Hobart (Tasmania): what future for the waterfront?
This review of the history of the Hobart waterfront redevelopment recalls how the transformation of the old port gave rise to multiple projects and debates. The same is true of a project proposed this year by Cumulus Studio, including an outdoor swimming-pool, a market and a maritime museum. The most recent project, by landscape architect Michael Haynes, aims to return priority to pedestrians and public spaces.
Rotterdam: a spiraling belvedere above a historic warehouse designed by MAD architects
Full article : Design boom
Kolkata (India): the port is to commission a consultant for the redevelopment of more than 120 hectares, with a logistics hub and tourism complex
Full article : Realty Economic Times
Santander receives an award from the Caminos Foundation for the urban regeneration of the waterfront and its bay
Full article : El Mundo
Corunna: thousands visit an exhibition on 10 European cities which have converted parts of their port zones
These 10 models give an idea of what could be done at Corunna. All these port cities chose to organise international competitions to give their projects coherence through an overall plan. The solutions adopted vary, depending either on the diversity of the new uses introduced, the type of management adopted, the choice to build emblematic buildings (frequently the case), the uses given to water and the old docks, or the priority given to pedestrian promenades. Visitors were invited to vote for their favourite: Amsterdam was the winner.
Full article : La Voz de Galicia (+ images) + the 10 examples
Strasbourg: redevelopment of the rue du port du Rhin for a better bridge between the city and the port
Full article : Strasbourg Port
Adelaide: a historic warehouse will finally be demolished because of its dilapidated state. Others on the same site will be given new uses
Full article : InDaily
Melbourne: public consultation on plans for a new park at North Wharf in the Docklands
Full article : Participate Melbourne
Marseille, Euroméditerranée: temporary site occupancy strategy
Euroméditerranée has launched a call for expressions of interest for nine sites yet to be allocated in the port hinterland zone. The aim is to host economic or cultural activities there for between one and five years. The strategy is also intended to enable current and future residents and users to reclaim the site in redevelopment.
CSR policy: the port of Huelva provides 61,000 euros of funding to 29 non-profit organisations in the cultural, sports, educational and social sectors.
Full article: Diario Huelva
Ukraine: a national plan aims to develop cold ironing in ports to improve quality of life for local residents.
Full article: World Maritime News
Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal
Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)
Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause
Full article: Greenport
The inland port of Goole will become self-sufficient in electricity, thanks to photovoltaic power. Other ABP ports are following the experiment closely.
Full article: Hull Live
Seattle: the five-year port plan (US$348 M) pays special attention to energy and environmental issues and to relationships with the community
Full article: Port Strategy
La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality
Full article: Market Screener
Alaska starts a training programme to involve citizens from all walks of life in reflection on the potential of the blue economy
Full article: Alaska Journal
Riga: On the city’s initiative, the port will take part in a big public conference on the subject “The port of Riga and the city’s inhabitants”
Full article: Port of Riga
Josep Andreu, Port of Tarragona: collaboration with other regional actors is a key to success – Interview
Source : El Vigia
The key indicators of the French maritime economy. Score board set up by Odyssée Développement, an AIVP member
Source : Le Marin
Port modernisation in Liberia and creation of the country’s first dry port to kick-start the economy
Source : Ports & Ships
A commercial hybrid sailing vessel for supplying isolated zones, the promotion of fair trade, and training
Source : Greenheart Project
Land access to ports, highways of the sea, dry ports, training: 4 of the 18 actions listed in Spain’s “logistics plan”
Source : Cadena de Suministro
Barranquilla turns to the sea with the creation of a river port at the heart of an urban dynamism project
Riverport opened on 23 November 2013 after 7 years of works. With this joint public-private sector project, the city of Barranquilla is turning resolutely towards international trade. Next to the new port, a whole urban district is being transformed and modernised.
Source : Mundo Maritimo
Dakar and Senegal bet on the port economy, logistics and ship-building
Dakar will thus benefit from the National Infrastructure and Maritime Equipment Project. Port terminals have been modernised. The marine terminal is getting ready to receive cruise ships. A “ship-building” industry consisting of small units is emerging and port professions are attracting young Senegalese.
Source : Le Marin, 22 nov 2013, dossier spécial, pp.21-38
Salaise Sablons Industrial Zone (France): when river transport joins forces with industrial ecology
Since work started on this zone (170 ha on completion), the 18 partners have been applying the principles of industrial ecology. It is expected that 2,000 to 3,000 jobs will be created. A jetty will be also built on the river-bank to feed a paper and cardboard recycling business by water.
Source : WK Transports Logistique
Extension of the Port of Vera Cruz: 1.4 Bn € investment, 140,000 jobs expected, setting an environmental example
Source : Comunidad Portuaria
BD 11140 RME: Scotland and the French Region of Basse Normandie join forces for research, training and logistics
Source : Le Marin, 22 nov., pp.2-4