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Floatting poultry Rotterdam
29 July 2020

A new floating chicken farm on a basin in Rotterdam

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Goldsmith architecture will create a floating chicken farm in Rotterdam. It follows the rules of the circular economy: on the top floor, 7000 hens live under a translucent roof giving them permanent daylight; on the middle floor are operated eggs packaging and waste management; on the lowest floor (under water) is a LED-powered cress farm, using manure as fertilizer. In addition, solar panels provide 100% of the farm’s energy needs.
As the growing lack of space within the city is a tangible obstacle for developing local food production, floating structures can be a part of the solution.

DesignBoom

 

29 July 2020

The port of Le Havre will test a new bicycle lane in the framework of the VéloMaritime European project, comprising more than 1500 km of bicycle roads from Belgium until Brittany in France.

HAROPA – Port of Le Havre, VéloMaritime

28 July 2020

The Port of Seville (Spain) could relocate its cruise terminal

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Moving cruise activity to a new location would free up space for a marina capable of accommodating yachts and mega-yachts close to the city centre. Originally, the Port had targeted flexibility with a cruise terminal made from recycled containers, a non-permanent solution that ensured the spaces could be re-used for new purposes, as recommended by our Guide of Good Practices. The move represents the start of a new phase for the Las Delicias precinct, which will further enhance the appeal of this port city.

Diario de Sevilla

28 July 2020

Arona (Tenerife, Canary Islands): the City Port committee meets to find ways of improving mobility and easing congestion on port access roads

El Dia

27 July 2020

A project inspired by the area’s industrial and maritime past for the Greenwich peninsula (UK)

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“Morden Wharf” has been designed by OMA architects. It will include 12 apartment blocks, shops, and public spaces, and is heavily inspired by the warehouses, silos and gas holders that once stood on the Greenwich peninsula. There are also plans for a park with views across the Thames to the famous Canary Wharf.

Design boom (+ images)

27 July 2020

Freeport (Bahamas): the government and Royal Caribbean Cruises strike an agreement on the new cruise terminal, to include a hotel and theme park

Full article : The Nassau Guardian

22 July 2020

City and Port of Saint John (Canada) work together to increase the docking area in uptown. The new dredging and docks will allow more recreational boats to reach Market Slip.

Saint John

20 July 2020

What does the future hold for the Hong Kong waterfront?

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It has finally been decided that a two-stage tender process will be launched for one of the central areas of the Hong Kong waterfront, located between the business district and the Star Ferry Piers. The move is a response to criticism and earlier suggestions highlighting the need for a global approach, with an emphasis on developing public spaces and connections between these different parts of the city.

Urban Land (2018) ; Urban Land (2020)

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Citizen Port

24 November 2014

Le Havre Port Center- Exhibition “From Les Abeilles to BOLUDA, 150 years of tugs in Le Havre”

Full article: Le Havre Port Center

24 November 2014

Rotterdam: Trade unions are concerned about the reduction in jobs that will result from further automisation of container terminals

Full article: Port Strategy

24 November 2014

MSC Cruise and Lego join to create a Lego experience during sea voyages

Full article: cruiseindustrynews.com

18 November 2014

Port activity at New Westminster Waterfront (Canada) rises from the ashes… at least virtually

westminster_usa_GM novermber 2014The Project (Re)Claiming the New Westminster Waterfront (city of the Greater Vancouver Regional District) brings together Simon Fraser University and various civil society stakeholders in order to collect and share stories of those who worked at the port during the era when goods transport was still one of its main activities. Various testimonials will be made available on a website and a You Tube channel. 

Full article: Simon Fraser University

(Photo: ©sfu.ca)

18 November 2014

“E-noses” are installed on board vessels of the Port Authority of Rotterdam

e nose rotterdam GM novembre 2014These electronic noses are part of the We-nose programme which aims to install 300 air quality detectors by 2016. They will allow for the faster identification of problems related to pollution or the emission of toxic gases. Various stakeholders took part in this programme including the City of Rotterdam and other Municipalities around the industrial-port zone.

Full article: Port of RotterdamESPO

(Photo: Ries van Wendel de Joode – free of copyright)

18 November 2014

The city of Montreal provides financial support for the restoration of Alexandra Pier and Iberville passenger terminal

Full article : newswire.ca

18 November 2014

The Port of Yokohama carries out low energy lighting tests on several of its terminals

Full article: Yokahama Port Corporation

10 November 2014

A Maritime Strategy for Quebec

The retrocession of federal ports is currently under discussion and could create 30,000 jobs within the next 15 years. The development perspectives of several ports are being studied: Gros-Cacouna, Baie-Comeau, Rimouski, Gaspé, Matane and Cap-aux-Meules. Discussions are focussing on financial compensations for the upgrading of port infrastructure and the introduction of professional diplomas in the maritime industry.

