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Sydney: WMK Architecture for a cultural space on Barangaroo
“Cultural Space” will be one of the main components of the plan proposed for the 22 ha of the Barangaroo site. Located at the heart of Headland Park, which should be redeveloped by 2015, it will consist of three levels, including a roof-top terrace, and will offer a new viewpoint over the port of Sydney.
Lisbon: Maritime Museum to get an extension with the construction of an aquarium between the existing museum and research centre (ARX Portugal)
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)
European ports meet in Venice to discuss the future of cruises
Port of Venice hosts the meeting “Cruise 2030: Call for Action”, gathering delegates of several major European cruise ports to discuss the future of the sector and the interaction with cities. The main idea on the table is developing a “Europe Class fleet” compatible with European port cities. This discussions directly reflect goal 9 of the AIVP Agenda 2030, concerning health and life quality of local citizens. The next meeting of the working group will be in Palma de Mallorca, next January
Full article: Port of Venice
Port of Valparaíso hosts a painting competition for children called “Brush Strokes for the Port”. The event took place in the Baburizza Museum and the winning paintings will be incorporated in the aerodynamic spoiler developed by the company Venti
Full article: Portal Portuario
The Sea Grant mechanism of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $16 million to 42 research projects focused on sustainable aquaculture
Full article: Government Europa
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
For the first time, ports rate climate change among the three biggest environmental priorities
Cutting carbon emissions and adpting infrastructures are key concerns. However, more and more ports, local partner communities and businesses are organising in clusters to tackle issues globally, with citizens increasingly concerned about the way their future is being shaped. Meanwhile, the IMO has recently removed obstacles to cross-border carbon storage, which should help the industry organise and operate more efficiently.
Maritime insurers raise the alarm about mega ships, with a collision between a liner and a container vessel potentially costing up to USD 4 billion
Full article: Allianz
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.