Rouen (France) to recycle its grain silos
The port of Rouen and the Sénalia group have finally selected the “Silographes” project designed by R-architecture. The 62 Sénalia silo units, which mark the Rouen skyline, will be integrated day and night by a large number of mirrors and a moving light display. (© R-Architecture)
Paranagua (Brazil): creation of work groups to address problems of port terminal access and urban mobility
Full article : Porto e navios.br
Copenhagen (Denmark): cruise ship capacity on NordHaven to be increased this May with 1 km of wharf and 3 terminals
Full article : MaritimeDenmark.dk
London (UK): Bethany Gale and Sarah Tolley’s project chosen for Silvertown Docks
The design created by the two landscape architects brings to life the memory of these old shipyards at Royal Docks. The project design takes into account the risk of flooding and will involve various green and urban spaces (residential and recreational/nautical use). (© BDP)
New York: Present architecture submits a proposal to treat waste and create 50 ha of parks along the waterfront
Full article : Designboom.com (+ images)
Tunis (Tunisia): the long awaited “Tunis Financial Harbour” project is launched at last
Financed by the Bahrain Islamic Investment Bank, its aim is to turn Tunis into an international financial capital. The first phase, on 217 of the planned 523 ha, could create 6,500 indirect jobs. The programme includes a marina, a golf course, residential accommodation, etc. (© Tunis Financial Harbour)
Virginia (USA): the decline of the “working waterfront” and the search for solutions
Full article : Vims.edu
Melbourne Docklands: 17,000 residents in 2036, rather than in 2020 as previously planned. Rental costs are one of the reasons for the delay
Full article : Docklandsnews.au
Tarragona (Spain): a temporary cruise-ship terminal at La Pineda, to be followed by a permanent terminal at Port Esportiu in 4 years’ time
Full article : Diari de Tarragona.com
Balearic Islands: port authorities announce a project for the Ibiza waterfront
The aim is to maximize the interconnection between the city and the port by building a bicycle path and 5,000 m2 of public areas that will replace the old maritime terminal. The works are to be completed in May 2015.
Full article : Ports de Balears.com
Improvements in SHIP information centre in Ijmuiden sea lock complex.
SHIP, a similar structure to AIVP’s port centers, is now more reachable thanks to a new boat connection. The center has also improved the Technolab for youngsters with three new workshops. SHIP also hosts now a temporary exhibition of artist Thijs Zwart.
New partnership between the ports of Douala and Bordeaux to learn in particular about port-city relationship
Full article : Afrik.com
Inscriptions open for the bike race around the waterfront of Strasbourg, organized by the port
Full article : Stras’N’Bike
Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member), launches new website about port economy and employment.
The initiative has been done in cooperation with Union Maritime, gathering 35 port companies. The main goals is to give disclosure to port employment and facilitate the process for future applicants. The website is only one of the elements of the program “Cap sur l’économie portuaire”, developed by the port and Union Maritime to increase the visibility of port related professions.
Full article: cap-economie-portuaire.fr
Port Authority of Valencia wins Green4sea award for their use of hydrogen to reduce environmental impact
Full article: Safety4sea
World Ocean Council (WOC) and Port of Vancouver propose a global platform to facilitate the coordination and use of environmental incentives for carriers and other maritime companies
Full article: Safety4sea
Hackathon in the port of Santos (BR) gives chance to students to propose innovative solutions for port problems
Full article: Informativos dos portos
Port Authority and Municipality of Valparaíso agree to create a joint working committee to discuss port development.
This measure could allow better dialogue for port-city relationship and a common vision. This decision is motivated by the current situation of terminal 2, where the port authority will be responsible for the environmental assessment. Other port and urban projects, including a pier for cruises were also discussed. The mayor emphasized that their priority is to make sure that port development is done according to environmental requirements, but also that create jobs, and bring prosperity to the port and the city. The president of the port authority welcomed the common initiative with the municipality and, looking beyond the short term decisions concerning the terminal 2.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Port of LA announces 1 million US$ Community Investment Grant Program.
The goal of the program is to fund different kinds of initiatives that work for the benefit of the port community. This grant program is funded with shipping and lease revenues, rather than tax payers money. Applications are possible until May 6th.
Belgium: with 254,800 jobs and €35.3 billion of added value, the six ports are more than ever playing their part as an economic engine
The figures, which come from the latest study carried out by the National Bank of Belgium, are the highest recorded since 2012, and were never achieved prior to the crisis in 2008. However, they do include the non-maritime chemicals sector. In terms of jobs, the challenge for the ports is to continue developing their attractiveness and working on their brand image in the community.
Sweden gives the green light to trial self-driving trucks on public roads between two depots.
Full article: Flows
Danish businesses unite to position themselves in the flourishing global market for outfitting of cruise ships
Full article: Maritime Denmark
The Danish maritime sector employs 96,000 people and accounts for 6.5% of the country’s GDP
Full article: Maritime Denmark
The Port of Marseille and MGI launch a blockchain pilot port for container traffic
Full article: Port Technology
La Rochelle: businesses unite under the umbrella of the MER association to accelerate the energy transition and industrial ecology.
Full article: economiecirculaire.org
Taiwan: land negotiations between City and Port to adapt to both sides’ development strategies.
Full article: Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Taiwan set to call on British know-how to kick-start development of offshore wind in ports
Full article: Offshore Wind
Hydrogen technology has a big part to play in decarbonising the port and maritime economy
The issue was the focus of a brainstorming workshop organized by the Port of Barcelona. It is believed that by 2050, some 25% of the world’s energy could rely on this technology which is taking its place in a new energy mix. To that end, the European public-private “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking” is supporting nearly 250 projects.