San Francisco: work starts on Pier 70
The project was finally approved last November. The 11.3 hectare site will be redeveloped in 3 phases over the next 15 to 20 years. Between 1100 and 2150 housing units will be built, 30% of which will be permanently affordable. The plan also includes cultural spaces and shops, while there will be facilities for light industry in three historic buildings. Finally, 3.6 hectares of parks and public spaces will be created, mainly along the shoreline. Allowance will be made for rising sea levels.
Full article : ABC7news
Valencia explains its approach to port-city relations to the Basque Region, especially the role played by the Port-City Integration Committee
Full article : Naucher
Sydney: at the heart of the port, the Warships Pavilion of the National Maritime Museum has been built using shipbuilding techniques
Full article : Cyberarchi
Sydney: Campbell’s Cove, a historic sector of the waterfront, redeveloped as a promenade by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW)
The project forms part of a more general modernisation of Circular Quay West with a budget of 73M$AUS. JPW is planning for 4 sectors, each with its own identity and function. Particular care will be taken over reintegrating heritage structures on the site, including 19th century warehouses which have already been redeveloped. The project was reviewed after a public consultation organised in 2017.
Full article : Architecture Australia
Yokohama: a cable-car is to be installed above the waterfront for the 2020 Olympics. It will serve Minato Mirai 21
Full article : Japan Times
Almeria: Junquera Arquitectos chosen to develop the Port/City project masterplan
Full article : 20 minutos
Kochi (India): a NATPAC report on the redevelopment of five canals crossing the city in two phases
The object is to re-establish water traffic on these canals, which could help relieve congestion on the streets. However the NATPAC report also recommends recovering the banks and creating recreational spaces, businesses and housing. A training centre for water sports has also been proposed.
Full article : The Hindu
Cadiz: the Mayor set to make a proposal to the Port and Puertos del Estado to redevelop a 7.5 hectare site by the Guadalete
Full article : Diario de Cadix
Lille: a 15-story tower and 485 housing units on the site of Grands Moulins de Paris on the banks of the Deûle abandoned since 1989
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The Port of Algeciras launches the second year of its “Know your port” boat trips programme
Full article: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras (APBA)
In the port city of Carthage, the cruise ship industry is recruiting
Full article: Autoridad portuaria de Cartagena
As from early 2015, two-week cruises will offer travel to the south-west Indian Ocean, sailing from Ville du Port
Full article: Mer et Marine
The Port of Valparaiso aspires to a supportive role after the deadly fire which ravaged the port city
The city has a huge task ahead to re-build the more than 2,900 houses destroyed by the fire. The Port, which is closely involved in the life of the city and is known for its actions to integrate with society, is examining how to take an active part in the local support movement to help the city and those who lost their homes.
Full article: plataformaurbana.cl
Antwerp: a strip cartoon to explain the importance of the current construction of the biggest port lock in Flanders
Full article: flanderstoday.eu
Riga: the port asks students to reflect on the development of a container terminal and on the societal integration of the port
Full article: Port of Riga
The Port of San Diego organises public meetings on its strategic plan, which takes a view on the next 50 years
Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com
HAROPA supports shipping companies in their environmental initiatives
The second HAROPA Environmental Trophies included awards to 10 companies whose ships have been assessed by the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), to evaluate their performance in reducing emissions of pollutants which also have an impact on air quality in port cities.
Full article : HAROPA
Ystad (Sweden): shore power for ships on the berth, the key to good port-city relations
The port of Ystad is of strategic importance for trade between Scandinavia and East and Central Europe. Located at the heart of the city, the port has invested heavily in shore power for ships since 2010. This technical choice has made it more acceptable to the population and allowed it to continue to grow.
Full article: Greenport, Spring 2014, pp 33-34
Alibaba announces its intention to invest 13 billion Euros in a smart logistics network.
The first investment made through its subsidiary Cainiao is in a logistics warehouse on at least ten floors in Hong Kong airport. Other projects exist for Dubai, Hangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Liege and Moscow. Alibaba plans to offer a commitment to deliver anywhere in the world within 72h. Does this point to a future logistics scenario which may have a positive or negative impact on ports?
Full article: Alibaba Group
Bilbao: Haizea Wind factory inaugurated. Built to produce wind power towers, it will open with 86 employees, rising to 250 in full production.
Full article: Bilbao Port
To increase its multimodal offering the port of Guangzhou creates a new 32-hectare logistics park dedicated to rail transport.
Full article: Splash 24/7
In Basse-Loire, France, Saipem starts talks with the Neopolia cluster to increase its competitiveness in offshore wind power.
Full article: Le Marin
Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.
Full article: Maritime Denmark
For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships
Full article: Knud E. Hansen
The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.
Full article: CNR
The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry
No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.
Full article: Port of Aalborg
After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.
Full article: El Vigia