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
Fighting against the costly, highly-polluting transport of empty containers is a priority for the Port of Rotterdam
To reduce these negative effects, the Inland Links computer platform – covering more than 50 inland ports connected to Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany – coordinates the positioning of all empty containers : vital information for making shippers’ logistical chains more efficient. (photo © Port of Rotterdam)
Source : Port of Rotterdam
Dredging spoil: 4 years of research confirms its potential use for the building of roads. Will this become a new industry?
Source : Le Marin, n°3460, Nov. 2013
Europe agrees to provide €2 million of funding to Civitavechhia for its project ‘Est’ within the framework of the Ten-T
Source: Informazione Marittime
The port of Rijeka (AIVP member) could be the new maritime gateway for Central Europe
The neighbouring ports of Trieste and Koper do not currently fully achieve this role. Thanks to its rail connections, the port of Rijeka appears to be better connected to Budapest, Munich or Vienna. In addition, Croatia’s entry into the EU gives it one new commercial advantage. (© photo AIVP)
Source : Port Strategy, Oct. 2013, p51
Cruises in Montreal (AIVP member): up 46% between 2011 and 2013 and US$ 13.5 million in economic repercussions.
Source : Quebec Huffingtonpost
The UK approves marine energy park dedicated to wind turbines in Humberside on the East Coast
The Able Marine Energy Park will be dedicated to the manufacturing, storing, assembly and deployment of offshore wind turbines. It will be located in a 500-hectare logistics park. The aim is to create a regional industrial cluster at the heart of one of the world’s main offshore wind energy centres.
Source : Maritime Journal / Able Marine Energy Park
The port of Corunna to move the Repsol oil terminal by 2018: improving the environment and economic efficiency
Source : El Vigia
Sohar, 1st port in the Middle East to give preference to clean ships. 20 other ports world-wide have already adopted the practice
Source : Port of Sohar
The growth of the Russian port “Ust Port Luga” will harm the activity of Baltic ports, including Tallinn and Riga (AIVP members), in the long term
Source : bbn