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
Santander: development of public spaces around the passenger terminal will start this spring
Full article : El Diario
Melbourne Docklands: reflections and an exhibition by RMIT students on a zero carbon future for Victoria Harbour
Full article : Docklands news
Marseilles: the five historic cranes of the Digue du Large sea wall are finally being preserved
Full article : La marseillaise
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
Tauranga (New Zealand): how can a sustainable cruise tourism policy be implemented?
The tourism development agency is currently questioning the growing number of cruise ship passengers arriving in their territory. How can they maintain a balance while responding to the expectations of both the cruise ship passengers and the local population? To inform her decision, the agency’s director considers that much more precise knowledge of the data on visitor arrivals and the associated financial flows is required.
Full article: Sunlive
The Port of Bordeaux launches PowerPort BOX: a mobile power supply module for river vessels
Full article: Mer et Marine
Port of San Diego terminals invest in smart technologies to fight pollution
Full article: Greenport
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 port of Singapore will be moved to the south of the city by 2027. The 1,000 ha of the current port will be returned to urban use.
Source: Port Finance International
Guayaquil: a new site for the port?
The Ecuadorian government is undertaking a major rethink on its port system, including relocation of the port of Guayaquil to adapt to the evolution of the world fleet. A common line on port-city strategies is clearly indispensable. The recommendation of the Mayor of Guayaquil is to dredge the access for deeper draft vessels.
Ajaccio: study contracted for restructuring the Bay, including the relocation of marine cargo operations
Marina di Carrara reorganizes the waterfront
The Carrara waterfront project, presented by the mayor and the port chairman at the last MIPIM at Cannes, will lead to the creation of a dedicated port service road and the integration of the port storage area into the landscape. Priority is being given to the creation of public spaces and promenades, particularly the one on the outer jetty which will offer views of the town, the bay and the ships.
Montevideo: port to get a “vertical extension”
The “Torre Lobraus” project combines a warehouse, with storage capacity of 1.8 million m3, with a 21-storey office block which will also contain restaurants, a conference centre and projection rooms for clients.
The Port of Stockholm launches the Värtahamnen project. An opportunity for the city
The reconstruction of the Värtahamnen passenger port was launched in June. The new site and the passenger terminal, which will be more effective and environmentally friendly, should be opened in 2016. The land released will allow the city to build housing and office space in the city centre. It is an integral part of “Stockholm Royal Seaport”, a general redevelopment project.
To get round the lack of space in ports, container terminals could grow upwards!
Source : World Port Development
Shore Power technology to reduce pollution emissions and noise from ships when alongside
Californian ports have been showing the way since 2006, and on 1 January 2014 their emissions reduction requirements will be made even stricter. Other ports around the world have followed their example without upsetting port activity. Run-down of the technologies available. (photo © AIVP)
Source : World Port Development
The port of Dalian has extended its hinterland with rail container service to Russia. Service to Europe is under study.
Source : Sino Ship News
The cruise ship industry in Mexico is in crisis: 7 ports have not had a single call for over 18 months.
Source : Comunidad Portuaria