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
Le Port, Reunion Island: 140 M€ investment and an industrial strategy for the future
Now enjoying real local decision-making powers, Le Port (Reunion Island) will take advantage of the political stability of this overseas French territory to attract industrial activity and to develop a “factory port” that can create jobs and add value. The goal is to obtain a 10% market share of the trans-shipment traffic in that geographical area. (photo © AIVP)
Beirut Port expansion going ahead. Reflections on the future of the cruise-ship industry
Beirut now has a second container terminal to handle the gradual increase of cargo traffic. In order to become even more competitive, cargo information processing systems are being implemented, Simultaneously, port authorities plan to improve cruise passenger reception facilities in the city’s historic sector. (© V. Sannier)
Full article: Le Commerce du Levant
Québec: Symposium on international cruises, aimed at ensuring sectoral growth in a highly competitive environment
Full article: newswire.ca
Togo: The Port of Lomé (AIVP Member) teams up with Soget (AIVP Member) to implement a Single Window for port services
Source : Soget
A 200ha multimode platform in Castellón (Spain) will strengthen the region’s logistics capacities
Full article: Cadenas de Suministro
India still has a long way to go in terms of efficient road networks, before ports can become logistics hubs
Full article : Journal of Commerce
The Port of Tarragona reduces energy consumption by 20%: lighting plan, electric vehicles, partnerships with the private sector, etc.
Full article: El Vigia
Overview of Spanish ports’ 2013 financial results, and their current standing in terms of logistics chains
Full article : Diario del Puerto
Cherbourg: the French State hands over more than 300ha of sea space to the port, which will reclaim 39ha from the sea
Full article : Le Marin
The city validates the Port of Bayonne’s development plan: relations are set to improve between the city, the port, and the community.
The document sets out the entire management strategy for road merchandise transport in the vicinity of the port: bypasses, separation of traffic flow, optimisation, etc. Neighbours’ quality of life and port efficiency will both benefit. A lighting plan and a colour plan will make the port area more attractive in the eyes of citizens.
Full article: Sud Ouest