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
Art exhibition at the new Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Cruise Ship Terminal
Full article: Press Release Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes
The Maersk case analysed from the angle of the impact of social networks on institutional and company communication strategies
“Port Art”, a travelling show in refurbished containers, will enable shore-side Municipalities to discover the Port of Bilbao
Full article: bilbaoport.es
Street-artist JR makes the Seine Axis ports (Paris, Rouen, Le Havre) his art gallery at the Terre d’Eaux Festival
Full article: Haropa
Port of Auckland: Sixteen women dockers at the controls mark the beginning of a culture shift
Full article: tvnz.co.nz
Hamburg: the Senate decides to create a Cruise Ship Initiative
The initiative, which will be in the hands of Hamburg Cruise Centre e.V. and public entities, should ensure better coordination and project optimisation. It will encourage interchange between responsible cruise lines and will work on commercialisation, attractiveness for tourists, specific training and developing a more environmentally sustainable cruise ship industry. (©Photo AIVP) Full article: hamburgcruisecenter.eu
The maritime terminal of the Port of Fortaleza (Brazil) is operational for the world cup
With an investment of more than 205 Million R$, Docas do Ceará will be ready to welcome tourists to the 2014 world cup. The new multi-purpose terminal can also be used for cultural productions or events. The wharves will remain accessible to cargo ships during the tourism low season. (©Photo Companhia Docas do Ceará)
Full article: Portogente.com
Santos, Brazil, responsible for nearly a quarter of the country’s container transport, continues its process for becoming an ecologically responsible company
Full article: portosenavios.com
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