Tokyo: the government is considering plans for a new metro line to connect the waterfront districts with the heart of the city
Full article : The Japan news
Hobart (Tasmania): a ten-year vision
The Macquarie Point development is high on the list of major projects planned as part of the Hobart City Deal. The aim is to turn this nine hectare waterfront site into a world-class cultural, scientific and tourist hub, while a dedicated website will include the public in the project.
Valencia opens the city’s first smart pedestrian promenade in the Marina district
Full article : Viu Valencia
Nanaimo (Canada): the cost of the kilometre-long promenade between the ferry terminal and port has rocketed
Full article : Chek news (+ video)
Saint-Nazaire (France): plans for the pumping station unveiled
The Port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire, the City and Agglomeration of Saint-Nazaire, and the ADDRN, have selected the project designed by Barré-Lambot and B2A for this iconic site located in the outer harbor area of Saint-Nazaire. It will host a brewery, a bar-restaurant and conference spaces. A six-storey luxury hotel will be built nearby, offering superb views from its roof terrace.
Melbourne: an area of the Docklands could be turned into a biodiversity hotspot
Full article : Docklands news
The port of Papeete has begun on work to develop public spaces and two maritime-themed buildings on the waterfront
Full article : TNTV
San Diego (USA): after failing to find a viable operator, the City hands the Port responsibility for running the National City Aquatic Center
Full article : San Diego Union-Tribune
Seattle (USA): invitation to tender for a new cruise terminal on the site of terminal 46
The project will need to address the port’s key requirements for cruise activity, which include not just functionality, but also integrating the facility with adjacent districts, mitigating environmental impacts, generating economic and cultural benefits for the community, especially regional tribes, minorities, women, etc.
Italy’s ports association launches the Italian Port Days to raise public awareness about port life and culture
The event will be held simultaneously in every port in the country between 15 and 21 May. A variety of activities will be available, including meetings, tours, fun workshops, etc., all with a dual objective: to promote the societal integration of ports and to strengthen City Port links. The event will close with a press conference at the Port Center in Livorno, a member of AIVP’s Port Center Network.
Fairness, diversity and social inclusion: the Port of Seattle appoints a director to implement its societal integration policy.
Full article: Port of Seattle
Puertos del Estado from Spain develops broad overarching sustainability strategy to anticipate the consequences of traffic increases
Full article: El Vigía
MCT terminal in Gioia Tauro will use hybrid straddle carriers reducing emissions
Full article: Portal portuario
New interpretations of the Port Center concept are emerging worldwide
In the past weeks we have seen news portraying new models of Port Centers. In Southampton the 1851 trust, from the sailing team INEOS, has a space named STEM Crew HQ with a rich educational content to link the classroom to the maritime world, especially in sciences, technology, math and engineering. In Florida, the new Sea the World Storefront, from Marine Industry, will open next May, with an exhibition and activities to engage with students and raise awareness to maritime professions, investing on human capital and education. In Hamburg, the Discovery Dock opened in April, from private investors, that created this space to explore the port as an attraction, using advanced VR gadgets. Finally, we could also read that the port of Barcelona will open its Port Center in 2021, framed in the special plan Port Vell. These news confirm AIVP’s message, that citizen engagement, port culture and education are crucial for sustainable port-city relationships, and that Port Centers are a crucial tools for these purposes
Transnet and port of Durban start a clean-up initiative to remove the waste brought by the major storm from last April 23.
Full article: Greenport
Port of Seattle strengths its commitment to become environmentally sustainable, prioritizing electric energy to reduce emissions
Full article: Greenport
Mayors of Chilean port cities meet the transport minister to demand new port law that clearly creates benefits for local inhabitants
Full article: Portal portuario
Port of LA will use hydrogen powered trucks to connect with the terminals in the port of Long Beach
Full article: Revista Cargo
EU project “Durable” proposes using drones and robots to make green energy infrastructure easier to deploy and maintain
Full article: All about shipping
Antwerp: the planned extension of the container terminals on the south bank will spare the village of Doel, as demanded by local communities.
Full article: Flows
Bordeaux: elected representatives unanimously agree to develop freight on the Garonne, but so far there is little in the way of practical measures planned.
Full article: 20 minutes Bordeaux
Tema, Ghana: some traditional port stakeholders are concerned about the impact plans to expand the port could have on their business and jobs.
Full article: Ghana Web
Energy transition: Nantes Saint Nazaire Port redoubles its efforts in the area of heat networks and the LNG industry
Full article: Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port
Urban-port agriculture: the pilot floating farm created in the port of Rotterdam enters its operational phase.
Full article: Designboom
Cutting CO2 emissions: proposals to limit sailing speeds do not enjoy unanimous support. But could we see the end of just-in-time?
For certain experts, slowing ships too much would make additional vessels necessary, which would wipe out the benefits in terms of CO2 emissions. But given the need to act against climate change, some are suggesting that cities, ports, logistics operators, industry and consumers should be prepared to accept a reasonable increase in delivery times. In which case that additional vessel would simply be unnecessary.
Full article: The Loadstar
India: the Metropolitan Region of Chennai plans eight freight corridors to ease congestion in the city around the ports of Ennore and Katupalli.
Full article: The New Indian Express
Croatia: the bankruptcy of the Rijeka and Pula shipyards sees a whole maritime industry disappear with the loss of 1,100 jobs.
Full article: Le Marin
The Walvis Bar Corridor Group signals its confidence in Namibia’s development as a logistics platform for Southern Africa
Full article: Africa Ports
The ports of Antwerp, Ghent and Rotterdam take part in the Porthos project to capture 10Mt of CO2 for burial beneath the North Sea.
Full article: The Guardian