Amsterdam: what strategy for Haven-Stad?
The City of Amsterdam wants to turn the 650 hectare Docklands site into a sustainable mixed-use district, capable of accommodating some 70,000 homes and generating 58,000 jobs. Last February, it called in experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to assess the opportunities and risks of the vast project. In its report, the ULI recommends accelerating the project, engaging investors, and also sharing the risks by setting up a public/private development company involving all of the stakeholders concerned.
Barcelona: the Generalitat de Catalunya gives the green light for the Hermitage Museum in the port
Full article : Catalunyapress
Durban: four derelict buildings demolished to make way for new developments at the Point Waterfront project site
Full article : Moneyweb
The Port of Seville invites firms TO BID FOR a contract to design a new urban-port district
The winning contractor will be required to draw up a master plan to integrate port activities into the urban environment. The main objectives of the project are to develop cruise business, cultural, leisure and commercial activities, and to host innovative firms at Tablada dock and the adjacent district. The chosen contractor will also need to preserve and showcase the local port and industrial heritage, and propose an inclusive approach.
Full article : Puerto de Sevilla
The City of Liverpool approves plans for a business incubator in the Wirral Waters district
Full article : Wirral Globe
Baltimore: West 8 chosen for the Middle Branch Waterfront
The project will create over 11 miles of park and a network of promenades for the local community. There will also be a bridge to Port Covington, a district in the south of Baltimore where other regeneration projects are also in progress.
The passenger terminal in Santa Cruz de Tenerife will have spaces open to visitors and city residents
Full article : El Dia
The port of San Diego will install 72 Econcrete tide pools to provide ecological protection and stabilize the shoreline, while contributing to the the regeneration of the local ecosystem. The three-year pilot project is the eight initiative of the port’s Blue Economy Incubator
Full article: Port of San Diego
Hafencity in Hamburg will start testing a self-driving bus. Until mid-2020, the tests will run without passenger in a limited area. The second phase, including passengers, will continue until 2021, to finally start the final phase with the full route including stops
The port of Barcelona tackles air pollution with quay electrification and joining the Lean and Green program
The port president, Mercè Conesa, explained that the port will requested a new connection to the electric network, that should be approved in less than 18 months. This initiative complements the investment done in LNG infrastructure and the participation in the Lean & Green program. The goals of this initiative from the regional producers association is to reduce the CO2 emissions by 20% in the next five years. The port authority, along with the municipality and environmental organizations, also propose creating a SO2-free zone in the Mediterranean to reduce the emissions of this harmful polutant.
Antofagasta Terminal Internacional, en Chile, implements new lighting systems to improve the working condition and reduce light pollution
Full article: Portal Portuario
The port of Helsinki celebrated on August 11th its open door event, including concerts and circus acts
Full article: Port of Helsinki
The port of New York, on its way to becoming the second most important in the country, presents its 2050 master plan.
Where the previous plan stressed improving sea access, the new one looks to generating profits from these new competitive advantages. This plan concludes two years of discussions with all the stakeholders. Sustainability and resilience are the key, and will require the port to commit to close partnerships with neighbouring communities. The review of concession contracts will follow the same guidelines.
Odessa: the mayor begins a dialogue with the port to regulate truck traffic and create a shared vision for the region.
Full article: L’Observateur
As expected, UNCTAD names a trio of Asian countries as the top three maritime states with the best global connections
Full article: CNUCED / UNCTAD
Lisbon: moves to modernise the Alcantara container terminal in the city centre will promote intermodality and the use of rail transport
Full article: Cargo Revista
Cruise ships: poor return on investment for share-holders, associated with high risk, may encourage companies to change their business model.
Full article: Times Malta
Zadar: to limit impacts on the historical city, the port decides to build a cruise ship terminal away from the centre which will be able to absorb growth in traffic.
Full article: Port Authority Zadar
China: the province of Shandong initiated, in turn, a merger of ports with the takeover of the Weihai Port (45 Mt) by Qingdao.
Full article: Splash 247
Marseille: the biological recycling of industrial CO2 through the capture of fumes by microalgae works!
Full article: Port de Marseille (pdf)