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
Adelaide: a historic warehouse will finally be demolished because of its dilapidated state. Others on the same site will be given new uses
Full article : InDaily
Melbourne: public consultation on plans for a new park at North Wharf in the Docklands
Full article : Participate Melbourne
Marseille, Euroméditerranée: temporary site occupancy strategy
Euroméditerranée has launched a call for expressions of interest for nine sites yet to be allocated in the port hinterland zone. The aim is to host economic or cultural activities there for between one and five years. The strategy is also intended to enable current and future residents and users to reclaim the site in redevelopment.
CSR policy: the port of Huelva provides 61,000 euros of funding to 29 non-profit organisations in the cultural, sports, educational and social sectors.
Full article: Diario Huelva
Ukraine: a national plan aims to develop cold ironing in ports to improve quality of life for local residents.
Full article: World Maritime News
Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal
Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)
Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause
Full article: Greenport
The inland port of Goole will become self-sufficient in electricity, thanks to photovoltaic power. Other ABP ports are following the experiment closely.
Full article: Hull Live
Seattle: the five-year port plan (US$348 M) pays special attention to energy and environmental issues and to relationships with the community
Full article: Port Strategy
La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality
Full article: Market Screener
Alaska starts a training programme to involve citizens from all walks of life in reflection on the potential of the blue economy
Full article: Alaska Journal
Riga: On the city’s initiative, the port will take part in a big public conference on the subject “The port of Riga and the city’s inhabitants”
Full article: Port of Riga
West Africa: the World Bank is betting on 4 corridors to stimulate the economy. Investment of 1 billion US.
African Business, Mars 2014, pp. 80-82
Ports which prefer less polluting ships become favoured partners of logistics systems seeking to reduce CO2 emissions
Greenport, Winter 2013, p. 15
The port of Strasbourg confirms its port-industrial role in an area with a new look, and makes a commitment to energy transition
NPI, février 2014, pp. 8-9 / Greenport, Winter 2013, pp. 24-25
Urban river-borne logistics: the port of Lyons is interested in package transport, for worksites and mobile waste.
NPI, janvier 2014, p. 8
Ports and cities compete for space, but synergies are possible.
Olaf Merk of OECD repeats his message. The pursuit of port volumes must be replaced by the creation of value and jobs; port extensions must be replaced by a combination of functions on the waterfront or by making space for an innovative bio-industry. Conflicts may be fierce, but the road to the future is through agreement and co-development.
Ports & Harbors, March 2014, pp 26-27
Urban ports have two options for growth: move or adapt to existing constraints.
Moving is often expensive. It can only be considered if the port can prove that it has reached its limits in terms of productivity and effectiveness, and that it is an indispensable economic driver for the city. The inevitable environmental impact of the new port must also be offset by “greener” operations.
Ports & Harbors, March 2014, pp 24-25
Smart Port: Works to improve land traffic management at Dover enter their last year
The obstacles to entry into the East Docks are a problem for business and for the local inhabitants. To reduce them, a buffer park for 220 heavy trailers has been designed outside the docks. Traffic will be regulated from this park. The port is also thinking about redeveloping the West Docks and the emergence of a new port city district. (Photo © Port of Dover)
“Smart Cities and Communities”: call for projects on energy, mobility and infrastructure. Closing date: 7 May 2014
Full article: European Commission
The success of a port city in the cruise industry depends on the ability of its public and private players to cooperate.
This rule was restated by several experts at the recent Cruise Shipping Miami conference. The president of the Port of Busan also stressed that cruise-ships contribute to city development. Their infrastructure requirements represent a good opportunity to re-think the city and improve port-city integration.
Full article : Diario del Puerto
Svenborg (Dk): the municipality reduces the number of residential units planned for the port from 1500 to 400 to leave room for maritime activities.
Full article: Maritime Denmark