Hong Kong: flats over the container terminal?
This is one of the solutions being studied by the government to meet the strong pressure for housing. The other option would be to relocate the terminal concerned, Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, which currently handles 80% of the territory’s traffic. For the Managing Director, the first option is worth considering and technically feasible. It could provide housing for tens of thousands of people. Relocating the 380-hectare terminal, on the other hand, raises the difficulty of finding an alternative site. A joint port-city solution which is unprecedented to say the least! It will be proposed to the public in March.
Full article : South China Morning Post
Santander: development of public spaces around the passenger terminal will start this spring
Full article : El Diario
Melbourne Docklands: reflections and an exhibition by RMIT students on a zero carbon future for Victoria Harbour
Full article : Docklands news
Marseilles: the five historic cranes of the Digue du Large sea wall are finally being preserved
Full article : La marseillaise
Oulu (Finland): images of PAVE architects’ 2014 project to turn grain silos into housing
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Sète: the port will seek consultation on the project to accommodate large yachts, which has given rise to much discussion
Full article : La Dépêche
The Rotterdam Makers District is officially launched
This common initiative by the City and the Port will bring together RDM Rotterdam and M4H Rotterdam, which are on opposite sides of the river. Participants in last year’s AIVP world conference saw for themselves how RDM Rotterdam has created an association between the Port, Rotterdam University and the business sector to encourage innovation in the shipping economy. The other bank, once occupied by fruit-shipping activities, is gradually being settled by innovative companies, offices linked to the design industry and Port XL.
Dubai: first phase of development planned for the canal, with floating homes
Full article : Design Mena
Hong Kong: being a leading maritime metropolis still requires a prosperous port
Full article: China Daily
The wahoo effect plays a role for port employees. We look at the Kalmar example
Full article: Kalmar Global
Lorient: winter port circuits to learn about the region’s maritime economic identity
Full article: CCSTI
France: what does the future hold for the sea and the coastline?
The State has set up a participative platform for members of the public to obtain information and submit their views on the future vision proposed for each of the country’s coastlines, in order to ensure the right ecological balance and maximise economic and social benefits from the sea and coast.
Valparaíso: the port launches the fourth edition of “Vive Muelle Prat”, with festive activities for all the family
Full article: Portal Portuario
The Port of La Rochelle launches a consultation on its “Port Horizon 2025” development project
Full article: Port of La Rochelle
Thanks to a long-term societal integration policy, the Dutch people now love the port of Rotterdam!
Full article: Port of Rotterdam
The ASEAN member nations sign a joint declaration to promote the development of the cruise industry in the region
Full article: www.cruiseindustrynews.com
A report on maritime growth in the United Kingdom underlines the need for greater engagement with the public and more support for education and training
Full article: Gov.uk
Liverpool: the public to be invited to contribute to plans for a new ferry on the river Mersey
The passenger service is coming to the end of its life. The Mayor of Liverpool wants the ferry to remain an icon that reflects the city’s identity, and the new service will be a key part of the transport and tourism strategies. The new ferries will need to meet the needs of passengers, while generating additional revenue from the organisation of events and local cruises. Full article: www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
Local production, shorter logistics chains: where does that leave ports?
According to IDC Manufacturing Insights, industry in future will have to produce much more personalised products, more rapidly. This would result in more localised production. International world trade – and thus port activity – might suffer.
Source : www.scdigest.com
Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal: 286 km long and 22 m deep !
Latin America: competitive advantages considerably weakened by infrastructure deficiencies.
High logistics costs damage companies, which are only surviving thanks to high Chinese demand. This could weaken and damage the continent. To make the economy safe, 3.4 to 5.8% of regional GDP should be invested each year in infrastructure, including ports.
Source :Journal of Commerce
France: reducing technical costs and reviewing the financial package are the two objectives of the reconfiguration of the Seine-Nord Canal.
Source : French Government
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande
Brazil re-launches waterways to improve its logistical efficiency. 30,000 km of navigable waterways in 2030 for 50 Mt of traffic.
Source : Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande
World Bank: Kenya must solve the problem of port congestion in Mombasa. Land-locked countries are calling for another outlet to the sea.
Russian Prime Minister Sees Northern Sea Route Annual Traffic at 10 Million Tons
Port of Los Angeles: energy management will give a competitive edge in the future
On 3 June 2013, the port launched its energy action plan. Reliability of supply, optimisation of consumption, lowering costs, reducing environmental impact, etc. – the object is to increase the port’s independence from the regional electricity industry and guarantee service quality under all circumstances. (photo © aivp)
Source : Port of Los Angeles