Hong Kong: flats over the container terminal?
This is one of the solutions being studied by the government to meet the strong pressure for housing. The other option would be to relocate the terminal concerned, Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, which currently handles 80% of the territory’s traffic. For the Managing Director, the first option is worth considering and technically feasible. It could provide housing for tens of thousands of people. Relocating the 380-hectare terminal, on the other hand, raises the difficulty of finding an alternative site. A joint port-city solution which is unprecedented to say the least! It will be proposed to the public in March.
Full article : South China Morning Post
Oulu (Finland): images of PAVE architects’ 2014 project to turn grain silos into housing
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Sète: the port will seek consultation on the project to accommodate large yachts, which has given rise to much discussion
Full article : La Dépêche
The Rotterdam Makers District is officially launched
This common initiative by the City and the Port will bring together RDM Rotterdam and M4H Rotterdam, which are on opposite sides of the river. Participants in last year’s AIVP world conference saw for themselves how RDM Rotterdam has created an association between the Port, Rotterdam University and the business sector to encourage innovation in the shipping economy. The other bank, once occupied by fruit-shipping activities, is gradually being settled by innovative companies, offices linked to the design industry and Port XL.
Dubai: first phase of development planned for the canal, with floating homes
Full article : Design Mena
The Port of Marseilles reaffirms its strong interest in a city-port combination
The presentation of the year’s balance and the perspectives for 2018 was used to announce the launch of a study on the redevelopment of the 400 hectares of the East Docks. The object is to combine industrial and urban activities on the site. This strategy follows the same line as the Port-City Capillarity Charter signed in 2013 between the Port, the City and Euroméditerranée, or the Terrasses du Port which brings a passenger terminal into the same building as commercial facilities run by the city.
Full article : Le Moniteur
Southampton: Eling Wharf could finally be used for a port extension rather than urban development
Full article : Daily Echo
Shoreman-by-Sea (UK): the local authority has approved construction of 540 homes on Free Wharf former port site
Full article : Publicnow (+ images)
Hong Kong: being a leading maritime metropolis still requires a prosperous port
Full article: China Daily
The wahoo effect plays a role for port employees. We look at the Kalmar example
Full article: Kalmar Global
Lorient: winter port circuits to learn about the region’s maritime economic identity
Full article: CCSTI
France: what does the future hold for the sea and the coastline?
The State has set up a participative platform for members of the public to obtain information and submit their views on the future vision proposed for each of the country’s coastlines, in order to ensure the right ecological balance and maximise economic and social benefits from the sea and coast.
Valparaíso: the port launches the fourth edition of “Vive Muelle Prat”, with festive activities for all the family
Full article: Portal Portuario
The Port of La Rochelle launches a consultation on its “Port Horizon 2025” development project
Full article: Port of La Rochelle
Thanks to a long-term societal integration policy, the Dutch people now love the port of Rotterdam!
Full article: Port of Rotterdam
The ASEAN member nations sign a joint declaration to promote the development of the cruise industry in the region
Full article: www.cruiseindustrynews.com
A report on maritime growth in the United Kingdom underlines the need for greater engagement with the public and more support for education and training
Full article: Gov.uk
Liverpool: the public to be invited to contribute to plans for a new ferry on the river Mersey
The passenger service is coming to the end of its life. The Mayor of Liverpool wants the ferry to remain an icon that reflects the city’s identity, and the new service will be a key part of the transport and tourism strategies. The new ferries will need to meet the needs of passengers, while generating additional revenue from the organisation of events and local cruises. Full article: www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
South Carolina Inland Port: bringing the port closer to clients and consumers
The object of the South Carolina Inland Port, which is connected to the Port of Charleston, is to promote exports and to strengthen industry and distribution. According to the State Governor, supporting this type of infrastructure opens up possibilities for job creation. Traffic is expected to reach 100,000 containers within 5 years.
Source : Journal of Commerce
Rouen industrial-port complex: 18,000 jobs, 4,200 of which in the maritime sector, and 2.1 billion € of wealth created
Source : INSEE
The growth of the Port of Genoa is connected with the creation of European rail corridor 24, but its budget has not been defined
Source : Econostrum
The Port of Los Angeles approves the most important update to its Master Plan for 30 years
This document, ratified on 8 August 2013, guarantees the city and the country an optimised, beneficial, responsible use of the port. It places a cap on port productivity, and also addresses public access to the waterfront, recreational use, fishing and heritage issues. The number of port zones is reduced from 9 to 5. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : Port of Los Angeles
European “Green EFFORTS” project: which innovations will improve the energy mix of ports and terminals? Results in June 2014
Source : www.green-efforts.eu/
Extending the initiatives taken by Dunkirk, the Nord Pas-de-Calais region adopts a plan for industrial ecology
Source : novethic
Port activity at Papeete has been falling since 2008: the port will not face saturation before 2024 and extension projects have been deferred.
Source : Le Marin
United States seeks to recover competitiveness through big infrastructure projects
The consultants CG/LA have classified 100 infrastructure projects considered strategic for the American economy. Carrying them out should add one point to GDP each year between 2015 and 2020. Port-cities are among the top projects, some of which are shown in the images.
Source: Journal of Commerce
The Caspian Sea could become a new cruise ship destination, especially the coasts of Azerbaijan
The port of Chongqing Guoyuan on the Yangtze enters the trials phase. In 2014 it will also be connected to Europe by rail.