Urban Port

23 August 2013

Sydney, Pyrmont: 5 residential towers designed by Tony Caro Architecture, among whom some with views over the port

Source : Australian Design Review

22 August 2013

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.

Source : Port of Carrara ; Informazioni marittime


22 August 2013

Long Beach: the port has reduced its emissions of diesel particles by 81% since 2005

Source : Green Port

22 August 2013

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

21 August 2013

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.

Source : Plataforma Urbana ; Sasaki Associates


21 August 2013

Tenerife: modifications to the port Special Plan

The Board of Directors of the Port of Santa Cruz, Tenerife, has approved two modifications to the Special Plan. A cruise ship terminal will be built on Muelle de Ribera, while the existing cargo and Ro/Ro activities will be relocated to Los Llanos. And the project for a hotel on Muelle de Enlace has been abandoned; recreational, commercial and water sports activities may take its place.

Source : Puertos de Tenerife

21 August 2013

London, Isle of Dogs: consultation for a tower block project designed by Foster + Partners in South Quay Plaza

Source: South Quay Plaza

20 August 2013

Copenhagen: Nordhavnen, 200 ha to be reclaimed

Copenhagen is continuing the reclamation of port areas which started in the 90s. In the long term, the Nordhavnen project, launched in 2012, will offer space for 40,000 inhabitants and the same number of workers on eleven islets, each with its own identity. The project is characterised by diversity, compactness and maximum use of water. It is also part of the city’s plan for becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

Source : NordHavnen ; Le Moniteur des travaux publics et du bâtiment

20 August 2013

Montevideo: port to get a “vertical extension”

The “Torre Lobraus” project combines a warehouse, with storage capacity of 1.8 million m3, with a 21-storey office block which will also contain restaurants, a conference centre and projection rooms for clients.

Source : Vision Maritima ; Skyscrapercity

20 August 2013

San Francisco: basketball and cultural events hall on the waterfront designed by Snøhetta

Source : Dezeen (+ images)

Citizen Port

6 June 2018

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.

Full article: Contship Italia + Informazioni Marittime

6 June 2018

“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

6 June 2018

Santa Cruz (the Canaries): La Factoría de Cohesión Ciudad Puerto launches the “MarDEOportunidades” programme to make port activities known to the community

Full article: Facocip + Facocip 2

4 June 2018

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

4 June 2018

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

Full article: Port Strategy

30 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

30 May 2018

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

Full article: Next City

30 May 2018

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

28 May 2018

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..

Full article: Le Havre Port Center + Paris-normandie


Enterprise-driver Port

6 June 2018

Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.

Full article: Maritime Denmark

6 June 2018

For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships

Full article: Knud E. Hansen

6 June 2018

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

4 June 2018

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

4 June 2018

After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.

Full article: El Vigia

4 June 2018

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

30 May 2018

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

30 May 2018

IMO creates a working group on autonomous vessels which should deliver its conclusions by the end of 2018.

Full article: Le Marin

28 May 2018

To promote innovation, Danish offshore operators are planning to pool their research resources at a single site.

Full article: Maritime Denmark 1Maritime Denmark 2

28 May 2018

All Spain’s ports set to be operational for LNG bunkering by 2020 in anticipation of the transition to hydrogen.

Full article: El Vigia