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21 October 2019

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.

Full article : La Voz de Almeria 1La Voz de Almeria 2

21 October 2019

Miami: Berenblum Busch Architects to expand Carnival Cruise Line’s Terminal F with a maritime identy

Full article : Dexigner (+ images)

16 October 2019

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)

16 October 2019

Tallinn (Estonia): the passenger terminal refurbished, with views of the old city and port.

Full article : Port of Tallinn

16 October 2019

Chatham (UK): Peel L-P unveils plans for 950 apartments, shops, educational facilities and a promenade along the Medway

Full article : Kent Online ; Chatham Waters

14 October 2019

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

14 October 2019

The submarine base in Bordeaux continues its transformation, and will host a digital arts centre – “Les Bassins de Lumières” – in 2020

Full article : KulteCulturespaces ; Video

14 October 2019

The City of Hull (UK) receives £27.4m in funding to regenerate its marine heritage and identity

Full article : Maritime Hull

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Citizen Port

26 August 2019

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

Full article: AF Medios, T21

26 August 2019

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

26 August 2019

Environmental NGO NABU publishes the 2019 cruise ship ranking. While a portion of the fleet is becoming cleaner thanks to technologies like LNG, the overall climate footprint is worsening

Full article: NABU 1, NABU 2, Ship & Bunker

21 August 2019

All ports of the Balearic will have a air quality and acoustic pollution monitoring system. The system was already functioning in Palma, and will be extended to other islands during the next two years

Full article: Ports de Balears, Esmartcity

21 August 2019

Port of Seattle implements the innovative Blue Carbon project to capture carbon through aquatic plants and sediment. The project will also contribute to reducing ocean acidification, improving water quality and enhancing maritime habitat

Full article: Port of Seattle, Crosscut, CEDAR

21 August 2019

Port of Buenos Aires launched a website with the port’s construction sites, constantly updated, including brief descriptions and photos

Full article: Portal Portuario, Puerto de Buenos Aires

19 August 2019

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

19 August 2019

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

Full article: Hochbahn, Abendblatt

Enterprise-driver Port

21 October 2019

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.

Full article : ESPO (pdf) / All about shipping

21 October 2019

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

16 October 2019

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

16 October 2019

“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

16 October 2019

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

14 October 2019

Autonomous shipping: successful test for NYK on a voyage between Japan and China, which is getting a dedicated research centre.

Full article: Port Technology / Portal Portuario

9 October 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.

Full article: Port of Rottedam / Le Marin / OFW ships

9 October 2019

Three Belgian ports compete to host a large hydrogen production unit. This energy sector is flying high.

Full article: Flows

7 October 2019

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.

Full article: Journal of Commerce / Bisnow / NPI

7 October 2019

Valencia: plans to expand the port of Valencia mark a new milestone, but the mayor remains cautious about the impact on the environment and living conditions.

Full article: Mercantil 1 / Mercantil 2 / Mercantil 3

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