New York – a massive plan in the wake of Sandy
The Mayor of New York has reaffirmed interest in New York’s waterfront by unveiling a massive plan to invest almost $20 billion in the face of the risks posed by climate change: The multifaceted programme does not involve a retreat from the waterfront, nor does it aim simply to protect. Instead it aims to help the 520 miles of waterfront to both adapt and continue to develop.
Source : “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” ; Gotham gazette ; New York Magazine
Toronto Waterfront: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. Evaluation and overview of the situation
Lyon Confluence: Lighting, photovoltaics, geothermics and rapeseed for three positive energy buildings
Libreville: Urban development for “Port-Môle”
Chinese capital to be added to Gabonese State funding for a 45-hectare development including a conference centre, a museum, businesses, hotels, offices, etc. Fishing and yachting activities will be preserved at the port.
Source : Afriqinfos
Hamburg: Extension of old port warehouses
Gerkan, Marg and Partners are the winners of the competition launched by Gebr. Heinemann for the extension of its offices based in two old 19th and 20th century port warehouses at the heart of Hafen City.
Source : GMP Architecten (+ images)
Izmir (Turkey): Zaha Hadid to lead work on a 276-hectare project if the city is chosen for the World Expo 2020
Minneapolis: 3 teams shortlisted for “Water Works”, a park along the Mississippi at the heart of the city
Regensburg: A riverside museum
The German firm Woerner und partner has won the competition for the design of the Museum of Bavarian History. One of the main challenges was to integrate the modern building into a sensitive and historical urban context and to recreate the link between the old town and the river Danube.
Source : Nemetschek-Allplan ; Woerner und partner (+ images)
Gala in Tenerife to celebrate the relationship between port and city
Factoria de Cohesión in Tenerife organized on July 18th the 2nd gala “Port and City together”, cooperating with the municipality and port authority. The event, celebrating the coexistence between city and port, also included awards recognizing individuals or entities that have actively contributed to improve the port-city relationship in different aspects, such as sustainability, job creation or social actions. Factoría de Cohesión is an innovative platform in Tenerife, lead by a young team to foster better relationships between the port community and the city. You can find out more in the interview we did last February.
Full article: Factoría de Cohesión
Port of Amsterdam joins H2Ships project focused on using hydrogen as maritime fuel
Full article: World Maritime News
Port of Riga inaugurates new LNG regular services, protecting the environment and increasing their traffic
Full article: Port News
Transnet Port Terminals (South Africa) launched the student exposure program AIM for young port city citizens. The students will get to discover the port and the different careers paths that can take in it
Full article: Africa Ports and Ships
Port of Barcelona celebrates its 150th anniversary with a public concert in the docks, by the Symphony Orchestra del Vallès, playing classical music and films soundtracks. On the same week, the port also presented their report on sustainability
Full article: El Mercantil
The port authority of Vancouver donates 2 mill $ to improve the CRAB park and other community initiatives. The donation is framed under the new Centerm Expansion Project to increase the terminal’s capacity
Full article: Port of Vancouver
German Government and the city of Hamburg will destine 38 million € for the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services, improving the facilities and developing new research for innovations in ports, shipping, shipbuilding and maritime logistics
Full article: Hamburg News
The Port of Valencia is planning to become energy self-sufficient by 2025, using renewable energy sources. The plans includes installing wind turbines 4 or 5 km on the sea, photo-voltaic panels, an electrical substation and potentially creating a new artificial reef
Full article: Portal Portuario
Port of Long Beach will fund a 26.3 million $ project to restore the coastal habitat of Colorado Lagoon
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Ege Port of Kusadasi, first cruise port to receive the ECO Port certificate
Full article: Portal Portuario
Cruise ships: poor return on investment for share-holders, associated with high risk, may encourage companies to change their business model.
Full article: Times Malta
Zadar: to limit impacts on the historical city, the port decides to build a cruise ship terminal away from the centre which will be able to absorb growth in traffic.
Full article: Port Authority Zadar
China: the province of Shandong initiated, in turn, a merger of ports with the takeover of the Weihai Port (45 Mt) by Qingdao.
Full article: Splash 247
Marseille: the biological recycling of industrial CO2 through the capture of fumes by microalgae works!
Full article: Port de Marseille (pdf)
African port metropolis: logistics fluidity and governance at the heart of all challenges!
Since 2000, nearly 50 billion Euros have been invested in West African ports and traffic has tripled. Integrated into rapidly growing urban areas, ports today face the challenge of metropolitan freight corridors. These corridors could lead to new types of Private Public Partnerships based on governance that integrates local populations and environmental interests.
Full article: Ports et corridors
On the Gulf of Bengal, India wants to make Machilipatnam a global port city on more than 25 miles of coastline.
Full article: The Hindu
The Marseilles’ port community, along with the Port, the Chamber of Commerce and the University, wants to boost the blue economy and innovation.
Full article: Le Marin
For terminal operator TTI, ports must move beyond logistics and improve their industrial competitiveness
The view, expressed by the director of the terminal at Algeciras, aims to prevent an endless trade war between ports. On the contrary, port territories need to make efforts to consolidate industrial activity and generate jobs. Control of the logistics chain and development of import and export business requires control of production.
Full Article: El Mercantil