Gothenburg, Frihamnen: MVRDV and BSK arkitekter set to redevelop and expand magasin 113
Magasin 113 is one of the last remaining historic warehouses in this part of the waterfront. It will offer 16,500 m2 of space for offices, a cultural centre, café, shops, restaurants and studios. The project is part of the future Frihamnen RiverCity development, which could provide close to 1000 homes and as many jobs by 2021.
Rouen: the building which has replaced Shed 11 will become home to France 3 TV at the end of 2018, thus completing the conversion of the Espace des Marégraphes
Full article : Paris Normandie
The Krane: a coal crane converted by Arcgency into a spa and terrace with views over the port and city of Copenhagen
Full article : Arch Daily (+ images, plans)
Japan: 3 projects competing for tourist development around casinos
The Yumeshima project, an artificial island in Osaka Bay, heads the shortlist at the moment. Located close to a container terminal, it includes several hotels, waterfront complex, green spaces, …
Chicago: a floating museum created on a barge to celebrate the river’s industrial past
Full article : Gmw (+ images)
Vilanova i la Geltru (Spain): following a public consultation of local residents, the Place of Port redevelopment is now underway
Full article : Ports de la Generalitat
Ireland: kick-start for the Cork and Galway Docklands redevelopment
In Cork, a stadium or office complex on Albert Quay are the most recent developments, but the main project is the Port in Ringaskiddy. The plans include a container terminal, logistics activities, offices, and a hotel, as well as some 4,000 housing units, retail outlets and offices on the Tivoli Docklands site. In Galway, the proposed office development at Bonham Quay could revitalise the whole city and attract international companies.
Full article : Property Week
Auckland, Port President: there will be no port extensions near the city centre. However relocation will only take place in the long term
Full article : NZ Herald
Hamburg Cruise Days: an event to dye the port blue
The Blue Port concept, created by the German artist Michael Batz, is going into its sixth year. The artist, who is known for his light installations in big cities like Florence, Berlin and Salzburg, lights up the port landscape. On this occasion, several big cruise liners will parade through Hamburg during a weekend offering a wealth of entertainment and recreation.
Empty promises? German environmentalists accuse the cruise industry of doing nothing to reduce their pollution over the last year
Full article: https://www.theguardian.com
With the Port Centers Charter, the people of Marseilles are back at the heart of the port-city relationship!
Stakeholders in the territory of Marseilles have turned out in large numbers to sign the AIVP Missions Charter of a Port Center. Marseilles, France’s largest port city, joins the thirteen international port cities that are already signatories. The charter, which was ratified on Thursday 14 September at the Smartcity Forum, centres on the object of opening the port to the city’s population, involving the Port of Marseilles Fos, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseilles, Provence, the Bouches du Rhône Department and the Metropolis of Marseilles, and cities of Marseilles, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Fos-sur-Mer and Port-de-Bouc.
Full article: AIVP
Catalonia brings in a new climate change law to reduce emissions by 100% by 2050
Full article: The Climate Group
ABB launches the “anti-cruise” ship with capacity for just 298 passengers
Full article: https://www.marinelink.com
The regional government to support the creation of an innovation hub at the port of Seville
The education and innovation hub will help businesses become more competitive, offering tailor-made training courses more tuned to the needs of companies in the port community. The aim is to improve the qualifications of port workers and generate social and economic value for the local area.
Full article: http://elvigia.com
Ocean Hackathon in Brest: registrations now open
Full article: Campus Mondial de la Mer
The Port of Rotterdam launches its “Build a more sustainable port” programme
For the Port’s CEO, Mr Castelein, building a sustainable port means creating social and economic value. Through three key themes (a safe and healthy environment, climate and energy, and people and jobs) the Port is asserting its capacity to continue investing over the medium and long term.
For the Sefacil Foundation, there can be no smart port without a collaborative City-Port approach!
The digital revolution offers ports multiple solutions that can help them evolve into smart ports. However, becoming smart is not just about implementing technological innovations. It also involves adopting a collaborative, creative and bold approach to managing port activity.
Full article: Paris Innovation Review
For a secondary port city like Moray (UK), offshore wind offers a unique development opportunity
Full article: Aberdeen Journal
Corpus Christi (USA), the LNG industry offers plenty of opportunities for ports: terminals, victualling, liquefaction plants, etc.
Full article: Seaports Media
Japan, India and the United States pledge to collaborate on port development in Asia to counter Chinese hegemony.
Full article: The Japan Times
Germany sets up a US$77 million fund over six years for transforming its ports into digital hubs and stimulating innovation
Full article: World Maritime News
Ports have an increasingly key role in the development of the circular economy
They can unite different initiatives, provide a focal point for flows of materials or energy, act as logistics centres of course, and also house industrial clusters. Examples are appearing in places such as the Netherlands, the Danube region or Scotland. When combined with large land reserves, as in Hull, the potential is considerable.
The Murcia Region counting on the port of Cartagena to boost commerce, business, tourism and culture.
Full article: El Vigia