San Francisco: the Port chooses CHE2M and Arcadis for resilient redevelopment of the waterfront
The object is to strengthen the protection barrier along an essential 3.5 mile sector of the waterfront. A multi-risk analysis and an approach focusing on the idea of co-existing with the water will result in an action plan to forestall, mitigate and manage storms and the sea level rise.
Le Havre: a student residence known as Dock’City will open in 2018 in front of the Vatine basin, in the Vauban Docks district
Full article : Paris Normandie
Chicago: new financing deals and returns on investment for public spaces on the waterfront
Full article : Urban Land Institute
Morocco: the 1st international leisure ports meeting confirms Morocco’s potential
During the opening ceremony, the Minister noted that with 3,500 km of coastline, 7 marinas and 4,000 berths, the country already has great potential. The national port strategy to 2030, consistent with the tourism vision for 2020, expects to see infrastructure development and improved connectivity. Cooperation within the Mediterranean Basin is another strong point. The Moroccan Leisure Ports Association (APPM) signed agreements with its French and Spanish equivalents during the meeting. The organizing committee of this meeting included the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development –SMIT-, member of AIVP.
Yokohama: in 2019 a new cruise ship terminal will open with shops and a 200-room hotel
Full article : The Asahi Shimbun
The Port of Los Angeles announces that the industrial area of Wilmington is to be turned into a waterfront park, including a public art programme
Full article : Daily Breeze
Edinburgh (Scotland): less housing and more retail spaces in the revised masterplan for Waterfront Plaza
Full article : Scottish Housing news
Melbourne: the State of Victoria proposes a huge development project for the 480 ha of Fisherman’s Bend
The declared object is to make it a benchmark for resilient, sustainable urban redevelopment. It is expected to house 80,000 people by 2050. Five sectors which have been identified. One of these, which has been defined as an economic and innovation cluster of national importance, will be devoted to generating up to 80,000 new jobs.
Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port has created a cycle lane that is self-sufficient in energy
Full article: Environnement Magazine
Valencia’s new port activity zone to include more green spaces and more sustainable mobility in response to the demands of local residents
The public debate was extended to allow all stakeholders to put forward their criticisms and comments. Protests continue, however. The local authorities in Valencia have now revised the project to minimise the impact and place greater importance on quality of life. This is the first time such a plan has been considered, to harmonise economic and logistics requirements with residents’ demands for public spaces and cycle lanes.
Marseille: Fos hires 70 dockers and innovates in the field of training
Full article: Le Marin
Inviting children to help name a ship
Full article: Daily Echo
Public debate in Livorno: the mayor and the President of the Port enter a constructive phase for the extension plans
The debate, which brought together a large number of local stakeholders, associations, professionals and politicians, focused on plans to convert the maritime terminal and extend the container terminal. The latter project was revised downwards following recent studies highlighting the importance of more stringent environmental and financial requirements. Finally, environmental monitoring needs to be established to observe air quality and possible noise pollution.
Norwegian boat builders are developing the world’s first electric-powered fishing vessels
Full article: Marinelink
The Port of Poole unveils plans to create a new habitat encouraging biodiversity
Full article: www.bournemouthecho.co.uk
Greenport Conference Amsterdam: AIVP leads the session on port-city integration
The conference has brought together more than 150 professionals from the port world, many of whom are experts in the environment and sustainable development. The opening session was followed by a workshop on port-city integration, moderated by the AIVP strategic adviser on the integration of ports with society. Apart from the need to introduce strategies to reduce the environmental impact of port activities, the workshop stressed the importance of maintaining contact with all the stakeholders.
Full article: AIVP
The Le Havre Port Center inaugurates its exhibition on “the Trades of the Dockers”
Full article: Le Havre Port Center
Spain: the Court of Auditors expresses reservations on the multiplication of port investments.
The Court blames ports for not carrying out realistic studies of the real demand underlying every new infrastructure work. It demands the definition of a clearer national strategy and control mechanisms. The response to market demands must be analysed more deeply from a national perspective and not port by port. The Court does not recognise a direct correlation between infrastructure expenditure and efficiency gains.
Full article: El Vigia
Abu Dhabi Ports fully contributes to the country’s food safety by developing dedicated port areas and industrial clusters
Full article: Port Technology
The port of Tallinn goes onto the stock market to give confidence to investors and strengthen the local economy.
Full article: Port Technology
Hamburg: the port and the local economy are suffering increasingly from failure to deepen the Elbe.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
The impact of the Belt and Road initiative on China’s cruise industry
The Belt and Road initiative is a new vision and represents a new direction for the country’s tourist development. Covering 80% of the world’s cultural heritage sites, over 60 countries and 4 .4 billion people, the initiative will generate major growth for the Chinese cruise tourism economy.
Full article: China.org
Regulations for the clean air action plan at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles is becoming standard for the US port industry
Full article: JOC
McKinsey’s 50-year vision for container transport: growth, gigantism, concentration, digitalisation. Is this credible?
Full article: McKinsey&Company
Egypt, Suez Canal: DP World will develop a new industrial and residential area: 20 km2, 500.000 habitants and 400.000 jobs
Full article: Gulf Business
Logistics: automation requires new professional profiles even if 80% of tasks are still being done manually.
Full article: El Vigia