Reimagine the Canals: seven finalists named
The Governor of New York State has unveiled the seven finalists in the competition to redevelop the State’s canal network. The aim is to develop the canals’ tourism and leisure potential and economic sustainability, while preserving and showcasing their heritage value, and securing their long-term financial viability.
Circl pavilion: a building designer on the principles of the circular economy and versatility to adapt to different uses
Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)
Greenwich Peninsula, London: designed to be iconic, the district Energy Center will now also house a Visitor Center
Full article : CF Moller Architects (+ images, plans)
Santos: the Port announces changes to the Porto Valongo Santos project
The initial project to convert this historic port district of almost 14 hectares was produced in 2012 by Ove Arup and Partners. The new plan was unveiled by the CEO of the port operator Codesp following an agreement with the Government, and includes proposals to develop the rail network, restore warehouses 1 to 4 and demolish warehouses 5 to 8. A raft of measures will be taken to preserve and showcase the port’s heritage.
London: Essel Group puts forward plans for a cultural centre including a museum, theatre and botanical gardens at Silvertown Docks
Full article : Newham Recorder
Portland: debate on the risks of waterfront privatization and the loss of industrial and port uses
Full article : PressHerald
Brest: landscaping work on the port has begun
The work is an accompaniment to the new Marine Renewable Energy zone currently being created, and will showcase Brest’s maritime and industrial activities, with a coastal path and viewing tower. A biodiversity reserve is also planned. The project has been presented to representatives of local residents living close to the site.
Full article : Journal Port de Brest, mars 2018
Antwerp port community presents 2nd Sustainability Report including the Sustainable Enterprise Guide
Source: Port of Antwerp
11th edition of Fiaba Day: the port of Civitavecchia, which joined AIVP in 2013, opens to people with reduced mobility
Rotterdam: Maasvlakte 2 site painted by a hundred artists
On 22nd May, one hundred artists painted the Maasvlakte 2 port extension project from a privileged view-point. Today their works are displayed in the Maritime Museum, bringing the port to the city at the stroke of a paint-brush.
Increased coordination between the Tourist Office and the Port of Huelva (Spain) to improve the reception given to cruise ship passengers
The mission of the Tourism Observatory, created to promote Huelva as a cruise ship destination, is being extended. In future it will be responsible for organizing and promoting activities for receiving cruise ship passengers, to increase the visibility of a range of services.
Source: Diario del Puerto
The port of Seattle is seeking local recognition
More than 21,000 jobs depend on the port industry. However the Port of Seattle cannot boast of strong support by the local authorities, or of a very positive image in the minds of the region’s inhabitants.
Source: Seattle Times
Avogardo, a made-to-measure professional training project prepared by actors in the chemical industry of the Port of Antwerp
The port of Barcelona develops its digital communication strategy to enhance its international visibility
Launched last year, the Port of Barcelona newsletter has more than 1,000 subscribers. It is complemented by Twitter accounts in Spanish and English. The Port also intends to launch a Facebook page and a community blog shortly.
Source: Port of Barcelona
Official announcement of the creation of the Port Centre of Leghorn (Italy) at the opening ceremony of the old fort
Located at the interface between port and city, the fort will in future be managed by the Port Authority. This exceptional part of the city’s historical heritage will house the Leghorn Port Centre, and will provide the Port’s 7th “Porto Aperto” Open Day with a suitable and visible centre for its activities. Photo © Port of Leghorn
Sources: La Nazione – Il Tirreno
Ports are key to accelerating trade in order to boost development in Africa
This is not a new observation, but was again highlighted in a recent report by PWC Africa. Besides infrastructures, investment needs to be targeted at measures to improve the efficiency of ports and logistics. Otherwise, there is a risk that no benefit will be seen from new ports and terminals. Finally, as underlined by UNCTAD, education and training is equally strategically important.
Argentina: modernisation of the port of Quequen and growth in the food industry go hand in hand with the city’s development
Full article: NecocheaNet
Energy transition: the Port of Rotterdam wants to create an international coalition to introduce a new carbon tax.
Full article: Splash 24/7
Publication by the Sefacil Foundation: Modernising Africa’s ports – challenges and prospects
Essential to ushering African port cities into the era of globalisation, this modernisation concerns infrastructures, plant and governance. It is accompanied by far-reaching changes in the traditional African economy, and is coming up against new campaigns by the public. The financial resources it requires are also raising questions, given the limited budgets of certain states. This collective work, which includes 19 contributions, sets out the current state of affairs and looks at the prospects for the future. Full article: Sefacil
Senegal wants to make Saint Louis a modern sea and river port for territories spread along more than 900 km of inland waterways.
Full article: Agence de Presse du Sénégal
Cartagena (Spain): the port’s president is keen to serve the productive economy, citizens and City port integration.
Full article: Murcia Economia