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
Toronto: foundation stone laid in construction of the Waterfront Innovation Centre, first part of the future innovation cluster
Full article : Menkes
Ayamonte (Spain): work begins to integrate the port into the city
Full article : Andalucia Informacion
Cape Town: a 1.2 hectare park on the waterfront
Battery Park will be a part of the Canal District in its own right, and is presented by V-A Waterfront as a new gateway to the waterfront. It will notably include the historic ruins of the Amsterdam Battery fortifications, which will be a key element. The Canal will also allow water taxis to serve the congress centre.
Full article : fin24
Tampico (Mexico): entrepreneurs call for the port redevelopment to encompass both tourism and continued port activity
Full article : El Sol de Tampico
2013 ends on a positive note for cruise ship traffic in Spanish ports
Source: Diario del Puerto
The Port of Santander mounts a highly successful exhibition on the wreck of the Cabo Machichaco, attracting more than 4000 visitors
Source: Diario del Puerto
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
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
Canarian ports will reinforce their cooperation and build bridges to propose a joint offer against competition
Full article: El Vigia
Mexico: new port law may encourage ports to support urban development.
This law, currently under discussion in the Senate, may recognise the need for harmonisation between ports and cities as a means of respecting the quality of life of city inhabitants and the urban environment. For Administradoras Portuarias Integrales (APIs), this may mean that 30% of port profits revert to local authorities for stronger, closer relations.
Paris: following the example of Franprix, Ikea and Metro could promote the use of waterways for urban distribution.
Full article: NPI
The City and the Port of Setubal have common ambitions concerning maritime issues and affirmed their satisfaction with their good cooperation.
Full artcile: Jornal de Economia do Mar
The Port of Barcelona will share its 30 year experience with the port of Cadiz in terms of urban transformation of port spaces.
Full article: Diario del Puerto