Shanghai: a masterplan to become an Excellent global city by 2035
An important aspect will be to introduce measures to protect the environment and to limit demographic growth and land designated for construction. There should be a big increase in green spaces. 45 km along the banks of the Huangpu are already available, with proposals for promenades, green spaces and conversion of port-industrial land. The city also aspires to become a world-level metropolis of innovation on the basis of its port sector.
Vancouver (Canada): dual Leed Platinium certification for the waterfront Congress Centre
Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)
Lorient (France): redevelopment being examined to combine fishing, sailing, ship repair and tourism on the Keroman peninsula
Full article : Lorien Keroman
Faro (Portugal): a working group to define future uses of unoccupied port spaces by the end of March
Full article : Algarve Daily News
Brisbane: Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment under way
The controversial project to redevelop this 3.43 hectare listed site had been shelved for some time. Some 80% of the site will be given over to public spaces, including a riverside promenade that should open by next February. Retail spaces and restaurants will then follow in September, with a hotel scheduled for January 2019. References to the site’s previous activity have been incorporated and two listed building will also be used.
Full article : Architecture Australia (+ images)
Los Angeles: the AltaSea enters a new era with the opening of the Kretz Blue Economy Incubator at warehouse 58
Full article : Maritime executive (+ video)
Marseilles, eco-district: 2.7 hectares, 400 homes, a hotel, retail spaces and more, all powered by marine energy
Full article : We Demain (+video)
Colombo (Sri Lanka): China set to invest 1 billion dollars in the International Financial City
The City has been designed by American architectural firm SOM. Part of the Colombo Port City project, it will be built close to the container port, with work due to begin in mid-2018. The government’s aim is to create a financial marketplace in the Indian Ocean capable of attracting foreign investment and generating thousands of jobs.
Seville: the Port is reallocating uses for its land, with 10 hectares set to be earmarked for city-port integration
Full article : El Correo web
A new museum for the Port and City of Aviles with more than 220 m2 dedicated to port history
Full article: Elcomercio
Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) requests ports to reduce their emissions as a result of significant air pollution
Full article: Green 4 Sea
The RP-PSA Experiential Laboratory has been launched in Singapore. It is a high technology simulator in which students will be able to develop their skills
Full article: Port Technology
The adoption of a strategy to improve air quality now a priority for the Port of London
Full article: Tidal Thames
With Euros 1.4 million of investment, the port of Antwerp is hoping to bring a halt to congestion caused by heavy goods traffic, aiming to cut the number of journeys by 250,000.
Full article: Constructions Cayola
The Port of Auckland draws on a recent study to introduce cold ironing facilities for cruise ships and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 31%.
Full article: Cruise Industry
MTCC- Network: a global network of centres of excellence in marine technology has been official launched at the headquarters of the IMO
The directors of the five cooperation centres have signed a MoA to create the network with centres in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. Their mission is to promote new technologies to improve energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions from ships.
Events and entertainments for all ages: a guide to the autonomous port of Strasbourg
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Cruise ships are becoming more and more high-tech: five technological trends explained
Full article: Marinelink
The ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam hope to attract new industry through joint development of their pipeline networks
Source: Ports & Harbors
War between Europe’s container ports, will the local economy be a collateral victim?
The European economy is in the doldrums, and the profitability of colossal investments in ultra-modern container terminals is retreating. Who will survive the war between the operators? Nobody knows. One can only hope that local economies will not suffer from these highly optimistic strategies.
Source : Journal of Commerce
Is cruise profitable for the American tax-payer?
Rescue costs for the increasing numbers of incidents involving liners, financial support to companies, and people moving offshore for tax reasons, the USA faces a heavy bill. The adoption of a charter of “Passengers’ Rights” could be the sector’s first response.
Source: Journal de la marine Marchande
Source: Cruise Lines International Association
The absence of intermediate commercial ports and the competition posed by the Panama Canal may limit interest in arctic maritime routes
Source: Le Marin, L’Antenne
The port of Brest is positioning itself as a logistic and industrial hub for both fixed and floating offshore wind farms
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande, 17 mai 2013
Industrial ecology implemented within port areas: a strategy for the future, a reality at an international scale
Industrial and territorial ecology, a strategic means for differentiation adapted to port areas issues
Industrial ecology seeks to optimize the total material and energy cycle by the means of synergies between companies: concretely, the effluent of one process serves as the raw material for another process. Industrial symbiosis requires new governance and partnership within a territory. At an international scale, more and more examples of industrial by-product exchanges and resource sharing facilities can be observed.
Harbor territories more and more integrate industrial ecology into their development strategies as a lever for differentiation in a global competitive context.
Industrial and territorial ecology questions port authorities as well as local stakeholders upon multiple issues concerning their development strategies: ground for the development of services and utilities for the industrial sector, it appears as a vehicle to attract and maintain new industrial activities. Source for innovation and environment integration, it appears as a medium to collaborate with local stakeholders. Interface between multiples expectations and skills, it appears as a lever to restore the links between ports and cities.
The industrial ecology approach developed in the port area of Terneuzen, stands for an illustrative example. Within the Biopark Terneuzen framework, companies spontaneously develop synergies: for instance, WarmCO2 is a co-operation between Zeeland Seaports, Yara and pipe installer Visser & Smit Hanab, delivering water for heating and, CO2 for enrichment, to a horticultural greenhouse nursery in order to improve crop growth. Zeeland Seaports supports, facilitates and spreads this dynamic to the whole port area by creating a “Multi-Utility provider”, a vast underground pipeline network enabling flows exchanges between local companies in order to create an industrial symbiosis.
Toward the diffusion of best practices and the networking of port stakeholders at an international scale
The wide range of territorial contexts, at an international scale, allows harbor authorities and stakeholders to explore various opportunities to optimize the management of material and energetic flows. If competition among ports at an international scale is a reality, sustainable development issues open a pathway toward new collaborations. It questions the production and sharing of knowledge in a globalization context as well as the networking and capitalization dynamic of collective innovative opportunities in terms of resource management.
In order to enhance the understanding of these issues, a working team composed of academics (Ecole des Mines d’Alès) and operational actors (M-Atome) of industrial and territorial ecology in France, co-funded by the French environmental agency (ADEME), accomplishes until may 2012, a first inventory of international initiatives and a cross analysis of innovative cooperation in terms of resource management in Northern America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Nourishing existing networks contributions, such as those lead by the AIVP, partner of this project, this will allow identifying levers and limits to the implementation of such cooperation in harbor areas: which anchor actors? What relevant position for port authorities in such approaches? What specific opportunities of synergies for port areas? What financial funding for their implementation? What context benefits synergies between companies? What real impacts in terms of resource management? Etc.
Nicolas Mat, Coordinateur de projet d’écologie industrielle et territoriale, M-Atome
Guillaume Junqua, maître assistant, LGEI, Ecole des mines d’Alès
Juliette Cerceau, doctorante, LGEI, École des mines d’Alès
Maasvlakte 2 €150 million cheaper than estimated. The port is growing 20% larger, the container capacity has doubled
The port of Hamburg is the economic lung of the metropolitan region and a vital partner for industry
As a port with world-wide connections, the Port of Hamburg is an essential factor for business creation. 155,000 jobs depend directly and indirectly on port activity. It is estimated that for every Euro invested in the port, 0.71 additional Euros are invested in other sectors. Source: Hamburger Abendblatt
L.A.’s next Mayor: final candidates have noted the monstrous import of the port as an economic issue.
The candidates undertake to maintain investment levels in the port and promote the creation of direct jobs, and also to do research into green transport or technologies. Strong, transparent collaboration with the local community is also expected.