Valparaiso: work starts on the commercial centre on the old “Muelle Baron” wharf. Opening late 2015-early 2016
Building along river banks as a protection against storms. Pretext or sustainable solution? Seaport City Project, New York
Rio, Porto Maravilha: towards a sustainable waterfront
US$ 5.1 billion, 5 million m2 of old port areas which have been abandoned for years, and 15 years of works through the biggest Public-Private Partnership in Brazil. The city of Rio de Janeiro has plunged into one of its most ambitious projects with a public commitment to sustainable development.
Hong Kong: competition for an Arts Pavilion
Launched in the framework of the West Kowloon Cultural District Project, the Arts Pavilion will be connected with the M+ Museum, the visual arts museum designed by Herzog & De Meuron which is due to open in late 2017. Closing date: 28 november.
Source : West Kowloon Cultural District
Rotterdam: call for projects for Rijnhaven
The role given to water and innovative ideas, including floating buildings, has been given pride of place in the call for projects launched by the Rotterdam City Council for the 21 ha Rijnhaven site. The projects must also provide the social benefits expected.
Los Angeles Waterfront: past, present and future presented by Geraldine Knatz, Port Executive Director (video)
The port of Venice would not object to the re-location of cruise ship traffic to Trieste
Source: Il Piccolo
Cable transport in port-city areas: the London service is being used less and less
Evaluating the recomposition of a waterfront: the example of Toronto
Waterfront Toronto is organising a debate in October about its first Corporate Social Responsability and Sustainability Report. It will be a chance to examine the criteria used to evaluate the environmental, social and economic performance of this vast project to re-dynamise its waterfront.
Barcelona: a new stage for the Nautical Cluster with the selection of Cie Formentera Mar for the new marina
Source : El economista
The Port of Montreal organises a major event inviting visitors to discover the Iberville promenade and its new cruise terminal
Full article: Newswire
The Gironde Estuary Conservatory (Conservatoire de l’estuaire de la Gironde) is organising the 8th Estuary Conference in partnership with Grand Port Maritime de Bordeaux
Full article: Port of Bordeaux
Roma Cruise Terminal inaugurates its new cruise terminal, one of the largest in Europe, capable of accommodating latest generation vessels
Full article: Ansa
The Province of Antwerp prepares to move the Port Center to a new site closer to the city centre, next to the Port Authority HQ, by 2022
Full article: Havencentrum
The OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) publishes a new report entitled: Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden
Full article: Port of Gothenburg
The Port of Oslo to use drones to find waste in the docks
Full article: Next City
The European HERIT-DATA project aims to develop sustainable management of cruise tourism
Taking advantage of technology and the latest innovations in management tools (open data, connected objects, etc.), the project aims to reduce the impact of tourism on the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean regions. The consortium brings together organisations, businesses and technology centres, along with local and regional public authorities from Italy, Spain, Croatia, France and Portugal, including four regions which are members of the Intermediterranean Commission, namely Tuscany, Valencia, Occitania and Western Greece.
Full article: Fundacion Valenciaport
Cruise operators are increasingly looking to promote and create private tourist destinations
Full article: Maritime Executive
California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies
Full article: Port Strategy
University of Concepción (Chile) initiates a project on sustainability in port cities
The initiative is led by the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, and is financed by an innovation fund to boost regional competitiveness. Mabel Alarcón, project director, explained that the object is to solve the problems which arise between ports and their associated port cities, in particular logistical problems.Full article: Portal Portuario
Brooklyn gets a new port vocation, with a large focus on serving the domestic economy, while it could also become a new centre for the wind power industry.
Full article: The Maritime Executive
Between plastics and ship waste, the challenges around waste in ports are reaching critical point
Since the start of the year, China’s restrictive policy on plastic waste imports has been causing a build-up at European ports, where storage areas are becoming gradually saturated. Some countries are looking at landfill as a temporary solution. Elsewhere, such as at the Port of Amsterdam, new possibilities are being found, including turning waste into fuel. At the same time, Europe’s ports are calling for new legislation on the collection of ship waste to include higher taxation.
The Port of Bordeaux welcomes the first clients at its experimental SEENEOH site dedicated to tidal energy.
Full article: Bordeaux Port Atlantique
Energy transition: the port of Antwerp and Fluxys target a strategy to capture, transport, store, and re-use CO2.
Full article: Port of Antwerp
With its new port at Turkmenbashi on the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan aims to become a regional hub between Europe and Asia.
Full article: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberté
From the port of Montreal to the port of Quebec, the provincial government wants to promote – but not control – maritime development.
Full article: Le Soleil
Quebec keen to encourage industrial synergies between the port zones of Contrecoeur Varennes and Sorel Tracy
Full article: Gouvernement du Québec
Reducing logistics costs is crucial to efforts to attract industrial operators abandoning Asia and make Mombasa a new global trade hub
Full article: Business Daily
Seychelles: the AFD and Europe back plans to extend Port Victoria, a vital project for lowering the cost of living in the islands
Full article: Le Marin
Vietnam: a lack of investment is preventing the country from taking proper advantage of its maritime and river port system
Full article: Viêt Nam News