Toronto: work starts on River Valley
The excavation of a stretch of the valley nearly one kilometre long 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
The K Line ship company will introduce solar energy and LED lighting for its ships in the future. The goal: lowering CO2 emissions by 25%
Full article: Diario del Puerto
Simulation: Rescue services would find it very difficult to respond to the shipwreck of a cruise ship in the Arctic with 4,000 people on board
Full article: The Artic Journal
The Port of Mombassa will host Kenya’s first Free Zone. Objective: attracting businesses, and promoting industrial development
Full article: Ecofin
The port of Douvres will advise the Taiwanese ports of Keelung, Kaohsiung and Anping on developing passenger activities
Full article: Port Technology
Publication: “Les métropoles fluviales” (River cities. Reconciling urban planning and logistics for sustainable development)
Housing developments, promenades, cultural events… cities in Europe are rediscovering their riverfronts, but they may be overlooking the river’s logistics function. This collective work reassesses the role of the port in the metropolitan space and proposes some innovative alliances between urban development and logistics.
Full article : L’oeil d’or en ligne.com
Santos: The development of port terminals leads to City-Port disputes
The Brazilian justice system has just authorized the construction of a grain terminal that the city didn’t want because of its impact on the daily life of residents. A modification of the city’s urban development plan in 2013 had blocked the development of the terminal, but the Courts ruled that the city cannot oppose construction in the port area, which is under federal jurisdiction.Full article: Portos e Navios
France: Ports may benefit from simplified administrative and commercial procedures.
That was the conclusion of a recent official report. The French State wishes to boost the economy by stimulating industrial and port activities. This “simplicity shock” will promote the coordination of environmental policies, as well as land policy, by bringing them into line with the development plans of nearby municipalities.
The African Union (AU) adopts the 2050 Integrated Maritime Strategy which aims to strengthen Africa’s maritime economy.
This continental plan sets out guidelines for different domains that concern port cities: port development and access infrastructures, free flow of trade, new energy systems, etc. The overall objective is simple: promoting Africa’s development.
Tangiers Automotive City: the new import/export Free Zone located next to Port Tangiers-Med welcomes its first industrial tenants.
Full article: L’Usine Nouvelle
A new development at the “Biodiesel Amsterdam” ecological industrial complex, involving production of biodiesel from organic waste
Full article: Port of Amsterdam