Copenhagen: Blox, the Danish architecture centre, opened on 7 May
Designed by OMA, it will be partly raised above the dock on which it has been built, to preserve the continuity of the promenade. The multi-purpose building will house a museum, restaurant, offices, housing units, and more.
Newcastle (Australia): the maritime museum set to be relocated to the pumping station? The cost of moving the heritage site would be very high, according to the Port
Full article : The Herald
Barcelona: Carnival Corporation has opened its new cruise terminal, capable of accommodating ships running on LNG
Full article : Cruise News
Fort William (Scotland) wants to welcome cruise passengers directly onshore, in a bid to boost the Highlands’ tourist appeal
Full article : The national
Winnipeg: a community-wide ideas competition for Alexander Dock
Activity ended in this sector alongside the Red River in 2015. The area is now owned by the City and a public consultation was organised in 2017. The main aim of the On the Docks competition is to restore access to the river, but all proposals for this public space will be welcomed.
Montreal: public spaces at the Grand Quai and cruise terminal to be inaugurated on 3 June, with work set to start on the viewing tower in 2019
Full article : Radio canada (+ images ; Video)
Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival: over the years, the shipping container has become a symbol of the city’s cultural identity. A look back at the 2017 edition.
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images)
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 Montreal organises a major event inviting visitors to discover the Iberville promenade and its new cruise terminal
Full article: Newswire
The Gironde Estuary Conservatory (Conservatoire de l’estuaire de la Gironde) is organising the 8th Estuary Conference in partnership with Grand Port Maritime de Bordeaux
Full article: Port of Bordeaux
Roma Cruise Terminal inaugurates its new cruise terminal, one of the largest in Europe, capable of accommodating latest generation vessels
Full article: Ansa
The Province of Antwerp prepares to move the Port Center to a new site closer to the city centre, next to the Port Authority HQ, by 2022
Full article: Havencentrum
The OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) publishes a new report entitled: Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden
Full article: Port of Gothenburg
The Port of Oslo to use drones to find waste in the docks
Full article: Next City
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
Turkey as a cruise hub in East Med: The case of Istanbul
Cruise lines seek for new markets in order to accommodate the growing demand for cruise tourism. In this context, East Mediterranean and Black sea ports would be an alternative cruise destination. Based on cultural and social attractions, Istanbul would be a candidate on serving as a homeport for the region.
Source : Port Economics / Mickael Dooms, Oguz Bagis
Environment: China demands greater quality in its imports of recycled materials. A reduction is expected in this traffic worth 700,000 TEU per year
Source : novethic
Netherlands: more LNG for transport to strengthen the country’s position as a gas hub
The development of LNG as a fuel could create thousands of jobs and generate a clear environmental benefit: a reduction in CO2, NOx and SOx emissions, and in noise pollution. The country aims to have 50 sea-going vessels, 50 lighters and barges, and 500 trucks powered by LNG by 2015.
Source : Port of Amsterdam
Creation of a “logistics hotel” at the port of Paris Austerlitz to develop river-borne urban logistics
Source : L’Antenne
The Port of Venice seeks inspiration in London Gateway to imagine a multimodal logistical future in the Porto Maghera zone
Source : Porto di Venezia
To stimulate the Rwandan economy, Kenya’s ports undertake to make overland traffic on the northern corridor more free-flowing
Source : www.ports.co.za
The port of Rotterdam turns to German investment to extend its hinterland
The port is connected to more than 50 inland terminals in Europe. However it has promised that road deliveries into Maasvlake II will not exceed 35% and it needs to increase rail access. But Germany refuses to develop strategic rail axes, to protect Hamburg. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : The Loadstar
Georgia (USA): a dry port at Cordele, 200 miles from the port of Savannah, to encourage international trade and develop employment
Source : Journal of Commerce
Chinese President calls for increased cooperation among Yangtze River ports to transform the region into a golden water route
Source : Sino Ship News
European ports: an engine for growth
Ports are gateways to the EU’s entire transport network. They are engines of economic development and sources of prosperity. More cargo, cruise ships and ferries in our ports mean more jobs. Look at the infographics to find out more about European ports.
Source : European Union