Antwerp (AIVP member): the Red Star Line Museum opened its doors
Dedicated to emigration to America, the Museum has been developed by New York architect Beyer Blinder Belle in three old brick port warehouses. They are dominated by a new observation tower, offering a panoramic view of the city and the banks of the river.
Shanghai: pavilions pay tribute to the industrial character of the site for the Biennial of Art and Contemporary Architecture
Source : Bustler
Bremen: After four years of the renovation of Hangar 1, the Centre dedicated to the automobile and mobility opens its doors
Source : http://schuppeneins.de/
Amsterdam, waterside living: the winners of the Living in Borneo competition
In this competition for ideas for a part of Borneo Sporenburg, a very densely populated area of the Eastern Dockland, the challenge was to integrate public services and social mixing.
Paris (AIVP member), the Eco-port des 2 Rives de Seine: integration being the watchword
This new port will offer river transport as an alternative for businesses that come to the eco-port area. A large meeting has been organised and the businesses must fulfil with the requirements in the specification aiming for architectural, landscaping and environmental integration with local cities.
Source : Ports de Paris
Port of Kinmen (Taiwan): international competition for a multifunctional passenger terminal
Melbourne (AIVP member): an artistic performance exploring the Docklands and their maritime character
Source: Melbourne Docklands
Los Angeles (AIVP member): four alternatives for the restoration of the river
Currently subject to debate, this study by the US Army Corps of Engineers assesses the advantages in terms of open spaces, ecological restoration, opportunities for economic development and water supply.
Valparaíso (AIVP member): cruise terminal to be built next to the new shopping centre on the Muelle Barón Pier
Source : Plataforma Urbana
Auckland wants to make its waterfront a model of sustainable development
Future redevelopment must comply with the recommendations of the recently launched framework programme. This will particularly affect the next phase of the Wynyard Quarter, a sector where the carbon footprint is to be reduced as much as possible. Sustainable solutions have already been put into practice.
Chilean ports contribute to the quality of local life by collaborating in the maintenance of public spaces
Ports of Chile show their commitment with the local population with cleaning campaigns of beaches and coastal areas. The Captaincy and Port of Talcahuano lead a program with the help of 600 volunteers that removed more than 1,5 tons of waste. The port of San Antonio removed almost 8 tons of waste in September in several urban areas close to the port. The terminal operator DP World has led another cleaning program with the help of students in the beach of Lirquén.
Port of Brisbane restates its commitment with sustainable development in the sustainability report of 2018/2019. One the main goals is to reduce 24% of the emissions by 2024/2025
Full article: Port of Brisbane
Ports de la Generalitat, the regional organizations gathering the small ports of Catalonia, launches a new initiative called “Porta’m” to reduce use of plastic bottles at sea, providing the users with reusable alternatives
Full article: El Vigía
New initiative to protect orcas in Seattle ports
Northwest Seaport Alliance (Seattle and Tacoma) partner up with other organizations to develop a program to protect endangered orca population in the Salish Sea. The main goal is to mitigate the effect of ship noise.
Full article: Port of Seattle
The Maritime Heritage Institute of South Africa hosted the Inaugural Maritime Heritage Conference in the Vaal University of Technology, in Vanderbijlpark. The three days event focused on a broader understanding of maritime heritage and its role in sustainable economic development.
Port of Mallorca installs 25 air quality monitoring stations as part of the SmartSensPORT project in collaboration with the University of the Balearic Islands.
Full article: Mallorca Diario
The “No plàstic” campaign by the port community of Valencia achieves great success in just a few months
The port community of Valencia, including Aportem, the port’s solidarity organization, launched last June the “No Plastic” initiative to reduce the use of plastics in port companies. The focus is mainly on single-use products, recycling systems and environmental education. The main goal was eliminating from the port sector companies one million plastic bottles and other items of this material. First results have inspired the participating companies to a more ambitious goal: to become 100% plastic free
Full article: Aportem
Port of St. Petersburg hosts a water tour for the children from port employees
Full article: Port News
Port of Stockholm among the finalists for the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Award. Their shore power project in the Värtahamnen port has been selected for the Air Quality category.
Full article: Vessel Finder
Decarbonising shipping: 60 businesses from all sectors sign up to the “Getting to Zero Coalition” under the aegis of the Forum Maritime Mondial
Full article: Global Maritime Forum
“Wind energy is part of the future of shipping.” Alizé’s sail-powered cargo ship wins the contract to transport the Ariane 6 rocket.
Full article: Le Marin
Climate emergency: protecting Singapore’s port could cost US$90 billion. The bill will be between 9 and US$12 billion for Californian ports. Will all ports have such means?
Full article: Le Marin, 3 octobre 2019
Port and food production: Rotterdam and Sète announce new industrial investments in the beverage sector.
Innocent, a leader in the fruit juice industry will be the first company to set up in the Rotterdam Food Cluster. The production will be of 400 million bottles each year for all of Europe. In Sète, the OFW Ships project reaches a new milestone with the installation of a logistics base for the factory vessel dedicated to the desalination and bottling of deep-sea water for consumption. This technology could be developed in many port cities for local markets. The production capacity is 2.5 million liters per 5-day campaign.
Three Belgian ports compete to host a large hydrogen production unit. This energy sector is flying high.
Full article: Flows
Moving goods storage closer the dockside to promote soft last mile logistics
With the huge growth in e-commerce, logistics operators are looking to move closer to city centres, while striving to centralise flows of freight as much as possible. With land increasingly scarce and expensive, the profitability of multi-level warehouses such as those in New York is rising, and more and more of these facilities are being built. Another solution is the use of floating warehouses, as demonstrated by the Fludis system currently being trialled in Paris.
Offshore wind: the Port of New York aims to position itself as a logistics hub for the offshore wind industry on the Eastern seaboard.
Full article: Renews