Fremantle (Australia): a steering committee for Victoria Quay
The new steering committee met recently to look at possible uses for the 13 hectare site. A number of developments have already been realised, including the passenger terminal. The stated aim for this historic site in Fremantle is to combine an active port with a tourist hub.
Oakland (USA): new version of the waterfront stadium project unveiled
BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations have presented their updated plans for a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium will be circular shaped and more open, and will also have a landscaped roof open to the public. The aim is to ensure that the arena is better integrated into the surroundings of this Howard terminal site, which will also host a housing and office development programme.
Hull (UK), Humber Quays West: a COMPETITION to develop a waterfront district taking into account flood risks
Full article : H-Living with Water
Santos (Brazil): the new port operator casts doubt on plans to redevelop the Valongo district for urban uses
Full article : A Tribuna
Edinburgh (UK): 7N Architects announces plans for over 900 homes and a large park in the Western Harbour area
Full article : Scottish Construction Now
The Wild Mile: a floating eco-park for Chicago
Designed by SOM architects, the park will use the existing canal walls to create a network of floating wetland zones and walking areas for residents and kayakers. The aim is to create both a natural habitat and recreational and educational spaces. The park is expected to open in 2020.
The City of Glasgow (UK) launches a public consultation on plans to create a park on the banks of the Clyde
Full article : Urbanrealm
Improvements in SHIP information centre in Ijmuiden sea lock complex.
SHIP, a similar structure to AIVP’s port centers, is now more reachable thanks to a new boat connection. The center has also improved the Technolab for youngsters with three new workshops. SHIP also hosts now a temporary exhibition of artist Thijs Zwart.
New partnership between the ports of Douala and Bordeaux to learn in particular about port-city relationship
Full article : Afrik.com
Inscriptions open for the bike race around the waterfront of Strasbourg, organized by the port
Full article : Stras’N’Bike
Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member), launches new website about port economy and employment.
The initiative has been done in cooperation with Union Maritime, gathering 35 port companies. The main goals is to give disclosure to port employment and facilitate the process for future applicants. The website is only one of the elements of the program “Cap sur l’économie portuaire”, developed by the port and Union Maritime to increase the visibility of port related professions.
Full article: cap-economie-portuaire.fr
Port Authority of Valencia wins Green4sea award for their use of hydrogen to reduce environmental impact
Full article: Safety4sea
World Ocean Council (WOC) and Port of Vancouver propose a global platform to facilitate the coordination and use of environmental incentives for carriers and other maritime companies
Full article: Safety4sea
Hackathon in the port of Santos (BR) gives chance to students to propose innovative solutions for port problems
Full article: Informativos dos portos
Port Authority and Municipality of Valparaíso agree to create a joint working committee to discuss port development.
This measure could allow better dialogue for port-city relationship and a common vision. This decision is motivated by the current situation of terminal 2, where the port authority will be responsible for the environmental assessment. Other port and urban projects, including a pier for cruises were also discussed. The mayor emphasized that their priority is to make sure that port development is done according to environmental requirements, but also that create jobs, and bring prosperity to the port and the city. The president of the port authority welcomed the common initiative with the municipality and, looking beyond the short term decisions concerning the terminal 2.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Port of LA announces 1 million US$ Community Investment Grant Program.
The goal of the program is to fund different kinds of initiatives that work for the benefit of the port community. This grant program is funded with shipping and lease revenues, rather than tax payers money. Applications are possible until May 6th.
The industrial port of Kribi receives a loan of 20M€ from the AFD to prepare the commissioning of the port
Some of the main objectives are: the general implementation of the development master-plan, and coordination with private operators. Priority will be given to the development of basic infrastructure to connect this project with the region and the rest of the country.
Full article: 237 online.com
The K Line ship company will introduce solar energy and LED lighting for its ships in the future. The goal: lowering CO2 emissions by 25%
Full article: Diario del Puerto
Simulation: Rescue services would find it very difficult to respond to the shipwreck of a cruise ship in the Arctic with 4,000 people on board
Full article: The Artic Journal
The Port of Mombassa will host Kenya’s first Free Zone. Objective: attracting businesses, and promoting industrial development
Full article: Ecofin
The port of Douvres will advise the Taiwanese ports of Keelung, Kaohsiung and Anping on developing passenger activities
Full article: Port Technology
Publication: “Les métropoles fluviales” (River cities. Reconciling urban planning and logistics for sustainable development)
Housing developments, promenades, cultural events… cities in Europe are rediscovering their riverfronts, but they may be overlooking the river’s logistics function. This collective work reassesses the role of the port in the metropolitan space and proposes some innovative alliances between urban development and logistics.
Full article : L’oeil d’or en ligne.com
Santos: The development of port terminals leads to City-Port disputes
The Brazilian justice system has just authorized the construction of a grain terminal that the city didn’t want because of its impact on the daily life of residents. A modification of the city’s urban development plan in 2013 had blocked the development of the terminal, but the Courts ruled that the city cannot oppose construction in the port area, which is under federal jurisdiction.Full article: Portos e Navios
France: Ports may benefit from simplified administrative and commercial procedures.
That was the conclusion of a recent official report. The French State wishes to boost the economy by stimulating industrial and port activities. This “simplicity shock” will promote the coordination of environmental policies, as well as land policy, by bringing them into line with the development plans of nearby municipalities.
The African Union (AU) adopts the 2050 Integrated Maritime Strategy which aims to strengthen Africa’s maritime economy.
This continental plan sets out guidelines for different domains that concern port cities: port development and access infrastructures, free flow of trade, new energy systems, etc. The overall objective is simple: promoting Africa’s development.
Tangiers Automotive City: the new import/export Free Zone located next to Port Tangiers-Med welcomes its first industrial tenants.
Full article: L’Usine Nouvelle