Urban Port

26 September 2013

Cruise ships in Venice: a record of 12 ships and 35,000 passengers in 24 hours. The population is increasingly hostile

Source : Atlantic Cities

25 September 2013

Havana: towards a new port-city

Re-siting of a refinery, a clean-up programme, relocation of oil and container traffic to the north of the island: Havana is turning a new page to focus on tourism, based on cruise ships, yachting and taking advantage of its heritage.

Source: Msn ; Global Ports

24 September 2013

Boston: floating habitat against climate change

Constructing cities on the water is being increasingly studied as a way of dealing with rising sea levels. The latest example is Floatyard, a project for a floating habitat which will be built in a naval dockyard to the south of Boston and transported by sea to the Inner Harbor.

Source: Video

24 September 2013

Belfast: the Titanic effect?

Inaugurated in March 2012, Titanic Belfast welcomed its millionth visitor in August. However it is still a little early to talk of a “Titanic effect” from this museum conceived as an iconic building to galvanise all the conversion work going on in the Titanic Quarter.

Source : Deezen (+ images) ; Titanic Quarter News ; Titanic Quarter Development

20 September 2013

Sydney: master plan for new green areas

5.4 ha of new parks proposed in the western part of Rozelle Bay. The master plan also envisages a network of footpaths, bridges and view-points to link the existing parks and offer the public better access to the port basin.

Source : Architecture and Design

18 September 2013

New York: major projects for Dumbo

The two projects announced by the Mayor of New York constitute an important stage in the redevelopment of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and should ensure its financial stability. The Empire Stores, a group of seven 4 and 5 storey warehouses dating from the 19th century, will provide 7,400 m2 of space for shops and restaurants, and nearly 28,000 m2 for offices. The Tobacco Warehouse is earmarked for conversion into a theatre and events hall.

Source : Mike Bloomberg

18 September 2013

Oslo: contemporary art museum by Renzo Piano

Set in the old port sector of Tjuvholmen, the three buildings making up the “Astrup Fearnley Museet” have been redeveloped on either side of a canal. They also have a direct link to a beach and a small local ferry terminal. The materials used are a direct reference to Scandinavian tradition. The Museum was opened in autumn 2012.

Source : Deezen (+ images, plans)

17 September 2013

Royal Docks, London: any room for the local community?

After years of decline, the Royal Docks could become London’s third business district, according to the city’s mayor. Substantial public funds, earned in large part from the Olympic Games, are to be invested in the district. The question of whether and how the local community in the area will benefit, and particularly the jobs that might be generated, remains open.

Source : Global Urbanist

Citizen Port

21 May 2018

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

21 May 2018

The OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) publishes a new report entitled: Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden

Full article: Port of Gothenburg

21 May 2018

The Port of Oslo to use drones to find waste in the docks

Full article: Next City

16 May 2018

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

16 May 2018

Cruise operators are increasingly looking to promote and create private tourist destinations

Full article: Maritime Executive

16 May 2018

California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies

Full article: Port Strategy

14 May 2018

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

14 May 2018

Costa and the Port of Marseilles sign for an economic and environmental sustainable cruise industry

Full article: La Provence

6 May 2018

More than 30,000 visitors at Singapore Maritime Week 2018 (SMW)

In an increasingly variable and fragile situation, this year’s theme turns resolutely towards the levers of the future, such as connectivity, innovation and talent. Organised by the Singapore Maritime Authority, SMW 2018 serves as a platform for discussion and motivation to encourage debate among the actors in the regional and international maritime scene. There will be 19 discussion sessions and presentations, 11 networking receptions and four large-scale events for the general public.

Full article: Seatrade maritime + SMW


Enterprise-driver Port

21 May 2018

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.

Full article: / Maritime Executive / ESPO

21 May 2018

The Port of Bordeaux welcomes the first clients at its experimental SEENEOH site dedicated to tidal energy.

Full article: Bordeaux Port Atlantique

21 May 2018

Energy transition: the port of Antwerp and Fluxys target a strategy to capture, transport, store, and re-use CO2.

Full article: Port of Antwerp

16 May 2018

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

16 May 2018

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

14 May 2018

Quebec keen to encourage industrial synergies between the port zones of Contrecoeur Varennes and Sorel Tracy

Full article: Gouvernement du Québec

14 May 2018

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

14 May 2018

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

14 May 2018

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

6 May 2018

DP World and Virgin put their faith in the Hyperloop and join forces to create a shared vision of the future.

The joint venture has seen the creation of a new company, DP World Cargospeed. The aim is to build the logistics service best suited to the rapid growth of e-commerce, as part of a new long-term vision of logistics and the ambition of both parties to establish this technology as the global standard.

Full article; El Vigia / Les Echos / Video