San Francisco: the Port chooses CHE2M and Arcadis for resilient redevelopment of the waterfront
The object is to strengthen the protection barrier along an essential 3.5 mile sector of the waterfront. A multi-risk analysis and an approach focusing on the idea of co-existing with the water will result in an action plan to forestall, mitigate and manage storms and the sea level rise.
Le Havre: a student residence known as Dock’City will open in 2018 in front of the Vatine basin, in the Vauban Docks district
Full article : Paris Normandie
Chicago: new financing deals and returns on investment for public spaces on the waterfront
Full article : Urban Land Institute
Morocco: the 1st international leisure ports meeting confirms Morocco’s potential
During the opening ceremony, the Minister noted that with 3,500 km of coastline, 7 marinas and 4,000 berths, the country already has great potential. The national port strategy to 2030, consistent with the tourism vision for 2020, expects to see infrastructure development and improved connectivity. Cooperation within the Mediterranean Basin is another strong point. The Moroccan Leisure Ports Association (APPM) signed agreements with its French and Spanish equivalents during the meeting. The organizing committee of this meeting included the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development –SMIT-, member of AIVP.
Yokohama: in 2019 a new cruise ship terminal will open with shops and a 200-room hotel
Full article : The Asahi Shimbun
The Port of Los Angeles announces that the industrial area of Wilmington is to be turned into a waterfront park, including a public art programme
Full article : Daily Breeze
Edinburgh (Scotland): less housing and more retail spaces in the revised masterplan for Waterfront Plaza
Full article : Scottish Housing news
Melbourne: the State of Victoria proposes a huge development project for the 480 ha of Fisherman’s Bend
The declared object is to make it a benchmark for resilient, sustainable urban redevelopment. It is expected to house 80,000 people by 2050. Five sectors which have been identified. One of these, which has been defined as an economic and innovation cluster of national importance, will be devoted to generating up to 80,000 new jobs.
Tuticorin: Indian port to invest in maritime academy
The Indian shipping minister inaugurated the Maritime Training Institute that has been set up by the Shipping Corporation of India and the V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust. At this occasion, the Minister confirmed also the enlargement project for the port of Tuticorin which should become a major hub port.
Port of Prince Rupert launches a new Community Information Forum
The Port of Hamburg presents its first report on sustainable development
The report will form the basis for a more generalised strategy for the Port, which intends to make a firm commitment to ecologically responsible policies: emissions reductions, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. The port has also started a project called smartPort Energy, in cooperation with the city.
Source : Port d’Hambourg
Rose George brings out a general interest book on life at sea, with a look behind the scenes of the shipping industry
Eticlab Genoa is organising a workshop on CSR and shipping as part of Genoa Shipping Week
The question of Corporate Social Responsibility is being debated ever more frequently in the shipping and port industries. A number of speakers, including Mauro Solinas, La Spezia Container Terminal, Gruppo Contship – Daniela Picco, MSC Crociere – Piero Fabiano, VTE – PSA Voltri Prà – Maria Paola Profumo, Galata Museo del Mare – Carmen Giordano, Genoa Port Center, will present examples of good practices which help to create sustainable added value for all those involved.
Genoa Shipping Week: Meetings, conferences and debates with and about the shipping community
Between 16 and 22 September Genoa will be host to more than 3,000 people from the world of shipping. Conceived two years ago at an association dinner of young shipping agents, the event offers a full programme of scientific meetings, but also lighter-hearted items such as a photographic competition and a running race.
Cruising: Genoa creates a school specialising in “on-board hotel management”
The port of Cagliari will host an NBA Basketball demonstration
President Piergiorgio Massidda of the Port of Cagliari has long boasted a policy of openness. He wants his fellow citizens to retake possession of their port. Sports demonstrations and festivals are particularly good ways to do this, as well as the currently projected creation of promenades and cycle tracks.
Source: La Nuova Sardegna
The wharves of Reunion Island turn to culture
“The whole town goes down to the sea.” The redevelopment of the wharves has allowed the creation of an attractive space inviting visitors on a cultural voyage. In June, several concerts took place just opposite the sugar terminal, giving the port a new image… and a new sound!
Source: Journal de la Ville du Port – Août 2013
Spain: the Court of Auditors expresses reservations on the multiplication of port investments.
The Court blames ports for not carrying out realistic studies of the real demand underlying every new infrastructure work. It demands the definition of a clearer national strategy and control mechanisms. The response to market demands must be analysed more deeply from a national perspective and not port by port. The Court does not recognise a direct correlation between infrastructure expenditure and efficiency gains.
Full article: El Vigia
Abu Dhabi Ports fully contributes to the country’s food safety by developing dedicated port areas and industrial clusters
Full article: Port Technology
The port of Tallinn goes onto the stock market to give confidence to investors and strengthen the local economy.
Full article: Port Technology
Hamburg: the port and the local economy are suffering increasingly from failure to deepen the Elbe.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
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