Montreal: call for proposals to convert the iconic Silo 5

A quarter of a century after it closed, Silo 5, an emblematic building in Montreal’s Vieux Port district, Silo 5 is set to become the heart of new mixed-used district with housing, shops, a hotel, and leisure and tourist facilities. The request for proposals to redevelop the silo and the Pointe du Moulin site is based on the responses obtained during the associated public consultation. Priority will be given to showcasing the silo and its industrial history, and the building could be used to create spectacular viewpoints!

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The ports of Ghana are crucial to the country’s development, while gradually integrating environmental issues

As the region’s third largest economy, Ghana is able to rely on a port system. In addition to terminals, investment has also been made in infrastructural links, notably with Burkina Faso, and smoother goods tracking procedures. Alongside this, and with the help of an international pool, the port of Tema has become a pilot project for an integrated and sustainable approach to port design. Continue reading

The City of Quebec is keen to strengthen innovation in the Littoral Est sector, as a complement to port development projects.

The initiative forms part of the wider Saint Lawrence project driven by the Province. At these sites, which have a clear economic purpose, a technological innovation zone will be focused on logistics activities, life sciences and clean technologies, particularly in the field of energy. The project is intended to generate synergies with plans to extend the port into the Beauport area. Continue reading

Valparaiso (Chile): citizens opt for the Parque Barón project

Some 11,344 people voted in the “Imagina el Muelle Barón” competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, and the Municipality. They were invited to choose from a shortlist of three proposals for a future “Promenade of the Sea” to be developed on a 10.9 hectare site owned by the Port. New green spaces and four pedestrian access paths will recreate links with the city, notably for the cruise terminal. A wetland area, underground aquarium and marina are also planned. Work is set to be carried out in 2020 and 2012.

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Halifax: co-construction around the port infrastructure plan continues

Launched in 2015, the process is continuing with the aim of uniting the community around two key objectives: capitalising on the economic opportunities generated by maritime traffic, while improving the living environment for local residents. Reducing truck traffic is one of the main priorities. Several scenarios have been created, with citizens now being asked to give their reactions. Continue reading

Douala: the autonomous port gains new competencies to strengthen its competitiveness for the benefit of the country and neighbouring cities

This is the aim of the recent Presidential Decree, which handed the port responsibility for general coordination of all port activities and new powers including development planning, management of publicly-owned port sites, the power to collect debts, etc. In addition to these new prerogatives, the port now has a duty to support local sustainable social and cultural development for local communities. The City Port relationship will therefore be a priority, something AIVP warmly welcomes! Continue reading

Le Port (Reunion, France): a new phase for the EcoCité project with the creation of a Public Interest Group

The Public Interest Group (GIP) “Ecocité La Réunion” brings together the French State and the various local communities concerned. The move is a response to the need for a change of scale and governance for this vast and ambitious project, seen as a testing ground and a demonstration of a sustainable city in a tropical environment.

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Building the port city of the future on Africa’s Atlantic coast: crucial challenges for the future of emerging societies and economies

The new publication by the Sefacil foundation says the continent remains less urbanised, with less coastal development, and less integrated into global logistics value chains than any other. The numerous contributions highlight the challenges and opportunities associated with innovation, technology, education, as well as governance and on-going reforms. AIVP is a member of the Sefacil foundation.
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Ten ports from around the world together in Rotterdam to promote social innovation

The group includes ports in Asia, North America and Europe, and aims to forge a common programme of human capital-related actions to tackle the challenges of the energy transition and digitisation in ports. In this area, human expertise will make the difference. Cities and the research sector will be included in the project, which owes its existence partly to discussions on the fringes of AIVP’s World Conference in Quebec.
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