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.
Sydney, Pyrmont: 5 residential towers designed by Tony Caro Architecture, among whom some with views over the port
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.
Long Beach: the port has reduced its emissions of diesel particles by 81% since 2005
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
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.
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.
France’s president announces a plan to increase the number and level of French marine protected areas
Full article: Mer et Marine
Port authority of Singapore and Our Singapore Reefs sign an agreement for the next three years to disclose and protect the local biodiversity
Full article: Greenport
CMA-CGM will receive 20 new LNG container vessels until 2022, reducing their environmental footprint
Full article: CMA-CGM
Port of Tarragona publishes the report of their port city activities for the year 2018, including numerous examples of animation.
Full article: Port de Tarragona
Conferences about port governance organized in Chile. Dr. Miguel Angel de Marco gave two masterclasses in the cities of Valparaíso and Asunción, connected to educational and research programmes.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Photo exhibition in Universitè Littoral in Dunkerque portraits port and maritime activities in the coast of France, Senegal and Togo
Full article: Université du Littoral
Port of Vigo installs the first artificial micro-reefs to enhance the port’s biodiversity
Full article: Blue Growth Vigo
Port of Long Beach awards 100 000 $ in scholarships for 77 local high-schools and colleges
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Port terminal of Talcahuano sings an agreement with high school to facilitate traineeship in the port
Full article: Portal Portuario
The future of sea transport requires global reflection on its environmental and climate impacts
Safety, pollution, giant ships – is shipping reaching a critical point? This question, discussed in an important debate on a large French public radio station, is being raised more and more frequently. The cruise ship industry, despite its efforts, is criticised for its impact on the health of port city inhabitants. Political and social issues seem to be outweighing purely commercial questions. More than ever before, Cities, Ports and Citizens must learn to understand one another and work together for a more sustainable shipping world. AIVP is working on this, day in, day out. .
Halifax: port capacity to be increased to reduce heavy vehicle traffic in the city, which is causing problems.
Full article: Red Deer Advocate
Auckland: for Smart Cities expert Mark Thomas, the future of the city lies in more port cooperation, not moving the port itself.
Full article: Stuff
Straits of Europe: the crucial issue of ferries between banks is encouraging cities to invest directly by acquiring stakes in the capital of companies.
Full article: European Straits Initiative
Le Havre Smart Port City: definitive project plans submitted to the French government
Driven by the region’s leading urban and port stakeholders, the project brings together the research sector and local businesses, as well as some major international groups. The aim is to kick-start innovation in the City Port territory, as part of ambitious plans to tackle the challenge posed by the digital, energy and environmental transition.
The Port of Quebec joins forces with Hutchinson Ports and CN Rail for its planned container terminal
The move represents a crucial step forward for the project, which was introduced to all AIVP members at last year’s world conference. It sees the Port of Quebec join the operator’s 52 other ports in 27 countries, and cements Quebec’s position at the heart of commercial trade while making the Laurentia terminal a powerful engine for economic development for the City Port region. Mario Girard, CEO of the Port of Quebec and Vice-Chairman of AIVP, aims to make it one of the terminals with the smallest environmental footprint in the world.
United States: job creation has never been stronger in ports than over the last five years
Full article: Logistics Management