Buenos Aires: the sand port close to dock F to become a promenade
Despite the site’s derelict appearance, the sand silos are still in use. They are to be preserved and decorated with murals. Unlike the Puerto Madero site, the idea is to combine new urban functions with the existing port activities, light industry, and services for the port. The Paseo de Bajo project is part of this same approach, aimed at promoting greater fluidity in port and urban traffic and creating new public spaces.
Chatham: Baynes and Mitchell Architects’ historic dockyard redevelopment is shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize
Full article : Domus (+ images, plans)
Baltimore: Goldman Sachs has joined Sagamore Development Co. for the urban redevelopment of Port Covington
Full article : Baltimore Sun
Rio de Janeiro: cruise terminal manager Pier Mauá receives international award for the lighting of historic cranes
Full article : Pier Maua
Kings Dock, Liverpool: new developments and 1500 jobs announced
Contact Company wants to build a four-storey office development at Monarch’s Quay by the end of 2018 and is looking to hire 1500 people. The next phases for Kings Dock could also include housing units, a hotel and an ice rink.
Full article : Liverpool Echo
Port-Louis (Mauritius): construction of the Indian Ocean’s largest aquarium on Caudan Waterfront will begin in January 2018
Full article : Agence Ecofin
Bordeaux: housing units designed for Mateo Arquitectura to be integrated into the Bassins à flots port district development and its identity
Full article : CyberArchi (+ images)
Shanghai: TLS landscape architecture selected for a new ecological park
In a city with exploding urban density, the 241 hectare urban park is part of a wider green lung strategy aimed at combating climate change. It will be created in the waterfront sector of Huangpu, where there are also plans for a festival plaza, landmark arch, and art museum.
Full article : Design Boom (+ images ; video)
Cape Town: the museum created by Thomas Heatherwick in the former grain silo has opened its doors. The hotel part of the project was inaugurated last March.
Full article : Dezeen (+ images, plans)
Trieste: conference on the circular economy and competitiveness in port cities
Organised by AREA Science and the Port of Trieste, the meeting was an opportunity for experts to discuss innovative solutions and models made possible by the circular economy. They debated the positive impacts and added value generated in terms of employment for a port city territory like Trieste.Full article: Porto of Trieste + AREA + Il Nautilus + Messagero Marittimo
DP World has installed 88,000 solar panels in Jebel Ali and Port Rashid on the roofs of buildings, car parks and warehouses.
Full article: https://www.albawaba.com
The port and University of Huelva join forces to promote innovation and employment
Full article: http://elvigia.com
The Port of Seville and the Andalusian Foundation for industrial heritage award a prize for alfresco painting of industrial port heritage
Full article: 20 Minutos
The Port of Long Beach is organising public workshops to adjust its funding programmes
To obtain maximum information and adapt the criteria for subsidies under the Community Grants Program, the Port is offering to work with its neighbours and those most impacted by port operations. The programme funds projects designed to improve the health and quality of life of local residents, in particular.
The Port of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric are working on an energy management plan to promote competitiveness and meet Climate action targets
Full article: Port of San Diego
An environmental initiative between four global port operators to encourage 7,500 port workers to adopt green practices.
Full article: http://www.handyshippingguide.com
Guadeloupe, active member of AIVP, wins ESPO Award 2017
This year, the annual prix awarded by ESPO was devoted to the commitment of ports to promoting artistic and cultural projects in their communities. The Port de la Guadeloupe project, entitled Port’Art, is intended to be broad and diverse. It will enable a large percentage of the island’s population to discover port territories through art and history, and also raise awareness among young people through artistic creations produced jointly with local schools. Today, after years of investment in society, the Port of Guadeloupe is paying more and more attention to the intangible benefits of these “soft” values in its activities and their competitiveness.
Full article: ESPO
The impact of the Belt and Road initiative on China’s cruise industry
The Belt and Road initiative is a new vision and represents a new direction for the country’s tourist development. Covering 80% of the world’s cultural heritage sites, over 60 countries and 4 .4 billion people, the initiative will generate major growth for the Chinese cruise tourism economy. Full article: China.org
Regulations for the clean air action plan at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles is becoming standard for the US port industry
Full article: JOC
McKinsey’s 50-year vision for container transport: growth, gigantism, concentration, digitalisation. Is this credible?
Full article: McKinsey&Company
Egypt, Suez Canal: DP World will develop a new industrial and residential area: 20 km2, 500.000 habitants and 400.000 jobs
Full article: Gulf Business
Logistics: automation requires new professional profiles even if 80% of tasks are still being done manually.
Full article: El Vigia
World Innovation: CMA CGM is the first shipping company to choose LNG for its biggest ships of 22.000 TEUs
Full article: CMA CGM
Dublin and Brexit: if full customs procedures are re-established, the port may suffer considerable congestion
Full article: Splash 24/7
Maritime geopolitics: COSCO takes a stand in Antwerp, completing Chinese port investment in Europe.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
Almeria: city-port integration will be one of the central points of the port director’s project plan to be presented early in 2018.
Full article: El Vigia
Horsens (DK): increasing urban constraints could slow down port activity
Full article: Maritime Denmark