Boston: US$ 3 million announced for the Charlestown Navy Yard
The federal investment will be used mainly to turn the 19th century warehouse into a museum and visitor center. Another part of the site is set to be developed to stage events and concerts, while Pier 1 could host festvals and activities all year round, along with new Freedom Trail tours.
Province of Jiangpu: ship-shaped museum in Yangzhou and cultural parks in eleven cities along the Grand Canal
Full article : Ecns
Newham, London: the city authorities say the Royal Docks redevelopment also needs to make the site a cultural hub
Full article : Newham Recorder
Nantes: a look at the project to transform warehouses into a Fine Arts Institute by Franklin Azzi Architecture
Full article : Dezeen (+ images, video)
Saint-Nazaire: Boulevard des Apprentis has improved port integration
Opened in July this year, Boulevard des Apprentis has provided a route 2.1 km long which is better suited to the logistical flows of industries located on the port and safer for the 140,000 vehicles that use it each day. The redevelopment has been conceived in agreement with the inhabitants of the district. For example, old concrete tanks will be landscaped to serve as a sound-deadening barrier. A look-out point will offer inhabitants and visitors a view of the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard where cruise ships are built.
Full article : Carene (+ video)
The port of Arica launches a second invitation for tenders for a cruise terminal, which could be used to stage events when not in use for stopovers by cruise liners
Full article : Mundo maritimo
San Diego: waterfront developments anticipate rising sea levels
Full article : Maritime executive
Boston: the Mayor launches a city-wide plan to meet the risks of climate change
Resilient Boston Harbor expects to see the creation of 27ha of new green areas and the conversion of 49ha into tidal zones and parks to act as buffer zones during major floods. A total of 75km of roads may be raised in different areas subject to flooding, such as the popular Harborwalk in the city centre. A report produced in 2016 assessed the sea level rise at 91cm by 2070, affecting 90,000 inhabitants and 12,000 buildings.
Guadeloupe: the port’s biodiversity policy launched in 2016, “manage, avoid, anticipate”, is producing results.
Full article: L’Antenne
Noise pollution from the port of Las Palmas: a new “noise map” will allow the creation of an action plan.
Full article: El Diario
CSR policy: the port of Huelva provides 61,000 euros of funding to 29 non-profit organisations in the cultural, sports, educational and social sectors.
Full article: Diario Huelva
Ukraine: a national plan aims to develop cold ironing in ports to improve quality of life for local residents.
Full article: World Maritime News
Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal
Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)
Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause
Full article: Greenport
The inland port of Goole will become self-sufficient in electricity, thanks to photovoltaic power. Other ABP ports are following the experiment closely.
Full article: Hull Live
Seattle: the five-year port plan (US$348 M) pays special attention to energy and environmental issues and to relationships with the community
Full article: Port Strategy
La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality
Full article: Market Screener
Drogheda (Ireland): initial feedback on the new port master plan confirms it as a vital economic asset.
Full article: Afloat
New Orleans: in collaboration with the city, the port is kick-starting economic development along one of its historic canals.
Full article: Port of New Orleans
City Port territories move to kick-start the growth of the hydrogen industry and promote the urban integration of maritime activities
As Maersk announces plans to launch carbon-neutral ships by 2030, the engine manufacturer MAN Cryo has unveiled its hydrogen-based solution for short-distance transport. In Auckland, the port plans to build a hydrogen station in 2019 that will eventually serve trucks, trains, ferries and tugboats. In Antwerp, the port has rewarded CMB for its hydrogen-powered shuttle “Hydroville”, intended to transport commuters in the port district.
CMA CGM joins the online freight reservation platform Freightos, in a first for a maritime shipper.
Full article: World Cargo News
Riga: for its development, the port takes inspiration from Rotterdam by looking to create local industrial clusters
Full article: Port of Riga
Port geopolitics: Singapore protests against plans to expand the Malaysian port of Johor Bahru into its territorial waters
Full article: Jakarta Globe
Savannah: the port partners a new dry port in Gainesville (capacity of 150,000 TEUs) with a 350 km direct rail link.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Autonomous ships: Wärtsilä has successfully tested a 85-meter long ferry on a route linking various ports and during berthing operations.
Full article: Port Technology
The complete logistics chain will not be made more efficient without adopting a joint approach between shippers and shipping companies.
Full article : Port Technology