The University of Santiago in Chile to offer a diploma in port city planning, management and governance

With the holistic approach increasingly influential in sustainable development, the university has opted to create a programme teaching students about harmonious port activity. Subjects covered will include planning and management of the urban environment, management of access roads and quality of life for port city residents. Each module of the course will treat the Port City as a unified system, rather than as two separate entities. Continue reading

New York, Hunter’s Point: a resilient waterfront park

The second phase of the South Waterfront Park project has been completed. Designed by SWA/Balsley and Weiss/Manfredi, the development occupies a 4.45 hectare former industrial site. In addition to housing a variety of recreational facilities, it will also help protect the city against heatwaves or storms, a resilient approach that can also be seen in the recently completed Domino Park in Brooklyn.

Continue reading

Chile: dialogue with communities and cities central to the new port policy

This is the key issue identified in the strategic orientations and priority investment policies unveiled by the Chilean government to the ten national port authorities, following the appointment of their new presidents. The focus is on proposing mechanisms to promote integration, notably in terms of governance. Employment, mobility and the environment will also be crucial to City-Port-Citizen dialogue. Continue reading

Plans for a desalination plant at the Port of Corpus Christi spark major concerns among local residents

To anticipate the potential need for water and to encourage inward investment, the Port has already decided to file a planning application. The move quickly drew criticism from environmental organisations and local residents, who fear the plant will have a serious impact on marine wildlife and endanger the regional fishing industry.

Continue reading

Liverpool: a Maritime Knowledge Hub


The Hub will be one of the cornerstones of Wirral Waters, the regeneration scheme for the south bank of the Mersey. The aim is to make the hub a leading global centre for research, innovation, education and training in the maritime industries. Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has been selected for the project. The Hub will include two buildings, including the 19th century Hydraulic Tower, which will be restored and refurbished, while there will also be a major focus on green spaces, including roof terraces.

Continue reading

Port cooperation: a host of projects with diverse plans, strategies and policies

This issue of Research in Transportation Management and Business, edited by Theo Notteboom, Francesco Parola and Géraldine Knatz, features 13 international contributions on this essential subject from countries including Italy, Japan, the US, China and Chile, all of which have recently introduced reforms or hosted local initiatives with significant implications for the port authorities concerned. Continue reading

The Port of Quequen (Argentina) devises a plan to monitor marine wildlife

The port is committed to monitoring marine wildlife, and in particular eared seals. Aware of the impact of port activities on biodiversity, the port has joined forces with environmental groups to create a comprehensive programme including educational initiatives, research, monitoring, protection and care of animals. Continue reading

Hamburg Innovation Port: work gets under way

The project designed by MVRDV includes four main buildings including a hotel, conference areas, offices, laboratories and research facilities. A significant amount of space will be earmarked for public use, including green roof terraces, to encourage interaction between people working in the zone. The project should be delivered by spring 2019, and will form part of the Channel Hamburg technology hub due to be created on the former site of Harburg’s inland port.

Continue reading

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. Continue reading

VIDEOS: What is the perspective of the Citizens on the ports? Answers with the street interviews realised by AIVP’s members

Several street interviews have been carried out in Europe, North and South America, Middle-East, and Africa, under the initiative of the Port Center Network of AIVP. These street interviews aim at informing the Port cities’ decision makers about the global comprehension level of the modern port city, but also about expectations and aspirations of their inhabitants. 6 videos (3 minutes each) approaching the questions of work and jobs in the port, the opening of the port to the citizens, the port-city integration, the future, or the port function. The large international range of people interviewed makes that work all the more valuable. To be discovered!

Continue reading