

Publication by the Sefacil Foundation: Modernising Africa’s ports – challenges and prospects

Essential to ushering African port cities into the era of globalisation, this modernisation concerns infrastructures, plant and governance. It is accompanied by far-reaching changes in the traditional African economy, and is coming up against new campaigns by the public. The financial resources it requires are also raising questions, given the limited budgets of certain states. This collective work, which includes 19 contributions, sets out the current state of affairs and looks at the prospects for the future. Full article: Sefacil

16 April 2018

LNG: with LNG’s competitiveness dependent on logistics, Fluxys is planning a bunkering facility at Antwerp in 2019

Full article: Le Marin / Port of Antwerp / Port Strategy

16 April 2018

Senegal wants to make Saint Louis a modern sea and river port for territories spread along more than 900 km of inland waterways.

Full article: Agence de Presse du Sénégal

16 April 2018

Cartagena (Spain): the port’s president is keen to serve the productive economy, citizens and City port integration.

Full article: Murcia Economia

11 April 2018

Dunkirk: using the industrial web to enhance tourist appeal and promote symbiosis between industries.

Work is currently in progress on the third version of the tool. Experience has confirmed that the tool provides potential investors with competitive advantages, by allowing a better connection with the existing ecosystem. It could eventually be developed for other territories and be supported by a future “energy web”.

Full article: La Tribune

11 April 2018

Los Angeles / Long Beach: a container staging hub to reduce onshore congestion

The Harbor Performance Enhancement Centre will occupy a site of more than 4 hectares close to the 14 terminals in San Pedro Bay. The US$130 million facility will be capable of processing 3500 truckloads per day. The aim is to boost productivity by 10% and reduce emissions by cutting waiting times and simplifying container drop-off and collection.

Full article: Port Technology / Marine Link / Railway Age