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)
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) inaugurates new public spaces between the city and the port in expectation of a new maritime station
Source : Guadeloupe.la1ere.fr
Gdynia: conversion of a naval dockyard is in progress
8.5 ha of waterfront in the heart of the city will become a new mixed district of dwellings, offices and promenades by 2015. Ship repair Yard Nauta S.A. moved at the end of 2012. The start of work on the SwedeCenter last April launched the first phase of the project. (© Nauta S.A.)
Shenzhen: the business district on 45 ha of Qianhai Bay will be designed by GMP Architekten
Source : Bustler.net
Klaipeda: the 9 ha of the castle and the old naval dockyard to be turned into a museum
Source : Invest in klaipeda.com
A Norwegian fund to tackle the challenge of preserving our oceans
The fund, one of the largest of its kind in the world, invests Norway’s oil and gas revenues in over 9,000 companies in 72 countries. As a global investor, the fund’s aims overlap significantly with the United Nations 2030 goals for sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
The Port of Cadiz opens up to the city by creating a cycle path and demolishing some fences
Full article: Lavozdigital
What if music could strengthen ties between cities, ports and citizens? The Port of Valparaiso launches a singing competition with the University INACAP and the Culture and Arts Centre Renaca
Full article: Mundo Marittimo
Port of Long Beach: 20 million dollars transferred to the municipal fund to improve waterfront quality of life for residents
Full article: Port of Long Beach
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
In San Francisco, ports are launching a new initiative to combat climate change
At the meeting of mayors of the world’s major cities, the ports of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam presented a programme of shared actions. Logistical efficiency, territorial governance, renewable energies, sustainable fuels and carbon neutrality are among the goals announced. These measures will be brought together under the World Sustainable Port Programme, of which AIVP is a founder member, while five of the ports involved in the initiative are members of the AIVP network.Full article: Maritime Executive / Port of Rotterdam / El Vigia / Port of Vancouver / Port of Antwerp
The Argentine government keen to hand control of the Port of Buenos Aires to the city, which needs to be able to take advantage of the resource.
Full article: Parlamentario.com
Plans to expand the port of Valparaiso get the green light from the environmental commission and pass another milestone
Full article: Portal Portuario
Blockchain could significantly improve port efficiency and provide the traceability demanded by end consumers
Full article: Greenport
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.