Borkum (Germany): urban redevelopment and offshore wind
Ten offshore wind farms are planned for Borkum, an island that was used as a military base during the Second World War. The real estate subsidiary of WPD offshore is proposing a programme of 240 housing units for workers at these plants. An initial phase should see 100 homes built in the port of Borkum by 2020.
Full article : Windpower offshore
The Agencia Pública de Puertos de Andalucía announces 13.8 million euros in funding to improve spaces between its ports and their cities
Full article : La Opinion de Malaga
Bellingham (WA, United States): the port and city in partnership to develop a heritage trail
The aim is to showcase historic heritage across the 237 acres of the Waterfront District. The Heritage Trail Concept Plan is the brainchild of firms Walker Macy and Aldrichpears Associates, whose recommendations are based on a detailed inventory of uses, heritage value and historical context of the different buildings and elements of interest at the site.
The future of city-port relations in the Canaries
The President of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, recently met the Mayors of Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, and representatives from the port authorities. In both cases, she highlighted the need to develop port capacities, but also underlined the importance of permanent dialogue to identify which port spaces could become port-city areas, and foster harmonious city/port relations.
Dundee: the new V-A Museum opens on 15 September. Will it have the same impact as the Guggenheim?
Bremen: Uberseeinsel in 2040? Interview
The Uberseeinsel project will be developed at the site of the former Kellogg’s plant and its silo. The peninsula is at the heart of the Uberseestadt project, the masterplan for which is set to be adjusted. Several international architects have been approached, some for their knowledge of urban ports. Klaus Meier believes the priority is to create a living district, free from traffic and full of children.
A new Port Center in Dunkirk joins the “Port Center by AIVP” community
On Thursday 6 September 2018, the founding assembly of the Dunkirk Port Center association elected its Board of Directors. The decision to create the association was accelerated following a public debate on the “Cap 2020” plans for the Port of Dunkirk. During the debate, local residents expressed strong support for the project, indicating a desire to retain close ties with the port through a suitable vehicle, and the Port Center is the answer to that very legitimate request.
Full article: Mer et marine
Analysis of environmental performance trends at Brazil’s ports
Full article: Portosenavios
Code of ethics: the Port of Cartagena and the dedicated committee promote respect for human rights, professional development, equal opportunities, security and safety at work
Full article: murciaeconomia.com
A Norwegian fund to tackle the challenge of preserving our oceans
The fund, one of the largest of its kind in the world, invests Norway’s oil and gas revenues in over 9,000 companies in 72 countries. As a global investor, the fund’s aims overlap significantly with the United Nations 2030 goals for sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
The Port of Cadiz opens up to the city by creating a cycle path and demolishing some fences
Full article: Lavozdigital
What if music could strengthen ties between cities, ports and citizens? The Port of Valparaiso launches a singing competition with the University INACAP and the Culture and Arts Centre Renaca
Full article: Mundo Marittimo
Port of Long Beach: 20 million dollars transferred to the municipal fund to improve waterfront quality of life for residents
Full article: Port of Long Beach
The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development
Full article: Mundo Maritimo
Overview of the growing cruise market with a summary note produced by ISEMAR, the Nantes Saint Nazaire higher institute for maritime economics
Full article: ISEMAR
The Little Museum of Dublin and the Port of Dublin announce a new short feature competition on the theme “port, city and river”
Full article: Creenireland
Port Management: getting away from traditional silo thinking is a measure of port efficiency
The port as a central link has everything to win by acting as a privileged point of contact for all the interested parties in its territory: the citizen community, shipping companies, road or rail transport companies, etc. Neutral coordination is essential for a smooth-flowing logistics system.
Source : Port Strategy, Dec 2013, pp. 16-17
Milford Haven: the Port launches a park of 20,000 photovoltaic panels. 100 jobs created for construction.
Source : Port of Milford Haven
State of port works around the world and a spotlight on the situation in Latin America
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande, 27 déc. 2013, dossier 11p. / World Port Development, Supplement, Dec 2013, 16p
Marine Highway M-580, a barge link between the ports of Oakland, Stockton and Sacramento: 200 fewer trucks per day on the highway
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande, 27 déc 2013, p24
Use of marine sediments in civil engineering: the European CEAMaS project attempts its first operational synthesis
Source : Union Européenne
The port of Pointe Noire hopes to further reinforce its strategic economic position by developing an ores port covering 9 km²
Source : Ecofin
For its future due 2050, the city of Geelong (Australia) relies on its port bulk.
The growth of the port (60 Mt in 2050) will stabilize the local economy and attract new industrialists and trade flows. Ten development scenarios built on a close cooperation city / port. Maritime and land transport constraints are raised.
Source : City of Greater Geelong
What public policies of the port city to maximize the positive effects of the port?
From the study of 27 harbour cities, the OECD delivers its first answers. If some Asian and European cities get loose due to their global performance, a large majority has committed strategies in varied domains but with a “not always” optimal coherence.
Source : OCDE, Regional Development Working Papers, 2013/25, 36 p.
Physical Internet: first simulations on transport flows show the interest of interconnected logistic networks
Connected by rail at Barcelona and Tarragona, the combined transport hub platform of Perpignan (France) sees its activity growing
Source : WK Transport Logistique