San Francisco: work starts on Pier 70
The project was finally approved last November. The 11.3 hectare site will be redeveloped in 3 phases over the next 15 to 20 years. Between 1100 and 2150 housing units will be built, 30% of which will be permanently affordable. The plan also includes cultural spaces and shops, while there will be facilities for light industry in three historic buildings. Finally, 3.6 hectares of parks and public spaces will be created, mainly along the shoreline. Allowance will be made for rising sea levels.
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Valencia explains its approach to port-city relations to the Basque Region, especially the role played by the Port-City Integration Committee
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Sydney: at the heart of the port, the Warships Pavilion of the National Maritime Museum has been built using shipbuilding techniques
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Sydney: Campbell’s Cove, a historic sector of the waterfront, redeveloped as a promenade by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW)
The project forms part of a more general modernisation of Circular Quay West with a budget of 73M$AUS. JPW is planning for 4 sectors, each with its own identity and function. Particular care will be taken over reintegrating heritage structures on the site, including 19th century warehouses which have already been redeveloped. The project was reviewed after a public consultation organised in 2017.
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Yokohama: a cable-car is to be installed above the waterfront for the 2020 Olympics. It will serve Minato Mirai 21
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Almeria: Junquera Arquitectos chosen to develop the Port/City project masterplan
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Kochi (India): a NATPAC report on the redevelopment of five canals crossing the city in two phases
The object is to re-establish water traffic on these canals, which could help relieve congestion on the streets. However the NATPAC report also recommends recovering the banks and creating recreational spaces, businesses and housing. A training centre for water sports has also been proposed.
Full article : The Hindu
Cadiz: the Mayor set to make a proposal to the Port and Puertos del Estado to redevelop a 7.5 hectare site by the Guadalete
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Lille: a 15-story tower and 485 housing units on the site of Grands Moulins de Paris on the banks of the Deûle abandoned since 1989
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A report by Asia Research & Engagement, commissioned by HSBC, assessing the risks of climate change to ports across Asia Pacific
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Paris: development of platforms to purify rivers
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Port Townsend: the Northwest Maritime Centre makes a proposal to the Port to take over management of part of the Waterfront through a collective solidarity project
The Centre, which is a non-profit-making organisation, wants to take over the management of Point Hudson in exchange for a 50 year lease. Based on a cooperation agreement, the Centre’s sponsors have already been working on a new layout for the sector, to include a marine sailing campus and a marina. If the Port accepts the proposal, the project executors undertake to raise 6 million dollars through shared financing and an appeal for donations. The object of the proposal is to get over problems associated with the state of the Port’s finances and the repeated postponement of maintenance work due to lack of funds.
Great Lakes ports (North America): transforming mud and sediment from dredging into environmental gold thanks to a research project by the University of Buffalo
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Kiel (Germany) intends to install a second cruise terminal. The design process was discussed between the port city stakeholders at a collaborative workshop.
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The Chilean port cities association presents its proposals to the government for a change in the law on ports
Full article: Portal Portuario
Wider awareness of the importance of water quality: Auckland Council committed to clean harbours and beaches
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The Port of Bilbao opens its Port Center
Based at the Maritime Museum, the Port Center occupies all of the building’s second floor, around 418 m². The Port Center showcases new technologies in a fun way, explaining the realities of ports today. The new display cost 400,000 euros, and is intended to complete the maritime museum’s existing exhibits. The development sees Bilbao become the latest of AIVP’s port city members to adopt the Port Center as a key resource for City-Port-Citizen mediation.
Alibaba announces its intention to invest 13 billion Euros in a smart logistics network.
The first investment made through its subsidiary Cainiao is in a logistics warehouse on at least ten floors in Hong Kong airport. Other projects exist for Dubai, Hangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Liege and Moscow. Alibaba plans to offer a commitment to deliver anywhere in the world within 72h. Does this point to a future logistics scenario which may have a positive or negative impact on ports?
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Bilbao: Haizea Wind factory inaugurated. Built to produce wind power towers, it will open with 86 employees, rising to 250 in full production.
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To increase its multimodal offering the port of Guangzhou creates a new 32-hectare logistics park dedicated to rail transport.
Full article: Splash 24/7
In Basse-Loire, France, Saipem starts talks with the Neopolia cluster to increase its competitiveness in offshore wind power.
Full article: Le Marin
Denmark: municipal ports could be transformed into corporations for a more balanced competition between public and private sector.
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For ensuring zero emission at berth, Grimaldi chooses renewable energies for its Roro ships
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The CNR and the Lyon Metropolis reinforce their partnership and make the port one of the main assets of their territorial strategy.
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The Port of Aalborg is encouraging a circular economy and the recycling industry
No less than 16 companies installed in the port are involved in this industry. It is taking on a real strategic importance for the port, which sees it as having great potential for the future. The companies have been regrouped in the same sector of the port to take advantage of synergies and to support a consistent environmental policy. Denmark imports 1.15 Mt of waste per year, mainly from Great Britain, where there is a shortage of treatment capacity.
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After USA and Sweden, Germany is looking at the electrification of some motorways to take electric trucks.
Full article: El Vigia