Full article: La Presse.ca

3 November 2014

A Coruña: A port where bulk cargo terminals and city sit side by side

lacorogna_gm_octobre201The port authority committed itself very early on to an ambitious environmental management policy. Today, it can boast particle emission figures with very little overspend. As well as absolute transparency towards the ensemble of social, environment and public stakeholders, the port has put in place a monitoring system that permits it to reveal in real time all the meteorological conditions that could influence its particle emissions policy.

Full article: lavozdegalicia.es

©Photo Coruña’s Port Authority

Enterprise-driver Port

27 July 2020

The Port of Huelva (Spain) and the Government of Andalucía have joined forces to develop a port and logistics innovation hub

Huelva Informacion

15 July 2020

New project led by Port of Rotterdam to foster hydrogen powered trucks by 2025 in central Europe. The project has the potential of reducing 100k tons of CO2 per year. This initiative is aligned with the 7 “building blocks” for the port of the future recently published by the port of Rotterdam.

Port of Rotterdam 1, Port of Rotterdam 2

29 June 2020

The former submarine base in Marseilles (France) is set to accommodate a data center and will become a cornerstone of the Smart Port

20 minutes ; Video

6 May 2020

Public investment and financial aid in port cities

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After the first wave of cultural and social initiatives, port cities around the globe are presenting their plans for the post-covid recovery. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has communicated a package of $27 million of financial support for companies, as well as for professionals training and employment support. In the USA, the ports of LA and Seattle have presented renewed infrastructural investments plan. In the case of LA, the port will invest $367million to reduce the impact on the local economy and employment, while in Seattle the plan includes $1.5billion in 20 projects, including also airport facilities. At the same time, in Spain, the ports of Valencia and Bilbao have followed a similar path. While in Valencia the port presented a financial aid package of €57,2 million to support local port companies, the port of Bilbao announced that their investment plan for 2020 will reach €67 million, to support the economy and employment creation.

➜  Safety4sea – Singapore, Safety4sea – Los Angeles, Port Technology – Seattle, Valencia Port, Bilbao Port

12 February 2020

The sustainable port is both smart and collective

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The CEOs of the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam have laid out converging visions for the future development of their respective ports, one having just returned from the World Economic Forum, the other speaking about in an interview about forward-looking prospect for the port. Both agree that the fight against climate change and the need for a carbon-neutral port economy are absolutely crucial. Technological innovation, both onshore and offshore, and moves to optimise logistics chains, will of course form part of the solution. Beyond that, however, the success of these changes will depend on the ability of ports to forge new partnerships and work collectively, by bringing their communities together around a shared process of transformation.
Port of Rotterdam / Flows

12 February 2020

To ease congestion on the roads, the Port of Melbourne (Australia) has confirmed plans to develop its rail infrastructure (with a €16 million investment)

Port of Melbourne

12 February 2020

Kribi (Cameroon): first 31 businesses now setting up in the port zone, with another 150 set to follow.

EcoMatin

12 February 2020

Vlissingen – North Sea Port (Netherlands): first developments for the Borsele 1+2 offshore wind farm that will eventually provide power to a million homes

North Sea Port

29 January 2020

Major trends and scenarios for the evolution of logistics

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In the majority of port cities, logistics activity is increasingly structuring the territory. Marking out the future of this sector is becoming necessary. To this effect, the Urban Planning Agency of Marseille (France) remind us of a few key points. The massification of world trade flows will continue leading to the concentration of shipowners, the adaptation of ports, the extension and robotisation of warehouses, the emergence of single operators. In the era of e-commerce, the optimisation of the last mile has also become crucial. Nevertheless, land transport remains the weak link in this ecosystem with difficulties in massifying flows and proportionally a heavier CO2 impact. Pooling could be part of the answer but not all sectors believe in it. At the heart of these developments, the issue of employment appears to be an additional challenge for the territories.

Agam (pdf)

17 January 2020

Rwanda: Four ports on Lake Kivu earmarked as an alternative to road transport

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Lake Kivu in western Rwanda marks the border with the neighbouring DRC. The four ports will be built with the help of the Netherlands, and spread out from the north to the south of the lake. They will promote improved mobility for passengers and goods between the various districts along the bank. Within twenty years, they should handle the majority of commercial cross-border trade and some 3 million passengers. The Government is also keen to use the ports as a platform for more ambitious plans to kick-start water-based transport on other lakes and rivers in Rwanda. The aim is to reduce the use of onshore transport infrastructures, maintenance of which represents a significant portion of the national budget. Finally, the project will help to boost competitiveness for both the food industry (beer, tea, coffee) and the cement industry, while also giving a lift to the tourist sector.

The New times

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