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.
Yokohama: in 2019 a new cruise ship terminal will open with shops and a 200-room hotel
Full article : The Asahi Shimbun
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
Edinburgh (Scotland): less housing and more retail spaces in the revised masterplan for Waterfront Plaza
Full article : Scottish Housing news
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.
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
Mumbai: the City’s 2034 Plan now includes the redevelopment of 112.8 hectares planned by the Mumbai Port Trust
Full article : Nyoooz
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
Lorient (France): concert halls, studios – contemporary music will take its place in the submarine base in the autumn of 2018
Full article : Ouest France
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.
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
The port and University of Huelva join forces to promote innovation and employment
Full article: http://elvigia.com
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
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.
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
An environmental initiative between four global port operators to encourage 7,500 port workers to adopt green practices.
Full article: http://www.handyshippingguide.com
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
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.
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
Regulating port traffic by coupling data from the Port Community System with external data on weather, accidents, etc.
Full article: MGI
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
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
Tunnel, ring-road, seawall: the Italian government announces major infrastructure works to support the port of Genoa.
Full article: The Medi Telegraphe
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
Chile: the port-cities association presents its proposals for the fair redistribution of receipts from port activities.
Full article: Portal Portuario