Bellingham (WA, United States): the port and city in partnership to develop a heritage trail
The aim is to showcase historic heritage across the 237 acres of the Waterfront District. The Heritage Trail Concept Plan is the brainchild of firms Walker Macy and Aldrichpears Associates, whose recommendations are based on a detailed inventory of uses, heritage value and historical context of the different buildings and elements of interest at the site.
The future of city-port relations in the Canaries
The President of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, recently met the Mayors of Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, and representatives from the port authorities. In both cases, she highlighted the need to develop port capacities, but also underlined the importance of permanent dialogue to identify which port spaces could become port-city areas, and foster harmonious city/port relations.
Dundee: the new V-A Museum opens on 15 September. Will it have the same impact as the Guggenheim?
Bremen: Uberseeinsel in 2040? Interview
The Uberseeinsel project will be developed at the site of the former Kellogg’s plant and its silo. The peninsula is at the heart of the Uberseestadt project, the masterplan for which is set to be adjusted. Several international architects have been approached, some for their knowledge of urban ports. Klaus Meier believes the priority is to create a living district, free from traffic and full of children.
San Francisco: the Crane Cove Park development could finally get under way this summer, with the Port set to retain its historic sites
Full article : The Potreroview
Auckland: the City buys Onehunga Wharf from the port for a 30 year development project
Full article : Panaku Development
Toronto: Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs reach agreement on the proposed smart redevelopment of Quayside
The agreement defines the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder, with Waterfront Toronto set to oversee the regeneration, while Sidewalk Labs (a subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s parent company) will provide expertise in digital technology and innovative urban solutions. By September 2019, a Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) should be in place for Quayside, a site in the eastern waterfront district. Combining offices, retail spaces and housing, the project is being touted as a future model for the smart connected city, with its multi-purpose buildings, smart sensors, etc., although there are concerns about how the data collected will be used.
Climate Action Plan adopted to safeguard the bay of the Port of San Diego
Source: Cruise Industry News
Genova: Blue World, a marine leisure project integrated with a museum, a maritime academy and an educational port for children, among other facilities
Trieste Porto Antico: an old port territory which continues to provoke debate
After the check to the “Porto Città” project, Italia Nostra is now proposing a master-plan for making the area safe and minor rehabilitation, favouring the services sector functions such as training, education and research with the creation of a Harbour College.
Source: Il Piccolo
For the ninth year running, the Port of Cork has started its Discover Cork programme for primary school children
Source: Port of Cork
The Port of Bahia Blanca (AIVP member) salutes the Missions Charter of a Port Centre initiative
Source: Port of Bahia Blanca
The mayor of Santos signs a law prohibiting bulk cereal operations in the island region
Source: Prefeitura de Santos
Le Havre Port Center opens its doors
The official inauguration of the Le Havre Port Center took place on 9 December with the five founding partners in attendance: the City, the Port, CCI, the Maritime Union of Port Businesses and the Conurbation Community. Their shared hope is that a true port culture will emerge among the city’s inhabitants.
Apart from the founding partners, Le Havre Port Center also enjoys the support of the dockers’ union, private companies and cultural associations. They are fully associated with the initiative, the concept of which was launched by AIVP 3 years ago. Today, Le Havre is launching its Port Center in a configuration which aspires to evolve considerably in the coming years: to further develop partnerships with schools and teacher representatives; to institute innovative visitor routes in agreement with port, maritime and industrial companies; and to offer educational workshops and presentations which testify to the wealth of the past, present and future activities of the port of Le Havre. ©Photos AIVP
Quebec: Labour appears to be the central challenge for the future development of port-cities and the maritime industry
Source: Technopole Maritime du Québec
Eliship at Naples: the first Italian company to develop a technology for more ecological ships
Two projects are in progress, jointly with the Rina classification society: Anfora and Stargas. The first for the creation of an ultrasound anti-fouling system and the second to develop a technology to convert traditional diesel engines into LNG hybrid engines.
Source: Informazioni Marittime
Brittany develops actions to strengthen maritime knowledge and culture jointly with the local education authority
Source: Maison de la Mer – Lorient
In San Francisco, ports are launching a new initiative to combat climate change
At the meeting of mayors of the world’s major cities, the ports of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam presented a programme of shared actions. Logistical efficiency, territorial governance, renewable energies, sustainable fuels and carbon neutrality are among the goals announced. These measures will be brought together under the World Sustainable Port Programme, of which AIVP is a founder member, while five of the ports involved in the initiative are members of the AIVP network.Full article: Maritime Executive / Port of Rotterdam / El Vigia / Port of Vancouver / Port of Antwerp
The Argentine government keen to hand control of the Port of Buenos Aires to the city, which needs to be able to take advantage of the resource.
Full article: Parlamentario.com
Plans to expand the port of Valparaiso get the green light from the environmental commission and pass another milestone
Full article: Portal Portuario
Blockchain could significantly improve port efficiency and provide the traceability demanded by end consumers
Full article: Greenport
Empty transport, a logistics problem that is becoming increasingly important with the growth of e-commerce
Packaging leader DS Smith has joined Forbes Insight to publish a white paper showing that on average, maritime containers shipped are 24% empty – equivalent to over 60 million TEUs! That represents 122 Mt of CO2. Yet consumers are increasingly worried about this footprint, and wondering if they really need to receive their purchases in half-empty cartons. This white paper is intended as a wake-up call to all concerned.
Full article: DS Smith
The British Port Association sees self-sailing ships as an opportunity to kick-start coastal cabotage and revitalise smaller ports.
Full article: BPA
The Spanish government launches consultations on the 28 strategic port plans and infrastructure blueprints.
Full article: El Vigia
Keen to accelerate the transformation of port cities, Wärtsilä is calling for a collaborative approach
With its “Oceanic Awakening” initiative, the leader in maritime innovation has issued a wake-up call encouraging port cities to tackle issues proactively. Rapid growth in maritime connectivity must benefit all parts of society and be an engine for more sustainable port cities. The aim is to connect 20 port cities very quickly in the newly established SEA20 forum. Singapore, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Helsinki are already on board.