Bellingham (WA, United States): the port and city in partnership to develop a heritage trail
The aim is to showcase historic heritage across the 237 acres of the Waterfront District. The Heritage Trail Concept Plan is the brainchild of firms Walker Macy and Aldrichpears Associates, whose recommendations are based on a detailed inventory of uses, heritage value and historical context of the different buildings and elements of interest at the site.
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.
Long Beach: the city mayor receives compensation together with ship-owners for their ecological commitments
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Long Beach, municipal elections 2014: the two final contenders commit themselves to the port
Port-city relations have been troubled in recent months: the outgoing team in the city hall is accused of interfering in port affairs. Whoever wins the election, the next mayor of Long Beach is committed to supporting the port as a motor for economic growth, but without interfering in its everyday management.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
The Port of Valparaiso holds the 39th edition of the Sea Marathon, which has become a not-to-be-missed event in the port community
Full article : mundomaritimo.cl
The Port of Dunkirk redevelops a natural space of 38 hectares
This new space, devoted to Biodiversity, is part of the Master Plan for the Natural Heritage of the Port of Dunkirk. It takes the form of an eco-landscape corridor to allow the local flora and fauna to develop. The partner institutions and associations will open it to discovery by the public at its official inauguration on 6 and 7 June 2014.(© photo AIVP)
Full article: Port de Dunkerque
QR codes along the Caen to Ouistreham canal to discover today’s port
Full article: entreprises.ouest-france.fr
Le Havre: the Propeller Club organises the 1st edition of Maritime Day to reinforce the image of an international maritime city
Full article: Le Havre Propeller Club
Lesson in transparency: the Council of the Port of Long Beach is not only open to the public but is available live on Internet
Full article: Port of Long Beach
The Port of Helsinki has invited a primary school to come and decorate the landing stages of the Olympic and Katajanokka passenger terminals
Full article: Port of Helsinki
Virgin Islands: need to seize development opportunities arising from the cruise ship infrastructure extension project
Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com
The Port of Long Beach continues to invest in education
The “Community Education Plan”, with a price tag of $150,000, has just been approved by the Port Council; it includes three areas: a new educational web site, a maritime careers expo to be organised in the autumn, and an awareness programme aimed at teachers in summer 2015. (© Photo AIVP)
Full article: Port of Long Beach
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