Milwaukee (United States): new access to the water
The City wants to create a park and extend Riverwalk, a promenade running along the edge of the river in the interior port. The project will include provision for interactions with the existing industrial or port activities, and is part of a wider programme for the Harbor District.
Full article : Urban Milwaukee
Huelva (Spain): Tinto quay is now an integral part of the riverside promenade
Full article : 20minutos
Vejle (Denmark), waterfront: The Wave, multi-award winning apartment blocks designed by Henning Larsen, are now complete
Full article : Archinect
Budapest (Hungary): Snohetta selected for a project to provide accommodation for up to 12,000 students on a 135 hectare riverside site
Full article : Design boom (+ images)
New York (United States): Brooklyn Navy Yard looking for a developer
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp oversaw the radical transformation of the yard which is now home to an industrial campus, film studios, and soon a food manufacturing centre. A call for tenders has been made for a final quay damaged six years ago by Hurricane Sandy. The aim is to maintain maritime activities in the area in conjunction with the ship repair activities already present.
Full article : Crain’s New York Business
Guayaquil (Ecuador): in 2020, an aerial cableway across the river will improve urban mobility
Full article : Mundo Maritimo
Cadiz (Spain): Puertos del Estado grants the port permission to sell more than 11 hectares of the Port of Santa Maria for urban development
Full article : El Vigia
Singapore: redevelopment for Tanjong Pagar after the port moves
The relocation of port activities to Tuas will free up several thousand hectares of land in the southern waterfront district after 2027. The government wants to turn the area into a mixed-use zone combining high-quality housing and facilities to create an international tourist destination.
Full article : The Online Citizen
Oslo: competition for a new cultural center in the Vippetangen waterfront district
Full article : StartforTalents
Publication of a ITF and WBU study on the impact of automation on jobs in the transport industry
This is the first independent study on this crucially important issue. Some 40% of the research focused on the maritime sector, including an analysis of the situation in 17 countries. The report stresses that the impact of automation will be gradual, bringing changes not just to jobs themselves but also to their location, potentially generating social tensions.
Belgium: an air quality map for Flanders, including Ghent, Zeebrugge and Antwerp, created with the help of 20,000 members of the public.
Full article: curieuzeneuzen.be
Taiwan: the port of Hualien displays outdoor artworks to encourage residents to stroll in certain public port spaces.
Full article: Taiwan International Ports
Marc Van Peel, former alderman of the port of Antwerp, is to work towards the creation of a port museum by the Port Center Havencentrum
Full article: Flows
Cruise industry: Chile adopts a draft law to allow cabotage for liners between port cities.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Castellon (Spain): more than 1,100 pupils from 28 schools visited the port in 2018 as part of the “Know Your Port” campaign
Full article : Autoridad Portuaria de Castellón
The Port of Prince Rupert sets aside Can$ 1 M to preserve the Skeen river salmon, vital to the local economy.
Full article: Marine Link
The Port of Bilbao is continuing to organise free tours of the port for adult members of the public every Saturday and Sunday, an idea first launched in 2004.
Full article: Bilbao Port
Port of Guadeloupe: the Cayoli environmental project enters a new phase with the restoration of a mangrove area
Full article: Port Guadeloupe Caraïbes
Giant ships upset the organisation of the logistical chain: are they a good economic choice?
Heavy investments in port infrastructure, limited possibility of mass handling pre- and post-shipment, territorial inequalities, spatial constraints and conflicts with cities, the capacity of insurance companies – all these challenges need to be solved. This complete dossier raises numerous issues.Full article: NPI, Déc. 2013, pp. 15-27
Campine (Belgium): trials in using water transport for household rubbish (pop. 500,000) and industrial waste
Full article: NPI, Déc. 2013, pp. 8-9
Pays de Loire Region (France): 100% renewable energy by 2050, 50% from marine energy sources.
The region’s strengths: a sea port, an efficient naval dockyard, a structured industry and finally a research pole with considerable means. Performance in the future will depend on making supply more structured and specialised in order to earn profits from exporting all this know-how.
Full article: Le Marin, 10 janv. 2014, pp. 18-19
Financial equilibrium, logistical fluidity: the relationship between river transport and sea ports requires a concerted strategy
Full article: Journal de la Marine Marchande, 13 déc. 2013, dossier, pp. 17-26
Susports Project: the ports of Valencia and Felixstowe collaborate in optimising their energy management
Source : Climate-KIC
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