Swansea: Inauguration of the Construction Wales Innovation Centre on the waterfront
CWIC forms an integral part of the University redevelopment on the waterfront and will provide training in different areas of the construction industry. It is intended to anticipate future needs with on-going or planned projects for the next decade. The centre will have a particular impact on various projects planned for the waterfront: a digital indoor arena, shops and restaurants, offices for start-ups in a container village, etc.
Marinas: international overview of the latest developments in the sector
Full article : Marina World (Nov-Dec 2018), pp. 27-41
Melbourne: revised project for Fishermans Bend
The State Government of Victoria had announced its intention to promote a model development on the site between the port, the Yarra River and the bay, housing 80,000 people by 2050. The proposal had attracted 26 projects by developers at the start of this year, and the prospect of a forest of skyscrapers stirred up debate. The number and height of the tower-blocks will be regulated, and the inclusion of low-cost housing will be a condition for acceptance. The new district must also be compatible with port needs.
Palma: the commissary buildings are to be replaced by the new Oceanographic Centre of the Balearics
Full article : Ports de Balears
Washington: The wharf, a new public space for pedestrians developed by Michael Vergason
Full article : AMC-archi (+ images)
Boston: US$ 3 million announced for the Charlestown Navy Yard
The federal investment will be used mainly to turn the 19th century warehouse into a museum and visitor center. Another part of the site is set to be developed to stage events and concerts, while Pier 1 could host festvals and activities all year round, along with new Freedom Trail tours.
Province of Jiangpu: ship-shaped museum in Yangzhou and cultural parks in eleven cities along the Grand Canal
Full article : Ecns
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
Ca DKartonne: The Dunkirk Port Museum offers lessons on making cardboard boats
Full article: Musée Portuaire de Dunkerque
The port of Vilagarcía (Spain) joins the EcoPorts Network
Full article: La Autoridad Portuaria de Vilagarcía
News from the French Maritime Cluster on the Synergy Groups, including the one on the attractiveness of the seafaring occupations
The main objective of this group – which was created in 2012 – is to promote the seafaring professions through video clips showing young professionals. In the future, a website dedicated to the seafaring professions will be created (www.lesmetiersdelamer.com).Full article: Cluster Maritime Français
Lettre du Campus Naval France
Increasingly strong ties between the actors involved in river traffic and sea ports force the former to review their strategies.
They face several challenges: preserving investment in the face of the responsiveness of the route, despite the fall in the availability of financing; becoming more closely integrated with global logistical systems; improving connections with other modes of transport; and finally, becoming engaged in local projects aimed at strengthening river services in urban areas, while sharing use of river banks which have become highly prized spaces.
Full article : ITF
DP Word is giving Virgin Hyperloop a close race for the execution of a project to connect the Indian cities of Mumbai and Pune.
Full article: Port Technology
Amsterdam: during the 2nd year of the Roboat project, scale models of autonomous ships have been validated. Next stage: a 1:2 scale prototype.
Full article: Cities Today
New navigable routes will allow North East India to be served over Bangladeshi ports
Full article: Business Standart
The Italian Government announces that the future of cruise ship calls at Venice should be decided within a few months at the latest.
Full article: The Meditelegraphh
OECD: the power of alliances could prompt a rethink of port policies, especially in Europe.
The issue of maritime alliances is the focus of the latest report by the ITF, which shows that the concentration of container ship owners is currently impacting on quality and service. There is real pressure on terminal and port operators, whose development is partly funded by the public sector. The ITF is calling for competition law to be applied in full to shipping, port projects to be assessed on common principles and standards, and finally a rethink of national and supra-regional port policies.
Full article: ITF OCDE
Canadian port policy: should the number of ports be reduced from 18, and territories be given more say in appointing their directors?
Full article: The Conversation
Singapore invests 18 million SGD in a Centre of Excellence in Modelling for Next Generation Ports to optimise long term operation
Full article : Hellenic Shipping News
By creating the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe, the Port of Amsterdam wants to move towards a climate-neutral circular industry.
Full article: Port of Amsterdam