Los Angeles: the City Hall approves a 50-year lease on an old wharf. It will house “AltaSea”, a research centre
Source : PortofLosAngeles.org
Trieste Porto Antico: an old port territory which continues to provoke debate
After the check to the “Porto Città” project, Italia Nostra is now proposing a master-plan for making the area safe and minor rehabilitation, favouring the services sector functions such as training, education and research with the creation of a Harbour College.
Source: Il Piccolo
Shanghai: 10 ha of the old port of Minsheng to become a cultural hub
The project is based on the redevelopment of brick warehouses and two grain silos, the larger of which is over 50 m high. This use of heritage constructions will be an additional strength in the face of competition from other cultural complexes already existing in Shanghai.
Source : Shanghai Daily.com
Le Port: 7 ha of industrial wasteland at the West Port to be redeveloped
After depollution, 180 high quality dwellings, a hotel and leisure activities will materialise on the site. A large area (48%) will be converted into public spaces, to fulfil the declared intent of opening the city to the sea.
Source : Zinfos 974
Fort-de-France: inauguration of a “Cruise Village” to improve passenger reception
Source : Cruise Industry News
Santander: an agreement which redefines the waterfront
Of the 60 ha affected by the agreement, 27 will now become city territory. The redevelopment will feature a promenade and public spaces, but overall this represents a new stage in port-city relations, with 83 million Euros planned for 2013-2017.
Vlora (Albania): international competition for a promenade along the waterfront
Two sectors with different urban conditions are involved in these 5 km of waterfront. They are separated by the port, which lies at the centre and must be taken into account. Deadline for submission: 28 January 2013
Source : http://www.vlorawaterfront.al
Sydney: a floating pavilion for events while the new Convention Centre is under construction
Source : Architecture and Design
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
The Port of Rotterdam has tidal basins built along the Calandkanaal to encourage biodiversity. The idea came out of a start-up from the Port XL programme
Full article: Port of Rotterdam
The Le Havre Port Center inaugurates its new permanent interactive exhibition on port careers
The new permanent exhibition adds to the already rich selection of educational resources at the Port Center in Le Havre. With tours tailored to all types of visitor and all ages, field trips and a conference cycle looking at a range of topics from the industrial-port world, the Center is aiming to be a genuine tool for promoting mediation in a fun way, creating links between citizens and port realities, and showcasing the opportunities provided by the port for the Le Havre area. The new exhibition will be an additional asset for highlighting the innovative character of its port community..
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
Brooklyn gets a new port vocation, with a large focus on serving the domestic economy, while it could also become a new centre for the wind power industry.
Full article: The Maritime Executive
The Occitania Region of France is hoping to re-launch port activity by forming a federation between researchers and economic and political actors.
Full article: Le Marin, 17 mai 2018; Supp., p4
IMO creates a working group on autonomous vessels which should deliver its conclusions by the end of 2018.
Full article: Le Marin
All Spain’s ports set to be operational for LNG bunkering by 2020 in anticipation of the transition to hydrogen.
Full article: El Vigia