The residents of Sacramento set to reclaim their river
The City has chosen the Canadian architects Stantec to regenerate the river along old Sacramento (USA). The project includes plans for a dual-level market with a terrace, a history museum overlooking the river, and “River Terrace”, a series of new floating terraces for leisure activities and walking. A hotel tax will help fund the project.
Full article : The Sacramento Bee (+ video)
Tallinn (Estonia): the passenger terminal refurbished, with views of the old city and port.
Full article : Port of Tallinn
New York: Governors Island to become a climate laboratory
New York City wants to turn Governors Island into a living laboratory for adapting to climate change. It has invited proposals for a climate research and education centre to be based in the south of the island, which would complete the offices and cultural amenities planned for the district.
Full article : 6sqft
The City of Hull (UK) receives £27.4m in funding to regenerate its marine heritage and identity
Full article : Maritime Hull
Los Angeles: the new deep-water cruise terminal at San Pedro could be used for other purposes when no ships are visiting, and during the off-season
Full article : Daily Breeze
The South Korean Government wants to make Jeju more attractive
Plans have been unveiled for a new cruise terminal on Jeju Island, with capacity for 4.7 million visitors annually. It will be completed by a 820,000 m2 leisure and tourism complex. The approach has been adopted in the country’s main ports, for example in Busan where a new terminal was opened in September 2018 and new cultural amenities are planned.
Full article : Korea Herald
The citizens of Barranquilla (Colombia) have regained access to the river with the 4.5 km Gran Malecon promenade, which has attracted 4 million visitors since 2017
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
New App jointly developed by 21CC Education, Port of Moerwijk and private companies wants to bring the world of logistics closer to younger generations
Full article: Port of Moerwijk
The port of Berlin launches the first emission-free “pusher”
Full article: Hafenzeitung
Port of Leixões will host the 6th edition of the port race on Sept. 15. The program will include also several solidarity initiative
Full article: Port of Leixões
Port authority of Antwerp hosts maritime cinema sessions in the port house
Full article: Flows
Port of Rotterdam and Hamburg are discussing coordinated action for greener harbors
Local politicians from the green and social-democratic parties are negotiating new identical green shipping regulation to avoid harming economic competition, while favoring more environmentally sustainable ports. The goal is to convince other major European ports to join the initiative.
Port of Coquimbo awards personal development grants to workers’ family members, to empower women in the labour market
Full article: Portal Portuario
Port of Motril will have a commission to discuss the relationship with the city and prepare the guidelines for the future master plan affecting urban areas
Full Article: Motril Digital
Waste and emissions: often criticised, the cruise industry is innovating to mitigate its environmental impact.
Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä is set to install a gasification unit on board the Regal Princess to process waste which was previously incinerated. Residual waste will be reduced to just 5% of its initial volume ad stored in the form of inert material and synthetic gas, which will be recycled as fuel.
Full article: Wärtsilä
Decarbonising shipping: 60 businesses from all sectors sign up to the “Getting to Zero Coalition” under the aegis of the Forum Maritime Mondial
Full article: Global Maritime Forum
“Wind energy is part of the future of shipping.” Alizé’s sail-powered cargo ship wins the contract to transport the Ariane 6 rocket.
Full article: Le Marin
Climate emergency: protecting Singapore’s port could cost US$90 billion. The bill will be between 9 and US$12 billion for Californian ports. Will all ports have such means?
Full article: Le Marin, 3 octobre 2019
Port and food production: Rotterdam and Sète announce new industrial investments in the beverage sector.
Innocent, a leader in the fruit juice industry will be the first company to set up in the Rotterdam Food Cluster. The production will be of 400 million bottles each year for all of Europe. In Sète, the OFW Ships project reaches a new milestone with the installation of a logistics base for the factory vessel dedicated to the desalination and bottling of deep-sea water for consumption. This technology could be developed in many port cities for local markets. The production capacity is 2.5 million liters per 5-day campaign.
Three Belgian ports compete to host a large hydrogen production unit. This energy sector is flying high.
Full article: Flows
Moving goods storage closer the dockside to promote soft last mile logistics
With the huge growth in e-commerce, logistics operators are looking to move closer to city centres, while striving to centralise flows of freight as much as possible. With land increasingly scarce and expensive, the profitability of multi-level warehouses such as those in New York is rising, and more and more of these facilities are being built. Another solution is the use of floating warehouses, as demonstrated by the Fludis system currently being trialled in Paris.
Offshore wind: the Port of New York aims to position itself as a logistics hub for the offshore wind industry on the Eastern seaboard.
Full article: Renews