Geothermal energy: France is getting closer
Experiments in heating or air-conditioning buildings with sea or river water are still unusual in France. Port cities have a real potential in this area, as is shown by the projects at Cherbourg and La Seyne-sur-mer. Different systems exist, but in all cases the return on investment is estimated at ten-fifteen years.
Source : Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment
Brisbane: integrated ferry terminal
Cox Rayner Architects have designed a new terminal for passengers travelling by river at the end of one of the historic parks along the river bank. The challenge was to integrate it successfully into the landscape, and at the same time create a new public space for a community which was initially very reluctant to see the old post-war brick construction replaced.
Villa Méditerranée, Marseille: inspired by the sea and its ports
Villa Méditerranée was organised by Stefano Boeri around a dialogue with the sea, the city and the nearby docks. Its design also draws on the vocabulary of port architecture, a constant source of inspiration for Boeri. An exhibition hall rises 36m above one of the basins, while a conference room has been constructed underneath the same basin.
Melbourne: a pedestrian and cycle bridge on Northbank will improve links with the city centre and public areas
Hong Kong: Herzog and de Meuron + TFP Farrells to deliver M+
M+, a museum dedicated to visual culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, is scheduled to be completed by 2017 around a 14 hectare park on the old port site of Victoria Harbor. It will be one of the key elements of West Kowloon Cultural District, a new project for the waterfront of Hong Kong.
Seattle: A museum in the old naval base
Seattle has opened the Museum of History and Industry created by LMN Architects. The building, inspired by modern Art, was built in a former 1940s naval base.
Source : The Architect newspaper
« Going green » : global survey of 90 city governments and a case study analysis of innovative green strategies in eight cities
Sydney: WMK Architecture for a cultural space on Barangaroo
“Cultural Space” will be one of the main components of the plan proposed for the 22 ha of the Barangaroo site. Located at the heart of Headland Park, which should be redeveloped by 2015, it will consist of three levels, including a roof-top terrace, and will offer a new viewpoint over the port of Sydney.
Lisbon: Maritime Museum to get an extension with the construction of an aquarium between the existing museum and research centre (ARX Portugal)
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