Qingdao (China): Cruise Port City, a masterplan by KCAP
In June last year, KCAP won the competition to redesign a 420 hectare space. The aim is to create a very dense mixed-use development and green environment, notably through the public spaces, multiple green spaces, and restored ecosystems. The masterplan also includes measures to preserve port heritage and open up the zone to the historic city.
Full article : KCAP
Portland (USA): a building dating from 1895 is to be demolished and rebuilt brick by brick. Eight of the 16 buildings at the site will be preserved.
Full article : Press Herald
The Belfast waterfront (Northern Ireland) set to get two hotels next to the Titanic museum
Full article : Irish news
Wessal Casablanca Port: work progresses
The aim is to support the growth of the port’s activity and improve urban integration. Examples include the creation of a new fishing port, and the relocation and increased capacity for a new shipyard, for which a call for tenders has just been launched. Similarly, the new cruise terminal, with capacity for 500,000 passengers, is intended to help the city become a major tourist destination. In the historic zone, the tower housing the port authority and various port stakeholders should be completed by the end of March. Eventually, the port’s activities, the medina site and waterfront area will be completely restructured and requalified.
Saint-Nazaire – Nantes (France): a Port and Territory Charter between the Joint Conurbation Authority and the Port identifies nine areas for joint action for the City Port interface
Full article : Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port – Le Mag, p. 19
Auckland: the historic warehouse n°10 is now a mixed-used building, and is notably used for cruise activity
Full article : Panaku, Shed10
The Port of Rotterdam has received twelve proposals for a marina dedicated to superyachts to be integrated into Rijnhaven
Full article : Port of Rotterdam
Montreal: call for proposals to convert the iconic Silo 5
A quarter of a century after it closed, Silo 5, an emblematic building in Montreal’s Vieux Port district, Silo 5 is set to become the heart of new mixed-used district with housing, shops, a hotel, and leisure and tourist facilities. The request for proposals to redevelop the silo and the Pointe du Moulin site is based on the responses obtained during the associated public consultation. Priority will be given to showcasing the silo and its industrial history, and the building could be used to create spectacular viewpoints!
The Port of Cork (Ireland) begins urban design studies and consultations for the Tivoli Docklands, whose container terminal is set to be relocated
Full article : Port of Cork
Valparaiso: TCVAL Terminal presents environmental study and mitigation measures in the framework of its expansion project
Full article: mundomaritimo.cl
Singapore launches Maritime Career Fair
Around 300 jobs vacancies are available during these two days dedicated to careers in the maritime and port sector. Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and local employment organisations, the fair aims to enhance Singaporean’s perception of careers in the industry. ©Photo MPA
Full article: Port of Singapore
Last August, thanks to a specially dedicated association MaritimeONE, more than 800,000 Euros of sponsorship from the maritime industry was dedicated to scholarships for young people. Full article: Port of Singapore
The Port and the Valenciaport Foundation organise their 3rd Corporate Social Responsibility Day
Full article: elperiodic.com
San Diego’s Climate Action Plan leads to savings of US$2.6 million
Full article: http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/
The International Journal of Transport Economics launches young researcher’s award
Led by Enrico Musso, the competition aims to promote research in economic and transport sciences among researchers under 35 years old. An International Jury will study the various proposals and the award will be handed out during the 1st event planned for May 2015 in Genoa. Contact: Professor Enrico Musso
Le Havre: The 3rd Port Week proposes more than 50 types of visits, under the auspices of the Port Center
Full article: Port Center Le Havre
Valencia: The Port re-joins the working group put in place by the Municipality to encourage development in the cruise industry
Full article: Diario del Puerto
Maasvlakte welcomes the first training centre for risk prevention linked to LNG in Western Europe
Full Article: Port of Rotterdam
Abu Dhabi bets on the development of the cruise business with its new terminal project
According to the Port Authority and the Tourism and Culture Development agency, cruise tourism will develop strongly in the coming years. It is one of the strategic axes of “Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030”, which aims to diversify the economy – today mainly dependent on oil and gas revenues. ©Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)
Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com
Should the future Spanish ports law give cities a bigger say in their governance?
Janet Sanz, deputy Mayor of Barcelona and Vice-President of AIVP, has raised the question, taking up a clear position and opening the debate. She is calling for other Spanish port cities to launch a manifesto on the issue, as a way of promoting active discussion. In Spain, as in many other countries, City Port governance is more strategically important than ever.
Full article: Lavanguardia
Nigeria counting on its river ports to kick-start the economy in the north of the country.
Full article: leadership
To strengthen the corridor between Lomé and Burkina Faso, Togo is planning a dry port in the border city of ionkassé
Full article: l-frii.com
Setting up in Dundee, Coast Renewables aims to transform the industrial landscape of this port city with the wind power industry.
Full article: Energy Voice
Barcelona gets an incubator for 3D printing, a way for the port community to anticipate the technology’s logistical implications.
Full article: Diario del Puerto
The EIB throws its weight behind plans to introduce Ecoslops in Antwerp and Marseille to recycle maritime oil residues.
Full article: Le Marin
The ports of Ghana are crucial to the country’s development, while gradually integrating environmental issues
As the region’s third largest economy, Ghana is able to rely on a port system. In addition to terminals, investment has also been made in infrastructural links, notably with Burkina Faso, and smoother goods tracking procedures. Alongside this, and with the help of an international pool, the port of Tema has become a pilot project for an integrated and sustainable approach to port design.
Saudi Arabia: LogiPoint, a member of AIVP this year celebrating its 20th anniversary, is now in charge of 178 hectares of logistics zones
Full article: LogiPoint
Hamilton / Oshawa (Canada): jobs the priority in proposals for a potential merger of the two port authorities.
Full article: cbc
The City and Port of Altamira (Mex) keen to work together to improve the competitiveness of the port and local region.
Full article: La Régión