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14 November 2018

Swansea: Inauguration of the Construction Wales Innovation Centre on the waterfront

CWIC forms an integral part of the University redevelopment on the waterfront and will provide training in different areas of the construction industry. It is intended to anticipate future needs with on-going or planned projects for the next decade. The centre will have a particular impact on various projects planned for the waterfront: a digital indoor arena, shops and restaurants, offices for start-ups in a container village, etc.

Full article : Swansea Council (August 2017) ; Publicnow

14 November 2018

Auckland waterfront: the stadium project opens debate on the area of port space to be recovered

Full article : NZ Herald ; Stuff (+ video)

12 November 2018

Melbourne: revised project for Fishermans Bend

The State Government of Victoria had announced its intention to promote a model development on the site between the port, the Yarra River and the bay, housing 80,000 people by 2050. The proposal had attracted 26 projects by developers at the start of this year, and the prospect of a forest of skyscrapers stirred up debate. The number and height of the tower-blocks will be regulated, and the inclusion of low-cost housing will be a condition for acceptance. The new district must also be compatible with port needs.

Full article : AIVP news 2017 ; The Age (2018, Fev) ; The Age (2018, Oct)

12 November 2018

Palma: the commissary buildings are to be replaced by the new Oceanographic Centre of the Balearics

Full article : Ports de Balears

12 November 2018

Washington: The wharf, a new public space for pedestrians developed by Michael Vergason

Full article : AMC-archi (+ images)

7 November 2018

Boston: US$ 3 million announced for the Charlestown Navy Yard

The federal investment will be used mainly to turn the 19th century warehouse into a museum and visitor center. Another part of the site is set to be developed to stage events and concerts, while Pier 1 could host festvals and activities all year round, along with new Freedom Trail tours.

Full article : Boston Herald ; Curbed

7 November 2018

Province of Jiangpu: ship-shaped museum in Yangzhou and cultural parks in eleven cities along the Grand Canal

Full article : Ecns

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Citizen Port

14 November 2018

Energy transition, community relations, human capital: three development priorities for the port of Antwerp.

For its Chief Executive, the port of Antwerp needs increasingly to become a business facilitator and a community builder. The port must take up the challenges of the future by fostering dialogue and acting with the community. Creating a working environment that promotes initiative-taking and respects the well-being of employees will also contribute, as will improving everyday mobility for commuters in the port zone.

Full article: ESPO

14 November 2018

The port of Vancouver is rewarded again for the consistency of its management practices with its sustainable development policy.

Full article: Port of Vancouver

14 November 2018

The Port de Southampton is speeding up the construction of cycle paths to improve links between home and work, thus reducing pollution.

Full article: Daily Echo

12 November 2018

Reducing emissions from maritime transport by 20% by 2050 raises economic and technological questions. Isemar tries to bring some elements of response.

Full article: Isemar

12 November 2018

Social network are increasingly at the core of the marketing strategies of cruise operators.

Full article: Port Economics

12 November 2018

The Port of Kiel acquires a power plant for cruise ships in order to cover the demand of 50% of calls by 2020.

Full article: World Cargo News

7 November 2018

Genoa: 5th meeting of the AIVP Port Center Network (PCN) Working Group

A reduced PCN working group meeting brought together around thirty people from Europe and Canada. The meeting was officially hosted by Porto Antico, the Port Authority and the City of Genoa. Over a day and a half, a series of presentations were given by local stakeholders, with opportunity for debate and discussion, sharing of ideas, and field trips including a visit to the Port Center which recently re-opened to the public, plus the Città dei Bambini, the Galata museum, and a research laboratory specialising in pioneering biomaterials.

Full article: Port Center by AIVP

7 November 2018

Shore power for cruise ships continues to be a debatable issue due to the high investment costs and relatively low use.

Full article: CruiseIndustry

7 November 2018

The French Parliament strengthens the polluter-pays principle for ship wastes management.

Full article: ESPO

5 November 2018

The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Area and the CCI of Var have been chosen to host the “Hydrogène dans les Territoires” Days 2019

Full article: Cap Energie

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Enterprise-driver Port

10 October 2018

The saturation of the port of Lagos is a burden on the city, where movement is paralysed. Public transport by water could be a solution.

Full article: RTBF

10 October 2018

From 2019 the city of Dubrovnik will limit the number of cruise ships: a maximum of two cruise ships a day with no more than 5000 passengers per unit.

Full article: turist

10 October 2018

Now that a new port law is being drafted, French regions hope to assume their responsibilities for port management.

Ful article : L’Antenne

10 October 2018

With the North Atlantic Marine Highway Alliance, New York is redoubling its efforts to create a regional barge shipping network.

Full article: Port of New York

8 October 2018

How can container traffic entering and leaving port cities be better planned to reduce congestion?

The International Transport Forum recently published the findings of round tables and discussions held in 2017 on this subject. Adapting capacities and re-organising hinterlands have become the dominant issues for port cities as they face heavy pressure from onshore traffic flows and congestion, itself a source of tensions. We look forward to reading the ITF’s recommendations, along with a recent article on the situation in Spain.

Full article: International Transport Forum / El Vigia

8 October 2018

Marseille wants to group ferry traffic at the Cap Janet site around a 2000 m2 terminal with much improved access.

Full article: Le Marin / Video

8 October 2018

The Port of Seville’s new strategic plan focuses on industry 4.0, new energies and the circular economy

Full article: Europa Press / Portal Portuario

8 October 2018

Kenya: operators of the Lapsset corridor, connected to the new port of Lamu, confirm the route and plans to create nine towns.

Full artcile: Business Daily

8 October 2018

Rotterdam intensifies testing of smart truck convoys as it prepares to introduce them into logistics plans

Full article: Port of Rotterdam

3 October 2018

Africa: port infrastructure is essential for unlocking economic growth and making the continent more competitive

This point was emphasised once again at the African Maritime Administration Conference. Logistical efficiency is a key area, in which port cities have vital advantages. Long term planning, with a focus on sustainable development, should provide a framework for moving forward.

Full article: This Days Live 1 / This Day Live 2