Swansea: Inauguration of the Construction Wales Innovation Centre on the waterfront
CWIC forms an integral part of the University redevelopment on the waterfront and will provide training in different areas of the construction industry. It is intended to anticipate future needs with on-going or planned projects for the next decade. The centre will have a particular impact on various projects planned for the waterfront: a digital indoor arena, shops and restaurants, offices for start-ups in a container village, etc.
Marinas: international overview of the latest developments in the sector
Full article : Marina World (Nov-Dec 2018), pp. 27-41
Melbourne: revised project for Fishermans Bend
The State Government of Victoria had announced its intention to promote a model development on the site between the port, the Yarra River and the bay, housing 80,000 people by 2050. The proposal had attracted 26 projects by developers at the start of this year, and the prospect of a forest of skyscrapers stirred up debate. The number and height of the tower-blocks will be regulated, and the inclusion of low-cost housing will be a condition for acceptance. The new district must also be compatible with port needs.
Palma: the commissary buildings are to be replaced by the new Oceanographic Centre of the Balearics
Full article : Ports de Balears
Washington: The wharf, a new public space for pedestrians developed by Michael Vergason
Full article : AMC-archi (+ images)
Boston: US$ 3 million announced for the Charlestown Navy Yard
The federal investment will be used mainly to turn the 19th century warehouse into a museum and visitor center. Another part of the site is set to be developed to stage events and concerts, while Pier 1 could host festvals and activities all year round, along with new Freedom Trail tours.
Province of Jiangpu: ship-shaped museum in Yangzhou and cultural parks in eleven cities along the Grand Canal
Full article : Ecns
Energy transition, community relations, human capital: three development priorities for the port of Antwerp.
For its Chief Executive, the port of Antwerp needs increasingly to become a business facilitator and a community builder. The port must take up the challenges of the future by fostering dialogue and acting with the community. Creating a working environment that promotes initiative-taking and respects the well-being of employees will also contribute, as will improving everyday mobility for commuters in the port zone.
Full article: ESPO
The port of Vancouver is rewarded again for the consistency of its management practices with its sustainable development policy.
Full article: Port of Vancouver
The Port de Southampton is speeding up the construction of cycle paths to improve links between home and work, thus reducing pollution.
Full article: Daily Echo
Reducing emissions from maritime transport by 20% by 2050 raises economic and technological questions. Isemar tries to bring some elements of response.
Full article: Isemar
Social network are increasingly at the core of the marketing strategies of cruise operators.
Full article: Port Economics
The Port of Kiel acquires a power plant for cruise ships in order to cover the demand of 50% of calls by 2020.
Full article: World Cargo News
Genoa: 5th meeting of the AIVP Port Center Network (PCN) Working Group
A reduced PCN working group meeting brought together around thirty people from Europe and Canada. The meeting was officially hosted by Porto Antico, the Port Authority and the City of Genoa. Over a day and a half, a series of presentations were given by local stakeholders, with opportunity for debate and discussion, sharing of ideas, and field trips including a visit to the Port Center which recently re-opened to the public, plus the Città dei Bambini, the Galata museum, and a research laboratory specialising in pioneering biomaterials.
Full article: Port Center by AIVP
Shore power for cruise ships continues to be a debatable issue due to the high investment costs and relatively low use.
Full article: CruiseIndustry
The French Parliament strengthens the polluter-pays principle for ship wastes management.
Full article: ESPO
The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Area and the CCI of Var have been chosen to host the “Hydrogène dans les Territoires” Days 2019
Full article: Cap Energie
France: reducing technical costs and reviewing the financial package are the two objectives of the reconfiguration of the Seine-Nord Canal.
Source : French Government
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande
Brazil re-launches waterways to improve its logistical efficiency. 30,000 km of navigable waterways in 2030 for 50 Mt of traffic.
Source : Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande
World Bank: Kenya must solve the problem of port congestion in Mombasa. Land-locked countries are calling for another outlet to the sea.
Russian Prime Minister Sees Northern Sea Route Annual Traffic at 10 Million Tons
Port of Los Angeles: energy management will give a competitive edge in the future
On 3 June 2013, the port launched its energy action plan. Reliability of supply, optimisation of consumption, lowering costs, reducing environmental impact, etc. – the object is to increase the port’s independence from the regional electricity industry and guarantee service quality under all circumstances. (photo © aivp)
Source : Port of Los Angeles
Maputo and Transnet reach an agreement on reciprocal use of their facilities to help the rapid economic expansion of southern Africa
Trade diversity, wind generation industries, the environment – the Port of Nantes Saint Nazaire is trumpeting its ambitions
Source : Le Marin
The re-launch of French ports must be based on three pillars: logistics, industry and the importance of ports for development
WORLD SYSTEMS, a new approach to maritime traffic in the development policies of port cities
In the context of research projects into the dynamics of port cities, AIVP would like to draw its active members’ attention to the World Systems project. This project, financed by the European Union to the tune of one and a half million euros, began in March 2013 and will go on for 5 years. The World Systems project is under the scientific responsibility of César Ducruet, CRNS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) researcher and member of AIVP’s network of experts.“The World Seastems project aims to map and to analyze the changing spatial pattern of the world economy across 300 years from a maritime perspective. It will exploit untapped vessel movement data on a world scale since 1734, date of the first publication of Lloyd’s List. Such data offer disaggregated information on weekly inter-port flows with detailed descriptions of vessels as well as their dates of departure and arrival at world’s ports. Despite the vital importance of maritime transport for economic development and international trade, no research has been done on the long-term evolution of the global maritime network. There are three main goals of the project.
First, it will map for the first time the spatial distribution of almost 300 years of maritime flows in a dynamic and interactive manner. A geomatics visualisation platform will also integrate advanced analytical tools to simplify the pattern of shipping routes and corridors, and to extract meaningful information from the original data, with both scientific and pedagogical outcomes. Second, the project will look at the topological and spatial structure of the global network of inter-port links with reference to graph theory, social network analysis, and complex networks. The global properties of the network can be compared with general models of networks, while the evolution of macroscopic measures will be explored in relation with wider structural and conjectural changes in the world system (e.g. conflicts, revolutions, crises, territorial reconfigurations) in terms of network expansion, shrinkage, concentration and polarization. Internally, the search for tightly connected substructures (i.e. clusters, communities of ports, économies-mondes) will focus on the emergence of world regions and regional integration processes. Finally, we will examine the co-evolution of maritime flows and urban/regional development and compare the growth trajectories of port and non-port cities based on their situation in the combined sea-land network.
In a multidisciplinary fashion, the project questions both the contribution and the resilience of port activities and shipping routes to the transformations of the world system and economy from the local level to the global level. It will provide novel results about world systems theory, network theory, and location theory. “