Montreal: call for proposals to convert the iconic Silo 5
A quarter of a century after it closed, Silo 5, an emblematic building in Montreal’s Vieux Port district, Silo 5 is set to become the heart of new mixed-used district with housing, shops, a hotel, and leisure and tourist facilities. The request for proposals to redevelop the silo and the Pointe du Moulin site is based on the responses obtained during the associated public consultation. Priority will be given to showcasing the silo and its industrial history, and the building could be used to create spectacular viewpoints!
The Port of Cork (Ireland) begins urban design studies and consultations for the Tivoli Docklands, whose container terminal is set to be relocated
Full article : Port of Cork
Memphis (United States): an ecological and recreational park designed by Studio Gang partly inspired by the former terminals and silos
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
Valparaiso (Chile): citizens opt for the Parque Barón project
Some 11,344 people voted in the “Imagina el Muelle Barón” competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, and the Municipality. They were invited to choose from a shortlist of three proposals for a future “Promenade of the Sea” to be developed on a 10.9 hectare site owned by the Port. New green spaces and four pedestrian access paths will recreate links with the city, notably for the cruise terminal. A wetland area, underground aquarium and marina are also planned. Work is set to be carried out in 2020 and 2012.
Esbjerg (Denmark): a raised promenade with views of the port designed by Cobe
Full article : World Architecture (+ images)
Gandia (Spain): a ferry port to be developed in time for the summer by shipping company Armas-Trasmediterránea in a port hanger
Full article : 20 minutos
Shanghai (China): Minsheng Wharf, a new promenade
After almost two years of landscaping and development work, the site along the Huangpu has become a new space in which to relax and walk, particularly along the raised promenade alongside the ferry terminal. Presentation by the project architects, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects.
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
MSC Cruises finally ready to have its ships built in Italy by Fincantieri
Full article: informazionimarittime.it
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
The ports of Ghana are crucial to the country’s development, while gradually integrating environmental issues
As the region’s third largest economy, Ghana is able to rely on a port system. In addition to terminals, investment has also been made in infrastructural links, notably with Burkina Faso, and smoother goods tracking procedures. Alongside this, and with the help of an international pool, the port of Tema has become a pilot project for an integrated and sustainable approach to port design.
Saudi Arabia: LogiPoint, a member of AIVP this year celebrating its 20th anniversary, is now in charge of 178 hectares of logistics zones
Full article: LogiPoint
Hamilton / Oshawa (Canada): jobs the priority in proposals for a potential merger of the two port authorities.
Full article: cbc
The City and Port of Altamira (Mex) keen to work together to improve the competitiveness of the port and local region.
Full article: La Régión
The City of Quebec is keen to strengthen innovation in the Littoral Est sector, as a complement to port development projects.
The initiative forms part of the wider Saint Lawrence project driven by the Province. At these sites, which have a clear economic purpose, a technological innovation zone will be focused on logistics activities, life sciences and clean technologies, particularly in the field of energy. The project is intended to generate synergies with plans to extend the port into the Beauport area.
Full article: Ville de Québec
Futur port of Achères (Paris) dedicated to building materials: questions remain among residents about the height of the silos.
Full article: Les Echos
Driverless rail wagons: inspired by baggage sorting in airports, the system could inject a whole new degree of flexibility into rail transport.
Full article: Flows
Palermo: the port and Fincantieri, which will invest 20 ME in 20109/20, signed an agreement to reactivate shipyards
Full article: Palermo Today
Bremerhaven: the planned terminal for the offshore wind industry ruled illegal due to a lack of economic justification. The decision may be appealed.
Full article: Junge Welt
Helsinki is counting on regulation and multimodality to improve access to the port and smooth urban traffic.
Full article: City of Helsinki