Palma: the winner is announced in the competition for ideas for the redevelopment of the Mollet zone
Port de Balears has awarded first prize to a project by the architects Rabassa y Forteza. The new marine promenade will become an axis to separate vehicles from pedestrians, who will once again have a view over the sea. An existing building may be demolished to combine the site with a planned maritime museum. The arcades at the fishing quay will be integrated into the new building, making a connection with the old ship-building yards.
San Francisco, Pier 70: Gensler has turned a former machine shop for destroyers and submarines into offices
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
Lemvig (Denmark): designed by 3XN, the Climatorium will host conferences and exhibits on climate change, but also concerts, etc.
Full article : Bustler (+ images)
Saint Petersburg: the floating pontoon installed for events at the heart of New Holland Island has proven a success
Full article : Marina World, September/October, p. 23
Gdynia: ULI’s recommendations for the Fishing Pier
In February, ULI Europe organised a workshop on the Fishing Pier, part of the Sea City project. The initiative covers a 71 hectare site next to the city centre, which is set to house 8,000 residents and 4,000 new jobs. The report sets out the extent of the challenges involved in the Sea City and Fishing Pier plans. The recommendations focus on the need for an inclusive approach involving all of the stakeholders, as well as the importance of transparency and flexibility, connections with the existing city, and innovative funding arrangements. All of these recommendations are regularly highlighted by AIVP in its experiencing sharing initiatives.
Full article : ULI Advisory Workshop Report
Toronto: foundation stone laid in construction of the Waterfront Innovation Centre, first part of the future innovation cluster
Full article : Menkes
Ayamonte (Spain): work begins to integrate the port into the city
Full article : Andalucia Informacion
Cape Town: a 1.2 hectare park on the waterfront
Battery Park will be a part of the Canal District in its own right, and is presented by V-A Waterfront as a new gateway to the waterfront. It will notably include the historic ruins of the Amsterdam Battery fortifications, which will be a key element. The Canal will also allow water taxis to serve the congress centre.
Full article : fin24
Tampico (Mexico): entrepreneurs call for the port redevelopment to encompass both tourism and continued port activity
Full article : El Sol de Tampico
The Normandy Region prepares a regional maritime strategy. The aims include promoting maritime careers and strengthening Normandy’s maritime identity
Full article: Normandie.fr
The Port of Papeete adopts measures to halve its energy use
Full article: Port of Papeete
The University of Santiago in Chile to offer a diploma in port city planning. Interview with the responsible.
With the holistic approach increasingly influential in sustainable development, the university has opted to create a programme teaching students about harmonious port activity. Subjects covered will include planning and management of the urban environment, management of access roads and quality of life for port city residents. Each module of the course will treat the Port City as a unified system, rather than as two separate entities.
Eol: a public interpretation centre dedicated to wind power set to open in Saint Nazaire
Plans for offshore wind farms in the Pays de la Loire region are pioneering industrial development in the sector and the construction of a French industry devoted to renewable marine energies. The EOL wind power centre in Saint-Nazaire reflects a desire to inform the public about the development of this industry, and explain its local implications. The facility is part of the policy to develop industrial tourism, and adds to the existing offering centred on the “Port of all voyages”.Full article: larochesuryon.maville + www.leportdetouslesvoyages.com/
Ipswich: the Seabin concept – a floating rubbish bin – continues to gain in popularity, and the operator is planning to install versions at other UK ports
Full article: Eadt.uk
Oslo publishes a manual for cruise liner crews, who will in turn be effective channels for communicating for tourists
Full article: Cruise Europe
Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg celebrates its first anniversary. Created by the City of Hamburg and Logistics-Initiative, it has been set up in the Speicherstadt.
Full article: Digital Hub Logistics
Restrictions on pollutant emissions from ships passing through Shanghai to take effect several months early
From 1 January 2019, the sulphur limit will be extended to all ships in the ECAs or Sulphur Emission Control Areas, which stretch to 12 nm out to sea in the Chinese port regions concerned. In the meantime, Shanghai is keen to set an example by adopting the measure on the next 1st October, which will apply to all vessels sailing in its waters with the exception of fishing boats and military ships.
Full article: Maritime Executive
Longyearbyen (Svalbard Archipelago, Norway) publishes community directives aimed at encouraging more respectful behaviour by cruise passengers and a warmer welcome by local residents
Full article: Cruise Europe
Long Beach: the regular “Let’s Talk Port” forum offers communities the chance to talk to port representatives about future projects and their potential impact
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Lyon: Port Edouard Herriot celebrates its 80th anniversary and positions itself as a key local player in its own right.
Operated by CNR and located in the Gerland district at the heart of the Lyon conurbation, the port naturally generates value for the Rhône corridor and promotes modal shift. As such, it contributes fully to the ambitions of the Port of Marseille, but it also has a role to play in the energy transition and as a partner for certain urban public services. Like many river ports facing pressure due to a lack of available land, there remains a vital need for Port Edouard Herriot to continually strengthen its links with the city and its residents.
Full article: NPI
To promote City Port mobility, the port of Le Havre signs a deal with Waze to let users track the movements of mobile installations.
Full article: Haropa Port du Havre
Shenzhen declaration on the digital transformation of ports: Barcelona and a dozen other ports call for interconnected data.
Full article: El Vigia
Taiwan: by focusing on both tourism and an industrial zone targeted at green industries, the port of Anping has adopted a dual strategy.
Full article: Taiwan International Port Cooperation
Semi-submersibles mother vessels and barges as an alternative to megaships, an idea revisited by FREBS Marine International
Full article: World Cargo News
Canarian ports will reinforce their cooperation and build bridges to propose a joint offer against competition
Full article: El Vigia
Mexico: new port law may encourage ports to support urban development.
This law, currently under discussion in the Senate, may recognise the need for harmonisation between ports and cities as a means of respecting the quality of life of city inhabitants and the urban environment. For Administradoras Portuarias Integrales (APIs), this may mean that 30% of port profits revert to local authorities for stronger, closer relations.
Paris: following the example of Franprix, Ikea and Metro could promote the use of waterways for urban distribution.
Full article: NPI
The City and the Port of Setubal have common ambitions concerning maritime issues and affirmed their satisfaction with their good cooperation.
Full artcile: Jornal de Economia do Mar
The Port of Barcelona will share its 30 year experience with the port of Cadiz in terms of urban transformation of port spaces.
Full article: Diario del Puerto