Qingdao (China): Cruise Port City, a masterplan by KCAP
In June last year, KCAP won the competition to redesign a 420 hectare space. The aim is to create a very dense mixed-use development and green environment, notably through the public spaces, multiple green spaces, and restored ecosystems. The masterplan also includes measures to preserve port heritage and open up the zone to the historic city.
Full article : KCAP
Portland (USA): a building dating from 1895 is to be demolished and rebuilt brick by brick. Eight of the 16 buildings at the site will be preserved.
Full article : Press Herald
The Belfast waterfront (Northern Ireland) set to get two hotels next to the Titanic museum
Full article : Irish news
Wessal Casablanca Port: work progresses
The aim is to support the growth of the port’s activity and improve urban integration. Examples include the creation of a new fishing port, and the relocation and increased capacity for a new shipyard, for which a call for tenders has just been launched. Similarly, the new cruise terminal, with capacity for 500,000 passengers, is intended to help the city become a major tourist destination. In the historic zone, the tower housing the port authority and various port stakeholders should be completed by the end of March. Eventually, the port’s activities, the medina site and waterfront area will be completely restructured and requalified.
Saint-Nazaire – Nantes (France): a Port and Territory Charter between the Joint Conurbation Authority and the Port identifies nine areas for joint action for the City Port interface
Full article : Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port – Le Mag, p. 19
Auckland: the historic warehouse n°10 is now a mixed-used building, and is notably used for cruise activity
Full article : Panaku, Shed10
The Port of Rotterdam has received twelve proposals for a marina dedicated to superyachts to be integrated into Rijnhaven
Full article : Port of Rotterdam
Montreal: call for proposals to convert the iconic Silo 5
A quarter of a century after it closed, Silo 5, an emblematic building in Montreal’s Vieux Port district, Silo 5 is set to become the heart of new mixed-used district with housing, shops, a hotel, and leisure and tourist facilities. The request for proposals to redevelop the silo and the Pointe du Moulin site is based on the responses obtained during the associated public consultation. Priority will be given to showcasing the silo and its industrial history, and the building could be used to create spectacular viewpoints!
The Port of Cork (Ireland) begins urban design studies and consultations for the Tivoli Docklands, whose container terminal is set to be relocated
Full article : Port of Cork
The Quantum of the Seas: a cruise ship which pins its hopes on connectivity and strong sensations
Full article: PagTour
Cruise shipping in Europe is on the crest of the wave. Passenger numbers have grown by 43.8% in 5 years
At the Seatrade Med Convention in Barcelona, all those involved in this dynamic industry drew up a balance and estimated prospects: diversification of services offered, extension of the market with the emergence of new ports of call, business alliances, etc. We present a run-down of topics. (photo © AIVP)
Behind the scenes at the Port of Rotterdam during World Port Days, attracting over 400,000 visitors
Full article: Port of Rotterdam – Change your Perspective
Wärtsilä chosen to design an innovative and ecological ferry to be used in the Gulf of Bothnia (Baltic Sea)
Full article: http://www.wartsila.com/
Peel Ports (Liverpool) announces a shortage of qualified workers and decides to invest in education
In order to pre-empt recruitment difficulties which will follow investment linked to the port expansion project Liverpool2, Peel Port has decided to invest £350,000 in professional training and education. It is set to partner with several technical training institutes such as Hugh Baird College, Mersey Maritime, University John Moore de Liverpool and Liverpool Community College. ©http://peelports.com
Full article: www.ihsmaritime360.com
The City and Port of Setubal celebrate World Maritime Day with an international workshop dedicated to the city port relation
Full article: www.cargoedicoes.pt
Australia abandons port expansion at sea, but decides to reuse dredge spoil for port development on land
Full article: sciencesetavenir.fr
The port of Penasco (Mexico) approves construction of a cruise terminal with significant long-term benefits for the region
Full article: www.elvigia.net
Leixoes port launches its first running race in the port in the framework of its “Open Ports” day.
Full article: cargoedicoes.pt
Starting from 2015 no more giant cruise ships will enter the historic center of Venise
Full article: Le Marin
Should the future Spanish ports law give cities a bigger say in their governance?
Janet Sanz, deputy Mayor of Barcelona and Vice-President of AIVP, has raised the question, taking up a clear position and opening the debate. She is calling for other Spanish port cities to launch a manifesto on the issue, as a way of promoting active discussion. In Spain, as in many other countries, City Port governance is more strategically important than ever.
Full article: Lavanguardia
Nigeria counting on its river ports to kick-start the economy in the north of the country.
Full article: leadership
To strengthen the corridor between Lomé and Burkina Faso, Togo is planning a dry port in the border city of ionkassé
Full article: l-frii.com
Setting up in Dundee, Coast Renewables aims to transform the industrial landscape of this port city with the wind power industry.
Full article: Energy Voice
Barcelona gets an incubator for 3D printing, a way for the port community to anticipate the technology’s logistical implications.
Full article: Diario del Puerto
The EIB throws its weight behind plans to introduce Ecoslops in Antwerp and Marseille to recycle maritime oil residues.
Full article: Le Marin
The ports of Ghana are crucial to the country’s development, while gradually integrating environmental issues
As the region’s third largest economy, Ghana is able to rely on a port system. In addition to terminals, investment has also been made in infrastructural links, notably with Burkina Faso, and smoother goods tracking procedures. Alongside this, and with the help of an international pool, the port of Tema has become a pilot project for an integrated and sustainable approach to port design.
Saudi Arabia: LogiPoint, a member of AIVP this year celebrating its 20th anniversary, is now in charge of 178 hectares of logistics zones
Full article: LogiPoint
Hamilton / Oshawa (Canada): jobs the priority in proposals for a potential merger of the two port authorities.
Full article: cbc
The City and Port of Altamira (Mex) keen to work together to improve the competitiveness of the port and local region.
Full article: La Régión