The port of Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) is to be transformed into a city
The 10-15 year project by Suria Capital Holdings Bhd has recently been unveiled. Jesselton Waterfront City will include an international conference centre, hotels, shops and offices, as well as a terminal for cruise ships and international ferries. The work to transfer existing port activities to Sabah Ports is due to start in late 2019.
Liverpool (UK) may lose its world heritage status on account of the waterfront project of Peel Holdings, “Liverpool Waters”
Full article : Liverpool echo
Duluth (USA): the City will be able to levy a special tax to kick-start waterfront projects
Full article : Duluth News Tribune
Toronto: the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Quayside is provoking debate
Sidewalk Labs publicised its “Draft Master Innovation and Development Plan” for the 4.9 hectares of Quayside at the end of June. Waterfront Toronto has launched an evaluation procedure, based mainly on public consultation. There has been prompt reaction to the project from various angles in the press, as well as an open letter from the President of Waterfront Toronto. He points out that Waterfront Toronto was not involved in the creation of this master plan and that a certain number of disagreements still need to be resolved. One particular aspect is the governance plan for the project: leadership of the execution, use of data for the smart project, etc.
Philadelphia (USA): a park above the freeway could reconnect the old city with the river
Full article : The Philadelphia Inquirer
Belfast, Waterside Project: property developer Osborne+Co gets the go-ahead from the city authorities
The aim is to transform the former industrial site on the edge of the Lagan into an ecosystem for the city’s creative economy. The plan includes offices for almost 8,000 workers, cultural and leisure facilities, 675 apartments, and a hotel. The masterplan, designed by Henning Larsen, was recognized at the 2018 World Architecture News Awards.
The Port of Saint-Nazaire plans to build a “signal tower” in the City Port district of Petit Maroc
Full article : Saint-Nazaire maville
Guangzhou (China): a warehouse district becomes a Creative Zone
The architects at Atelier cn°S focused first on redeveloping the public spaces between these industrial buildings and on the riverside. Some of the buildings were allocated for commercial use, but the identity of two of them, with their red-brick frontages, was largely preserved. A “Cultural creativity” office was set up, while street art and the creation of recreational spaces have also helped to give the district a very new feel.
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
See a video of the 5 main projects around the world for zero emissions ships.
Full article: Marine Insight
The port of Huelva confirms its social commitment by backing sports events
Full article: Port de Huelva
Containers to transport something other than cargo: the Port of Seattle innovates in how it handles run-off water
Full article : Seattle News – king5.com
Leghorn will celebrate European Maritime Day with a series of events, including the signature of the Missions Charter of a Port Centre
Full article: infomare.it
Rotterdam: 100 “electronic noses” in the port have led to a reduction in the impact on the urban environment
Full article : changeyourperspective.com
Sao Sebastiao (Brazil): green light for port extension and multiple actions to reduce the environmental impact
Full article : jornaldaorla.com.br
The Port of Montreal tests railway sleepers made of recycled materials
Full article: Port de Montréal – carnet de bord
The Port of Los Angeles assigns US$1M of subsidies to actions supporting civil society and the LA Waterfront
Full article: Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Algeciras launches the second year of its “Know your port” boat trips programme
Full article: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Algeciras (APBA)
In the port city of Carthage, the cruise ship industry is recruiting
Full article: Autoridad portuaria de Cartagena
China: the province of Shandong initiated, in turn, a merger of ports with the takeover of the Weihai Port (45 Mt) by Qingdao.
Full article: Splash 247
Marseille: the biological recycling of industrial CO2 through the capture of fumes by microalgae works!
Full article: Port de Marseille (pdf)
African port metropolis: logistics fluidity and governance at the heart of all challenges!
Since 2000, nearly 50 billion Euros have been invested in West African ports and traffic has tripled. Integrated into rapidly growing urban areas, ports today face the challenge of metropolitan freight corridors. These corridors could lead to new types of Private Public Partnerships based on governance that integrates local populations and environmental interests.
Full article: Ports et corridors
On the Gulf of Bengal, India wants to make Machilipatnam a global port city on more than 25 miles of coastline.
Full article: The Hindu
The Marseilles’ port community, along with the Port, the Chamber of Commerce and the University, wants to boost the blue economy and innovation.
Full article: Le Marin
For terminal operator TTI, ports must move beyond logistics and improve their industrial competitiveness
The view, expressed by the director of the terminal at Algeciras, aims to prevent an endless trade war between ports. On the contrary, port territories need to make efforts to consolidate industrial activity and generate jobs. Control of the logistics chain and development of import and export business requires control of production.
Full Article: El Mercantil
Tanzania abandons plans for a new port in Bagamoyo originally launched in 2015, judging the conditions imposed by the Chinese developer to be unfair.
Full article: Splash 247