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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

13 February 2019

Shenzhen (China): KCAP joins forces with Chinese firm CAUPD, winners of the competition for the Longgang Riverfront, including plans for parkland and cultural facilities

Full article : World Architecture (+ images) ; KCAP

13 February 2019

Memphis (United States): an ecological and recreational park designed by Studio Gang partly inspired by the former terminals and silos

Full article : Dezeen (+ images)

11 February 2019

Valparaiso (Chile): citizens opt for the Parque Barón project

Some 11,344 people voted in the “Imagina el Muelle Barón” competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, and the Municipality. They were invited to choose from a shortlist of three proposals for a future “Promenade of the Sea” to be developed on a 10.9 hectare site owned by the Port. New green spaces and four pedestrian access paths will recreate links with the city, notably for the cruise terminal. A wetland area, underground aquarium and marina are also planned. Work is set to be carried out in 2020 and 2012.

Full article : La Tercera, 27/01 ; La Tercera, 28/01 ;

11 February 2019

Port of Vigo (Spain): tender launched for the creation of the plan to define port spaces and their uses, and the “Especial Plan”

Full article : Faro de Vigo ; Licitation

11 February 2019

Gandia (Spain): a ferry port to be developed in time for the summer by shipping company Armas-Trasmediterránea in a port hanger

Full article : 20 minutos

6 February 2019

Shanghai (China): Minsheng Wharf, a new promenade

After almost two years of landscaping and development work, the site along the Huangpu has become a new space in which to relax and walk, particularly along the raised promenade alongside the ferry terminal. Presentation by the project architects, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects.

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

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Citizen Port

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

6 February 2019

Halifax: co-construction around the port infrastructure plan continues

Launched in 2015, the process is continuing with the aim of uniting the community around two key objectives: capitalising on the economic opportunities generated by maritime traffic, while improving the living environment for local residents. Reducing truck traffic is one of the main priorities. Several scenarios have been created, with citizens now being asked to give their reactions.Full article: Port City Halifax

6 February 2019

Valparaiso: the Mayor and port workers’ union set up a working group to promote dialogue on the port’s future

Full article: Portal Portuario

6 February 2019

Palma: the Port and City launch an app to help cruise tourists, especially with getting around

Full article: Ports de Balears

4 February 2019

Port Juneau (Alaska): citizens asked to take part in a study or air quality linked to the growing cruise activity

Full article: Ktoo.org

4 February 2019

The Port of San Diego regularly consults the public on the future of its waterfront through public meetings and online surveys

Full article: 7 Sand Diego

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Enterprise-driver Port

23 January 2019

Basle (Switzerland): the creation of a 3rd dock in the port to develop container traffic on the Rhine is accepted in principle.

Full article: NPI

23 January 2019

Portugal: 2.45 billion Euros to be invested in ports by 2030. See a summary of the main projects.

Full article: Jornal da Economia do Mar

21 January 2019

Port conurbation, cruise ships, canals, freeports: China is betting all out on shipping.

In the south of the country, the government is developing its vision of the “Greater Bay Area” involving no less than 11 cities, with the port of Guangzhou playing the major role. This vision is twinned with the development of freeports to increase its attractions, and the construction of new canals to provide connections between the Yangtze and the Pearl River. And cruise ship ports will not be left behind.

Full article: Shanghai Daily / South China Morning Post / Ecns.com / Xinhua

21 January 2019

Port and circular economy: growing potential, particularly for ports attached to large urban centres

In this article, the authors and researchers provide an overview of the potential of this new economic concept, which aims to re-use, recycle or re-manufacture. Numerous examples from the Netherlands highlight four priorities: preparing for a reduction in raw materials shipped, attracting new logistics and industrial activities, developing genuine clusters, and pooling energy flows.

Full article: Port Economics

21 January 2019

Space X has finally decided not to develop its spaceship at the Port of LA. It was hoped that this would be the driver of a port sector devoted to innovation.

Full article: Channel 3000

16 January 2019

A Space X rocket has returned for the first time to the Port of Los Angeles, to be reconfigured at a dedicated logistics base.

Full article: Port Technology

16 January 2019

Antwerp: INEOS invests 3 billion euros, confirming the port’s status as the European leader in the chemical sector, generating 400 direct and 2,000 indirect jobs

Full article: Port of Antwerp

16 January 2019

Singapore: the maritime economy accounts for 7% of the state’s GDP, with container traffic up by 8M in 2018 to 36.6 TEUs

Full article: Port Technology

16 January 2019

Morocco will invest 285 million euros in its ports between now and 2012, and will launch the Port Competitiveness Observatory in 2019

Full article: ANP / El Vigia

16 January 2019

The Port of Santander actively involved in creating the “Puerto + Startups” ecosystem to promote innovation and collaboration

Full article: Diario del Puerto