Toronto Waterfront: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. Evaluation and overview of the situation
Lyon Confluence: Lighting, photovoltaics, geothermics and rapeseed for three positive energy buildings
Libreville: Urban development for “Port-Môle”
Chinese capital to be added to Gabonese State funding for a 45-hectare development including a conference centre, a museum, businesses, hotels, offices, etc. Fishing and yachting activities will be preserved at the port.
Source : Afriqinfos
Hamburg: Extension of old port warehouses
Gerkan, Marg and Partners are the winners of the competition launched by Gebr. Heinemann for the extension of its offices based in two old 19th and 20th century port warehouses at the heart of Hafen City.
Source : GMP Architecten (+ images)
Izmir (Turkey): Zaha Hadid to lead work on a 276-hectare project if the city is chosen for the World Expo 2020
Minneapolis: 3 teams shortlisted for “Water Works”, a park along the Mississippi at the heart of the city
Regensburg: A riverside museum
The German firm Woerner und partner has won the competition for the design of the Museum of Bavarian History. One of the main challenges was to integrate the modern building into a sensitive and historical urban context and to recreate the link between the old town and the river Danube.
Source : Nemetschek-Allplan ; Woerner und partner (+ images)
Aarhus: The “Canal Houses” project
ADEPT and Luplau Poulsen have been chosen for the building of a 15.500 m2 housing project in the port of Aarhus. “Canal Houses” will complement their other project “Harbour Houses”, which has just begun construction. The project will comply with environmental 2020 standards.
Source : Arch Daily (+ images)
Seattle: Old containers transformed into homes by the architect Kai Schwartz
The adoption of a strategy to improve air quality now a priority for the Port of London
Full article: Tidal Thames
With Euros 1.4 million of investment, the port of Antwerp is hoping to bring a halt to congestion caused by heavy goods traffic, aiming to cut the number of journeys by 250,000.
Full article: Constructions Cayola
The Port of Auckland draws on a recent study to introduce cold ironing facilities for cruise ships and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 31%.
Full article: Cruise Industry
MTCC- Network: a global network of centres of excellence in marine technology has been official launched at the headquarters of the IMO
The directors of the five cooperation centres have signed a MoA to create the network with centres in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. Their mission is to promote new technologies to improve energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions from ships.
Events and entertainments for all ages: a guide to the autonomous port of Strasbourg
Full article: Video
Cruise ships are becoming more and more high-tech: five technological trends explained
Full article: Marinelink
Costa Cruises hands out leftover meals to disadvantaged people on its stopovers
Full article: Econostrum
The European transport school in Barcelona changes its name to highlight its commitment to intermodality
Full article: Elvigia
Tasmania complains of too many cruise ships
The boom in cruise tourism in Tasmania is leading to increased fears that the island is being inundated with visitors. With a record 21 cruise liners carrying 35,000 passengers visiting Port Arthur last year, the local authorities are considering limits on the number of vessels calling in at the historic site.
Full article: http://cruisepassenger.com.au
Marseille: Quechen Silicon Chemical announces plans for a silica production plant to be integrated into the PIICTO platform
The €100 million industrial investment by the world’s third largest silica manufacturer will help to create 130 jobs. The project represents recognition for the port’s ability to provide land, energy, good international links and an industrial ecology platform that allows the operators present to pool resources and fluids.
Dutch firm Port Liner announces plans to launch fully-electric barges with capacity for 280 containers by autumn 2018.
Full article: Electrek
French Guyana: the maritime and port sectors expect to play leading roles in the blue economy
Full article: Grand Port Maritime Guyane
Australia: Newcastle, one of the world’s biggest coal ports, starts to mutate to prepare for a future with less coal.
Full article: Splash 24/7
South Korea expects to have 3,000 ha of industrial-logistical zones to support its ports by 2030
Full article: Yonhap News
Shock initiative in Cotonou: the government hands responsibility for the port’s management and future development to… Antwerp!
The decision to allow foreign management of the port, a strategic facility for Benin, represents a major step. The aim is to revitalise the port and stimulate growth. Port of Antwerp International will be required to modernise the infrastructures, reorganise services and definition of a future development strategy. The question remains, however: how can this African port’s sovereign, commercial and social functions continue to operate side by side?
To promote the circular economy, the Port of Amsterdam is calling for moves to consolidate the industrial purpose of its spaces.
Full article: Port of Amsterdam
Port governance and strategy: numerous financial initiatives for greater flexibility, productivity or independence
In India, the government has recently introduced changes to port concession arrangements to allow agreements to be transferred more easily while stimulating investment. In Taiwan, ports are acquiring stakes in the shipping line Yang Ming to promote their international development. And in Spain, Huelva and Algeciras are looking at collaborations and synergies to pool certain investments. Full article: Journal of Commerce / Splash 247 / El Vigia
Trois-Rivières confirms its collaboration with Logistec, consolidating its positioning as a port for general goods traffic.
Full article: Port de Trois Rivières