New York: major projects for Dumbo
The two projects announced by the Mayor of New York constitute an important stage in the redevelopment of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and should ensure its financial stability. The Empire Stores, a group of seven 4 and 5 storey warehouses dating from the 19th century, will provide 7,400 m2 of space for shops and restaurants, and nearly 28,000 m2 for offices. The Tobacco Warehouse is earmarked for conversion into a theatre and events hall.
Oslo: contemporary art museum by Renzo Piano
Set in the old port sector of Tjuvholmen, the three buildings making up the “Astrup Fearnley Museet” have been redeveloped on either side of a canal. They also have a direct link to a beach and a small local ferry terminal. The materials used are a direct reference to Scandinavian tradition. The Museum was opened in autumn 2012.
A study on aerial cable transport in urban contexts. An interesting alternative for port-cities
Royal Docks, London: any room for the local community?
After years of decline, the Royal Docks could become London’s third business district, according to the city’s mayor. Substantial public funds, earned in large part from the Olympic Games, are to be invested in the district. The question of whether and how the local community in the area will benefit, and particularly the jobs that might be generated, remains open.
Libreville, old port zone of Port-Môle: work starts on the development of a commercial and cultural zone
Cherbourg: inauguration of the “Eléis”, a new urban site in the port basin district
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico): new cruise ship terminal to handle the growth in traffic (+30% announced for 2014)
Valdivia (Chile): a master plan to incorporate the river into the urban public transport network
Valparaiso : le port confirme sa volonté de déplacer la marina près du Muelle Baron pour en améliorer la qualité
Kaliningrad: a new terminal for the biggest cruise ships
The port of San Diego will install 72 Econcrete tide pools to provide ecological protection and stabilize the shoreline, while contributing to the the regeneration of the local ecosystem. The three-year pilot project is the eight initiative of the port’s Blue Economy Incubator
Full article: Port of San Diego
Hafencity in Hamburg will start testing a self-driving bus. Until mid-2020, the tests will run without passenger in a limited area. The second phase, including passengers, will continue until 2021, to finally start the final phase with the full route including stops
The port of Barcelona tackles air pollution with quay electrification and joining the Lean and Green program
The port president, Mercè Conesa, explained that the port will requested a new connection to the electric network, that should be approved in less than 18 months. This initiative complements the investment done in LNG infrastructure and the participation in the Lean & Green program. The goals of this initiative from the regional producers association is to reduce the CO2 emissions by 20% in the next five years. The port authority, along with the municipality and environmental organizations, also propose creating a SO2-free zone in the Mediterranean to reduce the emissions of this harmful polutant.
Antofagasta Terminal Internacional, en Chile, implements new lighting systems to improve the working condition and reduce light pollution
Full article: Portal Portuario
The port of Helsinki celebrated on August 11th its open door event, including concerts and circus acts
Full article: Port of Helsinki
Helsinki: 5G to be deployed in autumn 2019 for the benefit of the 7 million passengers using West Terminal 2
Full article: Port of Helsinki
Madagascar: to promote development in the south of the country, the government is planning transport corridors for goods leaving the ports of Tuléar and Ehoala
Full article: Ecofin
Greener shipping: nine French shipping lines adopt commitments above and beyond their regulatory obligations
Full article: Le Marin
Kribi: City-Port agreement for territorial development balanced between economic, environmental and social priorities.
The framework cooperation agreement aims to achieve harmony between City and Port, as the new port of Kribi grows in stature. The quest to reconcile port and urban strategies needs to promote the local territory as a port conurbation, and a Socio-Economic Support Programme for the Kribi area (PASEK) will soon be created to this end.
Full article: Afrik Info
The Port of Gdynia becomes the nerve centre for the development of offshore wind power in Poland, with target of 6 GW of capacity by 2030.
Full article: World Energy Trade
Odessa: City-Port land issues surround road access to terminals at Ukraine’s main port.
Full article: usionline