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
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
Hamburg (Germany) : ULI Global Awards for Excellence for the Hafen City project, which is currently 22 percent complete
Full article : Uli.org
Cape Town (South Africa): a old silo is turned into a museum
42 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)
Helsinki: towards a smart and compact city
The 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
Melbourne Docklands (Australia): Hassell designs a temporary centrepiece at Southbank for the food festival
Full article : E-architect.uk (+ images)
Dunkirk (France): new life for the shipyards
As 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)
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
Le Havre (France): an energy-positive building for France’s National Maritime College (ENSM)
The first stone has been laid for this building inspired on a ship’s design. It will “drop anchor” between the city and the docks. It will have solar energy installations and a system of heat pumps drawing energy from seawater. Enrolment will be 550 – 650 students in 2015. (© AIA Associés, Architecte)
Full article : Paris-Normandie.fr
Fremantle waterfront (Australia): the port has installed 8 plates containing QR codes on the principal buildings at Victoria Quay
Full article : FremantlePorts.au
CSR policy: the port of Huelva provides 61,000 euros of funding to 29 non-profit organisations in the cultural, sports, educational and social sectors.
Full article: Diario Huelva
Ukraine: a national plan aims to develop cold ironing in ports to improve quality of life for local residents.
Full article: World Maritime News
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)
Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause
Full article: Greenport
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
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
La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality
Full article: Market Screener
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
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
City Port territories move to kick-start the growth of the hydrogen industry and promote the urban integration of maritime activities
As Maersk announces plans to launch carbon-neutral ships by 2030, the engine manufacturer MAN Cryo has unveiled its hydrogen-based solution for short-distance transport. In Auckland, the port plans to build a hydrogen station in 2019 that will eventually serve trucks, trains, ferries and tugboats. In Antwerp, the port has rewarded CMB for its hydrogen-powered shuttle “Hydroville”, intended to transport commuters in the port district.
CMA CGM joins the online freight reservation platform Freightos, in a first for a maritime shipper.
Full article: World Cargo News
Riga: for its development, the port takes inspiration from Rotterdam by looking to create local industrial clusters
Full article: Port of Riga
Port geopolitics: Singapore protests against plans to expand the Malaysian port of Johor Bahru into its territorial waters
Full article: Jakarta Globe
Savannah: the port partners a new dry port in Gainesville (capacity of 150,000 TEUs) with a 350 km direct rail link.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
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
The complete logistics chain will not be made more efficient without adopting a joint approach between shippers and shipping companies.
Full article : Port Technology
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
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