Borkum (Germany): urban redevelopment and offshore wind
Ten offshore wind farms are planned for Borkum, an island that was used as a military base during the Second World War. The real estate subsidiary of WPD offshore is proposing a programme of 240 housing units for workers at these plants. An initial phase should see 100 homes built in the port of Borkum by 2020.
Full article : Windpower offshore
The Agencia Pública de Puertos de Andalucía announces 13.8 million euros in funding to improve spaces between its ports and their cities
Full article : La Opinion de Malaga
Bellingham (WA, United States): the port and city in partnership to develop a heritage trail
The aim is to showcase historic heritage across the 237 acres of the Waterfront District. The Heritage Trail Concept Plan is the brainchild of firms Walker Macy and Aldrichpears Associates, whose recommendations are based on a detailed inventory of uses, heritage value and historical context of the different buildings and elements of interest at the site.
The future of city-port relations in the Canaries
The President of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, recently met the Mayors of Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, and representatives from the port authorities. In both cases, she highlighted the need to develop port capacities, but also underlined the importance of permanent dialogue to identify which port spaces could become port-city areas, and foster harmonious city/port relations.
Dundee: the new V-A Museum opens on 15 September. Will it have the same impact as the Guggenheim?
Bremen: Uberseeinsel in 2040? Interview
The Uberseeinsel project will be developed at the site of the former Kellogg’s plant and its silo. The peninsula is at the heart of the Uberseestadt project, the masterplan for which is set to be adjusted. Several international architects have been approached, some for their knowledge of urban ports. Klaus Meier believes the priority is to create a living district, free from traffic and full of children.
A Norwegian fund to tackle the challenge of preserving our oceans
The fund, one of the largest of its kind in the world, invests Norway’s oil and gas revenues in over 9,000 companies in 72 countries. As a global investor, the fund’s aims overlap significantly with the United Nations 2030 goals for sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
The Port of Cadiz opens up to the city by creating a cycle path and demolishing some fences
Full article: Lavozdigital
What if music could strengthen ties between cities, ports and citizens? The Port of Valparaiso launches a singing competition with the University INACAP and the Culture and Arts Centre Renaca
Full article: Mundo Marittimo
Port of Long Beach: 20 million dollars transferred to the municipal fund to improve waterfront quality of life for residents
Full article: Port of Long Beach
The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development
Full article: Mundo Maritimo
Overview of the growing cruise market with a summary note produced by ISEMAR, the Nantes Saint Nazaire higher institute for maritime economics
Full article: ISEMAR
The Little Museum of Dublin and the Port of Dublin announce a new short feature competition on the theme “port, city and river”
Full article: Creenireland
Italy: Assoporti this summer signed a MOU with the National Tourist Board (ENIT)
The MOU will see the two partners work together to promote and develop tourism, and in particular to establish more sustainable city-port relations. A newly created working group will identify areas of mutual interest and define actions to be developed. The Chairman of Assoporti, Zeno D’Agostino, is delighted with the collaboration and highlights the commitment of Italy’s ports to working more and more closely with the different local stakeholders, and notably in conjunction with the tourist and cruise industries. Full article: Assoporti + Meditelegraphe
India plans to develop its local cruise market and is targeting 5 million passengers by 2020
Full article: Cruise Industry
Marine cabotage in USA is reserved to national flag vessels. Freeing this restriction could help to re-launch the country’s economy.
Source : Drewry
Rotterdam imagines a reduction of 50% in its traffic during the second part of the 21st century!
Increase in world population, growing scarcity of raw materials, agricultural land and fossil fuels: if current policies on all these issues do not evolve, the consequences after 2040 will be violent for ports. The transition to a sustainable economy is inevitable. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : Port of Rotterdam
Masterplan for Beira (Mozambique): maximising the port’s potential anticipating climate change
Beira, which is directly threatened by rising sea levels, needs to ensure port access roads for its coal traffic and exports of agricultural products. Extensive City-Port planning has become necessary, with mobilisation of all public and private players.
Source : GreenPort, Autumn 2013, pp 32-34 / Deltares
US ports have strengths to build on in the development of the wind-power industry
The wind-power industry has become an area into which ports can diversify their revenues. There are 3 typical cases: ports which offer a logistics base for the industry; those which simply offer suitable maritime services; and those which welcome the installation of wind farms. (photo © AIVP)
Source : Seaports Magazine, pp 18-22
Port-cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, new destinations for cultural and adventure cruising
Ever bigger and more luxurious passenger ships: this double trend in cruise ship supply means that relatively new vessels are being re-positioned to emerging markets. In this context, and if its port-cities define appropriate strategies, Sub-Saharan Africa has an opportunity.
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande 4897, Oct 2013, pp 18-19
A standardised folding 40ft container: an important step in the fight against transporting empty space
20% of the containers transported by sea are empty (40% for land transport). Repositioning costs 20 billion € per year around the world. Generalised use of folding containers would allow savings of 25% and a reduction of 2.7% in the CO2 impact of marine container transport. (photos © HCI)
Source : Greenport, Autum 2013, pp 26-27 / Holland Container Innovation
Offshore wind power could re-launch ship-building in Japanese port-cities
Source : Techniques de l’ingénieur
Long Beach: political tension between port and city may tarnish the city’s commercial attractiveness
Source : Journal of Commerce
Thanks to its industrial capacity, Mexico has increased containerised exports over its ports by 50%
Source : Comunidad Portuaria
Montreal: higher high tension cables to allow passage of bigger passenger vessels. In 2012, cruise ships earned Can$14M
Source : La Presse