Port-City relations in Spain: integration and cooperation are the key
For José Llorca, the President of Puertos del Estado, the key question in port-city relations in Spain is no longer simply about the transformation of port spaces for urban use, but rather about the integration of the city with the port. He is convinced that dialogue and cooperation between the different institutions are an essential instrument for achieving this.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): AECOM’s master plan for the Olympic Park on the waterfront
Bordeaux: work starts in the Bassins à Flot on the “Cité des civilisations du vin” (Wine Civilisations Centre)
Environmental performance and cost control: a complex equation
The next phase of Euroméditerranée at Marseilles will be a response to the ambition to develop an “Eco-city”. This desire to set an example in urban redevelopment requires combining permanent environmental performance with cost control: this is a complex equation, but it can be solved by new practices and a new way of conceiving projects.
Sydney, Darling Harbour: new design and new functions for the IMAX Theatre
Marseilles: call for projects for J1
The call to submit projects for hangar J1 which we announced in August has been officially launched. The call is for projects for 25,000 m² on three levels in the emblematic building, in addition to 750m of wharf and the 4 ha area of open water at the heart of the Marseilles waterfront.
Hanover: the old submarine yard has been converted into an interior furnishings store
Auckland: redevelopment of the central waterfront could generate $4 billion and 40,000 jobs by 2040
Copenhagen: inauguration of “Kalvebod Waves”, a novel public space reclaimed from the sea
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