The port of Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) is to be transformed into a city
The 10-15 year project by Suria Capital Holdings Bhd has recently been unveiled. Jesselton Waterfront City will include an international conference centre, hotels, shops and offices, as well as a terminal for cruise ships and international ferries. The work to transfer existing port activities to Sabah Ports is due to start in late 2019.
Liverpool (UK) may lose its world heritage status on account of the waterfront project of Peel Holdings, “Liverpool Waters”
Full article : Liverpool echo
Duluth (USA): the City will be able to levy a special tax to kick-start waterfront projects
Full article : Duluth News Tribune
Toronto: the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Quayside is provoking debate
Sidewalk Labs publicised its “Draft Master Innovation and Development Plan” for the 4.9 hectares of Quayside at the end of June. Waterfront Toronto has launched an evaluation procedure, based mainly on public consultation. There has been prompt reaction to the project from various angles in the press, as well as an open letter from the President of Waterfront Toronto. He points out that Waterfront Toronto was not involved in the creation of this master plan and that a certain number of disagreements still need to be resolved. One particular aspect is the governance plan for the project: leadership of the execution, use of data for the smart project, etc.
Philadelphia (USA): a park above the freeway could reconnect the old city with the river
Full article : The Philadelphia Inquirer
Belfast, Waterside Project: property developer Osborne+Co gets the go-ahead from the city authorities
The aim is to transform the former industrial site on the edge of the Lagan into an ecosystem for the city’s creative economy. The plan includes offices for almost 8,000 workers, cultural and leisure facilities, 675 apartments, and a hotel. The masterplan, designed by Henning Larsen, was recognized at the 2018 World Architecture News Awards.
The Port of Saint-Nazaire plans to build a “signal tower” in the City Port district of Petit Maroc
Full article : Saint-Nazaire maville
Guangzhou (China): a warehouse district becomes a Creative Zone
The architects at Atelier cn°S focused first on redeveloping the public spaces between these industrial buildings and on the riverside. Some of the buildings were allocated for commercial use, but the identity of two of them, with their red-brick frontages, was largely preserved. A “Cultural creativity” office was set up, while street art and the creation of recreational spaces have also helped to give the district a very new feel.
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
German Government and the city of Hamburg will destine 38 million € for the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services, improving the facilities and developing new research for innovations in ports, shipping, shipbuilding and maritime logistics
Full article: Hamburg News
The Port of Valencia is planning to become energy self-sufficient by 2025, using renewable energy sources. The plans includes installing wind turbines 4 or 5 km on the sea, photo-voltaic panels, an electrical substation and potentially creating a new artificial reef
Full article: Portal Portuario
Port of Long Beach will fund a 26.3 million $ project to restore the coastal habitat of Colorado Lagoon
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Ege Port of Kusadasi, first cruise port to receive the ECO Port certificate
Full article: Portal Portuario
Hybrid cranes will reduce greenhouse gases up to 96% in the port of Oakland
Full article: Portal Portuario
The Association of French Ports (UPF) launches a new app @port to explain the port ecosystem to broader audiences in a friendlier way
Full article: Ports de France
Following the municipality’s request, the port of Valencia will handle weekly reports of the air quality in the port. The port authority will also invest 3,6 mill. € in a new environmental network of sensors to be operational until 2020
Full article: El Diario
Port of Riga maintains several nature protected areas, to protect and enhance the local biodiversity
Full article: Port of Riga
Great opportunity to learn about mobility in port cities in EU program Civitas-Portis
EU program Civitas Portis launches a call for interests for European port cities interested in knowing more about innovative mobility solutions. The deadline for applications is on September 15th. In the past AIVP days in Riga we hosted representatives from this EU program and saw possible crossovers regarding goal 3 of the AIVP agenda 2030 about mobility for port cities
Full article: Civitas Portis
The port of San Diego will sponsor 64 public events in the waterfront through its Tidelands Activation Program, starting on this July. The program will distribute 430.000 $ of funding and 1,1 million $ in services to bring the people to the waterfront and discover port areas and public spaces
Full article: Times of San Diego
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
French port-cities act to support the emergence of a high performance offshore wind power industry
Source : Energies Actu
The port of Rotterdam bets on the bio-economy and the development of new inter-business collaborations
In the Maasvlakte 2 project, 80 ha are reserved for the “Bioport”. The object is to extend the future of the chemical and power industries in the Netherlands. Industrial and logistical activities will be concentrated on the use of biomass as an energy source, a base for fuels or raw material for chemical processes. (Photo © AIVP)
Source : Port of Rotterdam 1 / Port of Rotterdam 2
40 years of international studies in maritime economics, management and policy scoured by 4 researchers
Source : Port Economics
Dunkirk positions itself as a hub for intra-European sea transport and offers a credible alternative to the route
Source : WK Transport Logistique
The port of Trieste recovers cruise ships from Venice, which in exchange wants more ferries to Turkey
Source: Il Piccolo
Taking up environmental challenges offers port-cities real economic opportunities
Speaking for the OECD, Olaf Merk identifies 4 strategies: creation of maritime clusters, for example based on logistics; development of renewable energies or the circular economy; growth of waterfront tourism; and finally diversification into non-port sectors.
Source : AIVP / Télécharger le rapport de l’OCDE / Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 30-31
With the port of Hambantota, Sri Lanka wants to become the prime maritime economic centre of the Indian Ocean.
In addition to port terminals with berths for 33 ships simultaneously when completed, the site will have a 16 km² free zone offering tax advantages. Sri Lanka hopes to develop the agro-industrial and petrochemicals industries there. The programme is due for completion in 2020.
Source : Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 30-31
Exports of mining products: Bechtel pleads for a multi-use offshore port hub in the Gulf of Guinea.
Source : Ports & Harbors, Nov. 2013, pp. 22-23
Climate risk: the Port of Long Beach gives itself 3 years to define its redevelopment strategy
Source : Port Strategy, Nov. 2013, p. 6