The Port of Marseilles reaffirms its strong interest in a city-port combination

The presentation of the year’s balance and the perspectives for 2018 was used to announce the launch of a study on the redevelopment of the 400 hectares of the East Docks. The object is to combine industrial and urban activities on the site. This strategy follows the same line as the Port-City Capillarity Charter signed in 2013 between the Port, the City and Euroméditerranée, or the Terrasses du Port which brings a passenger terminal into the same building as commercial facilities run by the city.

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Liverpool: the public to be invited to contribute to plans for a new ferry on the river Mersey

The passenger service is coming to the end of its life. The Mayor of Liverpool wants the ferry to remain an icon that reflects the city’s identity, and the new service will be a key part of the transport and tourism strategies. The new ferries will need to meet the needs of passengers, while generating additional revenue from the organisation of events and local cruises. Continue reading

Bellingham waterfront: first developments and public consultation

With the first roads, a park and commercial facilities set to open in 2018 at the waterfront area near the converted grain silo, the Port has just organised a consultation inviting the public to choose one of two options allowing access to the waterfront through a new park. Housing, offices, commercial spaces and a hotel will also be developed in this 96 hectare sector.

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The Port of Brussels celebrates its 25th anniversary and looks to the future

2018 will be a year of celebration with the port of Brussels set to be opened up, and numerous events organised for the general public, including the port festivities in May. This year will also see the inauguration of several major projects, including the construction village and the new cruise terminal at the outport, with a 240 metre quay. Finally, the Port of Brussels is currently working on a new master plan for the period leading up to 2040. Continue reading

Barcelona: City and Port agree to reorganise cruise activity and assess its externalities for the city

The agreement aims to promote more harmonious development for the cruise business, which is essential for both parties but no longer always welcomed by local residents. The number of terminals is set to be reduced from eight to seven, while those closest to the city will be moved. All stopovers will now be grouped together at the Adossat terminal, and a study will launched to look at the issue of ship’s at-berth emissions. Continue reading

More than 9,300 visitors to the Port of Valencia in 2017


The great interest among local schools around Valencia in showing their pupils how the port works has led to an increase in the number of visitor days to the port of 26% over the previous year. Many schools have included a visit in their annual calendar, or even their teaching programme, organising visits systematically every year.

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Lisbon: new cruise terminal opened

Officially inaugurated on 10 November 2017, the Santa Apolonia cruise terminal had already welcomed its first ship in September. Participants in the study trip to Lisbon organised by AIVP last autumn had the opportunity to tour the terminal. They also chatted to its designer, architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, and the Managing Director of the cruise terminals at the Port of Lisbon, Ricardo Ferreira, who explained all of the benefits of the facility, which combines functionality, flexibility and urban integration.

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China publishes its white paper on its Arctic policy and calls for a Polar Silk Road

China hopes to include this policy in current treaties and the freedom of the seas enjoyed by all countries. She is calling for more commercial test voyages to accumulate experience. After the marine version of the Silk Road to Southern Europe via Malacca and Suez, and the railway version to Northern Europe via Central Asia, this third version bolsters China’s geopolitical vision when other powers are falling back on their own resources. Continue reading

Leghorn Port Centre follows the example of Le Havre to organize a cycle of themed conferences on the port


These citizen conferences will be held once a month and will be open to the public. They will address a range of topics from the history and culture of the port to today’s challenges associated with city planning, strategic port planning and the environment. The meetings will also provide a forum in which students of the DIDA architecture laboratory of the University of Florence can present studies and research work.

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