San Francisco: work starts on Pier 70
The project was finally approved last November. The 11.3 hectare site will be redeveloped in 3 phases over the next 15 to 20 years. Between 1100 and 2150 housing units will be built, 30% of which will be permanently affordable. The plan also includes cultural spaces and shops, while there will be facilities for light industry in three historic buildings. Finally, 3.6 hectares of parks and public spaces will be created, mainly along the shoreline. Allowance will be made for rising sea levels.
Full article : ABC7news
Valencia explains its approach to port-city relations to the Basque Region, especially the role played by the Port-City Integration Committee
Full article : Naucher
Sydney: at the heart of the port, the Warships Pavilion of the National Maritime Museum has been built using shipbuilding techniques
Full article : Cyberarchi
Sydney: Campbell’s Cove, a historic sector of the waterfront, redeveloped as a promenade by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW)
The project forms part of a more general modernisation of Circular Quay West with a budget of 73M$AUS. JPW is planning for 4 sectors, each with its own identity and function. Particular care will be taken over reintegrating heritage structures on the site, including 19th century warehouses which have already been redeveloped. The project was reviewed after a public consultation organised in 2017.
Full article : Architecture Australia
Yokohama: a cable-car is to be installed above the waterfront for the 2020 Olympics. It will serve Minato Mirai 21
Full article : Japan Times
Almeria: Junquera Arquitectos chosen to develop the Port/City project masterplan
Full article : 20 minutos
Kochi (India): a NATPAC report on the redevelopment of five canals crossing the city in two phases
The object is to re-establish water traffic on these canals, which could help relieve congestion on the streets. However the NATPAC report also recommends recovering the banks and creating recreational spaces, businesses and housing. A training centre for water sports has also been proposed.
Full article : The Hindu
Cadiz: the Mayor set to make a proposal to the Port and Puertos del Estado to redevelop a 7.5 hectare site by the Guadalete
Full article : Diario de Cadix
Lille: a 15-story tower and 485 housing units on the site of Grands Moulins de Paris on the banks of the Deûle abandoned since 1989
Full article : Trouver un logement
Costa Cruises to create 1200 jobs this year with the launch of a dedicated careers website
The cruise company continues to grow, despite the crisis, due to very strong public demand particularly from Germany after AIDA Cruises joined the Costa Cruises group. The group currently employs more than 27,000 people worldwide.
Full article: Informazioni Marittime
Ca DKartonne: The Dunkirk Port Museum offers lessons on making cardboard boats
Full article: Musée Portuaire de Dunkerque
The port of Vilagarcía (Spain) joins the EcoPorts Network
Full article: La Autoridad Portuaria de Vilagarcía
News from the French Maritime Cluster on the Synergy Groups, including the one on the attractiveness of the seafaring occupations
The main objective of this group – which was created in 2012 – is to promote the seafaring professions through video clips showing young professionals. In the future, a website dedicated to the seafaring professions will be created (www.lesmetiersdelamer.com).Full article: Cluster Maritime Français
Lettre du Campus Naval France
PEPS (Port of Strasbourg Commuter Plan) validates its action plan
The PEPS project is meant to facilitate employees’ accessibility to their place of work, in the context of sustainable commuting. After a period dedicated to dialogue and coordination with all stakeholders in 2013, the Steering Committee has validated the action plan involving an investment of approximately 2.3M€.Full article: Port of Strasbourg
Website : Mobilité PEPS
Le Havre Port Centre: the opinions of its founding partners
Full article: UMEP
Genoa, together with the Genoa Port Centre, is to offer people the experience of the Genoa Port Run for the third time
Full article: genoaportrun.it
Cork: the port unveils its redevelopment plan in 3D
The strategic axes of port redevelopment will be presented to the inhabitants at a public consultation lasting 3 days. 3D technology will make it easier to understand the project and to visualise more clearly its impact on the territory. Full articles:
Port Finance International
Proposed Ringaskiddy Redevelopment Plans in 3D
Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.
Full article: Maritime Denmark
For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships
Full article: Knud E. Hansen
The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.
Full article: CNR
The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry
No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.
Full article: Port of Aalborg
After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.
Full article: El Vigia
Brooklyn gets a new port vocation, with a large focus on serving the domestic economy, while it could also become a new centre for the wind power industry.
Full article: The Maritime Executive
The Occitania Region of France is hoping to re-launch port activity by forming a federation between researchers and economic and political actors.
Full article: Le Marin, 17 mai 2018; Supp., p4
IMO creates a working group on autonomous vessels which should deliver its conclusions by the end of 2018.
Full article: Le Marin
All Spain’s ports set to be operational for LNG bunkering by 2020 in anticipation of the transition to hydrogen.
Full article: El Vigia