San Francisco: work starts on Pier 70
The project was finally approved last November. The 11.3 hectare site will be redeveloped in 3 phases over the next 15 to 20 years. Between 1100 and 2150 housing units will be built, 30% of which will be permanently affordable. The plan also includes cultural spaces and shops, while there will be facilities for light industry in three historic buildings. Finally, 3.6 hectares of parks and public spaces will be created, mainly along the shoreline. Allowance will be made for rising sea levels.
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Valencia explains its approach to port-city relations to the Basque Region, especially the role played by the Port-City Integration Committee
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Sydney: at the heart of the port, the Warships Pavilion of the National Maritime Museum has been built using shipbuilding techniques
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Sydney: Campbell’s Cove, a historic sector of the waterfront, redeveloped as a promenade by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW)
The project forms part of a more general modernisation of Circular Quay West with a budget of 73M$AUS. JPW is planning for 4 sectors, each with its own identity and function. Particular care will be taken over reintegrating heritage structures on the site, including 19th century warehouses which have already been redeveloped. The project was reviewed after a public consultation organised in 2017.
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Yokohama: a cable-car is to be installed above the waterfront for the 2020 Olympics. It will serve Minato Mirai 21
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Almeria: Junquera Arquitectos chosen to develop the Port/City project masterplan
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Kochi (India): a NATPAC report on the redevelopment of five canals crossing the city in two phases
The object is to re-establish water traffic on these canals, which could help relieve congestion on the streets. However the NATPAC report also recommends recovering the banks and creating recreational spaces, businesses and housing. A training centre for water sports has also been proposed.
Full article : The Hindu
Cadiz: the Mayor set to make a proposal to the Port and Puertos del Estado to redevelop a 7.5 hectare site by the Guadalete
Full article : Diario de Cadix
Lille: a 15-story tower and 485 housing units on the site of Grands Moulins de Paris on the banks of the Deûle abandoned since 1989
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Hamburg: from 2015 the Altona Cruise Ship Terminal will be equipped with onshore power supply, with financial support from Europe
Source: Altona Info
Dakar and Senegal bet on the port economy, logistics and ship-building
Dakar will thus benefit from the National Infrastructure and Maritime Equipment Project. Port terminals have been modernised. The marine terminal is getting ready to receive cruise ships. A “ship-building” industry consisting of small units is emerging and port professions are attracting young Senegalese.
Source : Le Marin, 22 nov 2013, dossier spécial, pp.21-38
SeePort: The Port of Auckland launches an open-doors event for 3 days in January 2014
The object of SeePort is to allow the public to enter port premises, to observe and build a more lasting knowledge of the port industry. Games and visits by bus and boat will be accompanied by a display of educational panels.
Source: Port of Auckland
The Port of Melbourne redevelopment project includes plans for direct access and an observation platform
Buffer zones around the future Webb Dock container terminal and two new access roads should reduce the impact of road nuisance linked to port traffic. A belvedere will allow people to observe movements on the terminal and enjoy a view over the city.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald – Port of Melbourne
Port of Ghent: a magazine with 4 issues per year to bring the port closer to the people
Source: Port of Ghent
The Port of Dover offers a new scholarship to increase its commitment to young people
Source: Port of Dover
USA: Washington State Ferries proposes the LNG option to reduce the environmental impact of its ferries
A new law will oblige big businesses in India to invest in social works
The Companies Bill, adopted this summer, will affect around 8,000 companies. They will have to devote 2% of their net profits to social actions. Questions remain as to how this money (estimated at between 1.4 and 1.9 billion €) will be distributed, and the issue of reporting to limit abuses. ©Photo AIVP
Alibaba announces its intention to invest 13 billion Euros in a smart logistics network.
The first investment made through its subsidiary Cainiao is in a logistics warehouse on at least ten floors in Hong Kong airport. Other projects exist for Dubai, Hangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Liege and Moscow. Alibaba plans to offer a commitment to deliver anywhere in the world within 72h. Does this point to a future logistics scenario which may have a positive or negative impact on ports?
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Bilbao: Haizea Wind factory inaugurated. Built to produce wind power towers, it will open with 86 employees, rising to 250 in full production.
Full article: Bilbao Port
To increase its multimodal offering the port of Guangzhou creates a new 32-hectare logistics park dedicated to rail transport.
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In Basse-Loire, France, Saipem starts talks with the Neopolia cluster to increase its competitiveness in offshore wind power.
Full article: Le Marin
Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.
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For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships
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The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.
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The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry
No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.
Full article: Port of Aalborg
After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.
Full article: El Vigia