Bellingham (USA): city and port finally reach an agreement on the waterfront
After years of discussions, the Port has finally approved unanimously the master plan proposed by the City for a 96 ha site on the waterfront. A few small marine industries will be preserved alongside the housing, businesses, parks, etc. which are programmed.
Iquique: a pedestrian promenade to open the port to the city
The port of Iquique wants to develop the sector involved to create 20,000 m² of storage space, but also new spaces for the community. This first stage opens the way for future urban uses and a connection with the city centre.
Stockholm: three proposals retained for the future Nobel Centre were chosen for the quality of their integration into the waterfront
Source : Nobel Center
Pasajes: the Municipality approves the construction of sixteen dwellings in the old port
Le Port (Réunion Island) opens a decisive stage in the port-city project with the new basin
Industrial activities have already been moved from the West port to the East port. But the excavation of the yacht basin at the end of 2013 will lead on to all the other work for the construction of flats, hotels, leisure and cultural facilities, etc. – and a new West port open to the town.
Source : Journal de la Ville du Port, novembre 2013, p. 2-3
Bilbao: the port buys the last crane on Zorroza and will pass this cultural heritage object to the city
Source : Bilbao Port
Seville bets on total flexibility for its new cruise ship terminal
Based on re-used containers, the terminal set up in Las Delicias can be reconfigured to adapt to how its traffic evolves, or could even be moved to another site. This design is also a response to the desire to integrate it architecturally with the nearby historical centre. (© Hombre de Piedra – Buró4)
Source: Domus (+ images, plans)
Seattle appeals to artists to contribute to the central sector of its waterfront (Closing date: 19 December)
Source : World Architecture Community
BE MY PORT: A new identity to promote the port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire and make the port part of city life
Together, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port, the Union maritime Nantes ports (UMNP), the Nantes – Saint-Nazaire Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Pays de Loire Region, the Carene, Nantes Métropole and the Loire-Atlantique département have decided to create promotional resources including a new visual identity. The new identity is designed to inspire inclusiveness and adoption by all potential users.
London: controversy surrounds air quality impact following the announcement of plans for a new cruise terminal
Full article: The Guardian
Interview with Tiedo Vellinga, professor at the University of Delft, on his roles in academia and business and the tangible interactions between them.
Full article: Dredging Today
The port of Vigo unveils a new strategic plan open to the port community: “what the port needs”
The plan has been produced to anticipate the needs of the port community and prepare the way for future infrastructural developments at the port. Drafted internally by the Port Authority, the document must now be completed by contributions from all stakeholders in the local community. This collaborative process is not new to Vigo, as its strategic plan for blue growth was based on contributions from 18 external working groups.
Full article: Apvigo
UK: Arup publishes a new report on ports and air quality
Full article: Ukmajorports
Santos (Brazil): the port sector is looking for funds for worker qualifications
Full article: Portosenavios
Responsible cruises: a scientific study attempts to deal with the global socio-economic impact
Full article: PortEconomics
The Normandy Region prepares a regional maritime strategy. The aims include promoting maritime careers and strengthening Normandy’s maritime identity
Full article: Normandie.fr
The Port of Papeete adopts measures to halve its energy use
Full article: Port of Papeete
The University of Santiago in Chile to offer a diploma in port city planning. Interview with the responsible.
With the holistic approach increasingly influential in sustainable development, the university has opted to create a programme teaching students about harmonious port activity. Subjects covered will include planning and management of the urban environment, management of access roads and quality of life for port city residents. Each module of the course will treat the Port City as a unified system, rather than as two separate entities.
Mexico: new port law may encourage ports to support urban development.
This law, currently under discussion in the Senate, may recognise the need for harmonisation between ports and cities as a means of respecting the quality of life of city inhabitants and the urban environment. For Administradoras Portuarias Integrales (APIs), this may mean that 30% of port profits revert to local authorities for stronger, closer relations.
Paris: following the example of Franprix, Ikea and Metro could promote the use of waterways for urban distribution.
Full article: NPI
The City and the Port of Setubal have common ambitions concerning maritime issues and affirmed their satisfaction with their good cooperation.
Full artcile: Jornal de Economia do Mar
The Port of Barcelona will share its 30 year experience with the port of Cadiz in terms of urban transformation of port spaces.
Full article: Diario del Puerto
The Port of Marseilles launches its Smart Port Challenge: 7 start-ups will be selected by the end of the year for support throughout 2019.
Full article: Econostrum
The success of offshore wind power in Europe depends on ports, which are indispensable industrial and logistics links
Data provided by the Wind Europe platform, an association of a dozen ports which specialise in offshore windpower, show that further investment of 500 million to 1 billion euros in the ports is necessary to achieve the aim of 10,000 turbines installed by 2030. Efficiency gains in port operations will allow production costs to be reduced by 5.3%. This investment is also indispensable for scrapping the oldest turbines.
The saturation of the port of Lagos is a burden on the city, where movement is paralysed. Public transport by water could be a solution.
Full article: RTBF
From 2019 the city of Dubrovnik will limit the number of cruise ships: a maximum of two cruise ships a day with no more than 5000 passengers per unit.
Full article: turist
Now that a new port law is being drafted, French regions hope to assume their responsibilities for port management.
Ful article : L’Antenne
With the North Atlantic Marine Highway Alliance, New York is redoubling its efforts to create a regional barge shipping network.
Full article: Port of New York