Almeria (Spain): City Port projects to be submitted for public approval
The City’s Mayor made the announcement, in agreement with the President of the Port. The initial phase of the masterplan concerns the Muelle de Levante, the “Club de Mar” and a park. There are some port activities remaining in the area. The plan will require the City to continue working with the Port on the future uses for the land. Meanwhile, in the Cable Inglés district, a dock for ores and minerals is set to be turned into a promenade, with the works contract due to be awarded in November.
Miami: Berenblum Busch Architects to expand Carnival Cruise Line’s Terminal F with a maritime identy
Full article : Dexigner (+ images)
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
New agreement in Manzanillo between the port authority and the national, regional and local territorial institutions, to foster actions favouring social and urban development in this port city. In the coming months, the port authority will invest 300 million Pesos in the port surroundings and fishing sector, and donate to the national sports commision
The port authority of Baleares hosts the 10th edition of the painting and photography competition. Applications until October 31st
Full article: Port Authority of Baleares
The port of San Diego will install 72 Econcrete tide pools to provide ecological protection and stabilize the shoreline, while contributing to the the regeneration of the local ecosystem. The three-year pilot project is the eight initiative of the port’s Blue Economy Incubator
Full article: Port of San Diego
Hafencity in Hamburg will start testing a self-driving bus. Until mid-2020, the tests will run without passenger in a limited area. The second phase, including passengers, will continue until 2021, to finally start the final phase with the full route including stops
For the first time, ports rate climate change among the three biggest environmental priorities
Cutting carbon emissions and adpting infrastructures are key concerns. However, more and more ports, local partner communities and businesses are organising in clusters to tackle issues globally, with citizens increasingly concerned about the way their future is being shaped. Meanwhile, the IMO has recently removed obstacles to cross-border carbon storage, which should help the industry organise and operate more efficiently.
Maritime insurers raise the alarm about mega ships, with a collision between a liner and a container vessel potentially costing up to USD 4 billion
Full article: Allianz
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.