Borkum (Germany): urban redevelopment and offshore wind
Ten offshore wind farms are planned for Borkum, an island that was used as a military base during the Second World War. The real estate subsidiary of WPD offshore is proposing a programme of 240 housing units for workers at these plants. An initial phase should see 100 homes built in the port of Borkum by 2020.
Full article : Windpower offshore
The Agencia Pública de Puertos de Andalucía announces 13.8 million euros in funding to improve spaces between its ports and their cities
Full article : La Opinion de Malaga
Bellingham (WA, United States): the port and city in partnership to develop a heritage trail
The aim is to showcase historic heritage across the 237 acres of the Waterfront District. The Heritage Trail Concept Plan is the brainchild of firms Walker Macy and Aldrichpears Associates, whose recommendations are based on a detailed inventory of uses, heritage value and historical context of the different buildings and elements of interest at the site.
The future of city-port relations in the Canaries
The President of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, recently met the Mayors of Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, and representatives from the port authorities. In both cases, she highlighted the need to develop port capacities, but also underlined the importance of permanent dialogue to identify which port spaces could become port-city areas, and foster harmonious city/port relations.
Dundee: the new V-A Museum opens on 15 September. Will it have the same impact as the Guggenheim?
Bremen: Uberseeinsel in 2040? Interview
The Uberseeinsel project will be developed at the site of the former Kellogg’s plant and its silo. The peninsula is at the heart of the Uberseestadt project, the masterplan for which is set to be adjusted. Several international architects have been approached, some for their knowledge of urban ports. Klaus Meier believes the priority is to create a living district, free from traffic and full of children.
Port of Long Beach to Test New Clean-air System for Ships
Full article : Port of Long Beach
The commission presents the new European strategy for more growth and jobs in coastal and maritime tourism
Full article : ec.europea.eu
The port of Tacoma implements a social network strategy and proposes a site compatible with smart phones
Full article: Port of Tacoma
Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) donates € 30,000 to finance scholarships in the seafaring professions
This donation confirms SSA’s commitment to the education of youngsters in the maritime and port domains, which are sometimes considered harsh and inaccessible. “Our goal is to encourage young people to become part of our sector and ensure its continuity”, says Patrick Phoon, President of SSA.
Full article: BYM Marine & Maritime useds
Four videos produced by the Port of Hirtshals (Denmark) highlight activities related to the maritime and port sectors
Full article : maritimedenmark.dk
Bilbao port offers specialised training in port professions to 100 unemployed in the City of Santurtzi
Full article : coordinadora.org
Costa Cruises to create 1200 jobs this year with the launch of a dedicated careers website
The cruise company continues to grow, despite the crisis, due to very strong public demand particularly from Germany after AIDA Cruises joined the Costa Cruises group. The group currently employs more than 27,000 people worldwide.
Full article: Informazioni Marittime
Ca DKartonne: The Dunkirk Port Museum offers lessons on making cardboard boats
Full article: Musée Portuaire de Dunkerque
The port of Vilagarcía (Spain) joins the EcoPorts Network
Full article: La Autoridad Portuaria de Vilagarcía
In San Francisco, ports are launching a new initiative to combat climate change
At the meeting of mayors of the world’s major cities, the ports of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam presented a programme of shared actions. Logistical efficiency, territorial governance, renewable energies, sustainable fuels and carbon neutrality are among the goals announced. These measures will be brought together under the World Sustainable Port Programme, of which AIVP is a founder member, while five of the ports involved in the initiative are members of the AIVP network.Full article: Maritime Executive / Port of Rotterdam / El Vigia / Port of Vancouver / Port of Antwerp
The Argentine government keen to hand control of the Port of Buenos Aires to the city, which needs to be able to take advantage of the resource.
Full article: Parlamentario.com
Plans to expand the port of Valparaiso get the green light from the environmental commission and pass another milestone
Full article: Portal Portuario
Blockchain could significantly improve port efficiency and provide the traceability demanded by end consumers
Full article: Greenport
Empty transport, a logistics problem that is becoming increasingly important with the growth of e-commerce
Packaging leader DS Smith has joined Forbes Insight to publish a white paper showing that on average, maritime containers shipped are 24% empty – equivalent to over 60 million TEUs! That represents 122 Mt of CO2. Yet consumers are increasingly worried about this footprint, and wondering if they really need to receive their purchases in half-empty cartons. This white paper is intended as a wake-up call to all concerned.
Full article: DS Smith
The British Port Association sees self-sailing ships as an opportunity to kick-start coastal cabotage and revitalise smaller ports.
Full article: BPA
The Spanish government launches consultations on the 28 strategic port plans and infrastructure blueprints.
Full article: El Vigia
Keen to accelerate the transformation of port cities, Wärtsilä is calling for a collaborative approach
With its “Oceanic Awakening” initiative, the leader in maritime innovation has issued a wake-up call encouraging port cities to tackle issues proactively. Rapid growth in maritime connectivity must benefit all parts of society and be an engine for more sustainable port cities. The aim is to connect 20 port cities very quickly in the newly established SEA20 forum. Singapore, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Helsinki are already on board.