San Francisco: work starts on Pier 70
The project was finally approved last November. The 11.3 hectare site will be redeveloped in 3 phases over the next 15 to 20 years. Between 1100 and 2150 housing units will be built, 30% of which will be permanently affordable. The plan also includes cultural spaces and shops, while there will be facilities for light industry in three historic buildings. Finally, 3.6 hectares of parks and public spaces will be created, mainly along the shoreline. Allowance will be made for rising sea levels.
Full article : ABC7news
Valencia explains its approach to port-city relations to the Basque Region, especially the role played by the Port-City Integration Committee
Full article : Naucher
Sydney: at the heart of the port, the Warships Pavilion of the National Maritime Museum has been built using shipbuilding techniques
Full article : Cyberarchi
Sydney: Campbell’s Cove, a historic sector of the waterfront, redeveloped as a promenade by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW)
The project forms part of a more general modernisation of Circular Quay West with a budget of 73M$AUS. JPW is planning for 4 sectors, each with its own identity and function. Particular care will be taken over reintegrating heritage structures on the site, including 19th century warehouses which have already been redeveloped. The project was reviewed after a public consultation organised in 2017.
Full article : Architecture Australia
Yokohama: a cable-car is to be installed above the waterfront for the 2020 Olympics. It will serve Minato Mirai 21
Full article : Japan Times
Almeria: Junquera Arquitectos chosen to develop the Port/City project masterplan
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Kochi (India): a NATPAC report on the redevelopment of five canals crossing the city in two phases
The object is to re-establish water traffic on these canals, which could help relieve congestion on the streets. However the NATPAC report also recommends recovering the banks and creating recreational spaces, businesses and housing. A training centre for water sports has also been proposed.
Full article : The Hindu
Cadiz: the Mayor set to make a proposal to the Port and Puertos del Estado to redevelop a 7.5 hectare site by the Guadalete
Full article : Diario de Cadix
Lille: a 15-story tower and 485 housing units on the site of Grands Moulins de Paris on the banks of the Deûle abandoned since 1989
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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
Long Beach: the port spends 2.6 million US dollars in schools and hospitals to reduce the effects of atmospheric pollution on health
Work has started on the new Merchant Marine School at Le Havre
Located at the port-city interface, the new school, designed for 1,000 students, may soon prove over-sized if the French government’s decision to suppress first year university courses at Le Havre is confirmed.©PhotoAIVP
Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.
Full article: Maritime Denmark
For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships
Full article: Knud E. Hansen
The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.
Full article: CNR
The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry
No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.
Full article: Port of Aalborg
After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.
Full article: El Vigia
Brooklyn gets a new port vocation, with a large focus on serving the domestic economy, while it could also become a new centre for the wind power industry.
Full article: The Maritime Executive
The Occitania Region of France is hoping to re-launch port activity by forming a federation between researchers and economic and political actors.
Full article: Le Marin, 17 mai 2018; Supp., p4
IMO creates a working group on autonomous vessels which should deliver its conclusions by the end of 2018.
Full article: Le Marin
All Spain’s ports set to be operational for LNG bunkering by 2020 in anticipation of the transition to hydrogen.
Full article: El Vigia