Toronto: work starts on River Valley
The excavation of a stretch of the valley nearly one kilometre long 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
The Port of La Rochelle opens its doors again and salutes the growing success of this demonstration of its awareness of public opinion
Full article: Port Atlantique La Rochelle
The Nice Côte d’Azur CCI shows off the heritage of the Port of Nice
Full article: riviera-ports.com
Port of Quebec (AIVP member): a sustainable future
At the last public meeting, Mario Girard, president of the Port of Quebec, was careful to underline the importance of developing the recreation and tourism dimension, especially with the increase of cruise ship activity. To ensure the continued quality of life of the community, he undertook to implement concrete environmental measures and to pursue the development of large projects while making space for public consultation.
Full article: Port of Québec
Environmental and social policies of the Port of Cartagena (Spain) rewarded by the European Commission
Full article: Diario del Puerto
Long Beach: the city mayor receives compensation together with ship-owners for their ecological commitments
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Long Beach, municipal elections 2014: the two final contenders commit themselves to the port
Port-city relations have been troubled in recent months: the outgoing team in the city hall is accused of interfering in port affairs. Whoever wins the election, the next mayor of Long Beach is committed to supporting the port as a motor for economic growth, but without interfering in its everyday management.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
The Port of Valparaiso holds the 39th edition of the Sea Marathon, which has become a not-to-be-missed event in the port community
Full article : mundomaritimo.cl
The Port of Dunkirk redevelops a natural space of 38 hectares
This new space, devoted to Biodiversity, is part of the Master Plan for the Natural Heritage of the Port of Dunkirk. It takes the form of an eco-landscape corridor to allow the local flora and fauna to develop. The partner institutions and associations will open it to discovery by the public at its official inauguration on 6 and 7 June 2014.(© photo AIVP)
Full article: Port de Dunkerque
QR codes along the Caen to Ouistreham canal to discover today’s port
Full article: entreprises.ouest-france.fr
Le Havre: the Propeller Club organises the 1st edition of Maritime Day to reinforce the image of an international maritime city
Full article: Le Havre Propeller Club
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
Building off of the success from Lagos, Bolloré wants to develop a barge service in Abidjan, between the terminals and the logistics zones
Full article: Jeune Afrique
Post Brexit: will British freeports enjoy an industrial and economic boom, or will industries be leaving elsewhere in the country?
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News