Shanghai waterfront: urban ecology and heritage
A 2.7 kilometre stretch of public space has been developed along the Huangpu. The environment is a key priority for the project, which involves adopting low-carbon technology, re-using some of the existing vegetation, and deploying “spongy city” technologies to anticipate flood risks, etc.The area will house sports and leisure activities, along with urban art, and is taking advantage of the existing industrial heritage.
Tallinn (Estonia): urban developments around a passenger terminal
The City has planned housing, commercial spaces and a promenade in the area around terminal A. A third cruise dock is also under consideration. The 66.1 hectare site is located in a listed heritage zone to the north of the Old Port. The plan also refers to the 2030 masterplan for the Old Port designed by Zaha Hadid. This strategy of integrating urban and port activities will help make the city a more attractive destination.
The Kenyan President has officially opened the Mama Ngina Waterfront Park, developed on more than 10 hectares of land along the Kilindini Canal in Mombasa
The City and Port of Nanaimo (Canada) set up a committee to plan the waterfront development together
Plymouth (UK): a listed building set to be converted into offices, commercial spaces and a cinema by 2020
Cadiz (Spain): agreement between the Mayor of Santa Maria and the President of the Port for an urban development at the mouth of the river
Hobart (Tasmania): a fifteen-year masterplan for the waterfront
The Hobart waterfront is already Tasmania’s most popular destination. TasPorts, which owns and operates the port, is keen to make the area even more attractive by restructuring part of the docks. Measures including replacing certain ageing buildings, creating a marina in an area currently home to fishing activities, additional berths for cruise vessels, and a new layout for existing berths. Anthony Donald, CEO of TasPorts, has announced that the process will be carried out in consultation with stakeholders.
Full article : ABC news
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
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
Inter-business cooperation: La Ciotat (France) aims to strengthen its naval cluster to boost competitiveness
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Is the future of ports set to be increasingly circular?
Two recent studies have examined the theory. In Rotterdam, all flows of raw materials and waste were identified for businesses in the port zone. The aim now is to optimise the way residual flows are processed, with potential for environmental, economic and social benefits. A second report focusing on European circular urban ports mapped out eleven port cities, using a standardised methodology. For each of the cities studied, which included both river and sea ports, the report identified best practices and summarised the strategies adopted.
Strasbourg wants to rely on river transport for more sustainable urban logistics.
Since May 2018, a terminal has been set up at the Quai des Pécheurs in the heart of the metropolis for the needs of a construction site. The City wants now to go further today and is calling for projects to make this terminal a platform for low-carbon urban logistics. The terminal shall operate on a daily basis in perfect harmony with other urban and tourist uses of the waterway. This project is part of the Strasbourg climate plan. Full article: VNF / NPI
Plastic waste: Malaysia negotiates the return of almost 300 containers of waste to their countries of origin.
Full article: Marine Link
Marseille: in addition to cold ironing projects, cruise industry operators are committed to cutting ship sailing speeds
Full article: L’Antenne