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
Kolkata (India): 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
The International Journal of Transport Economics launches young researcher’s award
Led by Enrico Musso, the competition aims to promote research in economic and transport sciences among researchers under 35 years old. An International Jury will study the various proposals and the award will be handed out during the 1st event planned for May 2015 in Genoa. Contact: Professor Enrico Musso
Le Havre: The 3rd Port Week proposes more than 50 types of visits, under the auspices of the Port Center
Full article: Port Center Le Havre
Valencia: The Port re-joins the working group put in place by the Municipality to encourage development in the cruise industry
Full article: Diario del Puerto
Maasvlakte welcomes the first training centre for risk prevention linked to LNG in Western Europe
Full Article: Port of Rotterdam
Abu Dhabi bets on the development of the cruise business with its new terminal project
According to the Port Authority and the Tourism and Culture Development agency, cruise tourism will develop strongly in the coming years. It is one of the strategic axes of “Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030”, which aims to diversify the economy – today mainly dependent on oil and gas revenues. ©Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)
Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com
The Quantum of the Seas: a cruise ship which pins its hopes on connectivity and strong sensations
Full article: PagTour
Cruise shipping in Europe is on the crest of the wave. Passenger numbers have grown by 43.8% in 5 years
At the Seatrade Med Convention in Barcelona, all those involved in this dynamic industry drew up a balance and estimated prospects: diversification of services offered, extension of the market with the emergence of new ports of call, business alliances, etc. We present a run-down of topics. (photo © AIVP)
Behind the scenes at the Port of Rotterdam during World Port Days, attracting over 400,000 visitors
Full article: Port of Rotterdam – Change your Perspective
Wärtsilä chosen to design an innovative and ecological ferry to be used in the Gulf of Bothnia (Baltic Sea)
Full article: http://www.wartsila.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