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
Australia: The Port of Gladstone supports local societal projects
Full article: http://www.gpcl.com.au
The largest floating dry-dock in North America has arrived in Portland
Full article: http://www.oregonlive.com
The Port of Hamburg was dipped in blue for a week this summer
Full article: www.hafen-hamburg.de
The Port of Cork carries out a feasibility study for the construction of a second wharf for cruise ships
Full article: www.cruiseeurope.com
CCI Nice Côte d’Azur takes the lead in the MERMAID project
The object of the MERMAID project is to define the state-of-the-art of environmental performance management systems adopted by city-centre ports. Port authorities need to measure the environmental impact of port activity by optimum analysis of data in situ.Full article: www.riviera-ports.com
The Port of Ghana and the Dutch government are working together to create a Port Training Institute
Full article: www.ghanaports.gov.gh
The Port of Long Beach confirms its commitment to small and micro enterprises to stimulate the local economy
Full article: Port of Long beach
Italy: MSC Cruises introduces remote paediatric medical service on its ships
Full article: guidesulysse.com
Tallinn: admire the scenery of the port city from a giant balloon located close to the cruise ship terminal at a height of more than 120m
Full article: Port of Tallinn
How to explain the movement of an item of cargo and make the most of Swedish know-how
A new internet site launched by the Port Authority of Gothenburg shows how Swedish products are exported to different parts of the world. The site pays homage to “Made in Sweden”, and also shows the importance of sea transport, with 30% of the country’s foreign trade passing over the Port of Gothenburg.
Full article: Port of Gothenburg
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