Urban Port

24 September 2013

Belfast: the Titanic effect?

Inaugurated in March 2012, Titanic Belfast welcomed its millionth visitor in August. However it is still a little early to talk of a “Titanic effect” from this museum conceived as an iconic building to galvanise all the conversion work going on in the Titanic Quarter.

Source : Deezen (+ images) ; Titanic Quarter News ; Titanic Quarter Development

20 September 2013

Sydney: master plan for new green areas

5.4 ha of new parks proposed in the western part of Rozelle Bay. The master plan also envisages a network of footpaths, bridges and view-points to link the existing parks and offer the public better access to the port basin.

Source : Architecture and Design

18 September 2013

New York: major projects for Dumbo

The two projects announced by the Mayor of New York constitute an important stage in the redevelopment of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and should ensure its financial stability. The Empire Stores, a group of seven 4 and 5 storey warehouses dating from the 19th century, will provide 7,400 m2 of space for shops and restaurants, and nearly 28,000 m2 for offices. The Tobacco Warehouse is earmarked for conversion into a theatre and events hall.

Source : Mike Bloomberg

18 September 2013

Oslo: contemporary art museum by Renzo Piano

Set in the old port sector of Tjuvholmen, the three buildings making up the “Astrup Fearnley Museet” have been redeveloped on either side of a canal. They also have a direct link to a beach and a small local ferry terminal. The materials used are a direct reference to Scandinavian tradition. The Museum was opened in autumn 2012.

Source : Deezen (+ images, plans)

17 September 2013

Royal Docks, London: any room for the local community?

After years of decline, the Royal Docks could become London’s third business district, according to the city’s mayor. Substantial public funds, earned in large part from the Olympic Games, are to be invested in the district. The question of whether and how the local community in the area will benefit, and particularly the jobs that might be generated, remains open.

Source : Global Urbanist

17 September 2013

Libreville, old port zone of Port-Môle: work starts on the development of a commercial and cultural zone

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17 September 2013

Cherbourg: inauguration of the “Eléis”, a new urban site in the port basin district

Source : CyberArchi

11 September 2013

Puerto Vallarta (Mexico): new cruise ship terminal to handle the growth in traffic (+30% announced for 2014)

Source : Communidad Portuaria

Citizen Port

21 February 2018

Guayaquil: agreement between the Port and Department of Education to create a Technological Institute

According to the government, a trained technical workforce is crucial to the future of port cities in the 21st century. Guayaquil, home to the country’s biggest port, will host the new institute, providing an environment conducive to training, innovation and study of future challenges, with the construction of a deep water port and the decision to retain the naval yards.

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21 February 2018

In the Port of Antwerp – l’écluse de Royers- bikes will be separated from car traffic

Full article: Port of Antwerp

21 February 2018

The theme of the ESPO Award 2018 is “Creating a good working environment for everyone in the port”

Full article: ESPO

19 February 2018

Tauranga (New Zealand): how can a sustainable cruise tourism policy be implemented?

The tourism development agency is currently questioning the growing number of cruise ship passengers arriving in their territory. How can they maintain a balance while responding to the expectations of both the cruise ship passengers and the local population? To inform her decision, the agency’s director considers that much more precise knowledge of the data on visitor arrivals and the associated financial flows is required.

Full article: Sunlive

19 February 2018

The Port of Bordeaux launches PowerPort BOX: a mobile power supply module for river vessels

Full article: Mer et Marine

19 February 2018

Port of San Diego terminals invest in smart technologies to fight pollution

Full article: Greenport

14 February 2018

Hong Kong: being a leading maritime metropolis still requires a prosperous port

Full article: China Daily

14 February 2018

The wahoo effect plays a role for port employees. We look at the Kalmar example

Full article: Kalmar Global

14 February 2018

Lorient: winter port circuits to learn about the region’s maritime economic identity

Full article: CCSTI

12 February 2018

France: what does the future hold for the sea and the coastline?

The State has set up a participative platform for members of the public to obtain information and submit their views on the future vision proposed for each of the country’s coastlines, in order to ensure the right ecological balance and maximise economic and social benefits from the sea and coast.

Full article: Mer Littoral + Magazine Environnement


Enterprise-driver Port

21 February 2018

In a fast-changing economy, what does the future hold for the maritime industry?

In a recent publication, Danish Ship Finance offers some answers based on a macro-economic analysis. The report touches on issues including purchasing power and impact on maritime trade, new technologies and social impacts, urbanisation and industrial change. Meanwhile, British Ports Association is launching a more comprehensive study to predict the shape of the port environment in 2050. Will there be a larger number of smaller ships visiting more ports?

Full article: Danish Ship Finance / British Ports Association

21 February 2018

To improve its urban logistics, IKEA will take over 50,000 m2 of a dual-level warehouse at the Port of Gennevilliers

Full article: Haropa Ports de Paris Seine Normandie

21 February 2018

Faced with queues at the terminal, the port of Long Beach refines its predictive analytics and considers a “peel pile” stacking system to reduce truck turn times when collecting import containers.

Full article: World Cargo News

19 February 2018

China acquires a 770 km2 stretch of maritime space in the Wanshan archipelago for testing autonomous ships.

Full article: Le Marin

19 February 2018

Professor Rodrigue gives his thoughts on the organisation of container traffic on the Saint Lawrence between Quebec and Montreal.

Full article: Jean-Paul Rodrigue – Linkedin

14 February 2018

Smart Port: Hamburg launches a platform to test 5G at an 8,000 hectare area of the port

One of the key aims will be to ensure infrastructures can be used more reliably and securely by boosting real-time management capabilities. The project will see Hamburg become one of the first test sites in Europe to confirm the protocols for 5G applications. Logistics is one of the sectors where the new technology, which combines both terrestrial and mobile network support, could provide much-needed flexibility.

Full article: Port of Hamburg

14 February 2018

By doubling its capacity over the next ten years, the Port of Savannah hopes to reinforce its role as a key economic growth engine for the State of Georgia

Full article: Splash 24/7 / Georgia Ports

14 February 2018

Dubai Ports invests in the development of interior logistics platforms in the Indian provinces of Jammu and Kashmir.

Full article: Business Standard

12 February 2018

The port of Hamilton set to pursue its industrial operations while continuously improving its integration into the urban fabric

For the port’s CEO, this strategy is vital. Space is scarce and redeveloping the port on its current site will be a priority for the local economy, although the strategy must not prevent urban development. Creating more green spaces and landscaping the port, while working in permanent consultation with local residents, is essential.

Full article: CBC