Palma: the winner is announced in the competition for ideas for the redevelopment of the Mollet zone
Port de Balears has awarded first prize to a project by the architects Rabassa y Forteza. The new marine promenade will become an axis to separate vehicles from pedestrians, who will once again have a view over the sea. An existing building may be demolished to combine the site with a planned maritime museum. The arcades at the fishing quay will be integrated into the new building, making a connection with the old ship-building yards.
San Francisco, Pier 70: Gensler has turned a former machine shop for destroyers and submarines into offices
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
Lemvig (Denmark): designed by 3XN, the Climatorium will host conferences and exhibits on climate change, but also concerts, etc.
Full article : Bustler (+ images)
Saint Petersburg: the floating pontoon installed for events at the heart of New Holland Island has proven a success
Full article : Marina World, September/October, p. 23
Gdynia: ULI’s recommendations for the Fishing Pier
In February, ULI Europe organised a workshop on the Fishing Pier, part of the Sea City project. The initiative covers a 71 hectare site next to the city centre, which is set to house 8,000 residents and 4,000 new jobs. The report sets out the extent of the challenges involved in the Sea City and Fishing Pier plans. The recommendations focus on the need for an inclusive approach involving all of the stakeholders, as well as the importance of transparency and flexibility, connections with the existing city, and innovative funding arrangements. All of these recommendations are regularly highlighted by AIVP in its experiencing sharing initiatives.
Full article : ULI Advisory Workshop Report
Toronto: foundation stone laid in construction of the Waterfront Innovation Centre, first part of the future innovation cluster
Full article : Menkes
Ayamonte (Spain): work begins to integrate the port into the city
Full article : Andalucia Informacion
Cape Town: a 1.2 hectare park on the waterfront
Battery Park will be a part of the Canal District in its own right, and is presented by V-A Waterfront as a new gateway to the waterfront. It will notably include the historic ruins of the Amsterdam Battery fortifications, which will be a key element. The Canal will also allow water taxis to serve the congress centre.
Full article : fin24
Tampico (Mexico): entrepreneurs call for the port redevelopment to encompass both tourism and continued port activity
Full article : El Sol de Tampico
Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes and the CREDDI (economic and law research institute) of the University of the Antilles sign a partnership on research applied to the port economy
Source: Port de la Guadeloupe
Brest (France) hosts the 11th Sea Tech Week 2018 dedicated to marine bio-resources
Full article: Seatechweek
BE MY PORT: A new identity to promote the port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire and make the port part of city life
Together, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port, the Union maritime Nantes ports (UMNP), the Nantes – Saint-Nazaire Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Pays de Loire Region, the Carene, Nantes Métropole and the Loire-Atlantique département have decided to create promotional resources including a new visual identity. The new identity is designed to inspire inclusiveness and adoption by all potential users.
London: controversy surrounds air quality impact following the announcement of plans for a new cruise terminal
Full article: The Guardian
Interview with Tiedo Vellinga, professor at the University of Delft, on his roles in academia and business and the tangible interactions between them.
Full article: Dredging Today
The port of Vigo unveils a new strategic plan open to the port community: “what the port needs”
The plan has been produced to anticipate the needs of the port community and prepare the way for future infrastructural developments at the port. Drafted internally by the Port Authority, the document must now be completed by contributions from all stakeholders in the local community. This collaborative process is not new to Vigo, as its strategic plan for blue growth was based on contributions from 18 external working groups.
Full article: Apvigo
UK: Arup publishes a new report on ports and air quality
Full article: Ukmajorports
Santos (Brazil): the port sector is looking for funds for worker qualifications
Full article: Portosenavios
Responsible cruises: a scientific study attempts to deal with the global socio-economic impact
Full article: PortEconomics
The port of Trieste recovers cruise ships from Venice, which in exchange wants more ferries to Turkey
Source: Il Piccolo
Taking up environmental challenges offers port-cities real economic opportunities
Speaking for the OECD, Olaf Merk identifies 4 strategies: creation of maritime clusters, for example based on logistics; development of renewable energies or the circular economy; growth of waterfront tourism; and finally diversification into non-port sectors.
Source : AIVP / Télécharger le rapport de l’OCDE / Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 30-31
With the port of Hambantota, Sri Lanka wants to become the prime maritime economic centre of the Indian Ocean.
In addition to port terminals with berths for 33 ships simultaneously when completed, the site will have a 16 km² free zone offering tax advantages. Sri Lanka hopes to develop the agro-industrial and petrochemicals industries there. The programme is due for completion in 2020.
Source : Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 30-31
Exports of mining products: Bechtel pleads for a multi-use offshore port hub in the Gulf of Guinea.
Source : Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 22-23
Climate risk: the Port of Long Beach gives itself 3 years to define its redevelopment strategy
Source : Port Strategy, Nov. 2013, p. 6
The Top 100 container ports in 2012: China continues to dominate, with 8 ports in the top 20
Source : World Port Development, Automn 2013 supplement
Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland, will modernize its port in order to become fully sustainable, drive economic growth, and receive cruise ships.
Source : The Artic Journal
Ports of Paris: urban integration of port infrastructure, and development of green urban logistics.
Source : NPI, oct 2013, pp 8-10
La Ciotat (France) aims to become the world’s largest yacht refit centre: 1,200 jobs by 2018, 120 M€ turnover
Source : Le Marin, Hors Serie Yachts, Sept. 2013