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
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
Finland: the city of Rauma buys back the site of the STX naval dockyard to develop an industrial park
Full article : Le Marin
Future Nicaragua canal: Chinese geo-strategy, an environmental disaster or a formidable economic driver?
Full article : Mundo Maritimo
With the reduction of piracy in the Indian Ocean, Kenya hopes to re-launch cruise-ship activity in Mombasa
Full article: Ports & Ships
The European Commission publishes its action plan for developing RMR. It anticipates 2 years of preparatory work.
Full article: European Commission
Cape Town: ship-repair yards to move from the waterfront to the port. The Royal Yacht Club might move in the opposite direction.
Full article: Ports & Ships
Giant ships upset the organisation of the logistical chain: are they a good economic choice?
Heavy investments in port infrastructure, limited possibility of mass handling pre- and post-shipment, territorial inequalities, spatial constraints and conflicts with cities, the capacity of insurance companies – all these challenges need to be solved. This complete dossier raises numerous issues.Full article: NPI, Déc. 2013, pp. 15-27
Campine (Belgium): trials in using water transport for household rubbish (pop. 500,000) and industrial waste
Full article: NPI, Déc. 2013, pp. 8-9
Pays de Loire Region (France): 100% renewable energy by 2050, 50% from marine energy sources.
The region’s strengths: a sea port, an efficient naval dockyard, a structured industry and finally a research pole with considerable means. Performance in the future will depend on making supply more structured and specialised in order to earn profits from exporting all this know-how.
Full article: Le Marin, 10 janv. 2014, pp. 18-19
Financial equilibrium, logistical fluidity: the relationship between river transport and sea ports requires a concerted strategy
Full article: Journal de la Marine Marchande, 13 déc. 2013, dossier, pp. 17-26
Susports Project: the ports of Valencia and Felixstowe collaborate in optimising their energy management
Source : Climate-KIC