Porto Alegre: after years of waiting, conversion works on Cais Mauá start on 5 March
The works schedule was presented recently by the new President of Cais Mauá do Brasil, the organisation responsible for the development. Phase One will include the 11 historical warehouses at the centre of the site. They will be converted into cultural and recreational facilities, shops and restaurants, and public spaces. Phase Two will tackle the Docks area which will contain commercial blocks, a hotel and a conference centre. The final phase will be to convert the old gas plant into recreational spaces and shops. The redevelopment operation, along 3.2 km of the waterfront, is expected to generate 28,000 new jobs.
Rouen (France): Hangar 107 opens, housing a contemporary arts centre, a day nursery, businesses, and restaurants.
Full article : Haropa Ports
Bahia Blanca: the benefits and impacts of membership of an international city network
The Port of Bahia Blanca has been a member of AIVP since 2005. In this contribution, Patricia Viviana Del Cero, Professor at the University of Bahia Blanca, looks at trends among international networks of cities. Taking AIVP as a case study, she examines the impacts for a city of joining this kind of network, and highlights the benefits of sharing experience with other cities facing the same issues. This approach has had a direct impact on Bahia Blanca’s own projects, ranging from the Balcon Al Mar, to the port promenade and the various initiatives aimed at improving the Port’s societal integration. It is also a way of positioning Bahia Blanca on the international scene and enhancing the city’s appeal, with all the associated economic, cultural and tourist benefits.
Full article : Contribution
Nueva York: 2.5 billion dollars to convert Brooklyn Navy Yard into a technological hub
Full article : Bloomberg
Liverpool: Liverpool Waters project revised to keep the UNESCO classification. Building heights will be limited
Full article : The Urban Developer
Toronto, Port Lands: Cinespace to install cinema and TV studios in maritime terminal 51 and a cruise ship terminal
Full article : NewsWire
Tilburg (Netherlands): Port Pavillion opened in the old port
Designed by Civic Architects on the site of an early 20th century grain terminal, it combines a restaurant, public spaces and a belvedere which overlooks the dock and the recreational activities developed there in recent years. The structure of the building and the materials used refer to the site’s past as a port.
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Cork: the development of skyscraper in the Docklands gives rises to debate heritage issues
Full article : Irish Examiner
Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training
The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.
Full article: Ship2shore
Venice: new regulations come into effect for large cruise ships exceeding certain tonnage criteria
Full article: The Meditelegraphe
The Martigues Tourist Board (France) is organising three tours of the port of Fos on the theme “Nature and Industry”
Full article: Fequence Sud
Lorient’s Port Center website goes online
Having signed the Port Center Missions Charter in 2016, port community stakeholders in Lorient have now opened a digital Port Center, in the form of a website explaining and highlighting the port. The website, at www.lorientportcenter.com carries the official “Port Center By AIVP” label. Lorient’s port community who came together around the project understand that three-way dialogue between the city, port and citizens is beneficial for the territory as a whole. Since 2016, a large working group has been actively implementing the project, led by Audélor, and bringing together the main stakeholders in the port territory (Lorient Agglomération, the City of Lorient, the Regional Council, SEM Lorient Keroman, the Morbihan CCI (Port of Commerce), SELLOR (marinas), the Espace des Sciences Maison de la Mer, the University of Southern Brittany, the Development Council, Bretagne Pôle Naval, and others.)
Full article: AIVP
Seattle: three companies ordered to pay $4M for damage caused to the coastal fringe dating back to the start of the last century.
Full article: Herald Net
Le Havre: invitation to tender including an engineering study on the future port center
The Port Center of Le Havre – a member of the AIVP Port Center Network – has just published an invitation to tender for a “Design study for the scientific and cultural project of the future Port Center in Le Havre”. The move is part of the Le Havre region’s candidacy for the PIA3 future investment project, for which the port city of Le Havre has been selected and which offers an ambitious programme entitled “Smart port city, towards a new model for urban and industrial-port territory integrated through innovation”. AIVP is delighted by this opportunity to work on the concept for the Future Port Center, an essential resource for developing a culture of harmonious development between city, port and citizens.
France: solar power plan for the river dam at Port Saint Louis du Rhône
Full article: Port of Marseilles
South Africa’s national ports authority (TNPA, a member of AIVP) to set up its own dredging school
Full article: Engineering News
The Port of Genoa is to be equipped with cold ironing facilities by Nidec
Full article: Cruise industry
A report by Asia Research & Engagement, commissioned by HSBC, assessing the risks of climate change to ports across Asia Pacific
Full article: Sustainable Finance
Ports are key to accelerating trade in order to boost development in Africa
This is not a new observation, but was again highlighted in a recent report by PWC Africa. Besides infrastructures, investment needs to be targeted at measures to improve the efficiency of ports and logistics. Otherwise, there is a risk that no benefit will be seen from new ports and terminals. Finally, as underlined by UNCTAD, education and training is equally strategically important.
Argentina: modernisation of the port of Quequen and growth in the food industry go hand in hand with the city’s development
Full article: NecocheaNet
Energy transition: the Port of Rotterdam wants to create an international coalition to introduce a new carbon tax.
Full article: Splash 24/7
Publication by the Sefacil Foundation: Modernising Africa’s ports – challenges and prospects
Essential to ushering African port cities into the era of globalisation, this modernisation concerns infrastructures, plant and governance. It is accompanied by far-reaching changes in the traditional African economy, and is coming up against new campaigns by the public. The financial resources it requires are also raising questions, given the limited budgets of certain states. This collective work, which includes 19 contributions, sets out the current state of affairs and looks at the prospects for the future. Full article: Sefacil
Senegal wants to make Saint Louis a modern sea and river port for territories spread along more than 900 km of inland waterways.
Full article: Agence de Presse du Sénégal
Cartagena (Spain): the port’s president is keen to serve the productive economy, citizens and City port integration.
Full article: Murcia Economia