The future of city-port relations in the Canaries
The President of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, recently met the Mayors of Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, and representatives from the port authorities. In both cases, she highlighted the need to develop port capacities, but also underlined the importance of permanent dialogue to identify which port spaces could become port-city areas, and foster harmonious city/port relations.
Dundee: the new V-A Museum opens on 15 September. Will it have the same impact as the Guggenheim?
Bremen: Uberseeinsel in 2040? Interview
The Uberseeinsel project will be developed at the site of the former Kellogg’s plant and its silo. The peninsula is at the heart of the Uberseestadt project, the masterplan for which is set to be adjusted. Several international architects have been approached, some for their knowledge of urban ports. Klaus Meier believes the priority is to create a living district, free from traffic and full of children.
San Francisco: the Crane Cove Park development could finally get under way this summer, with the Port set to retain its historic sites
Full article : The Potreroview
Auckland: the City buys Onehunga Wharf from the port for a 30 year development project
Full article : Panaku Development
Toronto: Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs reach agreement on the proposed smart redevelopment of Quayside
The agreement defines the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder, with Waterfront Toronto set to oversee the regeneration, while Sidewalk Labs (a subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s parent company) will provide expertise in digital technology and innovative urban solutions. By September 2019, a Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) should be in place for Quayside, a site in the eastern waterfront district. Combining offices, retail spaces and housing, the project is being touted as a future model for the smart connected city, with its multi-purpose buildings, smart sensors, etc., although there are concerns about how the data collected will be used.
Port City discussion on their way: the extension of the Port of Auckland
Full article: nzherald.co.nz/
The Organisation of American States (OAS) rewards the Port of Santa Marta (Colombia) for its CSR actions
Full article: Noticias Puerto de Santa Marta
The Port of Quebec launches its very first sustainable development action plan for a two-year period
Among the objectives of these actions, the Port hopes to gain more recognition by the community as an effective manager of its territory, and to develop a port-city relationship which is more respectful of citizens, particularly through constant improvement of its environmental performance.
Full article: newswire.ca
Melbourne: Focus on the environmental engagement and performance of the Port Authority
A framework document on sustainable development has been drafted by the Port and its employees. It is a concrete vision of the actions needed in their working environment and by the port community in general. This engagement has gained much support for a safer, more effective and sustainable port.
Full article: Port of Melbourne
Port of Oakland (US) Spokesperson tells us about the challenges of working in communication and reaching out to the public
Full article: aapaseaports.com
New Los Angeles waterfront, a project which grew out of active citizen participation
Located close to the World Cruise Center, the 5000 m² construction is said to have cost 32 million dollars. The accent is on the experience of visitors who want to get in touch with the city’s maritime past, but also on an encounter with modern artistic installations. Public consultation enabled various different proposals produced by workshops to be integrated into the final plans. (©Photo AIVP)Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com – Dailybreeze
Waste cleared from the Port of Baltimore by a solar-powered water-wheel
Full article: inhabitat.com
Puerto Arica (Chile): regulating flows of heavy vehicles into the port requires the development of external parking areas
Fulle article: Mundo Maritimo
Empty transport, a logistics problem that is becoming increasingly important with the growth of e-commerce
Packaging leader DS Smith has joined Forbes Insight to publish a white paper showing that on average, maritime containers shipped are 24% empty – equivalent to over 60 million TEUs! That represents 122 Mt of CO2. Yet consumers are increasingly worried about this footprint, and wondering if they really need to receive their purchases in half-empty cartons. This white paper is intended as a wake-up call to all concerned.
Full article: DS Smith
The British Port Association sees self-sailing ships as an opportunity to kick-start coastal cabotage and revitalise smaller ports.
Full article: BPA
The Spanish government launches consultations on the 28 strategic port plans and infrastructure blueprints.
Full article: El Vigia
Keen to accelerate the transformation of port cities, Wärtsilä is calling for a collaborative approach
With its “Oceanic Awakening” initiative, the leader in maritime innovation has issued a wake-up call encouraging port cities to tackle issues proactively. Rapid growth in maritime connectivity must benefit all parts of society and be an engine for more sustainable port cities. The aim is to connect 20 port cities very quickly in the newly established SEA20 forum. Singapore, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Helsinki are already on board.
In agreement with Bolivia, Peru wants to make the new southern port of Ilo a new Pacific outlet for the transocean corridor
Full article: Portos e navios
Peter de Langen: to promote innovation and strategic alternatives, ports need to think outside the box when recruiting.
Full article: Port Economics
Port of Rotterdam acquires a 30% stake in the Brazilian port of Pecém for €75M
The investment will give the port a voice in strategic decisions and appointments to key position. The fast growing port is aiming for 45 Mt of traffic by 2030, up from 16 Mt in 2017, with the objective of opening up the Brazilian market to businesses in the Rotterdam port cluster, and establish Pecém as a new industrial and logistics platform for north-eastern Brazil
Full article: Port of Rotterdam,
Morocco is set to review its maritime strategy for 2030, based on the six targets originally adopted in 2010.
Full article: Leseco.ma