Palma: the winner is announced in the competition for ideas for the redevelopment of the Mollet zone
Port de Balears has awarded first prize to a project by the architects Rabassa y Forteza. The new marine promenade will become an axis to separate vehicles from pedestrians, who will once again have a view over the sea. An existing building may be demolished to combine the site with a planned maritime museum. The arcades at the fishing quay will be integrated into the new building, making a connection with the old ship-building yards.
San Francisco, Pier 70: Gensler has turned a former machine shop for destroyers and submarines into offices
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
Lemvig (Denmark): designed by 3XN, the Climatorium will host conferences and exhibits on climate change, but also concerts, etc.
Full article : Bustler (+ images)
Saint Petersburg: the floating pontoon installed for events at the heart of New Holland Island has proven a success
Full article : Marina World, September/October, p. 23
Gdynia: ULI’s recommendations for the Fishing Pier
In February, ULI Europe organised a workshop on the Fishing Pier, part of the Sea City project. The initiative covers a 71 hectare site next to the city centre, which is set to house 8,000 residents and 4,000 new jobs. The report sets out the extent of the challenges involved in the Sea City and Fishing Pier plans. The recommendations focus on the need for an inclusive approach involving all of the stakeholders, as well as the importance of transparency and flexibility, connections with the existing city, and innovative funding arrangements. All of these recommendations are regularly highlighted by AIVP in its experiencing sharing initiatives.
Full article : ULI Advisory Workshop Report
Toronto: foundation stone laid in construction of the Waterfront Innovation Centre, first part of the future innovation cluster
Full article : Menkes
Ayamonte (Spain): work begins to integrate the port into the city
Full article : Andalucia Informacion
Cape Town: a 1.2 hectare park on the waterfront
Battery Park will be a part of the Canal District in its own right, and is presented by V-A Waterfront as a new gateway to the waterfront. It will notably include the historic ruins of the Amsterdam Battery fortifications, which will be a key element. The Canal will also allow water taxis to serve the congress centre.
Full article : fin24
Tampico (Mexico): entrepreneurs call for the port redevelopment to encompass both tourism and continued port activity
Full article : El Sol de Tampico
Dover: the Port and the community rub elbows at a get-to-know-each-other meeting
Inaugurated in September 2013, the Port & Community Forum (PCF) is presided by the Chairman of the Dover Society and an elected representative of the community. The Port is giving all its support to this forum, which is intended to be fully transparent and independent.
Full article: Port of Dover 1 – 2
Port Saint John (Canada): The Port goes back to school
Jointly with local community organizations, the Port has established a number of teaching programmes centred on port activities, trade, the cruise ship sector, and dredging. The project aims to interest young people in their port, and organizes site visits aimed at arousing new vocations.
Full Article : Port of Saint John – portcitysj.com
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
Lyon: Port Edouard Herriot celebrates its 80th anniversary and positions itself as a key local player in its own right.
Operated by CNR and located in the Gerland district at the heart of the Lyon conurbation, the port naturally generates value for the Rhône corridor and promotes modal shift. As such, it contributes fully to the ambitions of the Port of Marseille, but it also has a role to play in the energy transition and as a partner for certain urban public services. Like many river ports facing pressure due to a lack of available land, there remains a vital need for Port Edouard Herriot to continually strengthen its links with the city and its residents.
Full article: NPI
To promote City Port mobility, the port of Le Havre signs a deal with Waze to let users track the movements of mobile installations.
Full article: Haropa Port du Havre
Shenzhen declaration on the digital transformation of ports: Barcelona and a dozen other ports call for interconnected data.
Full article: El Vigia
Taiwan: by focusing on both tourism and an industrial zone targeted at green industries, the port of Anping has adopted a dual strategy.
Full article: Taiwan International Port Cooperation
Semi-submersibles mother vessels and barges as an alternative to megaships, an idea revisited by FREBS Marine International
Full article: World Cargo News
Canarian ports will reinforce their cooperation and build bridges to propose a joint offer against competition
Full article: El Vigia
Mexico: new port law may encourage ports to support urban development.
This law, currently under discussion in the Senate, may recognise the need for harmonisation between ports and cities as a means of respecting the quality of life of city inhabitants and the urban environment. For Administradoras Portuarias Integrales (APIs), this may mean that 30% of port profits revert to local authorities for stronger, closer relations.
Paris: following the example of Franprix, Ikea and Metro could promote the use of waterways for urban distribution.
Full article: NPI
The City and the Port of Setubal have common ambitions concerning maritime issues and affirmed their satisfaction with their good cooperation.
Full artcile: Jornal de Economia do Mar
The Port of Barcelona will share its 30 year experience with the port of Cadiz in terms of urban transformation of port spaces.
Full article: Diario del Puerto