Auckland: redevelopment of the central waterfront could generate $4 billion and 40,000 jobs by 2040
Copenhagen: inauguration of “Kalvebod Waves”, a novel public space reclaimed from the sea
Rotterdam: THE sustainable port-city?
The Mayor of Rotterdam hopes to make his port-city the most sustainable in the world, reducing its carbon footprint by 50%: floating habitat, “water plazas” to use up excess water, green roofs, reduction in port emissions, biobased companies, CO2 storage, the public transport network transformed into green corridors, etc.
Hastings to get back its Pier, some of the pavilions and a new Visitor centre
Pittsburgh: Allegheny Riverfront Park
From abandoned banks, squeezed between streets and highways and constantly threatened by flooding, to a high quality public space used by pedestrians and cyclists: the result of a redevelopment plan carried out by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates which has created links between a cultural district and the river.
Ajaccio: study contracted for restructuring the Bay, including the relocation of marine cargo operations
Dunkirk: first stone laid for a laboratory on pollution and industrial risks in the port-city sector
Source : La Voix du Nord ; Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment
Oslo: “Harbour promenade”
White’s architecture studio has designed a 9 km promenade to provide continuity between the various sectors of the Oslo waterfront and promote integration between the city and the fjord. A secondary object is to make this an emblematic feature for both the city’s inhabitants and its visitors.
Reconvertir un chantier naval : résultats du concours
“Smart Harbor”, concours destiné aux jeunes architectes, portait sur la reconversion de chantiers navals en des sites ludiques, récréatifs et faisant une large place aux espaces publics. Les propositions des lauréats, mais aussi des finalistes, sont autant de sources d’inspiration pour un problème auquel sont confrontées nombre de villes portuaires.
Contrecoeur terminal in Montréal and federal public consultations
The Port of Montreal took part in public consultations by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) from 27 February to 1 March, to present the results of the environmental impact study. An open-day and two moderated public sessions were organised by the CEAA, allowing representatives from the Montreal Port Administration to meet citizens and the various interest groups, answer their questions and listen to their concerns.
New period of adhesion to the “Sector-based Sustainable Development Plan” for the Port of Barcelona
Full article :Cadenadesuministro
The bird reserve developed by the Port of Fremantle in Rous Head shows its effectiveness
Full article: Port of Fremantle
Singapore: building human capital to prepare for the future in port cities
Professional workers will also have to plan for the future by spending more time with teaching establishments to tell them about the varied, interesting and enriching careers which the industry can offer. Learning is a permanent, life-long process for employees and should be an integral part of a company’s culture. Moreover, companies will have to make themselves visible and attractive to talented young people who will be able to develop the digital world of the future.
Full article : The Straits Times
Canada: protection right whales and maritime transport in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Full Article : Sodes, Maritime Information Bureau
Tallinn Tech University signs an agreement with local authorities to help develop the shipbuilding industry in Saaremaa
Full article : Baltic Course
AIVP participates in the Contship Italia’s Portolab Academy for the second time
Greta Marini, responsible for the integration of ports with society in AIVP, spoke at the Portolab Academy (Marina di Carrara, Italy, 22 and 23 February 2018) about the new relations that need to be constructed between ports, cities and their citizens to ensure the sustainable development of tomorrow’s port cites. This project, run by Contship Italia, illustrates good practices in terms of education on the port.
Full article: AIVP
The river launch service is a cheap and original way to visit New York
Full article : The Guardian
The Port of Narvik invests in a new cable-car to improve transport services for cruise ship passengers
Full article : Cruise Europe
The Port of Strasbourg opens a call for tenders to run its events strategy
The Port of Strasbourg hopes to form a partnership to manage its overall events strategy in order to integrate the events in its annual programme. Its aim is to plan its events advertising system to make it a more effective communications instrument for delivering its marketing message to the right targets, as well as keeping the general public informed.
Full article: https://www.marchesonline.com/
To retain their status as international infrastructures serving the territory, the EU’s ports need to invest 48 billion euros in the next years.
This is the conclusion of a recent study by the ESPO, which consulted 73 European ports. Without support for this investment programme from the EU Commission, ports risk being unable to play a full part in policy on transport, the energy transition and environmental improvement.
France: the port city of Le Havre shortlisted as a future investment site for its Smart Port City project
Full article: Haropa Port
Rotterdam moving towards a sustainable circular industry
The Port of Rotterdam has signed a development agreement with a business consortium to study the creation of a modern waste-recycling plant. The initial investment is 9M€. The consortium will take its decision on final investment in the project, estimated at 200 million euros, at the year end.
Full article : Port of Rotterdam
Dominican Republic joins COCATRAM, a body which encourages port development to transform Central America into a logistics platform for the region
Full article : Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria
Mary Rose Burke, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce has given a talk entitled: Why we should not move the Dublin Port to make room for housing
Full article : Fora
Genoa: the City and the Chamber of Commerce are supporting a project for a circular economy
Smart Materials, the research team of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), presented a project for a circular economy in Berlin. The concept is to convert all plant waste into bio-plastics to help reduce the threat posed to the oceans by pollution with plastic packaging.
Full article : The MediTelegraph
Video: the Port of Hamburg is the testing ground for 5G, the new standard which will transform communications
Full article : Port of Hamburg
Computer technology at the service of an integrated sustainable development strategy allowing a multi-player approach
Full article : Port Strategy