Toronto: work starts on River Valley
The excavation on a kilometre-long River Valley is an important first stage for the Port Lands project and its huge flood-protection programme. It will allow more than 290 hectares to be built on, creating green spaces and welcoming thousands of inhabitants and new jobs.
Hong Kong: M+, a visual arts museum by Herzog and de Meuron, should be inaugurated in 2020 as the centrepiece of the West Kowloon cultural district
Full article : Design Boom (+ images, VIDEO)
Port of AuckLand: after the stadium project, the next proposal is to hold a Grand Prix car rally
Full article : Stuff
Miami: Virgin Voyages unveils its project for a new cruise terminal planned to open in 2021
Full article : Marine link
Hobart (Tasmania): what future for the waterfront?
This review of the history of the Hobart waterfront redevelopment recalls how the transformation of the old port gave rise to multiple projects and debates. The same is true of a project proposed this year by Cumulus Studio, including an outdoor swimming-pool, a market and a maritime museum. The most recent project, by landscape architect Michael Haynes, aims to return priority to pedestrians and public spaces.
Rotterdam: a spiraling belvedere above a historic warehouse designed by MAD architects
Full article : Design boom
Kolkata (India): the port is to commission a consultant for the redevelopment of more than 120 hectares, with a logistics hub and tourism complex
Full article : Realty Economic Times
Santander receives an award from the Caminos Foundation for the urban regeneration of the waterfront and its bay
Full article : El Mundo
Corunna: thousands visit an exhibition on 10 European cities which have converted parts of their port zones
These 10 models give an idea of what could be done at Corunna. All these port cities chose to organise international competitions to give their projects coherence through an overall plan. The solutions adopted vary, depending either on the diversity of the new uses introduced, the type of management adopted, the choice to build emblematic buildings (frequently the case), the uses given to water and the old docks, or the priority given to pedestrian promenades. Visitors were invited to vote for their favourite: Amsterdam was the winner.
Full article : La Voz de Galicia (+ images) + the 10 examples
Strasbourg: redevelopment of the rue du port du Rhin for a better bridge between the city and the port
Full article : Strasbourg Port
Shore power for cruise ships continues to be a debatable issue due to the high investment costs and relatively low use.
Full article: CruiseIndustry
The European Parliament strengthens the polluter-pays principle for ship wastes management.
Full article: ESPO
The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Area and the CCI of Var have been chosen to host the “Hydrogène dans les Territoires” Days 2019
Full article: Cap Energie
At the fourth meeting of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA), African states say they hope to see progress on the environment.
Full article: Greenport
Long Beach: Schneider Electric is designing a project of micro-grid electricity system for the Port Authority Command and Control Centre
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Smart Port Marseilles: the Smartport Challenge programme to build the port of the future continues with the adoption of a first batch of projects
The initiative forms part of GPMM’s plans, which aim to promote the sustainable development of the port and its territory through the use of digital instruments. This step is being taken in partnership with a group of players: the University of Aix-Marseille, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Prefecture of Bouches-du-Rhône, the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Area. On 16 November last year, the members of the SMART PORT Steering Committee confirmed their support for a first series of projects intended to make the most of digital transition.
The Port of Valencia looks to marine energies demonstrating its willingness to convert itself into a greener sustainable port.
Full article: Cadenaser
After 3 years of preparation, Port Seine-Métropole Ouest starts a new phase thanks to quality exchanges and an external guarantor.
Full article: Port Seine Métropole Ouest
Grand Canary: the Port of La Palmas projects a 360° Port Centre
The new interpretation centre probably will be installed in the Las Palmas Ports Foundation building, located between the Poema del Mar aquarium and El Muelle commercial centre, close to the Santa Catalina wharf where the cruise ships dock. The building will provide a total of 800 m² for educating citizens about port culture and raising their awareness.
San Antonio (Chile): the Port-City Coordination Council will open its doors to community participation to increase transparency.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Drogheda (Ireland): initial feedback on the new port master plan confirms it as a vital economic asset.
Full article: Afloat
New Orleans: in collaboration with the city, the port is kick-starting economic development along one of its historic canals.
Full article: Port of New Orleans
City Port territories move to kick-start the growth of the hydrogen industry and promote the urban integration of maritime activities
As Maersk announces plans to launch carbon-neutral ships by 2030, the engine manufacturer MAN Cryo has unveiled its hydrogen-based solution for short-distance transport. In Auckland, the port plans to build a hydrogen station in 2019 that will eventually serve trucks, trains, ferries and tugboats. In Antwerp, the port has rewarded CMB for its hydrogen-powered shuttle “Hydroville”, intended to transport commuters in the port district.
CMA CGM joins the online freight reservation platform Freightos, in a first for a maritime shipper.
Full article: World Cargo News
Riga: for its development, the port takes inspiration from Rotterdam by looking to create local industrial clusters
Full article: Port of Riga
Port geopolitics: Singapore protests against plans to expand the Malaysian port of Johor Bahru into its territorial waters
Full article: Jakarta Globe
Savannah: the port partners a new dry port in Gainesville (capacity of 150,000 TEUs) with a 350 km direct rail link.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Autonomous ships: Wärtsilä has successfully tested a 85-meter long ferry on a route linking various ports and during berthing operations.
Full article: Port Technology
The complete logistics chain will not be made more efficient without adopting a joint approach between shippers and shipping companies.
Full article : Port Technology