New York: Brooklyn Navy Yard to become a hub for the new economy
A new 30-year masterplan has been revealed for the 121 hectares of Brooklyn Navy Yard. Conceived by WXY, it includes new public spaces and three buildings to house businesses, especially hi-tech, ship-building or fashion companies, and architects’ or cinema studios. Innovation will also be at the heart of the design of the buildings themselves, with vertical integration in the same building of all a manufacturer’s needs and functions. Farm production will be developed on a roof terrace. 8,500 people are presently working on the site. It is hoped to create 20,000 jobs by 2020 and 30,000 between 2030 and 2040.
Guangzhou: a cargo berth has become a cruise ship quay. A new passenger terminal has been announced for October 2019
Full article : Cruise Industry News
Melbourne: a 1948 crane is being restored on the heritage listed Northbank Goods Shed
Full article : Docklands news
Cadiz: the Port envisages the construction of a hotel with more than 250 rooms on the site of the Ciudad del Mar building, which is to be demolished
Full article : Lavanguardia
Palma: the winner is announced in the competition for ideas for the redevelopment of the Mollet zone
Port de Balears has awarded first prize to a project by the architects Rabassa y Forteza. The new marine promenade will become an axis to separate vehicles from pedestrians, who will once again have a view over the sea. An existing building may be demolished to combine the site with a planned maritime museum. The arcades at the fishing quay will be integrated into the new building, making a connection with the old ship-building yards.
San Francisco, Pier 70: Gensler has turned a former machine shop for destroyers and submarines into offices
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
Lemvig (Denmark): designed by 3XN, the Climatorium will host conferences and exhibits on climate change, but also concerts, etc.
Full article : Bustler (+ images)
Saint Petersburg: the floating pontoon installed for events at the heart of New Holland Island has proven a success
Full article : Marina World, September/October, p. 23
Gdynia: ULI’s recommendations for the Fishing Pier
In February, ULI Europe organised a workshop on the Fishing Pier, part of the Sea City project. The initiative covers a 71 hectare site next to the city centre, which is set to house 8,000 residents and 4,000 new jobs. The report sets out the extent of the challenges involved in the Sea City and Fishing Pier plans. The recommendations focus on the need for an inclusive approach involving all of the stakeholders, as well as the importance of transparency and flexibility, connections with the existing city, and innovative funding arrangements. All of these recommendations are regularly highlighted by AIVP in its experiencing sharing initiatives.
Full article : ULI Advisory Workshop Report
Containers to transport something other than cargo: the Port of Seattle innovates in how it handles run-off water
Full article : Seattle News – king5.com
Leghorn will celebrate European Maritime Day with a series of events, including the signature of the Missions Charter of a Port Centre
Full article: infomare.it
Rotterdam: 100 “electronic noses” in the port have led to a reduction in the impact on the urban environment
Full article : changeyourperspective.com
Sao Sebastiao (Brazil): green light for port extension and multiple actions to reduce the environmental impact
Full article : jornaldaorla.com.br
The Port of Montreal tests railway sleepers made of recycled materials
Full article: Port de Montréal – carnet de bord
The Port of Los Angeles assigns US$1M of subsidies to actions supporting civil society and the LA Waterfront
Full article: Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Algeciras launches the second year of its “Know your port” boat trips programme
Full article: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras (APBA)
In the port city of Carthage, the cruise ship industry is recruiting
Full article: Autoridad portuaria de Cartagena
As from early 2015, two-week cruises will offer travel to the south-west Indian Ocean, sailing from Ville du Port
Full article: Mer et Marine
Le Havre: Siemens Gamesa and the Port of Le Havre formally resume plans to develop two wind turbine manufacturing plants.
Full article: L’Energeek
Chile takes a step towards amending legislation on ports to give cities and citizens a bigger say in their governance.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Urban logistics: the Fludis barge, a floating river warehouse with electric mobility, starts to take shape.
Full article: NPI
Esbjerg (Dk): the mayor says City Port cooperation was key to making this port city an energy metropolis
Full article: Offshore Wind
Lyon: Port Edouard Herriot celebrates its 80th anniversary and positions itself as a key local player in its own right.
Operated by CNR and located in the Gerland district at the heart of the Lyon conurbation, the port naturally generates value for the Rhône corridor and promotes modal shift. As such, it contributes fully to the ambitions of the Port of Marseille, but it also has a role to play in the energy transition and as a partner for certain urban public services. Like many river ports facing pressure due to a lack of available land, there remains a vital need for Port Edouard Herriot to continually strengthen its links with the city and its residents.
Full article: NPI
To promote City Port mobility, the port of Le Havre signs a deal with Waze to let users track the movements of mobile installations.
Full article: Haropa Port du Havre
Shenzhen declaration on the digital transformation of ports: Barcelona and a dozen other ports call for interconnected data.
Full article: El Vigia
Taiwan: by focusing on both tourism and an industrial zone targeted at green industries, the port of Anping has adopted a dual strategy.
Full article: Taiwan International Port Cooperation
Semi-submersibles mother vessels and barges as an alternative to megaships, an idea revisited by FREBS Marine International
Full article: World Cargo News
Canarian ports will reinforce their cooperation and build bridges to propose a joint offer against competition
Full article: El Vigia