Lyon Confluence: phase two states its ambition to be a smart, sustainable city
A multi-purpose district covering 35 ha should be complete by 2017. The object of the project designed by Herzog and De Meuron in association with Michel Desvigne is to make it an eco-district tending towards “zero carbon”. (© Lyon Confluence)
Bordeaux: Work starts on the Wine Civilisations Centre. The architecture is designed with an eye to the history of wine
Full article : CyberArchi.com (+ images)
Hong Kong, West Kowloon Cultural District: an 850-seat bamboo theatre on Victoria Harbour, temporary installation
Full article: DesignBoom.com (+ images)
Lisbon: construction of the cruise terminal to start; the concession has been awarded to a consortium centred on GPH
The medium term objective is to double the current volume of traffic (550,000 passengers). The project, designed by architect Carrilho da Graça, was selected in 2010, principally because of the high quality of the integration of the terminal into the city. A park and promenade on different levels in the building will offer views over the city and the Tagus river. (© Carrilho da Graça arquitectos)
The top Smart Cities in Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe are almost all port-cities!
Although the classification is based essentially on urban considerations, the predominance of port-cities cannot be mere chance. Why are they more innovative and creative in the search for a smart, sustainable city? The AIVP World Conference in Durban next November will provide some of the answers. (Smart Cities Wheel © Boyd Cohen)
London (Royal Victoria Docks) and Gibraltar (Ocean Village) chosen by Sunborn for their super yacht Hotel concept
Source : breakingtravelnews.com
Montreal: a lookout which offers a walk through the city’s industrial and port past
Opened in 2012, the “Chemin Qui Marche” Lookout is now a very popular park. Its landscaping is based on the industrial and port history behind this park located along the Saint-Lawrence, where old Montreal meets the old port. (© Alexandre Guilbeault)
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