Singapore, Pasir Panjang: with port activities to be relocated to Tuas, some 925 hectares will be redeveloped for urban uses
Full article : Straits Times
Dakla (Morocco): the creation of the deep water port means that old port will be used for recreational sailing and passenger activity
Full article : Aujourd’hui Le Maroc
Toulon: plans for a dock extension to accommodate cruise ships are abandoned, due to being too close to residential areas
Full article : Econostrum
Porto Alegre: conversion of the Cais Maua port district set to begin in March 2018
The transformation of the port complex, which stretches for some 3.2 km, should last six years and generate 28,000 direct and indirect jobs. The first phase will involve the restoration of eleven warehouses, the development of ten squares, and the creation of restaurants, retail spaces, and cultural facilities. The following two phases will see a conference centre, hotel and shopping malls developed.
Full article : Portos e navios
San Diego: the port wins funding for its plans for a promenade for pedestrians and cyclists on Chula Vista Bayfront
Full article : Port of San Diego
Newcastle (Australia): a new cruise terminal is set to boost the tourist appeal of the city and region
Full article : Cruise Industry News (+video)
San Francisco: a new lease of life for the naval shipyards
The Port Commission recently approved plans to develop a derelict naval yard at Pier 70. The site could host up to 2150 homes, shops, parks and art studios. Redevelopment of the 263 hectare Mare Island and former US Navy shipyard began around fifteen years ago, based on a master plan designed by Lennar. The latest component of the project, as of 2017, is the opening of a new ferry terminal. The plans include a pro-active environmental approach developed by FivePoint Holdings.
Brisbane: the State of Queensland approves plans for a cruise terminal designed by Arup and Arkhefield, to be privately funded
Full article : Architecture Australia
Huelva, Puerto Umbria: EUR 2 million for developments that will boost fishing, tourist and recreational activities.
Full article : 20 minutos
Hong Kong: being a leading maritime metropolis still requires a prosperous port
Full article: China Daily
The wahoo effect plays a role for port employees. We look at the Kalmar example
Full article: Kalmar Global
Lorient: winter port circuits to learn about the region’s maritime economic identity
Full article: CCSTI
France: what does the future hold for the sea and the coastline?
The State has set up a participative platform for members of the public to obtain information and submit their views on the future vision proposed for each of the country’s coastlines, in order to ensure the right ecological balance and maximise economic and social benefits from the sea and coast.
Valparaíso: the port launches the fourth edition of “Vive Muelle Prat”, with festive activities for all the family
Full article: Portal Portuario
The Port of La Rochelle launches a consultation on its “Port Horizon 2025” development project
Full article: Port of La Rochelle
Thanks to a long-term societal integration policy, the Dutch people now love the port of Rotterdam!
Full article: Port of Rotterdam
The ASEAN member nations sign a joint declaration to promote the development of the cruise industry in the region
Full article: www.cruiseindustrynews.com
A report on maritime growth in the United Kingdom underlines the need for greater engagement with the public and more support for education and training
Full article: Gov.uk
Liverpool: the public to be invited to contribute to plans for a new ferry on the river Mersey
The passenger service is coming to the end of its life. The Mayor of Liverpool wants the ferry to remain an icon that reflects the city’s identity, and the new service will be a key part of the transport and tourism strategies. The new ferries will need to meet the needs of passengers, while generating additional revenue from the organisation of events and local cruises. Full article: www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
Smart Port: Hamburg launches a platform to test 5G at an 8,000 hectare area of the port
One of the key aims will be to ensure infrastructures can be used more reliably and securely by boosting real-time management capabilities. The project will see Hamburg become one of the first test sites in Europe to confirm the protocols for 5G applications. Logistics is one of the sectors where the new technology, which combines both terrestrial and mobile network support, could provide much-needed flexibility.
Full article: Port of Hamburg
Dubai Ports invests in the development of interior logistics platforms in the Indian provinces of Jammu and Kashmir.
Full article: Business Standard
The port of Hamilton set to pursue its industrial operations while continuously improving its integration into the urban fabric
For the port’s CEO, this strategy is vital. Space is scarce and redeveloping the port on its current site will be a priority for the local economy, although the strategy must not prevent urban development. Creating more green spaces and landscaping the port, while working in permanent consultation with local residents, is essential.
Full article: CBC
Sydney: maintaining and expanding the Glebe Island terminal in the heart of the city is crucial to the local area
Over the next 30 years, between 6 and 8 Mt of bulk construction materials will pass through the terminal to supply urban building projects! One of those projects will be the Bays Precinct redevelopment designed to kick-start innovation for the maritime industry.
Riga: improvements to infrastructures, logistical development, and the environment will be the three key priorities for the 10 year port plan
Full article: The Baltic Course
Keen not to miss out on the development of offshore wind, New Jersey targets 3.5 GW of capacity by 2030, although no decision has yet been made on the base ports.
Full article: Le Marin
Climate change, drought: fresh water shortage in Cape Town forces a liner to return to sea
Full article: Ports & Ships