Urban Port

21 February 2018

Dun Laoghaire: the port launches a CALL FOR TENDERS for Carlisle Pier

The site, covering 1.1 hectares, is located in the historic waterfront sector. It is currently used for car-parking and the port occasionally takes it over for discharge of unusual cargoes or cruise ship berthing, or for international regattas. The redevelopment proposals must be for predominantly cultural use, ensure permeability with the city, and allow improved public access to the waterfront.

Full article : Afloat

21 February 2018

Lorient: plans for a 3.3 megawatt solar farm (capable of providing power to 1000 homes) on the roof of the submarine base by 2019

Full article : Ouest France

21 February 2018

Mumbai: cruise facilities on the Eastern Waterfront will be inspired by Miami

Full article : Times of India

21 February 2018

Liverpool: work begins on project to open up views of the Stanley Flight, an important part of the port’s golden age

Full article : The Guide Liverpool

16 February 2018

Hong Kong: flats over the container terminal?

This is one of the solutions being studied by the government to meet the strong pressure for housing. The other option would be to relocate the terminal concerned, Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, which currently handles 80% of the territory’s traffic. For the Managing Director, the first option is worth considering and technically feasible. It could provide housing for tens of thousands of people. Relocating the 380-hectare terminal, on the other hand, raises the difficulty of finding an alternative site. A joint port-city solution which is unprecedented to say the least! It will be proposed to the public in March.

Full article : South China Morning Post

16 February 2018

Santander: development of public spaces around the passenger terminal will start this spring

Full article : El Diario

16 February 2018

Melbourne Docklands: reflections and an exhibition by RMIT students on a zero carbon future for Victoria Harbour

Full article : Docklands news

16 February 2018

Marseilles: the five historic cranes of the Digue du Large sea wall are finally being preserved

Full article : La marseillaise

14 February 2018

Oulu (Finland): images of PAVE architects’ 2014 project to turn grain silos into housing

Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

14 February 2018

Sète: the port will seek consultation on the project to accommodate large yachts, which has given rise to much discussion

Full article : La Dépêche


Citizen Port

21 February 2018

Guayaquil: agreement between the Port and Department of Education to create a Technological Institute

According to the government, a trained technical workforce is crucial to the future of port cities in the 21st century. Guayaquil, home to the country’s biggest port, will host the new institute, providing an environment conducive to training, innovation and study of future challenges, with the construction of a deep water port and the decision to retain the naval yards.

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21 February 2018

In the Port of Antwerp – l’écluse de Royers- bikes will be separated from car traffic

Full article: Port of Antwerp

21 February 2018

The theme of the ESPO Award 2018 is “Creating a good working environment for everyone in the port”

Full article: ESPO

19 February 2018

Tauranga (New Zealand): how can a sustainable cruise tourism policy be implemented?

The tourism development agency is currently questioning the growing number of cruise ship passengers arriving in their territory. How can they maintain a balance while responding to the expectations of both the cruise ship passengers and the local population? To inform her decision, the agency’s director considers that much more precise knowledge of the data on visitor arrivals and the associated financial flows is required.

Full article: Sunlive

19 February 2018

The Port of Bordeaux launches PowerPort BOX: a mobile power supply module for river vessels

Full article: Mer et Marine

19 February 2018

Port of San Diego terminals invest in smart technologies to fight pollution

Full article: Greenport

14 February 2018

Hong Kong: being a leading maritime metropolis still requires a prosperous port

Full article: China Daily

14 February 2018

The wahoo effect plays a role for port employees. We look at the Kalmar example

Full article: Kalmar Global

14 February 2018

Lorient: winter port circuits to learn about the region’s maritime economic identity

Full article: CCSTI

12 February 2018

France: what does the future hold for the sea and the coastline?

The State has set up a participative platform for members of the public to obtain information and submit their views on the future vision proposed for each of the country’s coastlines, in order to ensure the right ecological balance and maximise economic and social benefits from the sea and coast.

Full article: Mer Littoral + Magazine Environnement


Enterprise-driver Port

13 December 2017

Two regions, two countries, only one port! The port of Ghent and Zeeland Seaports merge to create North Sea Port

The new port complex represents some 70 Mt of traffic and is among the ten largest in Europe. The merger was approved by both the Belgian and Dutch shareholders. By going beyond traditional political boundaries to pool capabilities, the new port aims to be more innovative, more dynamic and more ambitious. Duplicated activities will be avoided and there are already plans to group together goods flows. The initiative reflects a global trend, and should be followed closely.

Full article: North Sea Port

11 December 2017

OSC and Royal Haskoning unveil a range of development scenarios for European port hinterlands. The battle is not over.

Full article: Global Maritime Hub + pdf

11 December 2017

With 21 ocean liners ordered in two years, the cruise market is taking off in hard-to-reach areas.

Full article: Le Marin

6 December 2017

Columbia placing its hopes in the Port of Buenaventura as it looks to create an international class maritime city

Until now, Columbia has not capitalised on its status as the only Latin American country with access to two oceans. That could change with the planned Economic Activities Centre in Buenaventura. The first phase of the project aims to attract Chinese industrialists, and eventually the goal is to build a port city in its own right, rather than a city neighbouring a port.

Full article: Departemento Nacional de PlaneacionChina Dialogue

6 December 2017

Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem vision is centred on high levels of connectivity and digitalisation

Full article: Cruise and Ferry

6 December 2017

Shanghai continues to stake its development on more integrated relations with all the ports on the Yangtze

Full article: Port Technology (pdf)

6 December 2017

McKinsey announces that 375 million jobs will be automated by 2030, forcing workers to develop new skills continually.

Full article: McKinseyFull report (pdf 9Mo)

6 December 2017

Iran: the inauguration of the Port of Chabahar signals Iran is repositioning itself in maritime trade between SE Asia, Central Asia, and eventually Europe

Full article: Journal of Commerce

4 December 2017

Aveiro (Portugal): green light for a wind turbine production site. 105 jobs expected.

Full article: Jornal da Economia do Mar

29 November 2017

By taking back operational control of 720km of pipeline, the Port of Antwerp is anticipating energy transition

Recovering control will enable the port to offer a more open network which will therefore be better adapted to inter-company exchanges of flows, and will allow more sustainable transport of products into the hinterland. In the long term, the port is also looking at developing hydrogen and CO2 transport. Increasing the number of heat loops is also among the objectives of the 44 million Euro investment.

Full article: Port of Antwerp