Shanghai: new developments planned for Shiliupu Pier
Located in the Hangpu district, Shiliupu Pier was the city’s main ferry port in the 1980s. Having falling into disuse, it was redeveloped to become one of the water gates to the city for the world exhibition in 2010. But visitor numbers quickly fell. Today, the aim is to attract tourists by creating a transport hub and leisure area. A quayside promenade and viewing point overlooking the cruise ships are due to open to the public by the end of 2018, while a tourist information centre will be built on the opposite bank. There are also plans for hotels, shops and restaurants.
Full article : Shanghai Daily
Aarhus: C.F. Møller Architects unveil plans to redevelop an existing building and construct a 144 m tower on a former industrial port site
Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)
London: initial phase of development for a creative quarter on Sugar House Island
Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, Dane’s Yard will provide 8,175 m2 of working space for creative industries, in eight different buildings. The project is part of a mixed-use development on a 10.5 hectare site at Sugar Island, including 1200 homes, almost 58,000 m2 of offices, gardens, a riverside park, hotel, shops, and more.
Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)
The Port of the Balearics launches an invitation to tender to improve road and pedestrian access to the port of La Savina
Full article : Ports de Balears
Malaga: go-ahead for changes to the special port plan to allow the development of a luxury 35 storey hotel
Full article : 20minutos
Hamburg Innovation Port: work gets under way
The project designed by MVRDV includes four main buildings including a hotel, conference areas, offices, laboratories and research facilities. A significant amount of space will be earmarked for public use, including green roof terraces, to encourage interaction between people working in the zone. The project should be delivered by spring 2019, and will form part of the Channel Hamburg technology hub due to be created on the former site of Harburg’s inland port.
Full article : Bustler (+ images)
Tallinn: the Port and the City’s Urban Planning Department sign a MoU to implement the 2030 master plan aimed at redeveloping the Old Port district
Full article : Baltic course
La Spezia: a consortium including Costa, MSC and RCCL joins forces for the new cruise terminal and redevelopment of neighbouring spaces
Full article : Ship2shore
Dublin: 6400 m² of additional office space in the Docklands
In 2017, Kennedy Wilson and Nama bought the former port district of Hanover Quay. Work is due to get started in late 2018 on an office building overlooking the Grand Canal Docks. The building, which should be completed by 2020, completes the Capital Dock development project.
The Port of Taipei opens a 1.2 km stretch of quay for public fishing in response to rising demand for water-based leisure activities
Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation
Hamburg: 250,000 Euros for ecological restoration of the old port zone of Holzhafen
Located upstream to the south-east of the city, the zone forms part of the 148 km of banks handed over for management by “Lebensraum Elbe (SLE)”. This organisation, created in 2010, receives 4% of the port’s budget each year to recover natural spaces and carry out sustainable development projects. Full article: Port of Hamburg
30 years fishing ban at the port of Long Beach lifted with specific indication of authorised sites
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Valparaiso, Arts Festival: the port is one of five heritage circuits
Full article : PlataformaUrbana.cl
Players in the port-city of Montreal are mobilising to once again host the new Bota Bota Montreal Ice Canoe Challenge
Full article : Défi canot à glace Bota Bota Montréal
Port of Castellon (Spain) welcomes the next international Medcruise conference from May 21st – 25th
Full article : castelloninformacion.com
Two hours of free guided tour by boat every Saturday organised by the Port of Ghent
Full article : Port of Ghent
Dublin Port Company supporting the first three-year birds monitoring programme to investigate how waterbirds use Dublin Bay
Full article : dublinbaybirds.blogspot.ie
The Tall Ships Festival is expected to attract more than 250.000 visitors to the waterfront between San Pedro and Los Angeles
Full article : dailybreeze
Principle of knowledge transfer in the Port of Vancouver: training ambassadors
The Leadership Program, offered to students in their final year of high school since 2004, allows them to develop their management skills and discover the port world. It is based on around one hundred hours volunteering, and the pupils in turn have to educate children on how the port works and what role it plays.
Source: Port de Vancouver
Costa cruises introduces the Slow Cruise concept and enjoys its first successes.
With more modest-sized ships, Costa allows its cruise passengers to discover destinations which are inaccessible to normal cruise ships. More time is spent in each port and cruising speed is reduced to save fuel.
Source: Fodor’s Travel – Kreuzfahrttester
Port cooperation: a host of projects with diverse plans, strategies and policies
This issue of Research in Transportation Management and Business, edited by Theo Notteboom, Francesco Parola and Géraldine Knatz, features 13 international contributions on this essential subject from countries including Italy, Japan, the US, China and Chile, all of which have recently introduced reforms or hosted local initiatives with significant implications for the port authorities concerned.
Full article: Port Economics / Research in Transportation Management and Business
Copenhagen: the five sea taxis that serve the city centre every day are set to be 100% electrically powered.
Full article: Damen
The Spanish cruise industry employs 31,000 jobs and contributes over 4.2 billion euros to the country’s economy.
Full article: El Vigia
Port of the future: Port Technologie magazine offers free access to over 70 articles on the topic until 25 July.
Entitled “Linking the supply chain”, this special issue looks at subjects including automation, new sea routes, the energy transition, careers and training. All of these current topics are vital for understanding the future of the world’s port and logistics system, and rethinking the way cities and partner communities work.Full article: Port Technology
The growth of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (13,000 km2, 15 million inhabitants) requires a rethink of the Buenos Aires / La Plata / Zarate port system.
Full article: La Nación
The Antwerp / Brussels / Liège port and logistics system and the Thames Gateway: two sources of inspiration for the Seine Valley.
Full article: AURH
The Seychelles Port Authority is handed responsibility for overseeing the Port Victoria extension plan, seen as vital to the country’s economy.
Full article: PMASEA
The Seine Nord Canal: a crucial milestone reached with the imminent creation of an industrial and commercial local public establishment.
Full article: La Voix du Nord
Venice: the port keen to focus more on the city and assume its role as a local player
Often a target for criticism due to the cruise ships crossing the lagoon, the port of Venice has unwittingly become a symbol of the mass tourism saturating Europe’s cities. Pino Musolino, who has been President of the port authority for a year, believes that perception is partly inaccurate, and requires urban policies and the port’s role to be redefined.
Full article: La Tribune
The President of the port of Arica is keen to mark his new mandate by boosting regional economic integration and strengthening ties with the community.
Full article: Portal Portuario