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
Kurt Nagle, CEO of AAPA: more than ever before, ports must act as “arteries of growth”
The emergence of a middle class in numerous countries would represent a market of US$50 billion by 2030, which might boost US exports. Unemployment could fall by 3%. The Canada / Europe Free Trade Agreement will have a positive impact on Canadian ports.
Source : JOC
Note: AIVP and AAPA have been linked by a cooperation agreement since June 2006
Coega (South Africa): the wind power assembly platform associated with the port of Ngqura will be completed in March 2014
It will receive wind power generation units delivered by sea which are destined for different wind farms on land. 250 jobs were created during construction. The industrial facilities and offices will be energy-efficient and will use renewable energy sources..
Source : Coega Development Corporation
Pointe-à-Pitre: the old port warehouse has been converted into a cruise terminal with a modular design
Source : Mer et marine ; Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes
The impact of the economy on port activity 2013: weak demand in Europe, a new deal in America, progress in emerging economies.
Source : Isemar / Journal de la Marine Marchande, 27 dec 2013, pp. 19-19
Port Management: getting away from traditional silo thinking is a measure of port efficiency
The port as a central link has everything to win by acting as a privileged point of contact for all the interested parties in its territory: the citizen community, shipping companies, road or rail transport companies, etc. Neutral coordination is essential for a smooth-flowing logistics system.
Source : Port Strategy, Dec 2013, pp. 16-17
Milford Haven: the Port launches a park of 20,000 photovoltaic panels. 100 jobs created for construction.
Source : Port of Milford Haven
State of port works around the world and a spotlight on the situation in Latin America
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande, 27 déc. 2013, dossier 11p. / World Port Development, Supplement, Dec 2013, 16p
Marine Highway M-580, a barge link between the ports of Oakland, Stockton and Sacramento: 200 fewer trucks per day on the highway
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande, 27 déc 2013, p24
Use of marine sediments in civil engineering: the European CEAMaS project attempts its first operational synthesis
Source : Union Européenne
The port of Pointe Noire hopes to further reinforce its strategic economic position by developing an ores port covering 9 km²
Source : Ecofin