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20 November 2017

Morocco: the 1st international leisure ports meeting confirms Morocco’s potential

During the opening ceremony, the Minister noted that with 3,500 km of coastline, 7 marinas and 4,000 berths, the country already has great potential. The national port strategy to 2030, consistent with the tourism vision for 2020, expects to see infrastructure development and improved connectivity. Cooperation within the Mediterranean Basin is another strong point. The Moroccan Leisure Ports Association (APPM) signed agreements with its French and Spanish equivalents during the meeting. The organizing committee of this meeting included the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development –SMIT-, member of AIVP.

Full article : Ministère de l’Equipement, du Transport, de la logistique et de l’eau ; Le Journal de Tanger

20 November 2017

Yokohama: in 2019 a new cruise ship terminal will open with shops and a 200-room hotel

Full article : The Asahi Shimbun

20 November 2017

The Port of Los Angeles announces that the industrial area of Wilmington is to be turned into a waterfront park, including a public art programme

Full article : Daily Breeze

20 November 2017

Edinburgh (Scotland): less housing and more retail spaces in the revised masterplan for Waterfront Plaza

Full article : Scottish Housing news

15 November 2017

Melbourne: the State of Victoria proposes a huge development project for the 480 ha of Fisherman’s Bend

The declared object is to make it a benchmark for resilient, sustainable urban redevelopment. It is expected to house 80,000 people by 2050. Five sectors which have been identified. One of these, which has been defined as an economic and innovation cluster of national importance, will be devoted to generating up to 80,000 new jobs.

Full article : ArchitectureAu ; Architecture and Design (+ video)

15 November 2017

La Rochelle: the winner of the Recycling Port Landscapes award is organising “walking workshops” to get feedback on public perceptions of the port

Full article : Sud-Ouest ; Umlr

15 November 2017

Vijayawada: the Bandar Canal will be made greener over a 6 km stretch. This could promote water transport and reduce congestion in the city

Full article : The Hindu

15 November 2017

Mumbai: the City’s 2034 Plan now includes the redevelopment of 112.8 hectares planned by the Mumbai Port Trust

Full article : Nyoooz

13 November 2017

Manila: Mayor approves man-made island project

The objective of the Manila Waterfront City Project is to turn a 318 hectare area in Manila Bay into a commercial and tourism hub. Commercial centres, residential buildings, high-class hotels, public services, entertainment and cultural facilities have been announced… but also an international cruise ship terminal. Other man-made island projects have also been approved.

Full article : Inquirer

13 November 2017

Lorient (France): concert halls, studios – contemporary music will take its place in the submarine base in the autumn of 2018

Full article : Ouest France

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Citizen Port

20 November 2017

Trieste: conference on the circular economy and competitiveness in port cities

Organised by AREA Science and the Port of Trieste, the meeting was an opportunity for experts to discuss innovative solutions and models made possible by the circular economy. They debated the positive impacts and added value generated in terms of employment for a port city territory like Trieste.

Full article: Porto of TriesteAREA + Il Nautilus + Messagero Marittimo

 

20 November 2017

DP World has installed 88,000 solar panels in Jebel Ali and Port Rashid on the roofs of buildings, car parks and warehouses.

Full article: https://www.albawaba.com

20 November 2017

The port and University of Huelva join forces to promote innovation and employment

Full article: http://elvigia.com

20 November 2017

The Port of Seville and the Andalusian Foundation for industrial heritage award a prize for alfresco painting of industrial port heritage

Full article: 20 Minutos

15 November 2017

The Port of Long Beach is organising public workshops to adjust its funding programmes

To obtain maximum information and adapt the criteria for subsidies under the Community Grants Program, the Port is offering to work with its neighbours and those most impacted by port operations. The programme funds projects designed to improve the health and quality of life of local residents, in particular.

Full article: See the program fact sheet here Port of Long Beach + http://mailchi.mp

15 November 2017

The Port of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric are working on an energy management plan to promote competitiveness and meet Climate action targets

Full article: Port of San Diego

15 November 2017

An environmental initiative between four global port operators to encourage 7,500 port workers to adopt green practices.

Full article: http://www.handyshippingguide.com

15 November 2017

“Docks The Future”, a European project selected as part of the Horizon 2020 programme, will be driven by the Circle group and will receive €1.2 million in funding.

Full article: Circletouch + Transport Journal

13 November 2017

Guadeloupe, active member of AIVP, wins ESPO Award 2017

This year, the annual prix awarded by ESPO was devoted to the commitment of ports to promoting artistic and cultural projects in their communities. The Port de la Guadeloupe project, entitled Port’Art, is intended to be broad and diverse. It will enable a large percentage of the island’s population to discover port territories through art and history, and also raise awareness among young people through artistic creations produced jointly with local schools. Today, after years of investment in society, the Port of Guadeloupe is paying more and more attention to the intangible benefits of these “soft” values in its activities and their competitiveness.

Full article: ESPO

13 November 2017

The results of the PORTOPIA project were unveiled in Brussels at the final conference, intended to mark a milestone in the digitisation of data in Europe’s port sector.

Full article: Portopia + ESPO

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Enterprise-driver Port

4 October 2017

DP World strengthens its African strategy and focuses on developing in Senegal and Mali.

Located 50 km from Dakar, DPW is set to invest US$ 30 million in the future Port of Ndayane, which will be supported by a logistical free zone benefiting from all the latest technologies. The Port of Dakar will continue to be modernised. At the same time, in Mali, DPW is keen to kick-start river shipping to connect the local economy with the international markets.

Full article: Arabian Industry / Jeune Afrique / Arabian Business

4 October 2017

Wind Europe publishes a 14 page document explaining why ports are set for a central role in the development of wind power.

Full article: Wind Europe / Report June 2017 (pdf)

4 October 2017

Spain: the country’s ports represent 530 million tonnes of traffic, 30 million passengers, 8.7% of GDP and 1.23% of jobs.

Full article: Portal Portuario

4 October 2017

Regulating port traffic by coupling data from the Port Community System with external data on weather, accidents, etc.

Full article: MGI

3 October 2017

55% of traffic at UK ports comes from or goes to the EU. For Dover, London and Grimsby, Brexit is set to be a painful process. Infographic.

Full article: Le Marin, 28 sept 2017, pp 22-23

2 October 2017

For Carlos Moreno, the City-Port-Territory relationship is the challenge for the next decade

For states, physical connections by sea, passing through ports, remain an expression of economic and political power. But today the future of these ports depends more and more on their ability to interact with the territory from which they draw their decisive competitive advantages. The city-port prism is at the centre of the challenges involved in moving towards socio-territorial hyper-metropolitanisation. AIVP is deeply committed to these challenges.

Full article: La Tribune

2 October 2017

Tunnel, ring-road, seawall: the Italian government announces major infrastructure works to support the port of Genoa.

Full article: The Medi Telegraphe

2 October 2017

Norlink Port celebrates its first anniversary: Hauts de France stakeholders reaffirm that shipping is a vital part of their future.

Full article: La Voix du Nord

2 October 2017

Amsterdam rewards 3 start-ups in the circular economy: the top winner proposes to recycle sludge from the ZIP.

Full article: Port of Amsterdam / Clean Capîtal

2 October 2017

Chile: the port-cities association presents its proposals for the fair redistribution of receipts from port activities.

Full article: Portal Portuario