New York (United States): Brooklyn Navy Yard looking for a developer
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp oversaw the radical transformation of the yard which is now home to an industrial campus, film studios, and soon a food manufacturing centre. A call for tenders has been made for a final quay damaged six years ago by Hurricane Sandy. The aim is to maintain maritime activities in the area in conjunction with the ship repair activities already present.
Full article : Crain’s New York Business
Guayaquil (Ecuador): in 2020, an aerial cableway across the river will improve urban mobility
Full article : Mundo Maritimo
Cadiz (Spain): Puertos del Estado grants the port permission to sell more than 11 hectares of the Port of Santa Maria for urban development
Full article : El Vigia
Singapore: redevelopment for Tanjong Pagar after the port moves
The relocation of port activities to Tuas will free up several thousand hectares of land in the southern waterfront district after 2027. The government wants to turn the area into a mixed-use zone combining high-quality housing and facilities to create an international tourist destination.
Full article : The Online Citizen
Oslo: competition for a new cultural center in the Vippetangen waterfront district
Full article : StartforTalents
Manilla: ESCA Inc. selected for a feasibility study on the development of a cruise port
Full article : Philstar
Bellingham waterfront (United States): following the recent opening of Waypoint Park, numerous new developments are planned for 2019
Full article : Bellingham Herald
The Port of Barcelona opens a new promenade
The promenade is located on the breakwater protecting Marina Vela. Additional work carried out under a public-private partnership has seen 36,000 m² of new public spaces created in the district. The second phase of the project is already planned for the marina, and should improve the attractiveness of the entire sector, while plans are also being studied to create a branch of the Hermitage Museum.
Full article : El Périodico
UK ports: claims that a shortage of modal container transfer to rail is responsible for poor air quality.
Full article: World Cargo News
Valencia: the port exhibition to mark the 5 millionth container handled in 2018 attracts 3,000 visitors in one week.
Full article: Valencia Port
The Port of Brussels is the first Belgian port to be CO2 neutral for all its buildings and vehicle fleet
The port has been awarded the “CO2 neutral business” certification issued by the company CO2logic. This label is based on an independent audit of CO2 emissions followed by an action plan aimed at reducing them: photovoltaic panels, thermal insulation of buildings, hybrid or electric vehicle fleet, etc. Finally, when emissions cannot be reduced any further, they are compensated by support for a social programme in Kenya.
Full article : Port de Bruxelles
The port of Port Elizabeth hosts the Color Run, a popular carnival-style event. It is a unique occasion for companies to make their name known
Full article: Rnews
Guadeloupe: the port’s biodiversity policy launched in 2016, “manage, avoid, anticipate”, is producing results.
Full article: L’Antenne
Noise pollution from the port of Las Palmas: a new “noise map” will allow the creation of an action plan.
Full article: El Diario
CSR policy: the port of Huelva provides 61,000 euros of funding to 29 non-profit organisations in the cultural, sports, educational and social sectors.
Full article: Diario Huelva
Ukraine: a national plan aims to develop cold ironing in ports to improve quality of life for local residents.
Full article: World Maritime News
Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal
Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)
Port and circular economy: growing potential, particularly for ports attached to large urban centres
In this article, the authors and researchers provide an overview of the potential of this new economic concept, which aims to re-use, recycle or re-manufacture. Numerous examples from the Netherlands highlight four priorities: preparing for a reduction in raw materials shipped, attracting new logistics and industrial activities, developing genuine clusters, and pooling energy flows.
Full article: Port Economics
The Mayors of Valencia and Sagunto keen for dialogue with the port in the interests of their joint City Port territory.
Full article: Diario del Puerto
The Mayor of Iquique hails an agreement between Brazil and Chile on a bio-ocean corridor that will strengthen the ports of northern Chile.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Whether vertical or horizontal, port cooperation remains a key priority
Many ports are currently looking at establishing closer ties with operators in their hinterlands, in some cases even developing their own terminals there or seeking cooperation with neighbouring or complementary ports. Joost Hintjens of Antwerp University proposes an academic approach to these strategies, while on the ground the likes of Barcelona and Tarragona are working together.
Carbon capture projects made a comeback in 2018, providing an opportunity for ports in the fight against climate change.
Full article: Le Marin, 3 janvier 2019, pp 8-9
The Port Community of Valencia comes together to share initiatives and promote innovation for the long term.
Full article: El Vigia
The City of Hamburg wants to shift some of the port authority’s remit to the city
The plan is backed by the new Minister of the Free City for the Economy, Shipping and Port Affairs, who took office in autumn 2018. The areas concerned include flood defences, the management of Neuwerk island, and the management of certain roads. Most importantly, however, the Minister wants strategic port planning to be shared between the City and Port.
Full article: World Cargo News
The Port of Busan chosen by the South Korean government for a blockchain trial aimed at optimising maritime activities.
Full article: Port Technology
Puertos del Estado supports the World Food Programme, which has a strategic logistics base in Las Palmas.
Full article: Diario del Puerto