Hong Kong: flats over the container terminal?
This is one of the solutions being studied by the government to meet the strong pressure for housing. The other option would be to relocate the terminal concerned, Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, which currently handles 80% of the territory’s traffic. For the Managing Director, the first option is worth considering and technically feasible. It could provide housing for tens of thousands of people. Relocating the 380-hectare terminal, on the other hand, raises the difficulty of finding an alternative site. A joint port-city solution which is unprecedented to say the least! It will be proposed to the public in March.
Full article : South China Morning Post
Santander: development of public spaces around the passenger terminal will start this spring
Full article : El Diario
Melbourne Docklands: reflections and an exhibition by RMIT students on a zero carbon future for Victoria Harbour
Full article : Docklands news
Marseilles: the five historic cranes of the Digue du Large sea wall are finally being preserved
Full article : La marseillaise
Oulu (Finland): images of PAVE architects’ 2014 project to turn grain silos into housing
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Sète: the port will seek consultation on the project to accommodate large yachts, which has given rise to much discussion
Full article : La Dépêche
The Rotterdam Makers District is officially launched
This common initiative by the City and the Port will bring together RDM Rotterdam and M4H Rotterdam, which are on opposite sides of the river. Participants in last year’s AIVP world conference saw for themselves how RDM Rotterdam has created an association between the Port, Rotterdam University and the business sector to encourage innovation in the shipping economy. The other bank, once occupied by fruit-shipping activities, is gradually being settled by innovative companies, offices linked to the design industry and Port XL.
Dubai: first phase of development planned for the canal, with floating homes
Full article : Design Mena
The ASEAN member nations sign a joint declaration to promote the development of the cruise industry in the region
Full article: www.cruiseindustrynews.com
A report on maritime growth in the United Kingdom underlines the need for greater engagement with the public and more support for education and training
Full article: Gov.uk
Liverpool: the public to be invited to contribute to plans for a new ferry on the river Mersey
The passenger service is coming to the end of its life. The Mayor of Liverpool wants the ferry to remain an icon that reflects the city’s identity, and the new service will be a key part of the transport and tourism strategies. The new ferries will need to meet the needs of passengers, while generating additional revenue from the organisation of events and local cruises. Full article: www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
The port of Gijon takes delivery of an eco-friendly new hopper to reduce its pollutant emissions
Full article: www.cadenadesuministro.es
The Port of Brussels celebrates its 25th anniversary and looks to the future
2018 will be a year of celebration with the port of Brussels set to be opened up, and numerous events organised for the general public, including the port festivities in May. This year will also see the inauguration of several major projects, including the construction village and the new cruise terminal at the outport, with a 240 metre quay. Finally, the Port of Brussels is currently working on a new master plan for the period leading up to 2040.
Full article: Port de Bruxelles
The Port of Dunkirk updates its good environmental and landscaping practices guide
Full article : Port de Dunkerque
Developments neighbouring the Port of Dublin’s HQ are open to the public, bringing the city closer to its port
Full article: Port of Dublin
More than 9,300 visitors to the Port of Valencia in 2017
The great interest among local schools around Valencia in showing their pupils how the port works has led to an increase in the number of visitor days to the port of 26% over the previous year. Many schools have included a visit in their annual calendar, or even their teaching programme, organising visits systematically every year.
Full article: Port of Valence
Container terminal project at Contrecœur, Montreal: the environmental impact study is released to the public
Full article: CEAA – ACEE
Smart Port: Hamburg launches a platform to test 5G at an 8,000 hectare area of the port
One of the key aims will be to ensure infrastructures can be used more reliably and securely by boosting real-time management capabilities. The project will see Hamburg become one of the first test sites in Europe to confirm the protocols for 5G applications. Logistics is one of the sectors where the new technology, which combines both terrestrial and mobile network support, could provide much-needed flexibility.
Full article: Port of Hamburg
Dubai Ports invests in the development of interior logistics platforms in the Indian provinces of Jammu and Kashmir.
Full article: Business Standard
The port of Hamilton set to pursue its industrial operations while continuously improving its integration into the urban fabric
For the port’s CEO, this strategy is vital. Space is scarce and redeveloping the port on its current site will be a priority for the local economy, although the strategy must not prevent urban development. Creating more green spaces and landscaping the port, while working in permanent consultation with local residents, is essential.
Full article: CBC
Sydney: maintaining and expanding the Glebe Island terminal in the heart of the city is crucial to the local area
Over the next 30 years, between 6 and 8 Mt of bulk construction materials will pass through the terminal to supply urban building projects! One of those projects will be the Bays Precinct redevelopment designed to kick-start innovation for the maritime industry.
Riga: improvements to infrastructures, logistical development, and the environment will be the three key priorities for the 10 year port plan
Full article: The Baltic Course
Keen not to miss out on the development of offshore wind, New Jersey targets 3.5 GW of capacity by 2030, although no decision has yet been made on the base ports.
Full article: Le Marin
Climate change, drought: fresh water shortage in Cape Town forces a liner to return to sea
Full article: Ports & Ships