The South Korean Government wants to make Jeju more attractive

Plans have been unveiled for a new cruise terminal on Jeju Island, with capacity for 4.7 million visitors annually. It will be completed by a 820,000 m2 leisure and tourism complex. The approach has been adopted in the country’s main ports, for example in Busan where a new terminal was opened in September 2018 and new cultural amenities are planned.

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Port and food production: Rotterdam and Sète announce new industrial investments in the beverage sector.

Innocent, a leader in the fruit juice industry will be the first company to set up in the Rotterdam Food Cluster. The production will be of 400 million bottles each year for all of Europe. In Sète, the OFW Ships project reaches a new milestone with the installation of a logistics base for the factory vessel dedicated to the desalination and bottling of deep-sea water for consumption. This technology could be developed in many port cities for local markets. The production capacity is 2.5 million liters per 5-day campaign. Continue reading

Tangier: invitation to tender launched for the 2020-2024 strategic plan

Plans to redevelop the Tangier port zone have been costed at 7 billion dirhams, including 2.5 billion for the port aspect. Several of the major developments have already been completed, including the fishing port, marina, port mosque, the extension to the cruise docks and the modernisation of the passenger terminal. The ITT, launched by SAPT, is aimed at establishing a roadmap and an economic model.

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“Blue Green Heart” for Baltimore

The project by West 8 was selected last July, and includes plans to create a vast waterfront leisure area with promenades, small viewing points, outdoor concert spaces, boat ramps, water taxis, a new viaduct to improve mobility, and more. The materials dredged from the port will be recycled to create new marshland and green spaces, in another example of the circular City-Port economy.

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Valencia and Antwerp make real steps toward using hydrogen as a port fuel

Using different technologies, specifically a fuel cell or a hybrid hydrogen-diesel dual fuel engine, the two ports are looking to supply port machinery and service vessels. Many port operators are now looking at the goal of achieving a zero-carbon port, and these initial field experiments should be followed closely around the world.

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France: the port cities of Le Havre, La Rochelle, and Dunkirk selected by the Government to be innovation areas

Le Havre’s “Smart Port City” project, endorsed by the AIVP, will promote innovation in many areas of the City-Port relationship, including logistics, training, community relations, the future Port Center, the cruise industry, etc. Dunkirk will focus its efforts on energy by involving citizens in all the current changes. Finally, La Rochelle will bring in a wide range of innovative measures aimed at achieving zero carbon status. All of these projects are driven by AIVP members, and will provide inspiration for others. Continue reading

Powerhouse Brattørkaia: a positive energy building opens on Trondheim’s waterfront

Its designer, Snøhetta, has combined various solutions for the new office building: choice of construction materials, building orientation, solar panels, heat recovery, waste water, sea water use, natural light, etc. The building will generate renewable to cover its own needs, while also supplying power to neighbouring buildings, electric buses, boats and cars via a local micro-grid.

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