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24 September 2018

Borkum (Germany): urban redevelopment and offshore wind


Ten offshore wind farms are planned for Borkum, an island that was used as a military base during the Second World War. The real estate subsidiary of WPD offshore is proposing a programme of 240 housing units for workers at these plants. An initial phase should see 100 homes built in the port of Borkum by 2020.

Full article : Windpower offshore

24 September 2018

Melbourne: the Chamber of Commerce invites bids for a permanent light and sound show at Victoria Harbour in the Docklands

Full article : Docklands News ; Expression of Interest

24 September 2018

The Agencia Pública de Puertos de Andalucía announces 13.8 million euros in funding to improve spaces between its ports and their cities

Full article : La Opinion de Malaga

24 September 2018

Mossel Bay (South Africa): Transnet wants to redevelop the waterfront, with plans to include a cruise terminal

Full article : CapeTownetc ; Video

19 September 2018

Bellingham (WA, United States): the port and city in partnership to develop a heritage trail


The aim is to showcase historic heritage across the 237 acres of the Waterfront District. The Heritage Trail Concept Plan is the brainchild of firms Walker Macy and Aldrichpears Associates, whose recommendations are based on a detailed inventory of uses, heritage value and historical context of the different buildings and elements of interest at the site.

Full article : Waterfront District Redevelopment ; Heritage Trail Concept Plan

17 September 2018

The future of city-port relations in the Canaries

The President of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, recently met the Mayors of Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, and representatives from the port authorities. In both cases, she highlighted the need to develop port capacities, but also underlined the importance of permanent dialogue to identify which port spaces could become port-city areas, and foster harmonious city/port relations.

Full article : Diario de Lanzarote ; El Dia

17 September 2018

Dunedin (New Zealand): Regional funding and a MoU with project partners to redevelop the waterfront

Full article : Stuff (+ project video)

17 September 2018

Rio de Janeiro: a public-private partnership could save Porto Maravilha and restart the suspended work to redevelop the former port district

Full article : Porto e Navios1 ; Porto e Navios2

12 September 2018

Bremen: Uberseeinsel in 2040? Interview

The Uberseeinsel project will be developed at the site of the former Kellogg’s plant and its silo. The peninsula is at the heart of the Uberseestadt project, the masterplan for which is set to be adjusted. Several international architects have been approached, some for their knowledge of urban ports. Klaus Meier believes the priority is to create a living district, free from traffic and full of children.

Full article : Uberseeinsel ; Interview

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Citizen Port

24 September 2018

A new Port Center in Dunkirk joins the “Port Center by AIVP” community

On Thursday 6 September 2018, the founding assembly of the Dunkirk Port Center association elected its Board of Directors. The decision to create the association was accelerated following a public debate on the “Cap 2020” plans for the Port of Dunkirk. During the debate, local residents expressed strong support for the project, indicating a desire to retain close ties with the port through a suitable vehicle, and the Port Center is the answer to that very legitimate request.

Full article: Mer et marine

24 September 2018

Analysis of environmental performance trends at Brazil’s ports

Full article: Portosenavios

24 September 2018

Code of ethics: the Port of Cartagena and the dedicated committee promote respect for human rights, professional development, equal opportunities, security and safety at work

Full article: murciaeconomia.com

19 September 2018

A Norwegian fund to tackle the challenge of preserving our oceans

The fund, one of the largest of its kind in the world, invests Norway’s oil and gas revenues in over 9,000 companies in 72 countries. As a global investor, the fund’s aims overlap significantly with the United Nations 2030 goals for sustainable economic, social and environmental development.

Full article: The Meditelegraphe Reuters

19 September 2018

The Port of Cadiz opens up to the city by creating a cycle path and demolishing some fences

Full article: Lavozdigital

19 September 2018

What if music could strengthen ties between cities, ports and citizens? The Port of Valparaiso launches a singing competition with the University INACAP and the Culture and Arts Centre Renaca

Full article: Mundo Marittimo

19 September 2018

Port of Long Beach: 20 million dollars transferred to the municipal fund to improve waterfront quality of life for residents

Full article: Port of Long Beach

17 September 2018

The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development

Full article: Mundo Maritimo

17 September 2018

Overview of the growing cruise market with a summary note produced by ISEMAR, the Nantes Saint Nazaire higher institute for maritime economics

Full article: ISEMAR

17 September 2018

The Little Museum of Dublin and the Port of Dublin announce a new short feature competition on the theme “port, city and river”

Full article: Creenireland

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Enterprise-driver Port

2 July 2018

Forward-looking exercise: TT Club and McKinsey imagine the container industry for the next 25 years.

New players, expanded exchanges, and digitisation all seem plausible developments, although we do not yet know their true impact on growing world trade, how value will be created, or who will be the big winners. Based on their analysis, the authors of the study came up with four scenarios: a total digital revolution; gradual digitisation; a third wave of globalisation; and finally a scenario in which trade declines with significant variations.

Full article: TT Club / Pdf report

2 July 2018

Hamburg and Rotterdam aim to manage maritime traffic jointly, in a first step towards the creation of a much-needed European ports network

Full article: Port of Hamburg

2 July 2018

Telescopic offshore wind farm installed in the Canaries represents a step towards optimising this industry in ports.

Full article: Le Marin / The Elican Project

2 July 2018

For Professor Pierre Cariou, the key to winning the port battle now lies in the ability to handle data, not infrastructures.

Full article: MGI

2 July 2018

1970-2018: a look back at the history of self-sailing ships, with questions remaining over their impact on ports

Full article: infomaritime.eu

27 June 2018

Alibaba announces its intention to invest 13 billion Euros in a smart logistics network.

The first investment made through its subsidiary Cainiao is in a logistics warehouse on at least ten floors in Hong Kong airport. Other projects exist for Dubai, Hangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Liege and Moscow. Alibaba plans to offer a commitment to deliver anywhere in the world within 72h. Does this point to a future logistics scenario which may have a positive or negative impact on ports?

Full article: Alibaba Group

27 June 2018

British firm ParcelHero expects Amazon to break into the shipping market in the next 10 years and is predicting the emergence of new shipping models

Full article: SHD Logistics / World Cargo News

27 June 2018

Cork, Ireland: the new container terminal will be strategically important for the local economy and city expansion plans

Full article: Independent.ie

25 June 2018

On 1 January 2019, the ports of Caen, Cherbourg and Dieppe will merge under the name “Ports of Normandy”

Full article: Le Marin

25 June 2018

Lisbon City Hall aims to position the city as an Atlantic Capital by uniting all initiatives around a common strategy.

Full article: Jornal da Economia do Mar