Toronto: work starts on River Valley
The excavation on a kilometre-long River Valley is an important first stage for the Port Lands project and its huge flood-protection programme. It will allow more than 290 hectares to be built on, creating green spaces and welcoming thousands of inhabitants and new jobs.
Hong Kong: M+, a visual arts museum by Herzog and de Meuron, should be inaugurated in 2020 as the centrepiece of the West Kowloon cultural district
Full article : Design Boom (+ images, VIDEO)
Port of AuckLand: after the stadium project, the next proposal is to hold a Grand Prix car rally
Full article : Stuff
Miami: Virgin Voyages unveils its project for a new cruise terminal planned to open in 2021
Full article : Marine link
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
Guadeloupe: the port’s biodiversity policy launched in 2016, “manage, avoid, anticipate”, is producing results.
Full article: L’Antenne
Noise pollution from the port of Las Palmas: a new “noise map” will allow the creation of an action plan.
Full article: El Diario
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
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
Air quality at Long Beach Port: a mobile barge to capture and treat emissions from docked ships.
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Italy struggles to attract investment in ports: fingers point towards governance and the legal framework
Full aricle: Informazioni Maritime
Saint-Nazaire: industrial development strategy based on clusters proves a winner
Since 2007, nearly 170 businesses have come together through Neopolia, a network comprised of five specialised clusters: Marine, Oil & Gas, Aérospatial, Rails and EMR. By presenting competitive commercial offers, the maritime cluster has just won a contract for the construction of three river cruise vessels for CroisiEurope. (Photo © SDI)
Full article: Mer et Marine / Le Marin, 14 février 2014, p17
Environmental and port development challenges: All eyes are on Durban Bay
Since the 70s, Durban Bay has resolutely taken the route of port development. A decision originally taken unilaterally by the port authorities, from now on City Port dialogue is to be the rule for its development. It remains to include greater inclusion of riverside populations, particularly with regard to the development of river transport for the movement of containers in the port hinterland. (Photo AIVP)
Full article: Ports & Ships
Spain: the cruise industry groups together under CLIA Spain in order to increase its international visibility
Full article: Diario del Puerto
Circular Economy: How to implement it in your company by means of the reverse supply chain
Faced with diminishing resources, the Circular Economy proposes product reusing and recycling. But just how is this to be done? In this book, Remy Le Moigne suggests some answers and gives more than 60 examples. The concept of “Reverse supply chain”, which involves recovering products to reinsert them into the manufacturing cycle, is at the heart of this financial and environmental challenge.
The industrial port of Kribi receives a loan of 20M€ from the AFD to prepare the commissioning of the port
Some of the main objectives are: the general implementation of the development master-plan, and coordination with private operators. Priority will be given to the development of basic infrastructure to connect this project with the region and the rest of the country.
Full article: 237 online.com