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
Vigo: the port proposes to convert an area which used to be devoted to cable layers
The landscaping of this sector, particularly the five storage reservoirs on the site, will transform it into a public space and walking area. The object is also to provide a more aesthetic landscape for the cruise ships which call at Vigo.
Full article : APVigo.com
New York, Hunter’s Point: Best of Design award for the park designed by Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi
Full article : Archpaper.com (+ images)
Hong Kong, West Kowloon Cultural District: the winning project for the Arts Pavilion on Victoria Harbour
Full article : Designboom.com (+ images)
Lyons: river logistics at the heart of combination issues
Combining the development of river logistics with the recovery of rare spaces along the banks for urban use is an ambition which is leading to a wide variety of reflections in Lyons. Discussions are continuing and ideas and projects are blossoming around uses for the river: green electricity, last kilometre logistics, logistical boats, floating warehouses, etc (© Confluence)
Full article : L’antenne.com
San Francisco: Snøhetta revises its project. A smaller stadium to leave more public spaces and views over the bay
Full article : Archpaper.com (+ images)
South Shields (UK): promenade, events space, etc. Harton Quays Park, designed by Grant Associates, is open
Full article : ArchitectureLab.net (+ images)
Copenhagen: integration of the Decontamination Centre to make it an integral element of the landscape
Full article (+ images, plans) : Dezeen.com
Rosario: a new promenade and new public spaces are planned along the Parana
Full article : GlobalPorts.com
Oakland (USA): will the baseball stadium come to the waterfront?
Oakland Waterfront Ballpark LLC is hoping to develop a baseball stadium on the site of a port terminal. But the owner of the Oakland team is not in favour. It will also be necessary to confirm that no other maritime use of the terminal is possible.The port authorities are studying the project but have made no comment. (© Manica Architecture)
Full article : MercuryNews.com
A Norwegian fund to tackle the challenge of preserving our oceans
The fund, one of the largest of its kind in the world, invests Norway’s oil and gas revenues in over 9,000 companies in 72 countries. As a global investor, the fund’s aims overlap significantly with the United Nations 2030 goals for sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
The Port of Cadiz opens up to the city by creating a cycle path and demolishing some fences
Full article: Lavozdigital
What if music could strengthen ties between cities, ports and citizens? The Port of Valparaiso launches a singing competition with the University INACAP and the Culture and Arts Centre Renaca
Full article: Mundo Marittimo
Port of Long Beach: 20 million dollars transferred to the municipal fund to improve waterfront quality of life for residents
Full article: Port of Long Beach
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
In San Francisco, ports are launching a new initiative to combat climate change
At the meeting of mayors of the world’s major cities, the ports of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam presented a programme of shared actions. Logistical efficiency, territorial governance, renewable energies, sustainable fuels and carbon neutrality are among the goals announced. These measures will be brought together under the World Sustainable Port Programme, of which AIVP is a founder member, while five of the ports involved in the initiative are members of the AIVP network.Full article: Maritime Executive / Port of Rotterdam / El Vigia / Port of Vancouver / Port of Antwerp
The Argentine government keen to hand control of the Port of Buenos Aires to the city, which needs to be able to take advantage of the resource.
Full article: Parlamentario.com
Plans to expand the port of Valparaiso get the green light from the environmental commission and pass another milestone
Full article: Portal Portuario
Blockchain could significantly improve port efficiency and provide the traceability demanded by end consumers
Full article: Greenport
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.