Reimagine the Canals: seven finalists named
The Governor of New York State has unveiled the seven finalists in the competition to redevelop the State’s canal network. The aim is to develop the canals’ tourism and leisure potential and economic sustainability, while preserving and showcasing their heritage value, and securing their long-term financial viability.
Circl pavilion: a building designer on the principles of the circular economy and versatility to adapt to different uses
Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)
Greenwich Peninsula, London: designed to be iconic, the district Energy Center will now also house a Visitor Center
Full article : CF Moller Architects (+ images, plans)
Santos: the Port announces changes to the Porto Valongo Santos project
The initial project to convert this historic port district of almost 14 hectares was produced in 2012 by Ove Arup and Partners. The new plan was unveiled by the CEO of the port operator Codesp following an agreement with the Government, and includes proposals to develop the rail network, restore warehouses 1 to 4 and demolish warehouses 5 to 8. A raft of measures will be taken to preserve and showcase the port’s heritage.
London: Essel Group puts forward plans for a cultural centre including a museum, theatre and botanical gardens at Silvertown Docks
Full article : Newham Recorder
Portland: debate on the risks of waterfront privatization and the loss of industrial and port uses
Full article : PressHerald
Brest: landscaping work on the port has begun
The work is an accompaniment to the new Marine Renewable Energy zone currently being created, and will showcase Brest’s maritime and industrial activities, with a coastal path and viewing tower. A biodiversity reserve is also planned. The project has been presented to representatives of local residents living close to the site.
Full article : Journal Port de Brest, mars 2018
Dakar and Senegal bet on the port economy, logistics and ship-building
Dakar will thus benefit from the National Infrastructure and Maritime Equipment Project. Port terminals have been modernised. The marine terminal is getting ready to receive cruise ships. A “ship-building” industry consisting of small units is emerging and port professions are attracting young Senegalese.
Source : Le Marin, 22 nov 2013, dossier spécial, pp.21-38
SeePort: The Port of Auckland launches an open-doors event for 3 days in January 2014
The object of SeePort is to allow the public to enter port premises, to observe and build a more lasting knowledge of the port industry. Games and visits by bus and boat will be accompanied by a display of educational panels.
Source: Port of Auckland
The Port of Melbourne redevelopment project includes plans for direct access and an observation platform
Buffer zones around the future Webb Dock container terminal and two new access roads should reduce the impact of road nuisance linked to port traffic. A belvedere will allow people to observe movements on the terminal and enjoy a view over the city.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald – Port of Melbourne
Port of Ghent: a magazine with 4 issues per year to bring the port closer to the people
Source: Port of Ghent
The Port of Dover offers a new scholarship to increase its commitment to young people
Source: Port of Dover
USA: Washington State Ferries proposes the LNG option to reduce the environmental impact of its ferries
A new law will oblige big businesses in India to invest in social works
The Companies Bill, adopted this summer, will affect around 8,000 companies. They will have to devote 2% of their net profits to social actions. Questions remain as to how this money (estimated at between 1.4 and 1.9 billion €) will be distributed, and the issue of reporting to limit abuses. ©Photo AIVP
Groeningen (Netherlands): Seaport Experience Centre organises a competition between Universities to re-structure a seawall
For one week, students will look for solutions to adapt the seawall of the port of Eemshaven to the challenges of rising sea levels without disturbing port activities. They will be helped in their efforts by experts from Groeningen Seaports and from RoyalHaskoningDHV.
Source: Seaports Xperience Center (SXC)
Ports are key to accelerating trade in order to boost development in Africa
This is not a new observation, but was again highlighted in a recent report by PWC Africa. Besides infrastructures, investment needs to be targeted at measures to improve the efficiency of ports and logistics. Otherwise, there is a risk that no benefit will be seen from new ports and terminals. Finally, as underlined by UNCTAD, education and training is equally strategically important.
Argentina: modernisation of the port of Quequen and growth in the food industry go hand in hand with the city’s development
Full article: NecocheaNet
Energy transition: the Port of Rotterdam wants to create an international coalition to introduce a new carbon tax.
Full article: Splash 24/7
Publication by the Sefacil Foundation: Modernising Africa’s ports – challenges and prospects
Essential to ushering African port cities into the era of globalisation, this modernisation concerns infrastructures, plant and governance. It is accompanied by far-reaching changes in the traditional African economy, and is coming up against new campaigns by the public. The financial resources it requires are also raising questions, given the limited budgets of certain states. This collective work, which includes 19 contributions, sets out the current state of affairs and looks at the prospects for the future. Full article: Sefacil
Senegal wants to make Saint Louis a modern sea and river port for territories spread along more than 900 km of inland waterways.
Full article: Agence de Presse du Sénégal
Cartagena (Spain): the port’s president is keen to serve the productive economy, citizens and City port integration.
Full article: Murcia Economia