Reimagine the Canals: seven finalists named
The Governor of New York State has unveiled the seven finalists in the competition to redevelop the State’s canal network. The aim is to develop the canals’ tourism and leisure potential and economic sustainability, while preserving and showcasing their heritage value, and securing their long-term financial viability.
Circl pavilion: a building designer on the principles of the circular economy and versatility to adapt to different uses
Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)
Greenwich Peninsula, London: designed to be iconic, the district Energy Center will now also house a Visitor Center
Full article : CF Moller Architects (+ images, plans)
Santos: the Port announces changes to the Porto Valongo Santos project
The initial project to convert this historic port district of almost 14 hectares was produced in 2012 by Ove Arup and Partners. The new plan was unveiled by the CEO of the port operator Codesp following an agreement with the Government, and includes proposals to develop the rail network, restore warehouses 1 to 4 and demolish warehouses 5 to 8. A raft of measures will be taken to preserve and showcase the port’s heritage.
London: Essel Group puts forward plans for a cultural centre including a museum, theatre and botanical gardens at Silvertown Docks
Full article : Newham Recorder
Portland: debate on the risks of waterfront privatization and the loss of industrial and port uses
Full article : PressHerald
Brest: landscaping work on the port has begun
The work is an accompaniment to the new Marine Renewable Energy zone currently being created, and will showcase Brest’s maritime and industrial activities, with a coastal path and viewing tower. A biodiversity reserve is also planned. The project has been presented to representatives of local residents living close to the site.
Full article : Journal Port de Brest, mars 2018
Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training
The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.
Full article: Ship2shore
Venice: new regulations come into effect for large cruise ships exceeding certain tonnage criteria
Full article: The Meditelegraphe
The Martigues Tourist Board (France) is organising three tours of the port of Fos on the theme “Nature and Industry”
Full article: Fequence Sud
Lorient’s Port Center website goes online
Having signed the Port Center Missions Charter in 2016, port community stakeholders in Lorient have now opened a digital Port Center, in the form of a website explaining and highlighting the port. The website, at www.lorientportcenter.com carries the official “Port Center By AIVP” label. Lorient’s port community who came together around the project understand that three-way dialogue between the city, port and citizens is beneficial for the territory as a whole. Since 2016, a large working group has been actively implementing the project, led by Audélor, and bringing together the main stakeholders in the port territory (Lorient Agglomération, the City of Lorient, the Regional Council, SEM Lorient Keroman, the Morbihan CCI (Port of Commerce), SELLOR (marinas), the Espace des Sciences Maison de la Mer, the University of Southern Brittany, the Development Council, Bretagne Pôle Naval, and others.)
Full article: AIVP
Seattle: three companies ordered to pay $4M for damage caused to the coastal fringe dating back to the start of the last century.
Full article: Herald Net
Le Havre: invitation to tender including an engineering study on the future port center
The Port Center of Le Havre – a member of the AIVP Port Center Network – has just published an invitation to tender for a “Design study for the scientific and cultural project of the future Port Center in Le Havre”. The move is part of the Le Havre region’s candidacy for the PIA3 future investment project, for which the port city of Le Havre has been selected and which offers an ambitious programme entitled “Smart port city, towards a new model for urban and industrial-port territory integrated through innovation”. AIVP is delighted by this opportunity to work on the concept for the Future Port Center, an essential resource for developing a culture of harmonious development between city, port and citizens.
France: solar power plan for the river dam at Port Saint Louis du Rhône
Full article: Port of Marseilles
South Africa’s national ports authority (TNPA, a member of AIVP) to set up its own dredging school
Full article: Engineering News
The Port of Genoa is to be equipped with cold ironing facilities by Nidec
Full article: Cruise industry
A report by Asia Research & Engagement, commissioned by HSBC, assessing the risks of climate change to ports across Asia Pacific
Full article: Sustainable Finance
Dunkirk: using the industrial web to enhance tourist appeal and promote symbiosis between industries.
Work is currently in progress on the third version of the tool. Experience has confirmed that the tool provides potential investors with competitive advantages, by allowing a better connection with the existing ecosystem. It could eventually be developed for other territories and be supported by a future “energy web”.
Full article: La Tribune
Los Angeles / Long Beach: a container staging hub to reduce onshore congestion
The Harbor Performance Enhancement Centre will occupy a site of more than 4 hectares close to the 14 terminals in San Pedro Bay. The US$130 million facility will be capable of processing 3500 truckloads per day. The aim is to boost productivity by 10% and reduce emissions by cutting waiting times and simplifying container drop-off and collection.
Murmansk, Arctic: Russia launches plans for a new coal terminal, with the aim of eventually developing a mixed-use port
Full article: The Barents Observer
China in moves to build the Kra Canal, a waterway across Thailand designed to bypass the Strait of Malacca, which is close to saturation point.
Full article: Business Standart
Through an investment fund, the Port of Rotterdam is supporting the development of storage batteries for the maritime industry
Full article: Splash 24/7
The Regional Council of Hawke’s Bay (NZ) considers funding for the Port of Napier to guarantee sustainable economic development
Full article: Scoop Independent News
Enviroports: a young marine services company aiming to treat waste and supply fresh water
Full article: Splash 24/7
France, Port Community System: Soget and MGI are closing the gap towards agreement on a solution which will be unique in the country
Full article: Soget
Port of Leghorn ready to construct a LNG platform which will have a final capacity of 9,000 m3.
Full article: Greenport
The port of Incheon is booming: logistics zones, energy transformation, industrial ecology in the cold chain, cruising and tourism
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News