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
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 Port of Marseilles reaffirms its strong interest in a city-port combination
The presentation of the year’s balance and the perspectives for 2018 was used to announce the launch of a study on the redevelopment of the 400 hectares of the East Docks. The object is to combine industrial and urban activities on the site. This strategy follows the same line as the Port-City Capillarity Charter signed in 2013 between the Port, the City and Euroméditerranée, or the Terrasses du Port which brings a passenger terminal into the same building as commercial facilities run by the city.
Full article : Le Moniteur
Southampton: Eling Wharf could finally be used for a port extension rather than urban development
Full article : Daily Echo
Shoreman-by-Sea (UK): the local authority has approved construction of 540 homes on Free Wharf former port site
Full article : Publicnow (+ images)
The PORTOLAB project arrives at the port of Carrara in Italy
Port tours for the region’s young people are to be introduced at the Grendi terminal for a period of several months. Some 400 primary school children will get the chance to discover the port, its careers and logistical environment. Created in 2006 by private sector operator Contship, the PORTOLAB project continues to be popular. The port authority of the Eastern Ligurian Sea has decided to take an active role in bringing the project to the port of Carrara, which will be providing tutors employed by the Grendi terminal. Other port community stakeholders will also contribute. Full article: Press release Italian+ Press release English
British Ports Association welcomes the government’s Environmental Plan with its focus on air quality
Full article: Maritime Executive
A new museum for the Port and City of Aviles with more than 220 m2 dedicated to port history
Full article: Elcomercio
Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) requests ports to reduce their emissions as a result of significant air pollution
Full article: Green 4 Sea
The RP-PSA Experiential Laboratory has been launched in Singapore. It is a high technology simulator in which students will be able to develop their skills
Full article: Port Technology
The adoption of a strategy to improve air quality now a priority for the Port of London
Full article: Tidal Thames
With Euros 1.4 million of investment, the port of Antwerp is hoping to bring a halt to congestion caused by heavy goods traffic, aiming to cut the number of journeys by 250,000.
Full article: Constructions Cayola
The Port of Auckland draws on a recent study to introduce cold ironing facilities for cruise ships and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 31%.
Full article: Cruise Industry
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