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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

4 March 2014

Le Havre (France): an energy-positive building for France’s National Maritime College (ENSM)

lehavre_dd_2014fev26The 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

4 March 2014

Fremantle waterfront (Australia): the port has installed 8 plates containing QR codes on the principal buildings at Victoria Quay

Full article : FremantlePorts.au

27 February 2014

Lisbon (Portugal) : a bike-sharing scheme to discover 11 kilometres of waterfront

Full article : ThePortugalnews.com

Citizen Port

16 January 2019

Publication of a ITF and WBU study on the impact of automation on jobs in the transport industry

This is the first independent study on this crucially important issue. Some 40% of the research focused on the maritime sector, including an analysis of the situation in 17 countries. The report stresses that the impact of automation will be gradual, bringing changes not just to jobs themselves but also to their location, potentially generating social tensions.

Full article: ITF Global / WMU

16 January 2019

Supporting research: City Port integration is one of the themes selected by port operator Yilport for its 2019 innovation competition.

Full article: Yilport / Portal Portuario

16 January 2019

Belgium: an air quality map for Flanders, including Ghent, Zeebrugge and Antwerp, created with the help of 20,000 members of the public.

Full article: curieuzeneuzen.be

16 January 2019

Taiwan: the port of Hualien displays outdoor artworks to encourage residents to stroll in certain public port spaces.

Full article: Taiwan International Ports

14 January 2019

Marc Van Peel, former alderman of the port of Antwerp, is to work towards the creation of a port museum by the Port Center Havencentrum

Full article: Flows

14 January 2019

Cruise industry: Chile adopts a draft law to allow cabotage for liners between port cities.

Full article: Portal Portuario

14 January 2019

Castellon (Spain): more than 1,100 pupils from 28 schools visited the port in 2018 as part of the “Know Your Port” campaign

Full article : Autoridad Portuaria de Castellón

9 January 2019

The Port of Prince Rupert sets aside Can$ 1 M to preserve the Skeen river salmon, vital to the local economy.

Full article: Marine Link

9 January 2019

The Port of Bilbao is continuing to organise free tours of the port for adult members of the public every Saturday and Sunday, an idea first launched in 2004.

Full article: Bilbao Port

9 January 2019

Port of Guadeloupe: the Cayoli environmental project enters a new phase with the restoration of a mangrove area

Full article: Port Guadeloupe Caraïbes

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Enterprise-driver Port

16 January 2019

A Space X rocket has returned for the first time to the Port of Los Angeles, to be reconfigured at a dedicated logistics base.

Full article: Port Technology

16 January 2019

Antwerp: INEOS invests 3 billion euros, confirming the port’s status as the European leader in the chemical sector, generating 400 direct and 2,000 indirect jobs

Full article: Port of Antwerp

16 January 2019

Singapore: the maritime economy accounts for 7% of the state’s GDP, with container traffic up by 8M in 2018 to 36.6 TEUs

Full article: Port Technology

16 January 2019

Morocco will invest 285 million euros in its ports between now and 2012, and will launch the Port Competitiveness Observatory in 2019

Full article: ANP / El Vigia

16 January 2019

The Port of Santander actively involved in creating the “Puerto + Startups” ecosystem to promote innovation and collaboration

Full article: Diario del Puerto

14 January 2019

Port and circular economy: growing potential, particularly for ports attached to large urban centres

In this article, the authors and researchers provide an overview of the potential of this new economic concept, which aims to re-use, recycle or re-manufacture. Numerous examples from the Netherlands highlight four priorities: preparing for a reduction in raw materials shipped, attracting new logistics and industrial activities, developing genuine clusters, and pooling energy flows.

Full article: Port Economics

14 January 2019

The Mayors of Valencia and Sagunto keen for dialogue with the port in the interests of their joint City Port territory.

Full article: Diario del Puerto

14 January 2019

The Mayor of Iquique hails an agreement between Brazil and Chile on a bio-ocean corridor that will strengthen the ports of northern Chile.

Full article: Portal Portuario

9 January 2019

Whether vertical or horizontal, port cooperation remains a key priority

Many ports are currently looking at establishing closer ties with operators in their hinterlands, in some cases even developing their own terminals there or seeking cooperation with neighbouring or complementary ports. Joost Hintjens of Antwerp University proposes an academic approach to these strategies, while on the ground the likes of Barcelona and Tarragona are working together.

Full article: Port Technology / Diario del Puerto

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