Are containers really the solution for the future of cities?
Now that the question of container recycling may grow, the modular nature and adaptability to different uses of old units are providing ever greater inspiration. Rather than a miracle solution, we feel that this is evidence of a more generalised increase in research into innovative solutions for a more flexible city which is better able to adapt to change.
Source : Urbanews.fr
Rouen: the Marégraphes area continues to mutate with sheds 9 and 11
Now that the renovation of shed 9 has been awarded – last autumn – to Fabrice Drain, the architect who has already transformed shed 10, a call for tenders has been launched by the Port of Rouen for shed 11. (Cut-off date 24 January 2014). (© Fabrice Drain)
Storm and risk of flooding: the results of the 2013 One Prize competition
Using sediments to create a humid zone and protect Tokyo for the winner, creating a vast artificial island as a barrier for Staten Island, re-using containers to create a coral reef at Padang (Sumatra)…: solutions conceived as protection, and at the same time to create new living spaces.
Source : Bustler.com
New York – South Street Sea Port: a marina, a 50-floor hotel and reconstruction of the emblematic Tin Building
Source: New York times.com
Auckland: a 150 to 200 m channel will be created at Wynyard and generate new public spaces
Source : www.nzherald.co.nz
Toronto: LANDinc and West 8 chosen for a 3 ha park which will give access to the waterfront
Source : Architecturelab.net
Dundee: work by the V&A Museum on the waterfront should finally start, as financing has now been found
Source : The Guardian.com
Bordeaux, Bassins à Flot: does the “Atelier des bassins” (Bassins workshop) herald the start of a new form of urban development in France?
Bringing together the City, the Port, the Urban Community and Agence Nicolas Michelin (architects), it allows in-depth discussions of each sector of the project with the private investor concerned. This new form of urban development, discussed – sometimes bitterly – with the private party, is also being applied in other projects in France.
Source : Le Moniteur des travaux publics, 6 décembre 2013, p. 28-31
Salem (USA, MA): the coal-fired power-station on the waterfront will be replaced, and a park of nearly 3 ha created
Source : ArchDaily.com (+ images)
The Port hosts the 6th edition of the Photo Program in collaboration with the Arts Council for Long Beach
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Lorient: the Port Festival (Ports en fête) fulfilled all its objectives
Full article: Le Telegramme
Contship’s PortoLab agenda ready for September 2018-2019
Sustainability is the focus for this year’s edition of the annual initiative, which gives children in various Italian port cities the opportunity to discover the world of the port and maritime activity. Through an account relating the story of an object – in this case, a printer – the children learn about the different sustainable development issues to do with transport and the logistics chain, along with the sometimes difficult choices to be made in order to act responsibly for our environment and for the planet. Since the Contship agenda was created in 2006, over 130,000 copies have been distributed with the support of various Port Authorities and public and private sector organisations.
“Propelling Montreal”: the Port Authority welcomes the City’s Action Plan which aims to enhance the international attractiveness of Montreal and position companies at the heart of the global exporting chains
Full article: Port of Montreal
Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training
The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.
Full article: Ship2shore
California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies
Full article: Port Strategy
The OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) publishes a new report entitled: Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden
Full article: Port of Gothenburg
The Port of Oslo to use drones to find waste in the docks
Full article: Next City
Alibaba announces its intention to invest 13 billion Euros in a smart logistics network.
The first investment made through its subsidiary Cainiao is in a logistics warehouse on at least ten floors in Hong Kong airport. Other projects exist for Dubai, Hangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Liege and Moscow. Alibaba plans to offer a commitment to deliver anywhere in the world within 72h. Does this point to a future logistics scenario which may have a positive or negative impact on ports?
Full article: Alibaba Group
Bilbao: Haizea Wind factory inaugurated. Built to produce wind power towers, it will open with 86 employees, rising to 250 in full production.
Full article: Bilbao Port
To increase its multimodal offering the port of Guangzhou creates a new 32-hectare logistics park dedicated to rail transport.
Full article: Splash 24/7
In Basse-Loire, France, Saipem starts talks with the Neopolia cluster to increase its competitiveness in offshore wind power.
Full article: Le Marin
Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.
Full article: Maritime Denmark
For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships
Full article: Knud E. Hansen
The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.
Full article: CNR
The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry
No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.
Full article: Port of Aalborg
After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.
Full article: El Vigia