Valencia: the Mayor favours uses linked to culture and innovation for the Marina Réal docks
This announcement follows an agreement with Docks Logistics Spain, S.A., bringing forward the end of their concession which was to have run until 2022. Use of this emblematic building will then be returned to Consorcio Valencia 2007-CV07, which manages the marina. In March, CV07 launched a consultation process with a group of independent professionals and experts. The different proposals centre on the concept of a living space designed by the community as a whole, devoted to culture, education, research, etc.
Houston: a vast tunnel network will not be enough to protect the city from future floods – a long-term approach is needed
Full article : Grist
The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista agree on plans for a hotel and congress centre
Full article : 10 news (+video)
Le Havre: re-inventing the city-port interface
AURH, Le Havre’s Urban Planning Agency, looks at the situation and future prospects for the southern districts of the city of Le Havre, which has close links to the port’s economic activities. Almost twenty years of work on the area’s public spaces and some iconic operations have transformed the image of these districts, making them an increasingly attractive asset for the entire conurbation.
Full article : AURH
The interests of lighter, quicker, cheaper interventions on the waterfront: the experience of Valencia
Full article : Project for Public Spaces
Cape Town: the cruise terminal has been designed as an extension of the waterfront
Full article : News24
Already present in Boston, Amazon announces plans for a new tech hub in the Seaport District opening in 2021
Full article : Boston Herald
Shanghai: public consultation for the waterfront
Shanghai’s Urban Planning Authorithy has launched a consultation on plans to redevelop the waterfront along the Suzhou Creek and Huangpu River. Promenades were recently opened along 45 km of the banks, and the project aims to complete them and also offer new urban facilities. The district has been divided into three zones, each dedicated to a particular use: commerce, culture and historic heritage in the eastern zone; new waterfront access in the central zone; and an eco-corridor in the western zone.
Coastal cities giving more thought to floating buildings to counter the risk of rising water levels, with more projects taking shape
Full article : Mach (+ images, video)
The European HERIT-DATA project aims to develop sustainable management of cruise tourism
Taking advantage of technology and the latest innovations in management tools (open data, connected objects, etc.), the project aims to reduce the impact of tourism on the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean regions. The consortium brings together organisations, businesses and technology centres, along with local and regional public authorities from Italy, Spain, Croatia, France and Portugal, including four regions which are members of the Intermediterranean Commission, namely Tuscany, Valencia, Occitania and Western Greece.
Full article: Fundacion Valenciaport
Cruise operators are increasingly looking to promote and create private tourist destinations
Full article: Maritime Executive
California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies
Full article: Port Strategy
University of Concepción (Chile) initiates a project on sustainability in port cities
The initiative is led by the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, and is financed by an innovation fund to boost regional competitiveness. Mabel Alarcón, project director, explained that the object is to solve the problems which arise between ports and their associated port cities, in particular logistical problems.Full article: Portal Portuario
Costa and the Port of Marseilles sign for an economic and environmental sustainable cruise industry
Full article: La Provence
More than 30,000 visitors at Singapore Maritime Week 2018 (SMW)
In an increasingly variable and fragile situation, this year’s theme turns resolutely towards the levers of the future, such as connectivity, innovation and talent. Organised by the Singapore Maritime Authority, SMW 2018 serves as a platform for discussion and motivation to encourage debate among the actors in the regional and international maritime scene. There will be 19 discussion sessions and presentations, 11 networking receptions and four large-scale events for the general public.
The Port of Rotterdam has tidal basins built along the Calandkanaal to encourage biodiversity. The idea came out of a start-up from the Port XL programme
Full article: Port of Rotterdam
Belgium: call for tenders launched to examine the economic impacts of maritime space planning, allowing its role in the blue economy to be assessed
Full article: Ted Europa
Innovative strategic partnership between the Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou
The Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou have formed a strategic partnership. The objects of the agreement are to open up port installations to Cégep’s teaching activities, to allow the Port to benefit from the expertise of the college’s teachers and students, and to encourage interchange of ideas between the two parties.
Port activity at Papeete has been falling since 2008: the port will not face saturation before 2024 and extension projects have been deferred.
Source : Le Marin
United States seeks to recover competitiveness through big infrastructure projects
The consultants CG/LA have classified 100 infrastructure projects considered strategic for the American economy. Carrying them out should add one point to GDP each year between 2015 and 2020. Port-cities are among the top projects, some of which are shown in the images.
Source: Journal of Commerce
The Caspian Sea could become a new cruise ship destination, especially the coasts of Azerbaijan
The port of Chongqing Guoyuan on the Yangtze enters the trials phase. In 2014 it will also be connected to Europe by rail.
The port of Singapore will be moved to the south of the city by 2027. The 1,000 ha of the current port will be returned to urban use.
Source: Port Finance International
Guayaquil: a new site for the port?
The Ecuadorian government is undertaking a major rethink on its port system, including relocation of the port of Guayaquil to adapt to the evolution of the world fleet. A common line on port-city strategies is clearly indispensable. The recommendation of the Mayor of Guayaquil is to dredge the access for deeper draft vessels.
Ajaccio: study contracted for restructuring the Bay, including the relocation of marine cargo operations
Marina di Carrara reorganizes the waterfront
The Carrara waterfront project, presented by the mayor and the port chairman at the last MIPIM at Cannes, will lead to the creation of a dedicated port service road and the integration of the port storage area into the landscape. Priority is being given to the creation of public spaces and promenades, particularly the one on the outer jetty which will offer views of the town, the bay and the ships.
Montevideo: port to get a “vertical extension”
The “Torre Lobraus” project combines a warehouse, with storage capacity of 1.8 million m3, with a 21-storey office block which will also contain restaurants, a conference centre and projection rooms for clients.
The Port of Stockholm launches the Värtahamnen project. An opportunity for the city
The reconstruction of the Värtahamnen passenger port was launched in June. The new site and the passenger terminal, which will be more effective and environmentally friendly, should be opened in 2016. The land released will allow the city to build housing and office space in the city centre. It is an integral part of “Stockholm Royal Seaport”, a general redevelopment project.