Belfast: Waterside, a master plan by Henning Larsen
A total of 750 residential units, a hotel, offices and cultural facilities are planned for a 6.5 hectare site along the Lagan. The aim is for the outdoor spaces to be used for much more of the year than at present, for example by creating pedestrian or cycle areas, or by arranging buildings to reduce wind and noise. Work begins in the summer of 2018, and is due to be completed within four years.
Full article : Dezeen (+ images, video)
Saint-Malo (France): Kengo Kuma chosen to build the new maritime history museum due to open in 2022
Full article : Le Moniteur (+ images, plans, video)
Ipswich: the town buys the last silo at the entrance to the waterfront, an essential step in the global project
Full article : East Anglian Daily Times
Porto Alegre: after years of waiting, conversion works on Cais Mauá start on 5 March
The works schedule was presented recently by the new President of Cais Mauá do Brasil, the organisation responsible for the development. Phase One will include the 11 historical warehouses at the centre of the site. They will be converted into cultural and recreational facilities, shops and restaurants, and public spaces. Phase Two will tackle the Docks area which will contain commercial blocks, a hotel and a conference centre. The final phase will be to convert the old gas plant into recreational spaces and shops. The redevelopment operation, along 3.2 km of the waterfront, is expected to generate 28,000 new jobs.
Rouen (France): Hangar 107 opens, housing a contemporary arts centre, a day nursery, businesses, and restaurants.
Full article : Haropa Ports
Bahia Blanca: the benefits and impacts of membership of an international city network
The Port of Bahia Blanca has been a member of AIVP since 2005. In this contribution, Patricia Viviana Del Cero, Professor at the University of Bahia Blanca, looks at trends among international networks of cities. Taking AIVP as a case study, she examines the impacts for a city of joining this kind of network, and highlights the benefits of sharing experience with other cities facing the same issues. This approach has had a direct impact on Bahia Blanca’s own projects, ranging from the Balcon Al Mar, to the port promenade and the various initiatives aimed at improving the Port’s societal integration. It is also a way of positioning Bahia Blanca on the international scene and enhancing the city’s appeal, with all the associated economic, cultural and tourist benefits.
Full article : Contribution
Nueva York: 2.5 billion dollars to convert Brooklyn Navy Yard into a technological hub
Full article : Bloomberg
Avogardo, a made-to-measure professional training project prepared by actors in the chemical industry of the Port of Antwerp
The port of Barcelona develops its digital communication strategy to enhance its international visibility
Launched last year, the Port of Barcelona newsletter has more than 1,000 subscribers. It is complemented by Twitter accounts in Spanish and English. The Port also intends to launch a Facebook page and a community blog shortly.
Source: Port of Barcelona
Official announcement of the creation of the Port Centre of Leghorn (Italy) at the opening ceremony of the old fort
Located at the interface between port and city, the fort will in future be managed by the Port Authority. This exceptional part of the city’s historical heritage will house the Leghorn Port Centre, and will provide the Port’s 7th “Porto Aperto” Open Day with a suitable and visible centre for its activities. Photo © Port of Leghorn
Sources: La Nazione – Il Tirreno
Long Beach: the port spends 2.6 million US dollars in schools and hospitals to reduce the effects of atmospheric pollution on health
Work has started on the new Merchant Marine School at Le Havre
Located at the port-city interface, the new school, designed for 1,000 students, may soon prove over-sized if the French government’s decision to suppress first year university courses at Le Havre is confirmed.©PhotoAIVP
Forty-four university scholarships offered by the Port of Milford (UK) since 2003
The FOS Industrial Port Zone at Marseille celebrates 50 years with the “Water Fools” spectacle put on by the company Ilotopie
Unheard-of! an obstacle course to discover the Waalhaven at the Port of Rotterdam
New Bedfort: the Mayor throws his support behind moves to make his city and its port the focal point for offshore wind in the USA
Full article: Governing
North Sea Port and industrial ecology: paper manufacturer Stora Enso acquires three wind turbines to improve its energy independence
Full article: North Sea Port
City, port, private stakeholders: the port city of Valparaiso adopts a united front to boost the cruise business
Full article: Puerto Valparaiso
Norway aiming for a fully electric ferry fleet by 2023, but without tax breaks the example will be difficult to reproduce
Full article: The Meditelegraph
To retain their status as international infrastructures serving the territory, the EU’s ports need to invest 48 billion euros in the next years.
This is the conclusion of a recent study by the ESPO, which consulted 73 European ports. Without support for this investment programme from the EU Commission, ports risk being unable to play a full part in policy on transport, the energy transition and environmental improvement.
France: the port city of Le Havre shortlisted as a future investment site for its Smart Port City project
Full article: Haropa Port
Rotterdam moving towards a sustainable circular industry
The Port of Rotterdam has signed a development agreement with a business consortium to study the creation of a modern waste-recycling plant. The initial investment is 9M€. The consortium will take its decision on final investment in the project, estimated at 200 million euros, at the year end.
Full article : Port of Rotterdam
Dominican Republic joins COCATRAM, a body which encourages port development to transform Central America into a logistics platform for the region
Full article : Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria
Mary Rose Burke, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce has given a talk entitled: Why we should not move the Dublin Port to make room for housing
Full article : Fora