The foundation stone of the Visitors Centre of the port of Ghent has been posed on Rigakaai, a symbolic place at the frontier between the city and the active port. It will open its doors in 2013. This sustainable building designed by Tetra architects studio will notably contain a multifunctional space, equipped with multi-media, enabling 100 persons to be received, and will provide views over the port. The Port of Ghent has also chosen to strengthen its communication with the public by programming a Port House, this time in the very centre of the city, which will open in 2014. A strategy which will be presented by Kate Verslype at the AIVP World Conference next June
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The port of Long Beach (United States) adopts a plan for its energy policy
(Port of Long Beach, 22/05/2013)
Uruguay: 10% increase in cruise ships and 400,000 passengers in Montevideo
(Vision maritima, 21/05/2013)
Israel announces the construction of a new port operated by the private sector
(Maritime executive, 20/05/2013)
Malaga (Spain): more than 650,000 cruise passengers and an impact estimated at €56.6 million in 2012
(La Opinión de Malaga, 21/05/2013)
Djibouti: US$5.9 billion to increase the capacity of Doraleh to 3 million TEU and construct new ports
(G Captain, 08/05/2013)
Kénitra, the only river port in Morocco, is to close. It will be replaced by "Kénitra Atlantique"
(Maritime news, 15/05/2013)
Riga (Latvia): the port starts cooperation with companies to improve air quality
(Freeport of Riga, 20/05/2013)
European Commission unveils maritime strategy for the Atlantic
(Europa - FR, Europa - EN ; Europa - ES, 13/05/2013)
Bilbao (Spain): environmental green light for the external port extension
Marseilles (France): consultation for an urban study on the La Joliette port-city sector
Sydney (Australia): The Wilkinson Eyre Architects project was chosen for the Crown Hotel in Barangaroo.
(Architecture & Design ; Concept, 16/05/2013)
Uruguay and Venezuela sign a cooperation agreement for the port sector.
(Vision Maritima, 14/05/2013)
Suez (Egypt): An industrial park forms the first stage in the transformation of the canal into a vast economic zone.
(Al Shorfa, 11/05/2013)
Shell to build the world’s biggest floating LNG terminal in Australia
(Port news, 08/05/2013
Rosario (Argentina): the port is looking for cooperation with China
(Mundo maritimo, 13/05/2013)