Yokohama (Japan): plans for an aerial tramway over the Minato Mirai 21 waterfront district, in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics
Full article : Asahi
Greenock (UK): plans for a cruise terminal that will also include a visitor centre, art gallery and restaurant
Full article : Greenock Telegraph
Istanbul, Galataport: modern art museum and innovative cruise terminal
Currently under construction, the Renzo Piano-designed museum will be one of the centerpieces of Galataport, a redevelopment of 1.2 km of waterfront, the masterplan for which was created by Dror+Gensler. It also includes a ground-breaking cruise terminal, with a system of hydraulic gangways, designed with BEA, which can be stowed in the basement when not in use, freeing up space for the promenade.
The Port of Valencia and the City of Sagunto agree to turn the 800 metres of docks in Sagunto into a promenade
Full article : Valencia Port (+video)
Ancona (Italy): a website dedicated to the Old Port redeveloped by the City and the body responsible for managing the ports of the Central Adriatic
Full article : Porto Antico Ancona
Bilbao launches the second phase in the development of Zorrotzaurre
The masterplan to redevelop the former industrial and port district of Zorrotzaurre was designed by Zaha Hadid. The project took some major steps forward in 2018, including the opening of the Deusto canal that effectively turns the 84 hectare peninsula into an island. This second phase concerns a smaller area, which will have fewer homes and more green spaces and public facilities.
The port authority of Baleares signs an agreement with IEO to host the new Oceanographic Centre of the Balearic Islands
Full article : Port de Balears
Toronto: Sidewalk Labs tests the “raincoat”, a structure designed to protect buildings from rain and wind, while reducing energy demand
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Port of Authority of Halifax in Canada (HPA – AIVP member) is undertaking a public consultation to co-construct with its citizens the future of the port
The online survey is only the latest step on a broader consultation process started in 2016. The Port of Halifax has since discussed and presented the different options to structure its growth, profiting form the expansions of containerized cargo. In the website created for the online consultation, citizens can get first hand information on the different alternatives and take the survey to express their opinion and preferences. Besides information about the planning alternatives, the website also includes didactic material and port terminology to help locals to understand what is been discussed, so they can give a well educated opinion. AIVP has supported this kind of processes, particularly linked to Port Centers. The case of Halifax resonates with goal 4 of AIVP Agenda 2030: Promoting a renewed governance approach.
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) raise awareness to the issue of gender equality in the maritime sector. NPA also expressed its commitment for women welfare.
Full article : Safety4sea
The port of Leixões (PT) shows its commitment with citizens’ health, with a program for the World Health Day including sport events, check-ups and massages.
Full article : Revista Cargo
Port of Venice develops an intense event calendar to engage younger generations with the port.
In the past week, the Port Authority of Venice has showed an extraordinary engagement with younger generations, in initiatives raging from play days to theater groups and plastic recycling. The playday 2019 was the final event of a broader port community project for. In this years’ edition, the port authority created a “Venice port square” with several workshops for children to get to know the port. Other partners included disabled sport organizations a local stakeholders. Additionally, a high-school students’ theater group won an award for their interpretation of Otello in the port. Italian ports have shown an increasing sensibility to societal engagement, also visible in the agenda of the ports Trieste, Livorno, Genoa or Naples.
Bolipuertos, the national entity responsible for Venezuelan ports, will create 8 new university centers to foster higher education for port workers
Full article : Portal Portuario
GloFouling project launched in London to protect marine biodiversity
Full article : Profesionales Hoy
To protect jobs, the port of New York hires more dockers instead of relying on automation
Under an agreement signed in February 2019, the port plans to hire 650 additional workers by the end of 2020. In exchange for this social policy, productivity improvements are expected, guaranteeing 30 container movements every hour. Less efficient dockers may be allocated fewer hours. Agreements of this kind are applied in many ports around the world.
Full article: Ajot
To compensate for the lack of profits from cruise activity, Tanzania is planning to build a dedicated terminal in Dar Es Salam.
Full article: Tanzania Ports Authority
Maritime container transport is shaping up to set standards for digitisation and improved efficiency
Full article: World Maritime News
Bremenports joins forces with Icelandic partners to create a port on the future Arctic route, as part of a project for the next 40 years
Full article: Finnafjord Port Project
Los Angeles / San Pedro: Container business growth boosts office real estate needed for support and research services
Full article: GlobeSt
Perth Fremantle: Port lands available for industry and logistics are scarce and sell quickly
Full article: The Sydney Morning Herald
Canal Seine Nord Europe: To avoid any delay, the French Government should provide funding soon
Full article: NPI
More and more ports are looking to kick-start innovation through industrial clusters
There are a host of projects in this area, including PierNext in Barcelona, RDM Campus and MH4 in Rotterdam, the Smart Port City programme in Le Havre, the COVE project in Halifax, and others. For Maurice Jansen, the aim is the same: to orchestrate collaborative innovation and converge financial, social, human and cultural capital.
Full article: Port Strategy
Artificial power generation islands in the North Sea: projects continue to move forward with a test site potentially to be created within five years
Full article: Recharge Wind