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
Marine cabotage in USA is reserved to national flag vessels. Freeing this restriction could help to re-launch the country’s economy.
Source : Drewry
Rotterdam imagines a reduction of 50% in its traffic during the second part of the 21st century!
Increase in world population, growing scarcity of raw materials, agricultural land and fossil fuels: if current policies on all these issues do not evolve, the consequences after 2040 will be violent for ports. The transition to a sustainable economy is inevitable. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : Port of Rotterdam
Masterplan for Beira (Mozambique): maximising the port’s potential anticipating climate change
Beira, which is directly threatened by rising sea levels, needs to ensure port access roads for its coal traffic and exports of agricultural products. Extensive City-Port planning has become necessary, with mobilisation of all public and private players.
Source : GreenPort, Autumn 2013, pp 32-34 / Deltares
US ports have strengths to build on in the development of the wind-power industry
The wind-power industry has become an area into which ports can diversify their revenues. There are 3 typical cases: ports which offer a logistics base for the industry; those which simply offer suitable maritime services; and those which welcome the installation of wind farms. (photo © AIVP)
Source : Seaports Magazine, pp 18-22
Port-cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, new destinations for cultural and adventure cruising
Ever bigger and more luxurious passenger ships: this double trend in cruise ship supply means that relatively new vessels are being re-positioned to emerging markets. In this context, and if its port-cities define appropriate strategies, Sub-Saharan Africa has an opportunity.
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande 4897, Oct 2013, pp 18-19
A standardised folding 40ft container: an important step in the fight against transporting empty space
20% of the containers transported by sea are empty (40% for land transport). Repositioning costs 20 billion € per year around the world. Generalised use of folding containers would allow savings of 25% and a reduction of 2.7% in the CO2 impact of marine container transport. (photos © HCI)
Source : Greenport, Autum 2013, pp 26-27 / Holland Container Innovation
Offshore wind power could re-launch ship-building in Japanese port-cities
Source : Techniques de l’ingénieur
Long Beach: political tension between port and city may tarnish the city’s commercial attractiveness
Source : Journal of Commerce
Thanks to its industrial capacity, Mexico has increased containerised exports over its ports by 50%
Source : Comunidad Portuaria
Montreal: higher high tension cables to allow passage of bigger passenger vessels. In 2012, cruise ships earned Can$14M
Source : La Presse