Hobart (Tasmania): what future for the waterfront?
This review of the history of the Hobart waterfront redevelopment recalls how the transformation of the old port gave rise to multiple projects and debates. The same is true of a project proposed this year by Cumulus Studio, including an outdoor swimming-pool, a market and a maritime museum. The most recent project, by landscape architect Michael Haynes, aims to return priority to pedestrians and public spaces.
Rotterdam: a spiraling belvedere above a historic warehouse designed by MAD architects
Full article : Design boom
Kolkata: the port is to commission a consultant for the redevelopment of more than 120 hectares, with a logistics hub and tourism complex
Full article : Realty Economic Times
Santander receives an award from the Caminos Foundation for the urban regeneration of the waterfront and its bay
Full article : El Mundo
Corunna: thousands visit an exhibition on 10 European cities which have converted parts of their port zones
These 10 models give an idea of what could be done at Corunna. All these port cities chose to organise international competitions to give their projects coherence through an overall plan. The solutions adopted vary, depending either on the diversity of the new uses introduced, the type of management adopted, the choice to build emblematic buildings (frequently the case), the uses given to water and the old docks, or the priority given to pedestrian promenades. Visitors were invited to vote for their favourite: Amsterdam was the winner.
Full article : La Voz de Galicia (+ images) + the 10 examples
Strasbourg: redevelopment of the rue du port du Rhin for a better bridge between the city and the port
Full article : Strasbourg Port
Adelaide: a historic warehouse will finally be demolished because of its dilapidated state. Others on the same site will be given new uses
Full article : InDaily
Melbourne: public consultation on plans for a new park at North Wharf in the Docklands
Full article : Participate Melbourne
Marseille, Euroméditerranée: temporary site occupancy strategy
Euroméditerranée has launched a call for expressions of interest for nine sites yet to be allocated in the port hinterland zone. The aim is to host economic or cultural activities there for between one and five years. The strategy is also intended to enable current and future residents and users to reclaim the site in redevelopment.
A Coruña: A port where bulk cargo terminals and city sit side by side
The port authority committed itself very early on to an ambitious environmental management policy. Today, it can boast particle emission figures with very little overspend. As well as absolute transparency towards the ensemble of social, environment and public stakeholders, the port has put in place a monitoring system that permits it to reveal in real time all the meteorological conditions that could influence its particle emissions policy.
Full article: lavozdegalicia.es
©Photo Coruña’s Port Authority
Valparaiso: The port’s role in humanitarian logistics and in the reconstruction of the city after the fires
Full article: simplicity.cl
China prepares to welcome new cruise ships and their passengers
Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com
The cruise industry is not in crisis
By 2016, 17 new cruise ships will be built, representing several billion dollars in revenue for the cruise industry. Port cities must prepare themselves to ensure the welcome of future visitors. Read here about the experiences of three large cruise ports in the United States. Full article: Seaports AAPA
The port community of Valence organises its 3rd CSR conference and confirms its commitment to a more social development
Full article: elperiodic.com
Hamburg: Exhaust gasses from a container ship set off fire alarm in retirement home
Full article: MorgenPost
Port of Saint-John (Canada) – engaging the community to make the port more competitive
The port is an asset for the whole community, and it is up to the community to take an interest and invest in it. The Port of Saint-John has decided to take steps towards integration with society through CSR, school projects and open days.
Full article: aapaseaports.com
Photo ©Port of Saint John
Greenport Cruise Conference: debate on a common port-city strategy
Full article: Greenport.com
The Bremen ports launch a pilot project for the construction of an LNG-powered dredger
Full article: bremenports.de
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
Building off of the success from Lagos, Bolloré wants to develop a barge service in Abidjan, between the terminals and the logistics zones
Full article: Jeune Afrique
Post Brexit: will British freeports enjoy an industrial and economic boom, or will industries be leaving elsewhere in the country?
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News