Shanghai: a masterplan to become an Excellent global city by 2035
An important aspect will be to introduce measures to protect the environment and to limit demographic growth and land designated for construction. There should be a big increase in green spaces. 45 km along the banks of the Huangpu are already available, with proposals for promenades, green spaces and conversion of port-industrial land. The city also aspires to become a world-level metropolis of innovation on the basis of its port sector.
Vancouver (Canada): dual Leed Platinium certification for the waterfront Congress Centre
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Lorient (France): redevelopment being examined to combine fishing, sailing, ship repair and tourism on the Keroman peninsula
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Faro (Portugal): a working group to define future uses of unoccupied port spaces by the end of March
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Brisbane: Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment under way
The controversial project to redevelop this 3.43 hectare listed site had been shelved for some time. Some 80% of the site will be given over to public spaces, including a riverside promenade that should open by next February. Retail spaces and restaurants will then follow in September, with a hotel scheduled for January 2019. References to the site’s previous activity have been incorporated and two listed building will also be used.
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Los Angeles: the AltaSea enters a new era with the opening of the Kretz Blue Economy Incubator at warehouse 58
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Marseilles, eco-district: 2.7 hectares, 400 homes, a hotel, retail spaces and more, all powered by marine energy
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Colombo (Sri Lanka): China set to invest 1 billion dollars in the International Financial City
The City has been designed by American architectural firm SOM. Part of the Colombo Port City project, it will be built close to the container port, with work due to begin in mid-2018. The government’s aim is to create a financial marketplace in the Indian Ocean capable of attracting foreign investment and generating thousands of jobs.
Seville: the Port is reallocating uses for its land, with 10 hectares set to be earmarked for city-port integration
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A new museum for the Port and City of Aviles with more than 220 m2 dedicated to port history
Full article: Elcomercio
Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) requests ports to reduce their emissions as a result of significant air pollution
Full article: Green 4 Sea
The RP-PSA Experiential Laboratory has been launched in Singapore. It is a high technology simulator in which students will be able to develop their skills
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The adoption of a strategy to improve air quality now a priority for the Port of London
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With Euros 1.4 million of investment, the port of Antwerp is hoping to bring a halt to congestion caused by heavy goods traffic, aiming to cut the number of journeys by 250,000.
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The Port of Auckland draws on a recent study to introduce cold ironing facilities for cruise ships and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 31%.
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MTCC- Network: a global network of centres of excellence in marine technology has been official launched at the headquarters of the IMO
The directors of the five cooperation centres have signed a MoA to create the network with centres in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. Their mission is to promote new technologies to improve energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions from ships.
Events and entertainments for all ages: a guide to the autonomous port of Strasbourg
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Cruise ships are becoming more and more high-tech: five technological trends explained
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Energy transition: Is offshore electricity the power source of the future for many north European ports?
Full article: World Cargo News
Based on the model of Malaysia or Thailand, transport corridors can be a great asset for African port cities.
Full article: Ports & Ships
Montreal: in 2018, the port will use predictive analysis to control access to its terminals in a self-perfecting system.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
Ship-breaking industries: After Le Havre, Bordeaux and Brest, Le Trait, in the Seine Valley, is the 4th French site to gain certification.
Full article: Le Marin
Marseille: Quechen Silicon Chemical announces plans for a silica production plant to be integrated into the PIICTO platform
The €100 million industrial investment by the world’s third largest silica manufacturer will help to create 130 jobs. The project represents recognition for the port’s ability to provide land, energy, good international links and an industrial ecology platform that allows the operators present to pool resources and fluids.
Dutch firm Port Liner announces plans to launch fully-electric barges with capacity for 280 containers by autumn 2018.
Full article: Electrek
French Guyana: the maritime and port sectors expect to play leading roles in the blue economy
Full article: Grand Port Maritime Guyane
Australia: Newcastle, one of the world’s biggest coal ports, starts to mutate to prepare for a future with less coal.
Full article: Splash 24/7
South Korea expects to have 3,000 ha of industrial-logistical zones to support its ports by 2030
Full article: Yonhap News