Kengo Kuma: the Japanese architect builds culture into the old river port at Besançon (France)
The recently inaugurated “City of the Arts” at Besançon brings together the FRAC (Regional Fund for Contemporary Art), located in an old brick-built warehouse, with a new building housing the Music Conservatory. The public esplanade serves the whole ensemble, creating a link between city, art and the river.
Source : Kengo Kuma And Associates ; Le Moniteur
Shanghai : un 3e terminal passagers pour faire face à la croissance du trafic croisière
Malaga: “El Palmeral”, a development which reinforces port-city integration, wins an architecture award
Virtualisation of cruise terminal information systems in Venice
“Venezia Terminal Passageri” hopes that their investment will reduce considerably the risks associated with a breakdown in computer systems, which could potentially cause an interruption in services and a loss of data with disastrous consequences for the company.
Source: La Repubblica
Copenhague: inicio de las obras para la construcción del Centro Nacional de Arquitectura diseñado por Rem Koolhass
El Centro se implantará en el emplazamiento de una antigua cervecería donde también se prevén oficinas y viviendas. Dicho centro permitirá vincular el centro de la ciudad con el frente costero histórico y el barrio cultural de Slotsholmen.
Source : OMA ; Cyber Archi
Alotau in Papua-New Guinea preparing to receive cruise ship calls
The Port of Alotau will be restructured by PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGPCL) between now and October to enable it to receive the first cruise ships operated by Carnival Australia, one of the biggest operators in the Australian market. This will make it the biggest cruise ship port in the country.
Source: PNG Ports Corporation
Los Angeles: the port adopts a heritage action plan
The port of Los Angeles is to make an inventory of its historical, cultural and architectural resources. This evaluation will allow it to draw up an action plan and establish priorities for the preservation and, where possible, re-use of its heritage.
Source : Port of Los Angeles
Bayonne : un nouveau cinéma dans les anciens Docks
La ville de Bayonne a choisi l’Atelier architecture Randja pour la création d’une “maison du cinéma” au bord de l’Adour. Les deux salles existantes dans ces anciens entrepôts dédiés au négoce du vin seront restructurées et une nouvelle salle sera ajoutée.
Source : Ville de Bayonne
Paris: Le Corbusier’s concrete barge to become an Architecture Centre
New passenger terminal for Klaipeda
Klaipeda should have a new ro-ro and passenger terminal by the end of 2013. Constructed on an 18 ha site, compared to 7 for the present terminal, it will allow ro-ro traffic to double, while the passenger handling capacity will rise to 500,000 per year in an eight-storey building which will also house offices and a commercial centre.
Source : Port of Klaipeda ; Baltic Transport Journal
A new museum for the Port and City of Aviles with more than 220 m2 dedicated to port history
Full article: Elcomercio
Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) requests ports to reduce their emissions as a result of significant air pollution
Full article: Green 4 Sea
The RP-PSA Experiential Laboratory has been launched in Singapore. It is a high technology simulator in which students will be able to develop their skills
Full article: Port Technology
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
Energy transition: Is offshore electricity the power source of the future for many north European ports?
Full article: World Cargo News
Based on the model of Malaysia or Thailand, transport corridors can be a great asset for African port cities.
Full article: Ports & Ships
Montreal: in 2018, the port will use predictive analysis to control access to its terminals in a self-perfecting system.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
Ship-breaking industries: After Le Havre, Bordeaux and Brest, Le Trait, in the Seine Valley, is the 4th French site to gain certification.
Full article: Le Marin
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