Milwaukee (United States): new access to the water
The City wants to create a park and extend Riverwalk, a promenade running along the edge of the river in the interior port. The project will include provision for interactions with the existing industrial or port activities, and is part of a wider programme for the Harbor District.
Full article : Urban Milwaukee
Huelva (Spain): Tinto quay is now an integral part of the riverside promenade
Full article : 20minutos
Vejle (Denmark), waterfront: The Wave, multi-award winning apartment blocks designed by Henning Larsen, are now complete
Full article : Archinect
Budapest (Hungary): Snohetta selected for a project to provide accommodation for up to 12,000 students on a 135 hectare riverside site
Full article : Design boom (+ images)
New York (United States): Brooklyn Navy Yard looking for a developer
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp oversaw the radical transformation of the yard which is now home to an industrial campus, film studios, and soon a food manufacturing centre. A call for tenders has been made for a final quay damaged six years ago by Hurricane Sandy. The aim is to maintain maritime activities in the area in conjunction with the ship repair activities already present.
Full article : Crain’s New York Business
Guayaquil (Ecuador): in 2020, an aerial cableway across the river will improve urban mobility
Full article : Mundo Maritimo
Cadiz (Spain): Puertos del Estado grants the port permission to sell more than 11 hectares of the Port of Santa Maria for urban development
Full article : El Vigia
Singapore: redevelopment for Tanjong Pagar after the port moves
The relocation of port activities to Tuas will free up several thousand hectares of land in the southern waterfront district after 2027. The government wants to turn the area into a mixed-use zone combining high-quality housing and facilities to create an international tourist destination.
Full article : The Online Citizen
Oslo: competition for a new cultural center in the Vippetangen waterfront district
Full article : StartforTalents
Publication of a ITF and WBU study on the impact of automation on jobs in the transport industry
This is the first independent study on this crucially important issue. Some 40% of the research focused on the maritime sector, including an analysis of the situation in 17 countries. The report stresses that the impact of automation will be gradual, bringing changes not just to jobs themselves but also to their location, potentially generating social tensions.
Belgium: an air quality map for Flanders, including Ghent, Zeebrugge and Antwerp, created with the help of 20,000 members of the public.
Full article: curieuzeneuzen.be
Taiwan: the port of Hualien displays outdoor artworks to encourage residents to stroll in certain public port spaces.
Full article: Taiwan International Ports
Marc Van Peel, former alderman of the port of Antwerp, is to work towards the creation of a port museum by the Port Center Havencentrum
Full article: Flows
Cruise industry: Chile adopts a draft law to allow cabotage for liners between port cities.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Castellon (Spain): more than 1,100 pupils from 28 schools visited the port in 2018 as part of the “Know Your Port” campaign
Full article : Autoridad Portuaria de Castellón
The Port of Prince Rupert sets aside Can$ 1 M to preserve the Skeen river salmon, vital to the local economy.
Full article: Marine Link
The Port of Bilbao is continuing to organise free tours of the port for adult members of the public every Saturday and Sunday, an idea first launched in 2004.
Full article: Bilbao Port
Port of Guadeloupe: the Cayoli environmental project enters a new phase with the restoration of a mangrove area
Full article: Port Guadeloupe Caraïbes
The port of Dunkerque is betting on orderly diversification of its industry and the cohesion of the port community
Source : Le Marin
Nigeria has begun construction of the deep-water port at Lekki to reduce congestion in the country’s other ports from 2017
Two-fold objective for the ferry terminal of Barcelona: reinforce motorways of the sea and break down city-port barriers.
Piraeus: new Chinese investment of 224 M€ will bring 500 jobs and make it the Mediterranean’s No. 1 container port.
Gazprom announces plan to build 13 Ice-Class LNG Carriers adapted to the Northern Sea Route
The European cruise industry in 2012: 37.9 billion Euros (+ 3.3%) for the economy
This progress follows that of 2011. The sector provides over 326,900 jobs (source CLIA) whilst 6.6 million Europeans booked a cruise in 2012. 250 port cities have played host to them and each passenger has spent an average of € 62 per port (€ 77 at ports of embarkation). (photo © AIVP)
Source : Mer et Marine / CLIA
Cargo dwell time is on average, 20 days in African ports. The Africa’s infrastructural gap shaves off 2% of the GDP every year.
New Osthavn will boost Port of Esbjerg growth potential for the wind turbine industry
More than 65 hectares of new space are now available along with 1.2km of extra quay. This capacity is a strategic asset in the very competitive wind energy industry. It also consolidates the port’s position as a partner of the “Esbjerg, Energy Metropolis” project. (Photo : © Port of Esbjerg).
Source : Port of Esbjerg
The port of Marseille wins points with its hinterland
Since 2011, Marseille has set out to reconquer its natural hinterland. From 2014, the port will be connected by a high capacity TEN-t rail link while river services improve. It will face two challenges to its global strategy: the opening of a combined terminal and the construction of the canal between the Rhône and the Fos 2XL terminal. (photo : GPMM)
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande