Shanghai: a masterplan to become an Excellent global city by 2035
An important aspect will be to introduce measures to protect the environment and to limit demographic growth and land designated for construction. There should be a big increase in green spaces. 45 km along the banks of the Huangpu are already available, with proposals for promenades, green spaces and conversion of port-industrial land. The city also aspires to become a world-level metropolis of innovation on the basis of its port sector.
Vancouver (Canada): dual Leed Platinium certification for the waterfront Congress Centre
Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)
Lorient (France): redevelopment being examined to combine fishing, sailing, ship repair and tourism on the Keroman peninsula
Full article : Lorien Keroman
Faro (Portugal): a working group to define future uses of unoccupied port spaces by the end of March
Full article : Algarve Daily News
Brisbane: Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment under way
The controversial project to redevelop this 3.43 hectare listed site had been shelved for some time. Some 80% of the site will be given over to public spaces, including a riverside promenade that should open by next February. Retail spaces and restaurants will then follow in September, with a hotel scheduled for January 2019. References to the site’s previous activity have been incorporated and two listed building will also be used.
Full article : Architecture Australia (+ images)
Los Angeles: the AltaSea enters a new era with the opening of the Kretz Blue Economy Incubator at warehouse 58
Full article : Maritime executive (+ video)
Marseilles, eco-district: 2.7 hectares, 400 homes, a hotel, retail spaces and more, all powered by marine energy
Full article : We Demain (+video)
Colombo (Sri Lanka): China set to invest 1 billion dollars in the International Financial City
The City has been designed by American architectural firm SOM. Part of the Colombo Port City project, it will be built close to the container port, with work due to begin in mid-2018. The government’s aim is to create a financial marketplace in the Indian Ocean capable of attracting foreign investment and generating thousands of jobs.
Seville: the Port is reallocating uses for its land, with 10 hectares set to be earmarked for city-port integration
Full article : El Correo web
Cruising: Genoa creates a school specialising in “on-board hotel management”
The port of Cagliari will host an NBA Basketball demonstration
President Piergiorgio Massidda of the Port of Cagliari has long boasted a policy of openness. He wants his fellow citizens to retake possession of their port. Sports demonstrations and festivals are particularly good ways to do this, as well as the currently projected creation of promenades and cycle tracks.
Source: La Nuova Sardegna
The wharves of Reunion Island turn to culture
“The whole town goes down to the sea.” The redevelopment of the wharves has allowed the creation of an attractive space inviting visitors on a cultural voyage. In June, several concerts took place just opposite the sugar terminal, giving the port a new image… and a new sound!
Source: Journal de la Ville du Port – Août 2013
A week to discover the port of Le Havre and the careers it offers
Some dozen tours are offered to give the region’s inhabitants a chance to discover the many activities and careers associated with the maritime and port world of Le Havre. The main object is to make young people aware of the opportunities and encourage them to talk to professionals who work in this environment.
Source: CCI Le Havre
The Flemish ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Ostend will open their gates on 22 September
The Flemish ports are inviting the general public to discover the extraordinary environment of the world of ports. A number of demonstrations have been organised for the occasion. At Antwerp, PSA and DP World will invite families into their terminals to see these usually inaccessible sites at close hand.
Source: Port of Antwerp
Long Beach: the port has reduced its emissions of diesel particles by 81% since 2005
Waterways – a sector looking to recruit but lacking applicants
The magazine Navigation Ports & Intermodalité presents a complete file on young people and waterways. This sector needs to provide a new vision of its industry and the opportunities for development which it offers. Reflections, testimonies and training opportunities will be presented.
The film “Cargo” takes a prize at the Genova Film Festival dedicated to the theme : Today’s port – between local identity and global networks
“Aportem – Port of Valencia United” sees the light of day
The Aportem project has been officially launched by various partners from the logistics and port community of Valencia. Initiated by the Port Authority and Valenciaport, it aims to promote corporate social responsibility. (©APV)
In Ghent, free boat trips are a victim of their own success: The port is already taking bookings for 2014
Energy transition: Is offshore electricity the power source of the future for many north European ports?
Full article: World Cargo News
Based on the model of Malaysia or Thailand, transport corridors can be a great asset for African port cities.
Full article: Ports & Ships
Montreal: in 2018, the port will use predictive analysis to control access to its terminals in a self-perfecting system.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
Ship-breaking industries: After Le Havre, Bordeaux and Brest, Le Trait, in the Seine Valley, is the 4th French site to gain certification.
Full article: Le Marin
Marseille: Quechen Silicon Chemical announces plans for a silica production plant to be integrated into the PIICTO platform
The €100 million industrial investment by the world’s third largest silica manufacturer will help to create 130 jobs. The project represents recognition for the port’s ability to provide land, energy, good international links and an industrial ecology platform that allows the operators present to pool resources and fluids.
Dutch firm Port Liner announces plans to launch fully-electric barges with capacity for 280 containers by autumn 2018.
Full article: Electrek
French Guyana: the maritime and port sectors expect to play leading roles in the blue economy
Full article: Grand Port Maritime Guyane
Australia: Newcastle, one of the world’s biggest coal ports, starts to mutate to prepare for a future with less coal.
Full article: Splash 24/7
South Korea expects to have 3,000 ha of industrial-logistical zones to support its ports by 2030
Full article: Yonhap News