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
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
Eliship at Naples: the first Italian company to develop a technology for more ecological ships
Two projects are in progress, jointly with the Rina classification society: Anfora and Stargas. The first for the creation of an ultrasound anti-fouling system and the second to develop a technology to convert traditional diesel engines into LNG hybrid engines.
Source: Informazioni Marittime
Brittany develops actions to strengthen maritime knowledge and culture jointly with the local education authority
Source: Maison de la Mer – Lorient
Guadeloupe: Port Caraïbes and the local education authority form a “citizens’ port” initiative with the signature of a partnership
Source: Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes
AIVP sponsors the international design competition launched by Europe on the subject of Seaports
The Missions Charter of a Port Center is published
It is more than three years since AIVP decided to take up the idea of Port Centers, a tool at the service of improved integration between the city, the port and the public. Today AIVP publishes its Missions Charter of a Port Center. The document, drawn up by AIVP and all its partners in the Port Center Network (PCN), defines in ten points the essential challenges and objectives of any Port Center. This innovative Charter, fruit of the association’s work, has already been adopted in more than seven port-cities which have a Port Center or a Port Center project (Anvers Havencentrum Lillo, Genoa Port Center, Port Center du Havre, Dunkirk Maritime Museum, Houston Maritime Museum, Ashdod Visitor Center, Livorno Port Center).
The initiative has been blessed by other port networks such as ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation) and AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities). The private operator Contship Italia Group, with its Porto LAB project, also decided to support and encourage this commitment. The Missions Charter of a Port Center will be very widely developed in the AIVP world-wide network of port-cities. We hope it will accompany all those who are interested in opening their ports to the public, making young people aware of port-related professions and activities, and developing the emergence of a living port-city culture.
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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