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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

8 May 2019

Argentina’s Federal Port Council meets in Mar del Plata, providing an opportunity for the rapidly changing port to showcase its projects.

Full article: La Capital Mar del Plata

8 May 2019

The Port of Bilbao creates its innovation and research cluster, with businesses based there set to receive support from the “Fondo estatal Puertos 4.0”

Full article: Bilbao Port

6 May 2019

La Rochelle (France), Promotion Saguenay (Quebec, Canada): two more examples of circular City Ports!

In the City Port territory of La Rochelle, a cooperative is aiming to promote carbon credit trading between all economic operators, making CO2 an engine for innovation and the energy transition. The territory is aiming to achieve carbon neutrality in the medium term. Across the Atlantic, unavoidable heat output from the future “GNL Québec” plant at the port could allow other activities to emerge in the territory, such as agriculture.

Full article: Radio Canada / La Tribune

6 May 2019

Professor Rodrigue considers the impact of low-carbon policy and regionalisation of economy on port activity.

Full article: Port Economics

6 May 2019

Various NGOs concerned about INEOS’ presence in ports, which could slow the transition towards a plastic recycling industry.

Full article: Flows

6 May 2019

For the British Port Association, ports are part of the solution to fighting climate change and regenerating port cities.

Full article: Bristish Port Association

1 May 2019

The circular economy reveals certain potential at ports, yet also negatively impacts some trade flows

In one in three ports, at least one activity is now circular, particularly in the field of energy. This is particularly true where ports are located in the heart of major metropolitan areas. Conversely, in the iron ore shipping sector for example, circular steel production is slowing flows and weakening the economic balance of certain terminals.

Full article: Port Strategy / Flows

1 May 2019

Now President of North Sea Port, the young mayor of Ghent is keen to put the port at the service of its local region and foster closer relations with the public.

Full article: Zealand Port Promotion Council – April 2019

29 April 2019

Automation and jobs: debate rages in Los Angeles, with the Mayor looking to act as mediator

The issue is particularly important for truck drivers, as driverless technology is increasingly talked-about. Should the profession be saved, even if it means slowing the drive to improved competitiveness in the logistics chain, essential to industrial port users? At the same time, DP World has published a video showcasing its aim to develop a terminal using racked container storage, to save space and boost productivity.

Full article: Spectrum News / Flows / Video