Shanghai waterfront: urban ecology and heritage
A 2.7 kilometre stretch of public space has been developed along the Huangpu, taking advantage of the existing industrial heritage. The area will house sports and leisure activities, along with urban art. 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.
Cadiz (Spain): an agreement between the Mayor of Santa Maria and the President of the Port paves the way for an urban development at the mouth of the river
Full article : Andalucia Informacion
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
Boston: a waterfront hotel designed with a permeable ground floor, to anticipate rising sea levels
Full article : Archinect
Copenhagen: waste plant and leisure centre
“Copenhill”, a new waste recycling plant, is now open to the public. The site is in fact much more than just a power plant, and is home to various leisure facilities including a ski slope, climbing wall, and hiking trail. It also has an environmental education centre, and commands panoramic views of the city and port. The project was designed by Bjarke Ingels and landscape architects LSA. Full article : Design boom (+ images)
New York City finally set to create a new park on the Union Dry Dock site in Hoboken
Full article : Hudson reporter
Morocco’s National Ports Agency considers plans to redevelop the former port of Safi and integrate the site into the city
Full article : Le Matin
The port of Riga receives an award for its Wind Barriers
The project was marked out for special praise at the annual architectural awards in Riga. The 2 kilometre long, 23 metre high barriers was installed at the new coal terminal built on Krievu Island, and aims to reduce dust pollution in urban areas. Other technological measures have also been taken to improve the level of protection further.
Full article : Freeport of Riga
A bridge to link the old fortress of Leghorn with the city
At the end of this month, the city will publish notification of a project for the creation of a floating bridge. It will create a new pedestrian route between the port and the city, and improve the management of tourist flows from the Maritime Station. In the longer term, the fortress will be operated by the company managing the passenger terminal in order to hold cultural events and house the new Port Centre. (photo © AIVP)
Rotterdam: Art in the Submarine Wharf
The Port of Rotterdam, in collaboration with the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, is mounting a cultural exhibition to make the most of this exceptional port site. A ceiling more than 20 metres high has given three internationally famed artists a chance to let their imaginations run riot.
The Port of Antwerp receives the CSR Charter initiated by the Chamber of Commerce and the Province of Antwerp
President Port of Cagliari Massidda reduces taxes in order to attract businesses and create jobs for youngsters
The International Maritime Organisation adopts additional measures from the Cruise Industry to enhance passenger safety
The use of dredging for roads is complex and should only be carried out at a suitable distance around ports.
The Port of Marseille opens its doors with a new record of over 10,000 visitors
As part of its celebrations as the European Capital of Culture 2013, the Port of Marseille organised boat trips around its Eastern basins: tours which met with real success amongst both the people of Marseille and tourists. Port staff helped visitors to board boats from the old J4 wharf, home to the Museum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MUCEM) and Villa Méditerranée.
Source: Port de Marseille
Port of Portland 2013 Seaport Celebration: Call for artistic work linked to the working waterfront
Canal project in Nicaragua: Maritime economy to grow but at what cost to the environment and the development of tourism?
Source : New Republic
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande
Port Louis positions itself as a hub port between Africa and Asia. The port is hoping to present itself to the Mauritian people via a new museum.
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
The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), a member of AIVP, expands its field of action to tackle the challenges facing ports
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
River navigation defines graded levels of autonomy for vessels, to improve professional and personal living conditions for operators.
Full article: L’Antenne
Spain: the new national port framework should lead to safe, sustainable ports existing in harmony with citizens
Full article: Rotacion
For the first time, ports rate climate change among the three biggest environmental priorities
Cutting carbon emissions and adpting infrastructures are key concerns. However, more and more ports, local partner communities and businesses are organising in clusters to tackle issues globally, with citizens increasingly concerned about the way their future is being shaped. Meanwhile, the IMO has recently removed obstacles to cross-border carbon storage, which should help the industry organise and operate more efficiently.