Hull: turning a pedestrian bridge into a new emblem for the waterfront
A pedestrian bridge can become an effective tool for reviving a waterfront, beyond its simple communication function. Apart from its aesthetic design, the pedestrian swing bridge opened last June in Hull also includes a restaurant and a view-point. (© Timothy Soar)
Valparaiso: work starts on the commercial centre on the old “Muelle Baron” wharf. Opening late 2015-early 2016
Building along river banks as a protection against storms. Pretext or sustainable solution? Seaport City Project, New York
Rio, Porto Maravilha: towards a sustainable waterfront
US$ 5.1 billion, 5 million m2 of old port areas which have been abandoned for years, and 15 years of works through the biggest Public-Private Partnership in Brazil. The city of Rio de Janeiro has plunged into one of its most ambitious projects with a public commitment to sustainable development.
Hong Kong: competition for an Arts Pavilion
Launched in the framework of the West Kowloon Cultural District Project, the Arts Pavilion will be connected with the M+ Museum, the visual arts museum designed by Herzog & De Meuron which is due to open in late 2017. Closing date: 28 november.
Source : West Kowloon Cultural District
Rotterdam: call for projects for Rijnhaven
The role given to water and innovative ideas, including floating buildings, has been given pride of place in the call for projects launched by the Rotterdam City Council for the 21 ha Rijnhaven site. The projects must also provide the social benefits expected.
Los Angeles Waterfront: past, present and future presented by Geraldine Knatz, Port Executive Director (video)
The port of Venice would not object to the re-location of cruise ship traffic to Trieste
Source: Il Piccolo
Cable transport in port-city areas: the London service is being used less and less
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.
Two initiatives from Maritime UK to increase the presence of women as speakers in the sector’s conferences and gender diversity among new recruits.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
EU project Remember to develop alternative touristic programs based on port culture and heritage in the Adriatic.
The project Remember (REstoring the MEmory of Adriatic ports sites. Maritime culture to foster Balanced tERritorial growth) will be led by the Central Adriatic Ports Authority and gathers 8 Italian and Croatian ports cities, including port authorities, universities, municipalities and companies. The ultimate goal of Remember is also to improve the port-city relationship based on heritage and culture using innovative virtual museums.
Full article: Porto Ancona
Morocco should be able to rely on its geographic position to kick-start cruise activity at its ports, with a particular focus on Tangier.
Full article: La Vie Eco
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.
The ports of Latvia and Hamburg move to strengthen their cooperation, with the focus on creating a multimodal link
Full article: Port of Hamburg
FedEx, which handles 14 million packages daily, presents its vision of the advent of AI and automation in the logistics chain.
Full article: The Business Time
Singapore becomes the latest country to launch a pilot project using a blockchain platform to encourage electronic exchanges of trade documents.
Full article: Port Technology