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
Kolkata (India): the port is to commission a consultant for the redevelopment of more than 120 hectares, with a logistics hub and tourism complex
Full article : Realty Economic Times
Santander receives an award from the Caminos Foundation for the urban regeneration of the waterfront and its bay
Full article : El Mundo
Corunna: thousands visit an exhibition on 10 European cities which have converted parts of their port zones
These 10 models give an idea of what could be done at Corunna. All these port cities chose to organise international competitions to give their projects coherence through an overall plan. The solutions adopted vary, depending either on the diversity of the new uses introduced, the type of management adopted, the choice to build emblematic buildings (frequently the case), the uses given to water and the old docks, or the priority given to pedestrian promenades. Visitors were invited to vote for their favourite: Amsterdam was the winner.
Full article : La Voz de Galicia (+ images) + the 10 examples
Strasbourg: redevelopment of the rue du port du Rhin for a better bridge between the city and the port
Full article : Strasbourg Port
Melbourne: Focus on the environmental engagement and performance of the Port Authority
A framework document on sustainable development has been drafted by the Port and its employees. It is a concrete vision of the actions needed in their working environment and by the port community in general. This engagement has gained much support for a safer, more effective and sustainable port.
Full article: Port of Melbourne
Port of Oakland (US) Spokesperson tells us about the challenges of working in communication and reaching out to the public
Full article: aapaseaports.com
New Los Angeles waterfront, a project which grew out of active citizen participation
Located close to the World Cruise Center, the 5000 m² construction is said to have cost 32 million dollars. The accent is on the experience of visitors who want to get in touch with the city’s maritime past, but also on an encounter with modern artistic installations. Public consultation enabled various different proposals produced by workshops to be integrated into the final plans. (©Photo AIVP)Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com – Dailybreeze
Waste cleared from the Port of Baltimore by a solar-powered water-wheel
Full article: inhabitat.com
Puerto Arica (Chile): regulating flows of heavy vehicles into the port requires the development of external parking areas
Fulle article: Mundo Maritimo
The Venetian vaporetto redesigned to run on hydrogen
The designer Svetlana Mikhailova has presented a project offering a silent, environmentally-friendly motor with almost twice the performance of a classic motor. Baptised as “Mira”, this project retains all the proportions and dimensions of the classic vaporetto to maintain a sense that it belongs to its environment. (photo © Svetlana Mikhailova)
Full article: designboom.com
B The Port of Leghorn, which will manage the old fort until December 2015, is putting together a tourism project for cruise ship passengers
Full article: Qui Livorno
GB The Ports of Paranagua and Antonina (Brazil) and their municipalities are carrying out actions aimed at improving the quality of life of their inhabitants
Full article: portosenavios.com.br
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