Auckland: redevelopment of the central waterfront could generate $4 billion and 40,000 jobs by 2040
Copenhagen: inauguration of “Kalvebod Waves”, a novel public space reclaimed from the sea
Rotterdam: THE sustainable port-city?
The Mayor of Rotterdam hopes to make his port-city the most sustainable in the world, reducing its carbon footprint by 50%: floating habitat, “water plazas” to use up excess water, green roofs, reduction in port emissions, biobased companies, CO2 storage, the public transport network transformed into green corridors, etc.
Hastings to get back its Pier, some of the pavilions and a new Visitor centre
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.
Contship’s PortoLab agenda ready for September 2018-2019
Sustainability is the focus for this year’s edition of the annual initiative, which gives children in various Italian port cities the opportunity to discover the world of the port and maritime activity. Through an account relating the story of an object – in this case, a printer – the children learn about the different sustainable development issues to do with transport and the logistics chain, along with the sometimes difficult choices to be made in order to act responsibly for our environment and for the planet. Since the Contship agenda was created in 2006, over 130,000 copies have been distributed with the support of various Port Authorities and public and private sector organisations.
“Propelling Montreal”: the Port Authority welcomes the City’s Action Plan which aims to enhance the international attractiveness of Montreal and position companies at the heart of the global exporting chains
Full article: Port of Montreal
Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training
The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.
Full article: Ship2shore
California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies
Full article: Port Strategy
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 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
The Le Havre Port Center inaugurates its new permanent interactive exhibition on port careers
The new permanent exhibition adds to the already rich selection of educational resources at the Port Center in Le Havre. With tours tailored to all types of visitor and all ages, field trips and a conference cycle looking at a range of topics from the industrial-port world, the Center is aiming to be a genuine tool for promoting mediation in a fun way, creating links between citizens and port realities, and showcasing the opportunities provided by the port for the Le Havre area. The new exhibition will be an additional asset for highlighting the innovative character of its port community..
Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.
Full article: Maritime Denmark
For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships
Full article: Knud E. Hansen
The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.
Full article: CNR
The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry
No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.
Full article: Port of Aalborg
After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.
Full article: El Vigia
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
The Occitania Region of France is hoping to re-launch port activity by forming a federation between researchers and economic and political actors.
Full article: Le Marin, 17 mai 2018; Supp., p4
IMO creates a working group on autonomous vessels which should deliver its conclusions by the end of 2018.
Full article: Le Marin
All Spain’s ports set to be operational for LNG bunkering by 2020 in anticipation of the transition to hydrogen.
Full article: El Vigia