Belfast: Waterside, a master plan by Henning Larsen
A total of 750 residential units, a hotel, offices and cultural facilities are planned for a 6.5 hectare site along the Lagan. The aim is for the outdoor spaces to be used for much more of the year than at present, for example by creating pedestrian or cycle areas, or by arranging buildings to reduce wind and noise. Work begins in the summer of 2018, and is due to be completed within four years.
Full article : Dezeen (+ images, video)
Saint-Malo (France): Kengo Kuma chosen to build the new maritime history museum due to open in 2022
Full article : Le Moniteur (+ images, plans, video)
Ipswich: the town buys the last silo at the entrance to the waterfront, an essential step in the global project
Full article : East Anglian Daily Times
Porto Alegre: after years of waiting, conversion works on Cais Mauá start on 5 March
The works schedule was presented recently by the new President of Cais Mauá do Brasil, the organisation responsible for the development. Phase One will include the 11 historical warehouses at the centre of the site. They will be converted into cultural and recreational facilities, shops and restaurants, and public spaces. Phase Two will tackle the Docks area which will contain commercial blocks, a hotel and a conference centre. The final phase will be to convert the old gas plant into recreational spaces and shops. The redevelopment operation, along 3.2 km of the waterfront, is expected to generate 28,000 new jobs.
Rouen (France): Hangar 107 opens, housing a contemporary arts centre, a day nursery, businesses, and restaurants.
Full article : Haropa Ports
Bahia Blanca: the benefits and impacts of membership of an international city network
The Port of Bahia Blanca has been a member of AIVP since 2005. In this contribution, Patricia Viviana Del Cero, Professor at the University of Bahia Blanca, looks at trends among international networks of cities. Taking AIVP as a case study, she examines the impacts for a city of joining this kind of network, and highlights the benefits of sharing experience with other cities facing the same issues. This approach has had a direct impact on Bahia Blanca’s own projects, ranging from the Balcon Al Mar, to the port promenade and the various initiatives aimed at improving the Port’s societal integration. It is also a way of positioning Bahia Blanca on the international scene and enhancing the city’s appeal, with all the associated economic, cultural and tourist benefits.
Full article : Contribution
Nueva York: 2.5 billion dollars to convert Brooklyn Navy Yard into a technological hub
Full article : Bloomberg
World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) launched in Antwerp, with AIVP among signatories to the official charter
At the initiative of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), with which AIVP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, the organisations ESPO, AAPA, PIANC and AIVP have actively committed to a collaborative programme for developing and stimulating actions to promote more sustainable strategies for ports’ activities, logistics chains and relations with the urban territory. On Thursday 22 March, Philippe Matthis, President of AIVP, will sign the formal declaration expressing the importance of city-port dialogue in the programme’s development.
Full article: WPSP
Brest port redevelopment: old oil slicks resurface
Full article: Les Echos
A record 9.2 million cruise passengers visited Spain in 2017
Full article: Eladelantado
The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) is working to develop heritage tourism by offering guided tours of ships and iconic sites
Full article: Thestatesman.com
Contrecoeur terminal in Montréal and federal public consultations
The Port of Montreal took part in public consultations by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) from 27 February to 1 March, to present the results of the environmental impact study. An open-day and two moderated public sessions were organised by the CEAA, allowing representatives from the Montreal Port Administration to meet citizens and the various interest groups, answer their questions and listen to their concerns.
New period of adhesion to the “Sector-based Sustainable Development Plan” for the Port of Barcelona
Full article :Cadenadesuministro
The bird reserve developed by the Port of Fremantle in Rous Head shows its effectiveness
Full article: Port of Fremantle
Singapore: building human capital to prepare for the future in port cities
Professional workers will also have to plan for the future by spending more time with teaching establishments to tell them about the varied, interesting and enriching careers which the industry can offer. Learning is a permanent, life-long process for employees and should be an integral part of a company’s culture. Moreover, companies will have to make themselves visible and attractive to talented young people who will be able to develop the digital world of the future.
Full article : The Straits Times
Canada: protection right whales and maritime transport in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Full Article : Sodes, Maritime Information Bureau
Tallinn Tech University signs an agreement with local authorities to help develop the shipbuilding industry in Saaremaa
Full article : Baltic Course
The Port of Barcelona will manage a group of expert to elaborate the first technical guide on cruise terminals
1993 – 2013, for 20 years the port of Brussels has been acting for savings, jobs and mobility
In this work, Geneviève Origer, ex development director of the port who has worked on numerous projects with AIVP, retraces the development of a port in the centre of a large conurbation. Urban integration and developing logistical functions are at the heart of her words. (photo © AIVP)
Source : Courrier hebdomadaire n°2177-2178, Centre de Recherche et d’Information Socio-Politique
Towing an iceberg from Newfoundland to the Canaries: 141-day test voyage planned to deliver 4 Mt of fresh water!
The port of Dunkerque is betting on orderly diversification of its industry and the cohesion of the port community
Source : Le Marin