Dun Laoghaire: the port launches a CALL FOR TENDERS for Carlisle Pier
The site, covering 1.1 hectares, is located in the historic waterfront sector. It is currently used for car-parking and the port occasionally takes it over for discharge of unusual cargoes or cruise ship berthing, or for international regattas. The redevelopment proposals must be for predominantly cultural use, ensure permeability with the city, and allow improved public access to the waterfront.
Full article : Afloat
Lorient: plans for a 3.3 megawatt solar farm (capable of providing power to 1000 homes) on the roof of the submarine base by 2019
Full article : Ouest France
Mumbai: cruise facilities on the Eastern Waterfront will be inspired by Miami
Full article : Times of India
Liverpool: work begins on project to open up views of the Stanley Flight, an important part of the port’s golden age
Full article : The Guide Liverpool
Hong Kong: flats over the container terminal?
This is one of the solutions being studied by the government to meet the strong pressure for housing. The other option would be to relocate the terminal concerned, Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, which currently handles 80% of the territory’s traffic. For the Managing Director, the first option is worth considering and technically feasible. It could provide housing for tens of thousands of people. Relocating the 380-hectare terminal, on the other hand, raises the difficulty of finding an alternative site. A joint port-city solution which is unprecedented to say the least! It will be proposed to the public in March.
Full article : South China Morning Post
Santander: development of public spaces around the passenger terminal will start this spring
Full article : El Diario
Melbourne Docklands: reflections and an exhibition by RMIT students on a zero carbon future for Victoria Harbour
Full article : Docklands news
Marseilles: the five historic cranes of the Digue du Large sea wall are finally being preserved
Full article : La marseillaise
Oulu (Finland): images of PAVE architects’ 2014 project to turn grain silos into housing
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Sète: the port will seek consultation on the project to accommodate large yachts, which has given rise to much discussion
Full article : La Dépêche
Malaga (AIVP member) becomes Home Port for the cruise company Thomson Cruises
Source: Port of Malaga
After 4 years of uncertainty, the Maritime Museum of Montevideo is to renew its concession
Source: Vision Maritima
Montreal Port launches ‘the good neighbourhing’ section in its Logbook Magazine and invites its citizens to take part in dialogue.
Source: Port of Montreal
Three-year operational plan for Genoa Port is adopted: site relocation in 2015 and rebuilding of the control tower.
Source: Genova Mente Locale
The Port Centre Network (PCN) associates itself with the teachers’ mobility project, within the framework of a European project
Italia: Liguria hopes to make the regions teachers more aware of the world of ports through visits to various cities such as Le Havre and Antwerp. The aim is to discover the port, numerous educational initiatives and hold discussions with local stakeholders.
Regional School Management for Liguria (http://www.istruzioneliguria.it) will present the initiative “Leonardo project VETPRO Blueline” on teacher mobility at the press conference.
The project will officially start with a training program, linguistic and pedagogical training, and a more technical training about maritime and port issues. It will take place between November 2013 and February 2014.
The target audience consists of 67 teachers of high schools of different address – nautical, technical and touristics institutes – of the 4 provinces of Liguria Genoa, Savona, La Spezia and Imperia .
During the hours of training teachers , divided into groups , will be involved in the design of an educational plan – in the wake of two very useful and good experiences, “Let’s adopt a ship” of 2012 and ” Students at Work” of 2013 – that can be shared and exported at higher education institutions of the six goals identified through the partnership :
Marseille, Le Havre , Antwerp , Barcelona , Istanbul, Thessaloniki .
The School Management of Liguriawill help for the pedagogical training by means of its experts, the Association Ligurian Ports and Genoa Port Center will help for the more technical training, on maritime issues.
From March 2014 until March 2015, following the training of teachers and the realization of the educational project, the School Management, in turn, will initiate the teachers, divided into six groups, towards the six cities listed above.
In every destination, each group – made up of 8-15 teachers – will stay
7 days, from Sunday (arrival) to Saturday (departure).
During the week, the teachers will get to know some local school with whom to discuss educational pathways devoted to logistics and maritime and port issues in general, and share the experience with useful teaching methods.
Ghent Port visitors information centre opens its doors
With a panoramic view of the modern port, the centre will welcome groups of 100 people. Free boat tours are also to be offered. The “Ghent Port House”, a second centre dedicated to the port, is envisaged for 2016.
Source: Ghent Port Company
Chile: creation of the National Association of Port Cities
The mayors of Valparaiso, San Antonio and Talcahuano are to create the Port Cities Association of Chile. The first task: to try to obtain better financial compensation from the State and Port Authorities for the “negative impacts” of the port on the city, according to the Mayor of San Antonio.
Source : puranoticia.cl – Empresaoceano
Melbourne (AIVP member): an artistic performance exploring the Docklands and their maritime character
Source: Melbourne Docklands
Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member): the “modern music fresco” on the wall of hangar J1 is being extended
Source: La Rochelle Port
In a fast-changing economy, what does the future hold for the maritime industry?
In a recent publication, Danish Ship Finance offers some answers based on a macro-economic analysis. The report touches on issues including purchasing power and impact on maritime trade, new technologies and social impacts, urbanisation and industrial change. Meanwhile, British Ports Association is launching a more comprehensive study to predict the shape of the port environment in 2050. Will there be a larger number of smaller ships visiting more ports?
To improve its urban logistics, IKEA will take over 50,000 m2 of a dual-level warehouse at the Port of Gennevilliers
Full article: Haropa Ports de Paris Seine Normandie
Faced with queues at the terminal, the port of Long Beach refines its predictive analytics and considers a “peel pile” stacking system to reduce truck turn times when collecting import containers.
Full article: World Cargo News
China acquires a 770 km2 stretch of maritime space in the Wanshan archipelago for testing autonomous ships.
Full article: Le Marin
Professor Rodrigue gives his thoughts on the organisation of container traffic on the Saint Lawrence between Quebec and Montreal.
Full article: Jean-Paul Rodrigue – Linkedin
Smart Port: Hamburg launches a platform to test 5G at an 8,000 hectare area of the port
One of the key aims will be to ensure infrastructures can be used more reliably and securely by boosting real-time management capabilities. The project will see Hamburg become one of the first test sites in Europe to confirm the protocols for 5G applications. Logistics is one of the sectors where the new technology, which combines both terrestrial and mobile network support, could provide much-needed flexibility.
Full article: Port of Hamburg
Dubai Ports invests in the development of interior logistics platforms in the Indian provinces of Jammu and Kashmir.
Full article: Business Standard
The port of Hamilton set to pursue its industrial operations while continuously improving its integration into the urban fabric
For the port’s CEO, this strategy is vital. Space is scarce and redeveloping the port on its current site will be a priority for the local economy, although the strategy must not prevent urban development. Creating more green spaces and landscaping the port, while working in permanent consultation with local residents, is essential.
Full article: CBC