Dubai: Emaar Properties unveils “The Dubai Mall by the Sea”
The $6.8 billion project includes residential units, a 430 berth marina capable of accommodating the world’s biggest yachts, along with retail spaces, restaurants and leisure facilities. It will be developed near Mina Rashid, where the Queen Elisabeth II is moored, having been turned into a hotel. The project will also improve the facilities available to cruise passengers arriving at the Hamdan bin Mohammed cruise terminal, which officially opened in 2014.
Full article : Transport & Logistic (+ video)
The Port of Almeria (Spain) invites tenders for phase 2 of the programme to turn Cable Ingles into a promenade
Full article : Noticias de Almeria
Waterfront de Miami : la Royal Carribean aura bientôt son nouveau siège dans un bâtiment de dix étages évoquant un navire de croisière
Full article : Cerodosbe
Barcelona: another step forward for Port Vell
Thirty years after the Special Plan for Port Vell was approved, the Gerencia Urbanística Port Vell is launching new projects in anticipation of future requirements. New spaces for leisure activities, culture, research and innovation will be created for the public. Examples include the development of the Hermitage Museum, reported in one of our recent newsletters, and a new Port Center at the former Port Authority headquarters.
The Bellingham waterfront could host a new “food campus” for the local food industry
Full article : Bellingham Herald
Melbourne: parks and public spaces for the Southbank
The project concerns the Southbank arts precinct and the 18,000 m2 of public spaces redeveloped there. The team selected after a tender process includes two landscape architecture professors from the University of Sheffield, and architecture firm Hassell. The project includes plans for raised parks, gardens and pedestrian areas.
Full article : Architecture.au
The Port of Hualien (Taiwan) redraws its boundaries to better meet the needs of its customers and rationalise the interface with the City. The amount of space managed directly by the port will be reduced.
Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd
The Port of Long Beach celebrates 10th anniversary of its environmental policy
Full article : Port of Long Beach
Royal Caribbean Cruises changing traditional recruitment model
The company is not any longer just advertising job openings and then putting people on the ships for training. They reach out to younger people in schools. The objective is to educate and to get them more aware about career opportunities in the cruise sector.
Full article: www.cruiseindustrynews.com
Lisbon: more than 500,000 cruise passengers in 2014, 319 stopovers: the port takes advantage of its title as best European cruise port.
Full article: Cargo News
Port of Cork invests over 1.5 Million Euros in upgrading Cobh Cruise Terminal
Full article: Port of Cork
Project to boost river cruises between Rosario, Asunción and Montevideo
Full article: www.nuestromar.org
New technology developed by TBA with Oculus Rift for a virtual tour of a container terminal
Full article: www.porttechnology.org
The Port of Quebec to put in place a new environmental assessment procedure
Full article: Port de Quebec
Tribunal reverses prohibition on large cruise ships in Venice
The regional administrative tribunal of Venice has overturned the decision of the Harbour Master of the Port of Venice to prohibit the entry of passenger ships of more than 96,000 tonnes. The decision highlights insufficient investigation and an absence of assessment of public and private interests. The Italian Transport Ministry can appeal against the tribunal’s decision.
Full article: www.ansa.it
Bremerhaven: a viewpoint on the offshore wind industry opens to the public
The platform faces the ABC Offshore Terminal. It allows the visitor to directly observe operations linked to the industry and to gain additional knowledge through educational displays and regularly updated audio-visual material. This platform has become reality thanks to the joint financing of public and private stakeholders.
Full article: www.bremerhaven.de
Board of the Port of Santos defines the port-city relationship as one of its priorities for 2015
A working group will study issues linked to environmental impacts for the population living close to the bulk carrier terminals. It will also look at questions of planning and port-city zoning.
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Antwerp: the planned extension of the container terminals on the south bank will spare the village of Doel, as demanded by local communities.
Full article: Flows
Bordeaux: elected representatives unanimously agree to develop freight on the Garonne, but so far there is little in the way of practical measures planned.
Full article: 20 minutes Bordeaux
Tema, Ghana: some traditional port stakeholders are concerned about the impact plans to expand the port could have on their business and jobs.
Full article: Ghana Web
Energy transition: Nantes Saint Nazaire Port redoubles its efforts in the area of heat networks and the LNG industry
Full article: Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port
Urban-port agriculture: the pilot floating farm created in the port of Rotterdam enters its operational phase.
Full article: Designboom
Cutting CO2 emissions: proposals to limit sailing speeds do not enjoy unanimous support. But could we see the end of just-in-time?
For certain experts, slowing ships too much would make additional vessels necessary, which would wipe out the benefits in terms of CO2 emissions. But given the need to act against climate change, some are suggesting that cities, ports, logistics operators, industry and consumers should be prepared to accept a reasonable increase in delivery times. In which case that additional vessel would simply be unnecessary.
Full article: The Loadstar
India: the Metropolitan Region of Chennai plans eight freight corridors to ease congestion in the city around the ports of Ennore and Katupalli.
Full article: The New Indian Express
Croatia: the bankruptcy of the Rijeka and Pula shipyards sees a whole maritime industry disappear with the loss of 1,100 jobs.
Full article: Le Marin
The Walvis Bar Corridor Group signals its confidence in Namibia’s development as a logistics platform for Southern Africa
Full article: Africa Ports
The ports of Antwerp, Ghent and Rotterdam take part in the Porthos project to capture 10Mt of CO2 for burial beneath the North Sea.
Full article: The Guardian