New York: Brooklyn Navy Yard to become a hub for the new economy
A new 30-year masterplan has been revealed for the 121 hectares of Brooklyn Navy Yard. Conceived by WXY, it includes new public spaces and three buildings to house businesses, especially hi-tech, ship-building or fashion companies, and architects’ or cinema studios. Innovation will also be at the heart of the design of the buildings themselves, with vertical integration in the same building of all a manufacturer’s needs and functions. Farm production will be developed on a roof terrace. 8,500 people are presently working on the site. It is hoped to create 20,000 jobs by 2020 and 30,000 between 2030 and 2040.
Guangzhou: a cargo berth has become a cruise ship quay. A new passenger terminal has been announced for October 2019
Full article : Cruise Industry News
Melbourne: a 1948 crane is being restored on the heritage listed Northbank Goods Shed
Full article : Docklands news
Cadiz: the Port envisages the construction of a hotel with more than 250 rooms on the site of the Ciudad del Mar building, which is to be demolished
Full article : Lavanguardia
Palma: the winner is announced in the competition for ideas for the redevelopment of the Mollet zone
Port de Balears has awarded first prize to a project by the architects Rabassa y Forteza. The new marine promenade will become an axis to separate vehicles from pedestrians, who will once again have a view over the sea. An existing building may be demolished to combine the site with a planned maritime museum. The arcades at the fishing quay will be integrated into the new building, making a connection with the old ship-building yards.
San Francisco, Pier 70: Gensler has turned a former machine shop for destroyers and submarines into offices
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
Lemvig (Denmark): designed by 3XN, the Climatorium will host conferences and exhibits on climate change, but also concerts, etc.
Full article : Bustler (+ images)
Saint Petersburg: the floating pontoon installed for events at the heart of New Holland Island has proven a success
Full article : Marina World, September/October, p. 23
Gdynia: ULI’s recommendations for the Fishing Pier
In February, ULI Europe organised a workshop on the Fishing Pier, part of the Sea City project. The initiative covers a 71 hectare site next to the city centre, which is set to house 8,000 residents and 4,000 new jobs. The report sets out the extent of the challenges involved in the Sea City and Fishing Pier plans. The recommendations focus on the need for an inclusive approach involving all of the stakeholders, as well as the importance of transparency and flexibility, connections with the existing city, and innovative funding arrangements. All of these recommendations are regularly highlighted by AIVP in its experiencing sharing initiatives.
Full article : ULI Advisory Workshop Report
“Well known but little known” is the motto of the Port of Bilbao for a programme which is being launched to promote port visits by schoolchildren aged 8-14
The target of this educational activity is to bring in 2,500 schoolchildren per year, while the teachers will be heavily involved through active complementary class-work before and after the visits. This spring, the port will also be open to the general public for weekend visits.
Port Center Le Havre launches its fan page on Facebook
Source: Facebook Port Center Le Havre
The autonomous carriers of the Port of Bilbao organize a day for children about the learning road safety standards
Source: Diario del Puerto
Fremantle Ports (Australia) makes a commitment with the civil society with actions for the discovery of the port environment
Source: Fremantle Ports
The Port Authority of Ferrol (Spain) inaugurates the exhibition “our ports” which includes more than 300 children’s drawings
Source: Diario del Puerto
CMA-CGM calls at Pavilion M in Marseilles
The French shipping company offered visitors an introduction to the world of shipping over a whole month. A 24 m long model of the “Jules Verne” and a simulator gave visitors a better idea of how ships operate, and an overview of the world’s sea-trade routes.
Source: Cityvox Marseille – CMA CGM
Port Atlantique La Rochelle: the Port’s corporate social responsibility
It is essential to make the most of the Port of La Rochelle’s strengths, the continuous improvement in its economic performance, and above all its social practices and environmental initiatives.
Source: Port Atlantique La Rochelle
Find new ways of becoming committed, because the shipping industry has so much to gain from investing in social networks
Source: Maritime CEO
Brand Center Network, the quality label of the Port of Barcelona proves itself, especially in terms of international visibility
Source: Port of Barcelona
Transparency and the principle of participative democracy, the Port of Long Beach started opening its board meetings to the public long ago
Source: Port of Long Beach
3D printing, an increasingly important issue for port strategies
For the port of Barcelona, 37% of maritime trade could disappear once this technology reaches full maturity. Ports need to prepare, in order to support their local businesses and meet new requirements for raw materials or exports of locally designed products. The port of Singapore is already looking to use the technology to maintain ships.
Le Havre: Siemens Gamesa and the Port of Le Havre formally resume plans to develop two wind turbine manufacturing plants.
Full article: L’Energeek
Chile takes a step towards amending legislation on ports to give cities and citizens a bigger say in their governance.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Urban logistics: the Fludis barge, a floating river warehouse with electric mobility, starts to take shape.
Full article: NPI
Esbjerg (Dk): the mayor says City Port cooperation was key to making this port city an energy metropolis
Full article: Offshore Wind
Lyon: Port Edouard Herriot celebrates its 80th anniversary and positions itself as a key local player in its own right.
Operated by CNR and located in the Gerland district at the heart of the Lyon conurbation, the port naturally generates value for the Rhône corridor and promotes modal shift. As such, it contributes fully to the ambitions of the Port of Marseille, but it also has a role to play in the energy transition and as a partner for certain urban public services. Like many river ports facing pressure due to a lack of available land, there remains a vital need for Port Edouard Herriot to continually strengthen its links with the city and its residents.
Full article: NPI
To promote City Port mobility, the port of Le Havre signs a deal with Waze to let users track the movements of mobile installations.
Full article: Haropa Port du Havre
Shenzhen declaration on the digital transformation of ports: Barcelona and a dozen other ports call for interconnected data.
Full article: El Vigia
Taiwan: by focusing on both tourism and an industrial zone targeted at green industries, the port of Anping has adopted a dual strategy.
Full article: Taiwan International Port Cooperation
Semi-submersibles mother vessels and barges as an alternative to megaships, an idea revisited by FREBS Marine International
Full article: World Cargo News