Cruise ships in Venice: a record of 12 ships and 35,000 passengers in 24 hours. The population is increasingly hostile
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.
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.
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.
Dunkirk: Reference Plan launched to make use of the canals
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.
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.
A study on aerial cable transport in urban contexts. An interesting alternative for port-cities
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.
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
Costa and the Port of Marseilles sign for an economic and environmental sustainable cruise industry
Full article: La Provence
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.
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
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.