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
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.
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.
Port tours for the region’s young people are to be introduced at the Grendi terminal for a period of several months. Some 400 primary school children will get the chance to discover the port, its careers and logistical environment. Created in 2006 by private sector operator Contship, the PORTOLAB project continues to be popular. The port authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea has decided to take an active role in bringing the project to the port of Carrara, which will be providing tutors employed by the Grendi terminal. Other port community stakeholders will also contribute. Continue reading