New York City consults citizens on the latest version of its Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan
A waterfront zoning plan was originally created in 1993, and in 2008 the City decided it should be updated every ten years. The current consultation concerns the new version of the Vision 2020 for the 520 miles of waterfront, a document dating back to 2011. This summer, a variety of public workshops were organised for “Living and Playing at the Waterfront”, “Working at the Waterfront”, “Restoring and Recreation”, “Adapting our Waterfront” (to climate change).
San Francisco, India Basin: developing parks for the disadvantages and minorities, a strategy inspired by other examples in the US
Full article : Governing
Sydney, Darling Harbour: the national maritime museum has installed 812 cutting-edge solar panels
Full article : Energy Live News
Hayle (UK): FCBStudios selected for the next phase in the redevelopment of Cornish Harbour, a world heritage site
The project is inspired by the coal wharf and the natural landscape. Some 140 homes, along with offices, shops and a public square will be created on the eight-hectare site. The agreement also covers a wider masterplan involving 300 homes, a hotel, a watersports hub, and a listed building. The project was designed in conjunction with the municipality, heritage bodies and the local community.
Full article : Design boom (+ images, plans)
Shenzhen, Huanggang Port: INVITATION TO TENDER for a passenger terminal and new port office building
Full article : Archdaily
Brussels: a new bridge over the Canal will also provide access to the future leisure park on the Quai des Matériaux dock
Full article : DH.be
North Vancouver: a new life for the former naval yards
Dialog has created a mixed-use development building on the site’s strong identity and heritage. This is particularly true of Shipyards Commons, one of the workshops that has been restored and now houses leisure activities. With shops and restaurants, public spaces and promenades, a small hotel, markets, exhibitions and festivals, the district has gained a new lease of life since the summer.
Antwerp: the Flemish government looks for an expert to redefine the future of Doel, a villa enclave within the Port of Antwerp
Full article : GazetVanAntwerpen
Ship emissions: the Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur region is set to invest 30 million euros to “reconcile ports cities with citizens”.
Full article: Le Marin
New App jointly developed by 21CC Education, Port of Moerwijk and private companies wants to bring the world of logistics closer to younger generations
Full article: Port of Moerwijk
The port of Berlin launches the first emission-free “pusher”
Full article: Hafenzeitung
Port of Leixões will host the 6th edition of the port race on Sept. 15. The program will include also several solidarity initiative
Full article: Port of Leixões
Port authority of Antwerp hosts maritime cinema sessions in the port house
Full article: Flows
Port of Rotterdam and Hamburg are discussing coordinated action for greener harbors
Local politicians from the green and social-democratic parties are negotiating new identical green shipping regulation to avoid harming economic competition, while favoring more environmentally sustainable ports. The goal is to convince other major European ports to join the initiative.
Port of Coquimbo awards personal development grants to workers’ family members, to empower women in the labour market
Full article: Portal Portuario
Port of Motril will have a commission to discuss the relationship with the city and prepare the guidelines for the future master plan affecting urban areas
Full Article: Motril Digital
River transport in France remains underused, despite its clear advantages
Benefits include a lower carbon footprint, extensive network, capacity reserve, storage options in central urban areas, and low negative externalities. Recent policies aimed at promoting cooperation between stakeholders along the Seine and Rhône or in the Hauts de France region are also ensuring a more consistent, dynamic approach. Isemar has taken an in-depth look at the issue.
Full article: Isemar (pdf)
Africa: China is involved with 46 port projects and is starting to change its strategy on societal integration.
Full article: Flows
Almeria: the dry port of Nijar is set to open in 2020, on a 270 hectare site, providing an essential resource for local competitiveness.
Full article: El Mercantil
Long Beach and Los Angeles ports begin talks to intensify cooperation
The challenge is to make the City Port territory more competitive as a gateway for products arriving in the USA from Asia. This internal strategy driven by the management of both ports is reminiscent is similar to those involving Tacoma and Seattle, or the joint sports initiative between Virginia and Georgia. Géraldine Knatz, former CEO of the Port of Los Angeles and member of the AIVP Expert Committee, believes these initiatives are sensible solutions, that have become increasingly popular since the last attempted merger in 2014.
Full article: Benzinga
“Navigating a changing climate”: an international survey on the effects of climate change for ports and navigable waterways
Full article: Navigating a changing climate
Trucks on trains: the Cargo Beamer project in Calais announced in 2016 takes off with EU support.
Full article: Cargobeamer
Piraeus: the port could develop faster with the creation of a genuine local and regional maritime cluster.
Full article : Port Economics
Le Havre extends its steam network to cover more industrial sites, especially for washing tank containers. Some 43,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions will be avoided.
Full article: Paris Normandie
Zimbabwe is modernising its North-South corridor to connect with other SADC countries and the Indian Ocean ports.
Full article: Africa Ports
Seine ports merger: the plan is moving forward with territorial meetings and an online platform.
Full article: NPI