Barcelona: the port lets a new marina to Port Med Barcelona SA on concession
The marina has 134 berths for boats between 10 and 40 metres. In addition to the usual equipment, the project also includes a club-house with a café-restaurant offering views over the traffic entering and leaving the port. Access will be via a new public promenade. (photo © Port of Barcelona)
Full article : naucher.com
Bucharest (Romania): international call for tenders for urban art on the river bank
“ECO-archipelago” hopes to reintroduce the citizens of Bucharest to the river which flows through their city, by means of floating islands created in the city centre. The theme adopted – Danube Delta – also refers to a desire to increase ecotourism awareness. Closing date: 7 May (photo © Association Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23)
Full article : Eco-archipelago 2014
Valencia (Spain): refurbishment of shed N°2. It may be used for a gastronomic market and a skating rink
Full article : Elperiodic.com
Busan (South Korea): the port launches an international call for tenders for the waterfront
Bids are invited for the design of a Waterfront Park Master Plan of the Busan North Port. The object is to offer the inhabitants recreational and cultural activities, marine leisure, or just walks in an ecological park. Closing date: 10 June 2014 (photo © Busan Port Authority)
Full article : International Competition for Waterfront Park Masterplan
Vancouver (Canada): the designers of the Granville Island conversion take a look back (video/interview)
Full article : Archdaily.com
Saint-Nazaire (France): the winner for the conversion of the old elevator building
The Atelier Maison Rouge studio will transform the port’s old elevator building into a Centre for Interpretation and Appreciation of the Loire and its Estuary. It should be open to the public in May and will be an important element in phase three of the port-city project. (photo © Atelier de la maison rouge)
Full article : Civel, Atelier de la maison rouge (+ images, plans) ; Le Moniteur 11 avril /2014, p. 34
Valparaiso (Chile): inhabitants ask for the building permit for the Muelle Baron construction project to be revoked
Full article : Mundo maritimo
Guadeloupe: the port’s biodiversity policy launched in 2016, “manage, avoid, anticipate”, is producing results.
Full article: L’Antenne
Noise pollution from the port of Las Palmas: a new “noise map” will allow the creation of an action plan.
Full article: El Diario
CSR policy: the port of Huelva provides 61,000 euros of funding to 29 non-profit organisations in the cultural, sports, educational and social sectors.
Full article: Diario Huelva
Ukraine: a national plan aims to develop cold ironing in ports to improve quality of life for local residents.
Full article: World Maritime News
Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal
Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)
Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause
Full article: Greenport
The inland port of Goole will become self-sufficient in electricity, thanks to photovoltaic power. Other ABP ports are following the experiment closely.
Full article: Hull Live
Seattle: the five-year port plan (US$348 M) pays special attention to energy and environmental issues and to relationships with the community
Full article: Port Strategy
La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality
Full article: Market Screener
Drogheda (Ireland): initial feedback on the new port master plan confirms it as a vital economic asset.
Full article: Afloat
New Orleans: in collaboration with the city, the port is kick-starting economic development along one of its historic canals.
Full article: Port of New Orleans
City Port territories move to kick-start the growth of the hydrogen industry and promote the urban integration of maritime activities
As Maersk announces plans to launch carbon-neutral ships by 2030, the engine manufacturer MAN Cryo has unveiled its hydrogen-based solution for short-distance transport. In Auckland, the port plans to build a hydrogen station in 2019 that will eventually serve trucks, trains, ferries and tugboats. In Antwerp, the port has rewarded CMB for its hydrogen-powered shuttle “Hydroville”, intended to transport commuters in the port district.
CMA CGM joins the online freight reservation platform Freightos, in a first for a maritime shipper.
Full article: World Cargo News
Riga: for its development, the port takes inspiration from Rotterdam by looking to create local industrial clusters
Full article: Port of Riga
Port geopolitics: Singapore protests against plans to expand the Malaysian port of Johor Bahru into its territorial waters
Full article: Jakarta Globe
Savannah: the port partners a new dry port in Gainesville (capacity of 150,000 TEUs) with a 350 km direct rail link.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Autonomous ships: Wärtsilä has successfully tested a 85-meter long ferry on a route linking various ports and during berthing operations.
Full article: Port Technology
The complete logistics chain will not be made more efficient without adopting a joint approach between shippers and shipping companies.
Full article : Port Technology