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17 March 2014

Melbourne Docklands: 17,000 residents in 2036, rather than in 2020 as previously planned. Rental costs are one of the reasons for the delay

Full article : Docklandsnews.au

10 March 2014

Tarragona (Spain): a temporary cruise-ship terminal at La Pineda, to be followed by a permanent terminal at Port Esportiu in 4 years’ time

Full article : Diari de Tarragona.com

10 March 2014

Balearic Islands: port authorities announce a project for the Ibiza waterfront

The aim is to maximize the interconnection between the city and the port by building a bicycle path and 5,000 m2 of public areas that will replace the old maritime terminal. The works are to be completed in May 2015.

Full article : Ports de Balears.com

7 March 2014

Hong Kong: more and more for the cruise industry with a second wharf, new hotels, etc.

Full article : Asiacruisenews.com ; Journal de la marine marchande, 21fev2014, p. 19

7 March 2014

Hamburg (Germany) : ULI Global Awards for Excellence for the Hafen City project, which is currently 22 percent complete

Full article : Uli.org

7 March 2014

Cape Town (South Africa): a old silo is turned into a museum

capetown_dd_2014fev2842 concrete tubes, a heritage building, a museum to house contemporary African art: these were some of the components of the architectural puzzle facing Thomas Heatherwick. His solution for this heritage site includes the creation of an atrium in 8 of the tubes, and the imaginative use of transparency effects. (© Heatherwick Studio)

Full article : Deezen.com (+ images)

6 March 2014

Helsinki: towards a smart and compact city

helsinki_dd_2014mars05The project to turn Helsinki into an innovative and compact city will transform the areas formerly occupied by port activities, which have been relocated to Vuosaari. West Harbour will become an urban passenger port, while Kalasatama will be Finland’s first “Smart City”. (Photo © Aivp)

Full article : Nordicum.com

6 March 2014

Melbourne Docklands (Australia): Hassell designs a temporary centrepiece at Southbank for the food festival

Full article : E-architect.uk (+ images)

5 March 2014

Dunkirk (France): new life for the shipyards

dunkerque_dd_2004fev27As of November 2013, the old shipyards are hosting the FRAC (Regional Contemporary Art Fund). One of the principal ideas of architects Lacaton & Vassal was not only to make use of all the available space, but to double it by adding a new building.  This historic location (referred to as “The Cathedral” by local residents) will enjoy new life and will continue to be an iconic part of Dunkirk. (© Lacaton & Vassal)

Full article : Lacaton & Vassal (+images, plans) ; Designcurial.com (+ images, plans) ; Ville de Dunkerque ; Le Moniteur, 28/02/2014

4 March 2014

London (UK): Xu Weiping would like the 14 hectares of Royal Albert Dock to become the main European logistics hub for Chinese firms

Full article : NYTimes.com

Citizen Port

5 December 2018

Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal

Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)

5 December 2018

Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause

Full article: Greenport

5 December 2018

The inland port of Goole will become self-sufficient in electricity, thanks to photovoltaic power. Other ABP ports are following the experiment closely.

Full article: Hull Live

5 December 2018

Seattle: the five-year port plan (US$348 M) pays special attention to energy and environmental issues and to relationships with the community

Full article: Port Strategy

3 December 2018

La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality

Full article: Market Screener

3 December 2018

Alaska starts a training programme to involve citizens from all walks of life in reflection on the potential of the blue economy

Full article: Alaska Journal

3 December 2018

Riga: On the city’s initiative, the port will take part in a big public conference on the subject “The port of Riga and the city’s inhabitants”

Full article: Port of Riga

28 November 2018

Cruise industry in China: a strategic plan for the period 2018-2030 is unveiled to meet the demands of the 20 million passengers expected by 2030

Full article : Cruise Industry News

28 November 2018

The Port of Honolulu creates a website dedicated to overhauling its master plan and wants to develop a vision for 2050.

Full article: Honolulu Harbor

28 November 2018

Murmansk: €27 million of investment has seen dust particle emissions around the coal terminal cut by three-quarters

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

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Enterprise-driver Port

5 December 2018

Autonomous ships: Wärtsilä has successfully tested a 85-meter long ferry on a route linking various ports and during berthing operations.

Full article: Port Technology

5 December 2018

The complete logistics chain will not be made more efficient without adopting a joint approach between shippers and shipping companies.

Full article : Port Technology

5 December 2018

United Kingdom: an overview of the potential of port-industrial clusters for CO2 capture and storage.

Full article: Gov.uk / Report (pdf)

3 December 2018

Building off of the success from Lagos, Bolloré wants to develop a barge service in Abidjan, between the terminals and the logistics zones

Full article: Jeune Afrique

3 December 2018

Post Brexit: will British freeports enjoy an industrial and economic boom, or will industries be leaving elsewhere in the country?

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

3 December 2018

The Mauritian government confirms its ambition to convert Port Louis into a regional hub for container traffic

Full article: Ports et Corridors

28 November 2018

The Port of Antwerp and the Belgian development agency Enabel strengthen their cooperation

Their aim is to promote port expertise in the area of sustainability to developing countries, while consolidating overseas growth centres for the national economy. Of the fourteen countries supported by Enabel, thirteen are in Africa. The current close collaboration with Cotonou could provide a platform for the policy.

Full article: Port of Antwerp

28 November 2018

Renault chooses Neoline sailing cargo ships to transport its new vehicles to Saint Pierre et Miquelon from 2021.

Full article: Le Marin

28 November 2018

Close to Felixstowe, the port town of Harwich will host the maintenance platform for the Galloper wind farm, with 120 jobs to be created.

Full article: Greenport

28 November 2018

Nigeria: ports are gradually consolidating industrial and logistics clusters around them, notably in those with free zones.

Full article: Hellenic Shipping News

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