Climate change: new architecture on the water?
The succession of extreme phenomena, floods, predicted sea level rises, the need to evaluate urban areas under threat, and the financial costs, are all incentives for short-term strategies. Yet long-term strategies are needed too. Highlighting plans created by the firm Waterstudio as an example, this series of articles presents water-based architecture as an opportunity to rethink urban design, making it not just more flexible and resilient but accessible to all, regardless of income.
London: a museum and a research centre, two interconnected sites on Stratford waterfront
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
The Port of Galveston signs a MoU with Royal Caribbean for a new cruise terminal that should be operational by 2021
Full article : Port of Galveston
Toronto: work starts on River Valley
The excavation on a kilometre-long River Valley is an important first stage for the Port Lands project and its huge flood-protection programme. It will allow more than 290 hectares to be built on, creating green spaces and welcoming thousands of inhabitants and new jobs.
Hong Kong: M+, a visual arts museum by Herzog and de Meuron, should be inaugurated in 2020 as the centrepiece of the West Kowloon cultural district
Full article : Design Boom (+ images, VIDEO)
Port of AuckLand: after the stadium project, the next proposal is to hold a Grand Prix car rally
Full article : Stuff
Miami: Virgin Voyages unveils its project for a new cruise terminal planned to open in 2021
Full article : Marine link
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
Second French woman to reach the rank of maritime pilot
It requires 15 years at sea and candidates must be under 35 years of age (40 in overseas territories) to be eligible to pass the pilot exam. After a process that demands incredible personal commitment, the second French woman to pass the exam will work on the pilotage station of Martinique. Following her appointment, public authorities hope to encourage more women to enter maritime careers.
Full article: Le Marin
©Photo Simon Lebrun
Valparaiso: 8th half-marathon in the TPS container terminal
Organised by the TPS terminal, this running race, which has now become a tradition, has attracted more than 4000 runners (3700 registered in 2013). The race, designed for both adults and children, brings them right into the heart of an active port, running amongst the cranes and container cranes.
Full article: mundomaritimo.cl
Big international port operators (DP World and HPH Limited) launch “Recycling Begins & Ends with You” campaign
Full article: Hutchison Port Holdings Limited
First Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) barge arrives in Hamburg
Built in Slovakia, it has been transported by river to the Port of Hamburg to supply electricity to cruise ships in dock. It is the first barge of its type to be used in Europe designed by Becker Marine Systems in association with the cruise company AIDA. Full article: shipandbunker.com
©Photo LNG Hybrid Barge
Copenhagen named Cruise Port of the Year thanks to the services and infrastructure provided by their three new terminals
Full article: maritimedenmark.dk
Valparaiso: TCVAL Terminal presents environmental study and mitigation measures in the framework of its expansion project
Full article: mundomaritimo.cl
Singapore launches Maritime Career Fair
Around 300 jobs vacancies are available during these two days dedicated to careers in the maritime and port sector. Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and local employment organisations, the fair aims to enhance Singaporean’s perception of careers in the industry. ©Photo MPA
Full article: Port of Singapore
Last August, thanks to a specially dedicated association MaritimeONE, more than 800,000 Euros of sponsorship from the maritime industry was dedicated to scholarships for young people. Full article: Port of Singapore
The Port and the Valenciaport Foundation organise their 3rd Corporate Social Responsibility Day
Full article: elperiodic.com
San Diego’s Climate Action Plan leads to savings of US$2.6 million
Full article: http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/
Drogheda (Ireland): initial feedback on the new port master plan confirms it as a vital economic asset.
Full article: Afloat
New Orleans: in collaboration with the city, the port is kick-starting economic development along one of its historic canals.
Full article: Port of New Orleans
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