Pittsburgh: Allegheny Riverfront Park
From abandoned banks, squeezed between streets and highways and constantly threatened by flooding, to a high quality public space used by pedestrians and cyclists: the result of a redevelopment plan carried out by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates which has created links between a cultural district and the river.
Ajaccio: study contracted for restructuring the Bay, including the relocation of marine cargo operations
Dunkirk: first stone laid for a laboratory on pollution and industrial risks in the port-city sector
Source : La Voix du Nord ; Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment
Oslo: “Harbour promenade”
White’s architecture studio has designed a 9 km promenade to provide continuity between the various sectors of the Oslo waterfront and promote integration between the city and the fjord. A secondary object is to make this an emblematic feature for both the city’s inhabitants and its visitors.
Reconvertir un chantier naval : résultats du concours
“Smart Harbor”, concours destiné aux jeunes architectes, portait sur la reconversion de chantiers navals en des sites ludiques, récréatifs et faisant une large place aux espaces publics. Les propositions des lauréats, mais aussi des finalistes, sont autant de sources d’inspiration pour un problème auquel sont confrontées nombre de villes portuaires.
Sydney, Pyrmont: 5 residential towers designed by Tony Caro Architecture, among whom some with views over the port
Marina di Carrara reorganizes the waterfront
The Carrara waterfront project, presented by the mayor and the port chairman at the last MIPIM at Cannes, will lead to the creation of a dedicated port service road and the integration of the port storage area into the landscape. Priority is being given to the creation of public spaces and promenades, particularly the one on the outer jetty which will offer views of the town, the bay and the ships.
Long Beach: the port has reduced its emissions of diesel particles by 81% since 2005
Marseilles: a new future for J1
The Port of Marseilles has decided to launch a call for projects for J1, the last shipping warehouse in the La Joliette sector. It currently houses exhibitions in the framework of Marseille, European Capital of Culture. Future uses for the 25,000 m2 space on three levels are undecided, but three possibilities are open: third party, research and events, all of which must illustrate the “Port-City” concept. For the moment, the only uses decided on are the head office of the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (GPMM) and the superyacht industry.
Source : GPMM, Journal de la marine marchande
Chicago: find the river again on “Riverwalk”
While the river has been cleaned of pollution over the last decade, redevelopment of the banks has remained stuck at the project stage. With “Riverwalk”, Sasaki Associates proposes to cut the course of the river into six sequences to allow a diversity of uses, while creating a continuous promenade 7.6 m wide.
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.
The Port of Rotterdam has tidal basins built along the Calandkanaal to encourage biodiversity. The idea came out of a start-up from the Port XL programme
Full article: Port of Rotterdam
Belgium: call for tenders launched to examine the economic impacts of maritime space planning, allowing its role in the blue economy to be assessed
Full article: Ted Europa
Innovative strategic partnership between the Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou
The Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou have formed a strategic partnership. The objects of the agreement are to open up port installations to Cégep’s teaching activities, to allow the Port to benefit from the expertise of the college’s teachers and students, and to encourage interchange of ideas between the two parties.
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.
Le Port de Bordeaux accueille ses premiers clients sur son site expérimental SEENEOH dédié à la filière hydrolienne.
Full article: Bordeaux Port Atlantique
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
Energy transition: the port of Antwerp and Fluxys target a strategy to capture, transport, store, and re-use CO2.
Full article: Port of Antwerp
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.