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15 May 2019

Melbourne: parks and public spaces for the Southbank

The project concerns the Southbank arts precinct and the 18,000 m2 of public spaces redeveloped there. The team selected after a tender process includes two landscape architecture professors from the University of Sheffield, and architecture firm Hassell. The project includes plans for raised parks, gardens and pedestrian areas.

Full article : Architecture.au

15 May 2019

The Port of Hualien (Taiwan) redraws its boundaries to better meet the needs of its customers and rationalise the interface with the City. The amount of space managed directly by the port will be reduced.

Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd

15 May 2019

Shanghai: two former warehouses in the Xinhua Dock district turned into offices by HPP

Full article : Arch Daily (+ images, plans)

15 May 2019

Sacramento (USA): the municipal council adopts the mayor’s proposal to use hotel taxes to redevelop the old waterfront

Full article : The Sacramento Bee ; SFgate

13 May 2019

Paris: charter for using the Seine docks

Two charters have been signed allowing mixed uses for certain port sectors in the capital. The aim was to determine clearly the best way to share these spaces between different users, who include the Port and the City of Paris, the town hall authorities in the districts concerned, and also local residents, associations, and institutions. As we have reported on numerous occasions, the Port of Paris is following a highly proactive urban integration strategy.

Full article : Haropa Ports de Paris ; Charte d’Amélioration des Ports

13 May 2019

Seoul: 99 containers converted to create “π-ville 99”, with new spaces for the university and students

Full article : Design boom (+images, plans) ; Video

13 May 2019

Pasaia: start of work to redevelop the fish market and its public spaces

Full article : Pasia Port

8 May 2019

Port of Marseilles: a new future for the east docks

The East docks cover a 400 hectare strip of land running for 12 km along the coast to the North of the Old Port. There, the issues of integration between the port and city are particularly strong. The City Port Charter laid the foundations for a strategy aimed at mixed-use porosity, and some iconic developments have already been completed. Today, new opportunities are opening up, notably with the relocation of the international ferry terminal to Cap Janet. Detailed report.

Full article : Le Moniteur

8 May 2019

Boston (USA): new ferry links between different waterfront sectors are being studied

Full article : Wbur

8 May 2019

Puerto Quequen (Argentina) has officially opened its “Parador Cultural Puerto Ciudad”, a cultural, artistic and recreational space

Full article : Diario 4v

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Citizen Port

15 May 2019

Italy’s ports association launches the Italian Port Days to raise public awareness about port life and culture

The event will be held simultaneously in every port in the country between 15 and 21 May. A variety of activities will be available, including meetings, tours, fun workshops, etc., all with a dual objective: to promote the societal integration of ports and to strengthen City Port links. The event will close with a press conference at the Port Center in Livorno, a member of AIVP’s Port Center Network.

Full article: Assoporti / Program (pdf)

15 May 2019

Puertos del Estado from Spain develops broad overarching sustainability strategy to anticipate the consequences of traffic increases

Full article: El Vigía

15 May 2019

MCT terminal in Gioia Tauro will use hybrid straddle carriers reducing emissions

Full article: Portal portuario

13 May 2019

New interpretations of the Port Center concept are emerging worldwide

In the past weeks we have seen news portraying new models of Port Centers. In Southampton the 1851 trust, from the sailing team INEOS, has a space named STEM Crew HQ with a rich educational content to link the classroom to the maritime world, especially in sciences, technology, math and engineering. In Florida, the new Sea the World Storefront, from Marine Industry, will open next May, with an exhibition and activities to engage with students and raise awareness to maritime professions, investing on human capital and education. In Hamburg, the Discovery Dock opened in April, from private investors, that created this space to explore the port as an attraction, using advanced VR gadgets. Finally, we could also read that the port of Barcelona will open its Port Center in 2021, framed in the special plan Port Vell. These news confirm AIVP’s message, that citizen engagement, port culture and education are crucial for sustainable port-city relationships, and that Port Centers are a crucial tools for these purposes

Full article: 1851 Trust, Maritime Executive, Discovery Dock, Abendblatt

13 May 2019

Transnet and port of Durban start a clean-up initiative to remove the waste brought by the major storm from last April 23.

Full article: Greenport

13 May 2019

Port of Seattle strengths its commitment to become environmentally sustainable, prioritizing electric energy to reduce emissions

Full article: Greenport

13 May 2019

Mayors of Chilean port cities meet the transport minister to demand new port law that clearly creates benefits for local inhabitants

Full article: Portal portuario

8 May 2019

Port of LA will use hydrogen powered trucks to connect with the terminals in the port of Long Beach

Full article: Revista Cargo

8 May 2019

EU project “Durable” proposes using drones and robots to make green energy infrastructure easier to deploy and maintain

Full article: All about shipping

8 May 2019

IMO presents the new website for the Marine Environment Protection of the South-East Asian Seas (MEPSEAS) project

Full article: Port News, Mepseas

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Enterprise-driver Port

15 April 2019

Green Deliriver: a new river-based urban logistics pilot project in Paris to meet the needs of e-commerce and the construction industry.

Full article: Voxlog

15 April 2019

Study of port governance and the cruise sector: four standard models and an overall trend towards multi-party management of facilities

Full article: Port Economics

10 April 2019

The EIB grants a 90 million euro loan to the Brittany region for the planned renewable marine energy terminal at the port of Brest

Full article: La Tribune

8 April 2019

Future governance of the Antwerp / Zeebrugge port complex: all options still open for finding the right balance

Full article: Flows

8 April 2019

Thessaloniki: for the port’s CEO, the relationship between City and Port is now a success, especially in terms of culture

Full article : ESPO

8 April 2019

New Zealand: will the Ports of Auckland eventually have to be moved to Northland? The different political stakeholders are taking up positions on the issue

Full article: News Hub

3 April 2019

Hamburg: the port CEO reviews the contribution of 5G technology, thanks to its processing power and versatility

After a pilot phase, three applications tested in real-life conditions show the benefits of the technology: the ability to obtain environmental data directly from sensors on board vessels approaching the port; regulation of traffic when mobile installations are on the move; data capture to monitor the development of superstructures using virtual reality.

Full article: Port Technology

3 April 2019

A port in northern Newfoundland to connect the territory to the Arctic route? A process of reflection and preliminary studies are under way.

Full article: CBC

1 April 2019

Free Zones are only useful if they create prosperity for their territories, meaning shared wealth.

There are some 2,500 free zones around the globe, with over 550 represented by a worldwide association. Many of them are located in port cities. At a congress in Barcelona, the association presented its “prosperity index aimed at measuring the contribution of free zones to their direct zones of influence”. The aim is economic sustainability, an increasingly important demand for local residents.

Full article: Diario del Puerto / Free Trade Zones Organizations

1 April 2019

Seattle: the port and airport join forces to manage the handling of cruise passengers’ baggage, allowing them to visit the city hands-free!

Full article: Cruise Industry News