Fremantle (Australia): a steering committee for Victoria Quay
The new steering committee met recently to look at possible uses for the 13 hectare site. A number of developments have already been realised, including the passenger terminal. The stated aim for this historic site in Fremantle is to combine an active port with a tourist hub.
Oakland (USA): new version of the waterfront stadium project unveiled
BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations have presented their updated plans for a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium will be circular shaped and more open, and will also have a landscaped roof open to the public. The aim is to ensure that the arena is better integrated into the surroundings of this Howard terminal site, which will also host a housing and office development programme.
Hull (UK), Humber Quays West: a COMPETITION to develop a waterfront district taking into account flood risks
Full article : H-Living with Water
Santos (Brazil): the new port operator casts doubt on plans to redevelop the Valongo district for urban uses
Full article : A Tribuna
Edinburgh (UK): 7N Architects announces plans for over 900 homes and a large park in the Western Harbour area
Full article : Scottish Construction Now
The Wild Mile: a floating eco-park for Chicago
Designed by SOM architects, the park will use the existing canal walls to create a network of floating wetland zones and walking areas for residents and kayakers. The aim is to create both a natural habitat and recreational and educational spaces. The park is expected to open in 2020.
The City of Glasgow (UK) launches a public consultation on plans to create a park on the banks of the Clyde
Full article : Urbanrealm
The Organisation of American States (OAS) rewards the Port of Santa Marta (Colombia) for its CSR actions
Full article: Noticias Puerto de Santa Marta
The Port of Quebec launches its very first sustainable development action plan for a two-year period
Among the objectives of these actions, the Port hopes to gain more recognition by the community as an effective manager of its territory, and to develop a port-city relationship which is more respectful of citizens, particularly through constant improvement of its environmental performance.
Full article: newswire.ca
Melbourne: Focus on the environmental engagement and performance of the Port Authority
A framework document on sustainable development has been drafted by the Port and its employees. It is a concrete vision of the actions needed in their working environment and by the port community in general. This engagement has gained much support for a safer, more effective and sustainable port.
Full article: Port of Melbourne
Port of Oakland (US) Spokesperson tells us about the challenges of working in communication and reaching out to the public
Full article: aapaseaports.com
New Los Angeles waterfront, a project which grew out of active citizen participation
Located close to the World Cruise Center, the 5000 m² construction is said to have cost 32 million dollars. The accent is on the experience of visitors who want to get in touch with the city’s maritime past, but also on an encounter with modern artistic installations. Public consultation enabled various different proposals produced by workshops to be integrated into the final plans. (©Photo AIVP)Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com – Dailybreeze
Waste cleared from the Port of Baltimore by a solar-powered water-wheel
Full article: inhabitat.com
Puerto Arica (Chile): regulating flows of heavy vehicles into the port requires the development of external parking areas
Fulle article: Mundo Maritimo
The Venetian vaporetto redesigned to run on hydrogen
The designer Svetlana Mikhailova has presented a project offering a silent, environmentally-friendly motor with almost twice the performance of a classic motor. Baptised as “Mira”, this project retains all the proportions and dimensions of the classic vaporetto to maintain a sense that it belongs to its environment. (photo © Svetlana Mikhailova)
Full article: designboom.com
Belgium: with 254,800 jobs and €35.3 billion of added value, the six ports are more than ever playing their part as an economic engine
The figures, which come from the latest study carried out by the National Bank of Belgium, are the highest recorded since 2012, and were never achieved prior to the crisis in 2008. However, they do include the non-maritime chemicals sector. In terms of jobs, the challenge for the ports is to continue developing their attractiveness and working on their brand image in the community.
Sweden gives the green light to trial self-driving trucks on public roads between two depots.
Full article: Flows
Danish businesses unite to position themselves in the flourishing global market for outfitting of cruise ships
Full article: Maritime Denmark
The Danish maritime sector employs 96,000 people and accounts for 6.5% of the country’s GDP
Full article: Maritime Denmark
The Port of Marseille and MGI launch a blockchain pilot port for container traffic
Full article: Port Technology
La Rochelle: businesses unite under the umbrella of the MER association to accelerate the energy transition and industrial ecology.
Full article: economiecirculaire.org
Taiwan: land negotiations between City and Port to adapt to both sides’ development strategies.
Full article: Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Taiwan set to call on British know-how to kick-start development of offshore wind in ports
Full article: Offshore Wind
Hydrogen technology has a big part to play in decarbonising the port and maritime economy
The issue was the focus of a brainstorming workshop organized by the Port of Barcelona. It is believed that by 2050, some 25% of the world’s energy could rely on this technology which is taking its place in a new energy mix. To that end, the European public-private “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking” is supporting nearly 250 projects.