Corunna (Spain): five projects for the waterfront submitted for public consultation
At the end of 2018, the city of Corunna launched a competition to find ideas for the waterfront. Of the 17 proposals received, nine were accepted by the jury in the first round. Almost all propose flats, moving cruise ship activities away, and eliminating the old wall separating the port from the city. The jury selected five proposals based on the following criteria: City-Port integration, mobility and accessibility, sustainability, economic model, and citizen participation. To comply with the last point, the 5 projects were presented to the public on 27 February and public consultation is open until 26 March.
San Francisco: a 19th century warehouse in an old shipbuilders’ yard is converted into a research centre for Uber
Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)
Cadiz (Spain): green light for a facility using containers to host innovative start-ups in Cadiz’ free zone
Full article : El Vigia
Melbourne: two blocks with a total of 659 flats to be built on Collins Wharf overlooking the Yarra River
Full article : Architecture.au
Fremantle (Australia): a steering committee for Victoria Quay
The new steering committee met recently to look at possible uses for the 13 hectare site. A number of developments have already been realised, including the passenger terminal. The stated aim for this historic site in Fremantle is to combine an active port with a tourist hub.
Oakland (USA): new version of the waterfront stadium project unveiled
BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations have presented their updated plans for a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium will be circular shaped and more open, and will also have a landscaped roof open to the public. The aim is to ensure that the arena is better integrated into the surroundings of this Howard terminal site, which will also host a housing and office development programme.
Hull (UK), Humber Quays West: a COMPETITION to develop a waterfront district taking into account flood risks
Full article : H-Living with Water
The Port of Trieste (AVIP member) celebrates its 300 Anniversary with a rich program of cultural events
Created in 1719, the port of Trieste presented a program starting on March 18th and extending until the end of the year., including conferences, concerts, exhibitions and open doors days.
Port of Gdansk bets on Human capital development. The port authority signed an agreement to transforms former port warehouses into educational and training facilities, including start-up incubator
Full article : Port News
Port of San Antonio cleans a broader coastal territory, contributing to environmental protection area
Full article : Portal portuario
Cruise company Hurtigruten teams with NGO EAT Foundation to improve their food chain sustainability, to reduce food waste and healthier menus
Full article : Cruise Industry News
Improvements in SHIP information centre in Ijmuiden sea lock complex.
SHIP, a similar structure to AIVP’s port centers, is now more reachable thanks to a new boat connection. The center has also improved the Technolab for youngsters with three new workshops. SHIP also hosts now a temporary exhibition of artist Thijs Zwart.
New partnership between the ports of Douala and Bordeaux to learn in particular about port-city relationship
Full article : Afrik.com
Inscriptions open for the bike race around the waterfront of Strasbourg, organized by the port
Full article : Stras’N’Bike
Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member), launches new website about port economy and employment.
The initiative has been done in cooperation with Union Maritime, gathering 35 port companies. The main goals is to give disclosure to port employment and facilitate the process for future applicants. The website is only one of the elements of the program “Cap sur l’économie portuaire”, developed by the port and Union Maritime to increase the visibility of port related professions.
Full article: cap-economie-portuaire.fr
Port Authority of Valencia wins Green4sea award for their use of hydrogen to reduce environmental impact
Full article: Safety4sea
Belgium: with 254,800 jobs and €35.3 billion of added value, the six ports are more than ever playing their part as an economic engine
The figures, which come from the latest study carried out by the National Bank of Belgium, are the highest recorded since 2012, and were never achieved prior to the crisis in 2008. However, they do include the non-maritime chemicals sector. In terms of jobs, the challenge for the ports is to continue developing their attractiveness and working on their brand image in the community.
Sweden gives the green light to trial self-driving trucks on public roads between two depots.
Full article: Flows
Danish businesses unite to position themselves in the flourishing global market for outfitting of cruise ships
Full article: Maritime Denmark
The Danish maritime sector employs 96,000 people and accounts for 6.5% of the country’s GDP
Full article: Maritime Denmark
The Port of Marseille and MGI launch a blockchain pilot port for container traffic
Full article: Port Technology
La Rochelle: businesses unite under the umbrella of the MER association to accelerate the energy transition and industrial ecology.
Full article: economiecirculaire.org
Taiwan: land negotiations between City and Port to adapt to both sides’ development strategies.
Full article: Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Taiwan set to call on British know-how to kick-start development of offshore wind in ports
Full article: Offshore Wind
Hydrogen technology has a big part to play in decarbonising the port and maritime economy
The issue was the focus of a brainstorming workshop organized by the Port of Barcelona. It is believed that by 2050, some 25% of the world’s energy could rely on this technology which is taking its place in a new energy mix. To that end, the European public-private “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking” is supporting nearly 250 projects.