Port of Vancouver (USA): moving towards a mixed-use development for terminal 1
In recent years, the Port of Vancouver has been looking at redeveloping its terminal 1, on the edge of the Columbia River. The aim is to create a complex of offices, retail spaces, public spaces, and a visitor centre, using part of the existing facilities. An invitation to tender was recently launched, but the City’s Shoreline Master Program stipulates that all riverside structures must have water-dependent use. This rule was amended after consultation between the City and Port.
The Mayor of Rosario (Argentina) keen for the Puerto de la Música project designed by Oscar Niemeyer to become a reality
Full article : Ojo de Prensa
Brest (France): a new lease of life for Les Capucins
Les Capucins, the former French navy workshops, became the property of the City of Brest in 2011. The aim now is to turn the area into a creative and innovative hub. A media library opened in 2017, followed by a start-up incubator and a digital canteen. “We Art Minds”, a creative co-working space, is due to open by the end of April. These facilities will be completed by a maritime excellence centre, and “Le Fourneau”, a centre dedicated to street art and the public space designed by François Chochon. The development will also include retail spaces.
Yokohama (Japan), cruise industry: Shinko Pier will also host a hotel, leisure facilities, a park and a promenade
Full article : Cruise Industry News
Hong Kong: plans for an artificial 1000 hectare island costing 70 billion are challenged on environmental and economic grounds
Full article : Dezeen
The Mayor of New York unveils a plan to protect Manhattan from rising sea levels
With a price-tag of 10 billion US$, this climate resilience plan aims to protect Lower Manahattan, a sector which has already proved vulnerable to storms and flooding. The lack of space and the constraints of the existing terrain offer few options for large-scale adaptation and protection. In addition to installing “pop-up” barriers, the solution adopted is to extend the line of the existing riverfront into the East River between the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Ferry Terminal to protect the Sea Port and the Financial Quarter.
Hong Kong, West Kowloon Cultural District: Xiqu Centre, the opera house designed by Revery Architecture, has been inaugurated in January 2019
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Port of Authority of Halifax in Canada (HPA – AIVP member) is undertaking a public consultation to co-construct with its citizens the future of the port
The online survey is only the latest step on a broader consultation process started in 2016. The Port of Halifax has since discussed and presented the different options to structure its growth, profiting form the expansions of containerized cargo. In the website created for the online consultation, citizens can get first hand information on the different alternatives and take the survey to express their opinion and preferences. Besides information about the planning alternatives, the website also includes didactic material and port terminology to help locals to understand what is been discussed, so they can give a well educated opinion. AIVP has supported this kind of processes, particularly linked to Port Centers. The case of Halifax resonates with goal 4 of AIVP Agenda 2030: Promoting a renewed governance approach.
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) raise awareness to the issue of gender equality in the maritime sector. NPA also expressed its commitment for women welfare.
Full article : Safety4sea
The port of Leixões (PT) shows its commitment with citizens’ health, with a program for the World Health Day including sport events, check-ups and massages.
Full article : Revista Cargo
Port of Venice develops an intense event calendar to engage younger generations with the port.
In the past week, the Port Authority of Venice has showed an extraordinary engagement with younger generations, in initiatives raging from play days to theater groups and plastic recycling. The playday 2019 was the final event of a broader port community project for. In this years’ edition, the port authority created a “Venice port square” with several workshops for children to get to know the port. Other partners included disabled sport organizations a local stakeholders. Additionally, a high-school students’ theater group won an award for their interpretation of Otello in the port. Italian ports have shown an increasing sensibility to societal engagement, also visible in the agenda of the ports Trieste, Livorno, Genoa or Naples.
Bolipuertos, the national entity responsible for Venezuelan ports, will create 8 new university centers to foster higher education for port workers
Full article : Portal Portuario
GloFouling project launched in London to protect marine biodiversity
Full article : Profesionales Hoy
To protect jobs, the port of New York hires more dockers instead of relying on automation
Under an agreement signed in February 2019, the port plans to hire 650 additional workers by the end of 2020. In exchange for this social policy, productivity improvements are expected, guaranteeing 30 container movements every hour. Less efficient dockers may be allocated fewer hours. Agreements of this kind are applied in many ports around the world.
Full article: Ajot
To compensate for the lack of profits from cruise activity, Tanzania is planning to build a dedicated terminal in Dar Es Salam.
Full article: Tanzania Ports Authority
Maritime container transport is shaping up to set standards for digitisation and improved efficiency
Full article: World Maritime News
Bremenports joins forces with Icelandic partners to create a port on the future Arctic route, as part of a project for the next 40 years
Full article: Finnafjord Port Project
Los Angeles / San Pedro: Container business growth boosts office real estate needed for support and research services
Full article: GlobeSt
Perth Fremantle: Port lands available for industry and logistics are scarce and sell quickly
Full article: The Sydney Morning Herald
Canal Seine Nord Europe: To avoid any delay, the French Government should provide funding soon
Full article: NPI
More and more ports are looking to kick-start innovation through industrial clusters
There are a host of projects in this area, including PierNext in Barcelona, RDM Campus and MH4 in Rotterdam, the Smart Port City programme in Le Havre, the COVE project in Halifax, and others. For Maurice Jansen, the aim is the same: to orchestrate collaborative innovation and converge financial, social, human and cultural capital.
Full article: Port Strategy
Artificial power generation islands in the North Sea: projects continue to move forward with a test site potentially to be created within five years
Full article: Recharge Wind