Melbourne: revised project for Fishermans Bend
The State Government of Victoria had announced its intention to promote a model development on the site between the port, the Yarra River and the bay, housing 80,000 people by 2050. The proposal had attracted 26 projects by developers at the start of this year, and the prospect of a forest of skyscrapers stirred up debate. The number and height of the tower-blocks will be regulated, and the inclusion of low-cost housing will be a condition for acceptance. The new district must also be compatible with port needs.
Palma: the commissary buildings are to be replaced by the new Oceanographic Centre of the Balearics
Full article : Ports de Balears
Washington: The wharf, a new public space for pedestrians developed by Michael Vergason
Full article : AMC-archi (+ images)
Boston: US$ 3 million announced for the Charlestown Navy Yard
The federal investment will be used mainly to turn the 19th century warehouse into a museum and visitor center. Another part of the site is set to be developed to stage events and concerts, while Pier 1 could host festvals and activities all year round, along with new Freedom Trail tours.
Province of Jiangpu: ship-shaped museum in Yangzhou and cultural parks in eleven cities along the Grand Canal
Full article : Ecns
Newham, London: the city authorities say the Royal Docks redevelopment also needs to make the site a cultural hub
Full article : Newham Recorder
Nantes: a look at the project to transform warehouses into a Fine Arts Institute by Franklin Azzi Architecture
Full article : Dezeen (+ images, video)
Saint-Nazaire: Boulevard des Apprentis has improved port integration
Opened in July this year, Boulevard des Apprentis has provided a route 2.1 km long which is better suited to the logistical flows of industries located on the port and safer for the 140,000 vehicles that use it each day. The redevelopment has been conceived in agreement with the inhabitants of the district. For example, old concrete tanks will be landscaped to serve as a sound-deadening barrier. A look-out point will offer inhabitants and visitors a view of the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard where cruise ships are built.
Full article : Carene (+ video)
The port of Arica launches a second invitation for tenders for a cruise terminal, which could be used to stage events when not in use for stopovers by cruise liners
Full article : Mundo maritimo
Interview with Tiedo Vellinga, professor at the University of Delft, on his roles in academia and business and the tangible interactions between them.
Full article: Dredging Today
The port of Vigo unveils a new strategic plan open to the port community: “what the port needs”
The plan has been produced to anticipate the needs of the port community and prepare the way for future infrastructural developments at the port. Drafted internally by the Port Authority, the document must now be completed by contributions from all stakeholders in the local community. This collaborative process is not new to Vigo, as its strategic plan for blue growth was based on contributions from 18 external working groups.
Full article: Apvigo
UK: Arup publishes a new report on ports and air quality
Full article: Ukmajorports
Santos (Brazil): the port sector is looking for funds for worker qualifications
Full article: Portosenavios
Responsible cruises: a scientific study attempts to deal with the global socio-economic impact
Full article: PortEconomics
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
OECD: the power of alliances could prompt a rethink of port policies, especially in Europe.
The issue of maritime alliances is the focus of the latest report by the ITF, which shows that the concentration of container ship owners is currently impacting on quality and service. There is real pressure on terminal and port operators, whose development is partly funded by the public sector. The ITF is calling for competition law to be applied in full to shipping, port projects to be assessed on common principles and standards, and finally a rethink of national and supra-regional port policies.
Full article: ITF OCDE
Canadian port policy: should the number of ports be reduced from 18, and territories be given more say in appointing their directors?
Full article: The Conversation
Singapore invests 18 million SGD in a Centre of Excellence in Modelling for Next Generation Ports to optimise long term operation
Full article : Hellenic Shipping News
By creating the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe, the Port of Amsterdam wants to move towards a climate-neutral circular industry.
Full article: Port of Amsterdam
Behind the Altenwerder Terminal, Hamburg is building a wind-power storage demonstrator in a block of granite.
Full article: Les Echos
Can port development be inclusive and link economic growth to social progress?
It is fairly common today for ports to develop partnerships with numerous stakeholders in their territory to resolve environmental problems. The aim of this inclusive approach is to harmonise conditions for port growth in order to limit negative externalities. But what about the social aspects? Is it time to create new levels of governance? Professors Maurice Jansen and Rob van Tulder try to answer this question by a case study of Indonesia.
Full article: Maritime Policy and Management
Professor Peter de Langen: building an innovation ecosystem on the port territory is vital to ensure competitiveness
Full article: Port Economics
Ocean Alliance launches its blockchain offer to compete with Maersk. How far should the private sector be left to lay down the rules for tomorrow’s maritime trade?
Full article: Splash 24/7