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
Antwerp: Havencentrum Lillo welcomes more than 2,500 visitors for the 3rd “Flemish Ports Day”
Havencentrum Lillo, an active member of AIVP’s Port Centre Network, has made a significant contribution to the journey of port discoveries offered this year in all Flemish ports. Kris Peeters, Prime Minister of the Flemish Community, Marc Van Peel, president of the Port of Antwerp, and the Flemish Public Works Minister Hilde Crevits, were among those who discovered the different activities available. Crédit Photos: Havencentrum Lillo
10 proposals for integrating ecological prejudice into French law. What will be the impact on port-cities?
Source: Le Monde
The Steering Committee of the Port of Montréal visit Havencentrum Lillo Port Centre at Antwerp
Led by President and CEO Sylvie Vachon, the Montreal delegation met the Anwerp Port Centre Team with their director Philippe Demoulin. The Port is currently debating the opening of a Port Centre at Montreal. AIVP and its Port Centre Network are naturally following this project with great interest, which will be added to the list of other Port Centres currently in gestation: Leghorn (Italy), Le Havre and Dunkirk (France). © Photos Port de Montréal
Port de Montréal
The Port of Vitoria, Brazil, an AIVP member, develops interactivity between city and port
Called “from the City to the Port”, for the past 5 months the programme has offered organised port visits to schoolchildren in the region and anyone else who is interested. A preliminary survey carried out by the port shows that the majority of visitors knew absolutely nothing about everyday port activities.
Source : Port de Vitoria
The “Fair Logistics” Foundation based in Barcelona launches a range of food products produced by a supportive economy
The Foundation, which is known for its commitment to fair trade, also offers services devoted to supportive logistics. Thus it provides maritime logistical support which improves and optimises shipments of food and materials in the context of international development cooperation projects.
Source : Diario del Puerto
Fundación Logística Justa
The port-city of Helsinki beats its own record to receive more than 400,000 cruise ship passengers this season
A multi-support guide for teaching about the sea
Created for use with college and high school students, this teaching material in the form of a book and DVD should aid understanding of the challenges represented by the sea and maritime activities. Among other subjects, the guide contains documents on globalisation, port management and cargo transport, as well as numerous case studies, interactive letters and photographs.
USA: a video cartoon to help get the reform of maritime transport infrastructures passed
Los Angeles: reservations open for free visits by boat for pupils Primary School to Higher Education
The Action Plan of the Bilbao “Puerto y Ría” Foundation has been approved
The Bilbao Puerto y Ria Foundation was created in April 2011 by the Port Authority and 8 municipal districts which border the river. The object is to promote projects and actions of general interest with a socio-cultural and recreational dimension to increase understanding of the port, in the past and the present.
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