Reconverted grain silo and containers for student accommodations: an innovative combination in Johannesburg
Full article : Designboom.com (+ images)
Valencia: the Municipality validates the plan to renovate the Juan Carlos 1 Royal Marina
Approximately 59 ha will be renovated, including the port’s historic sector (“Dársena Interior”) and the facilities built to hold the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007. The same global objective (promoting urban and environmental integration) will be shared by the different users: recreational activities, boating, fishing, boutiques and hotels, training courses, cultural heritage, etc. (© Aivp)
Lyon: Wilmotte & Associés awarded the contract to renovate 5 hectares in “Terrasses de la Presqu’île” along the Saône River
Full article : Lyonpoleimmo.com
Huelva: start of construction work aimed at the urban integration of the fishing sector in Levante Dock
Full article : Puerto de Huelva.com
London: the cost of housing and projects along the Thames resurrect the debate between development and heritage
Full article : LaNacion.ar
Balearic Islands: privatise all the pleasure ports to increase competitiveness? The debate opens
Full article : rtve.es (video)
New York: a technology campus to be built on Roosevelt Island
Full article : Archpaper (+ images)
Rouen, a project for the evolution of Anquetil wharf and Ste-Croix island
A 35 ha site in the heart of Rouen, with river banks released from industrial and logistical use, will be the site of a high speed train station in 15 or 20 years. The site was proposed to the Europan 12 competition. The winning project proposes a redevelopment plan which could be adapted to the arrival of the station.It is a reflection on the adaptable city which opens up the prospect of port-city sites in constant evolution… (© Ville de Rouen)
Horsens (Denmark): urban conversion for the northern port sector
After years of waiting, the conversion of 53 ha of industrial zone is due to start. The first phase, covering 20 ha, will include housing and a library.
Full article : MaritimeDenmark.dk
London, sustainable urban mobility: it is now possible to combine travel by bicycle and train on a 34 km network round the waterfront
Full article : IbikeLondon.blog
The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development
Full article: Mundo Maritimo
Overview of the growing cruise market with a summary note produced by ISEMAR, the Nantes Saint Nazaire higher institute for maritime economics
Full article: ISEMAR
The Little Museum of Dublin and the Port of Dublin announce a new short feature competition on the theme “port, city and river”
Full article: Creenireland
Italy: Assoporti this summer signed a MOU with the National Tourist Board (ENIT)
The MOU will see the two partners work together to promote and develop tourism, and in particular to establish more sustainable city-port relations. A newly created working group will identify areas of mutual interest and define actions to be developed. The Chairman of Assoporti, Zeno D’Agostino, is delighted with the collaboration and highlights the commitment of Italy’s ports to working more and more closely with the different local stakeholders, and notably in conjunction with the tourist and cruise industries. Full article: Assoporti + Meditelegraphe
India plans to develop its local cruise market and is targeting 5 million passengers by 2020
Full article: Cruise Industry
The Port of Montreal joins forces with the centre for technological entrepreneurship Centech, and the higher technology institute ÉTS, to launch a port logistics innovation unit
Full article: Port of Montreal
Carola Hein, professor at the University of Delft, explains the impact of Design in the process of shaping our post-carbon port cities
Full article: Cleantechnica
Ports de Balears launches its strategic plan for the future of its five ports, with citizens invited to play an active part
Full article: Port de Baleares
Charles Haine, technical director at WSP, pens an article highlighting the paradigm between “citizens’ expectations” and “business as usual” for the port industry
Charles Haine, who made a valuable and active contribution as a rapporteur at AIVP’s City Port conference in Quebec last June, underlines the scale of the challenge facing ports as they look to engage with their cities, communities and local residents, and share the port experience. There are a host of ways to promote this common port culture, but a truly mutual approach can only be achieved through constant engagement.
Full article: Greenports
Empty transport, a logistics problem that is becoming increasingly important with the growth of e-commerce
Packaging leader DS Smith has joined Forbes Insight to publish a white paper showing that on average, maritime containers shipped are 24% empty – equivalent to over 60 million TEUs! That represents 122 Mt of CO2. Yet consumers are increasingly worried about this footprint, and wondering if they really need to receive their purchases in half-empty cartons. This white paper is intended as a wake-up call to all concerned.
Full article: DS Smith
The British Port Association sees self-sailing ships as an opportunity to kick-start coastal cabotage and revitalise smaller ports.
Full article: BPA
The Spanish government launches consultations on the 28 strategic port plans and infrastructure blueprints.
Full article: El Vigia
Keen to accelerate the transformation of port cities, Wärtsilä is calling for a collaborative approach
With its “Oceanic Awakening” initiative, the leader in maritime innovation has issued a wake-up call encouraging port cities to tackle issues proactively. Rapid growth in maritime connectivity must benefit all parts of society and be an engine for more sustainable port cities. The aim is to connect 20 port cities very quickly in the newly established SEA20 forum. Singapore, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Helsinki are already on board.
In agreement with Bolivia, Peru wants to make the new southern port of Ilo a new Pacific outlet for the transocean corridor
Full article: Portos e navios
Peter de Langen: to promote innovation and strategic alternatives, ports need to think outside the box when recruiting.
Full article: Port Economics
Port of Rotterdam acquires a 30% stake in the Brazilian port of Pecém for €75M
The investment will give the port a voice in strategic decisions and appointments to key position. The fast growing port is aiming for 45 Mt of traffic by 2030, up from 16 Mt in 2017, with the objective of opening up the Brazilian market to businesses in the Rotterdam port cluster, and establish Pecém as a new industrial and logistics platform for north-eastern Brazil
Full article: Port of Rotterdam,
Morocco is set to review its maritime strategy for 2030, based on the six targets originally adopted in 2010.
Full article: Leseco.ma