Minneapolis: Scape + Rogers Marvel selected for Water Works, a park on the central waterfront
Caen: work starts on the multimedia library designed by OMA for a site beside the Saint-Pierre Basin
Quebec: the port announces better integrated warehouses and a green interface between port, city and river
Copenhagen: the United Nations building designed by 3XN is opened on Marble Pier
Amsterdam: 150 floating apartments at Ijburg. A solution that will become more common as water levels rise?
Renzo Piano agrees to redesign the port of Genoa
The draft proposed by Piano nine years ago was popular as a sustainable vision for port development. However the project has been bogged down due to the failure of the institutions involved to reach agreement. Today the architect is calling on the City, the Port and the Region to work together on the future Masterplan.
Source: La Repubblica
A bridge to link the old fortress of Leghorn with the city
At the end of this month, the city will publish notification of a project for the creation of a floating bridge. It will create a new pedestrian route between the port and the city, and improve the management of tourist flows from the Maritime Station. In the longer term, the fortress will be operated by the company managing the passenger terminal in order to hold cultural events and house the new Port Centre. (photo © AIVP)
Bilbao: a recyclable cruise ship terminal
Inspired by the design of the container, the Bilbao cruise ship terminal was built in a factory with more 70% recycled steel, then transported to the site for assembly. Apart from reducing construction time, this will allow the entire terminal to be dismantled and recycled. Details
Source : Europa Concorsi (+ images, plan)
Nantes: Reichen et Robert for a new district
The agency Reichen et Robert & Associés has been retained to redefine the Bas-Chantenay district, an old industrial site on the banks of the Loire located at the entry to the city and not far from the historical centre. The object is to build a mixed district (offices, housing, shops) while developing industrial and logistical activities. The future of the quays, port activities and dry-docks will be one of the key questions.
Bordeaux: creation of a company to bring renewable energy use in the “Bassins à flot” up to 70%
Almeria: The Puerto-Ciudad project masterplan to be submitted to a public consultation in January 2018
The Mayor of Almeria has highlighted the importance of having all of the authorities concerned on board with the project, so that the city-port project ceases to be merely a discussion of good intentions, and starts to take practical shape in the form of tangible documents and real events open to all.
Full article: www3.aytoalmeria.es
Climate change and sustainable development: commissioners at the Port of Seattle spring into action
Full article: Port of Seattle
AEB Amsterdam, the Port , Senfal and Energy eXchange Enablers will supply sustainable cold ironing power to river cruise boats and other vessels using inland waterways
Full article: Port of Amsterdam
Trieste: conference on the circular economy and competitiveness in port cities
Organised by AREA Science and the Port of Trieste, the meeting was an opportunity for experts to discuss innovative solutions and models made possible by the circular economy. They debated the positive impacts and added value generated in terms of employment for a port city territory like Trieste.
DP World has installed 88,000 solar panels in Jebel Ali and Port Rashid on the roofs of buildings, car parks and warehouses.
Full article: https://www.albawaba.com
The port and University of Huelva join forces to promote innovation and employment
Full article: http://elvigia.com
The Port of Seville and the Andalusian Foundation for industrial heritage award a prize for alfresco painting of industrial port heritage
Full article: 20 Minutos
The Port of Long Beach is organising public workshops to adjust its funding programmes
To obtain maximum information and adapt the criteria for subsidies under the Community Grants Program, the Port is offering to work with its neighbours and those most impacted by port operations. The programme funds projects designed to improve the health and quality of life of local residents, in particular.
The Port of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric are working on an energy management plan to promote competitiveness and meet Climate action targets
Full article: Port of San Diego
An environmental initiative between four global port operators to encourage 7,500 port workers to adopt green practices.
Full article: http://www.handyshippingguide.com
Spain: the Court of Auditors expresses reservations on the multiplication of port investments.
The Court blames ports for not carrying out realistic studies of the real demand underlying every new infrastructure work. It demands the definition of a clearer national strategy and control mechanisms. The response to market demands must be analysed more deeply from a national perspective and not port by port. The Court does not recognise a direct correlation between infrastructure expenditure and efficiency gains.
Full article: El Vigia
Abu Dhabi Ports fully contributes to the country’s food safety by developing dedicated port areas and industrial clusters
Full article: Port Technology
The port of Tallinn goes onto the stock market to give confidence to investors and strengthen the local economy.
Full article: Port Technology
Hamburg: the port and the local economy are suffering increasingly from failure to deepen the Elbe.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
The impact of the Belt and Road initiative on China’s cruise industry
The Belt and Road initiative is a new vision and represents a new direction for the country’s tourist development. Covering 80% of the world’s cultural heritage sites, over 60 countries and 4 .4 billion people, the initiative will generate major growth for the Chinese cruise tourism economy.
Full article: China.org
Regulations for the clean air action plan at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles is becoming standard for the US port industry
Full article: JOC
McKinsey’s 50-year vision for container transport: growth, gigantism, concentration, digitalisation. Is this credible?
Full article: McKinsey&Company
Egypt, Suez Canal: DP World will develop a new industrial and residential area: 20 km2, 500.000 habitants and 400.000 jobs
Full article: Gulf Business
Logistics: automation requires new professional profiles even if 80% of tasks are still being done manually.
Full article: El Vigia