Storm and risk of flooding: the results of the 2013 One Prize competition
Using sediments to create a humid zone and protect Tokyo for the winner, creating a vast artificial island as a barrier for Staten Island, re-using containers to create a coral reef at Padang (Sumatra)…: solutions conceived as protection, and at the same time to create new living spaces.
Source : Bustler.com
New York – South Street Sea Port: a marina, a 50-floor hotel and reconstruction of the emblematic Tin Building
Source: New York times.com
Auckland: a 150 to 200 m channel will be created at Wynyard and generate new public spaces
Source : www.nzherald.co.nz
Toronto: LANDinc and West 8 chosen for a 3 ha park which will give access to the waterfront
Source : Architecturelab.net
Dundee: work by the V&A Museum on the waterfront should finally start, as financing has now been found
Source : The Guardian.com
Bordeaux, Bassins à Flot: does the “Atelier des bassins” (Bassins workshop) herald the start of a new form of urban development in France?
Bringing together the City, the Port, the Urban Community and Agence Nicolas Michelin (architects), it allows in-depth discussions of each sector of the project with the private investor concerned. This new form of urban development, discussed – sometimes bitterly – with the private party, is also being applied in other projects in France.
Source : Le Moniteur des travaux publics, 6 décembre 2013, p. 28-31
Salem (USA, MA): the coal-fired power-station on the waterfront will be replaced, and a park of nearly 3 ha created
Source : ArchDaily.com (+ images)
InfoCenters devoted to port-city projects: the example set by Bremen, to follow the development of the 300 ha of Uberseestadt
Source : InfoCenter Uberseestadt
Aarhus: “watch flower” – a promenade and belvedere in the shape of a flower opening on the port basin, designed by BIG
Source : A as Architecture.com ( + images)
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