Shanghai: new developments planned for Shiliupu Pier
Located in the Hangpu district, Shiliupu Pier was the city’s main ferry port in the 1980s. Having falling into disuse, it was redeveloped to become one of the water gates to the city for the world exhibition in 2010. But visitor numbers quickly fell. Today, the aim is to attract tourists by creating a transport hub and leisure area. A quayside promenade and viewing point overlooking the cruise ships are due to open to the public by the end of 2018, while a tourist information centre will be built on the opposite bank. There are also plans for hotels, shops and restaurants.
Full article : Shanghai Daily
Aarhus: C.F. Møller Architects unveil plans to redevelop an existing building and construct a 144 m tower on a former industrial port site
Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)
London: initial phase of development for a creative quarter on Sugar House Island
Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, Dane’s Yard will provide 8,175 m2 of working space for creative industries, in eight different buildings. The project is part of a mixed-use development on a 10.5 hectare site at Sugar Island, including 1200 homes, almost 58,000 m2 of offices, gardens, a riverside park, hotel, shops, and more.
Full article : World Architecture News (+ images)
The Port of the Balearics launches an invitation to tender to improve road and pedestrian access to the port of La Savina
Full article : Ports de Balears
Malaga: go-ahead for changes to the special port plan to allow the development of a luxury 35 storey hotel
Full article : 20minutos
Hamburg Innovation Port: work gets under way
The project designed by MVRDV includes four main buildings including a hotel, conference areas, offices, laboratories and research facilities. A significant amount of space will be earmarked for public use, including green roof terraces, to encourage interaction between people working in the zone. The project should be delivered by spring 2019, and will form part of the Channel Hamburg technology hub due to be created on the former site of Harburg’s inland port.
Full article : Bustler (+ images)
Tallinn: the Port and the City’s Urban Planning Department sign a MoU to implement the 2030 master plan aimed at redeveloping the Old Port district
Full article : Baltic course
La Spezia: a consortium including Costa, MSC and RCCL joins forces for the new cruise terminal and redevelopment of neighbouring spaces
Full article : Ship2shore
Dublin: 6400 m² of additional office space in the Docklands
In 2017, Kennedy Wilson and Nama bought the former port district of Hanover Quay. Work is due to get started in late 2018 on an office building overlooking the Grand Canal Docks. The building, which should be completed by 2020, completes the Capital Dock development project.
The Port of Taipei opens a 1.2 km stretch of quay for public fishing in response to rising demand for water-based leisure activities
Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation
The Port, University and Maritime Institute of Singapore invest S$18 million in a new Research Centre
Dubbed the “Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP)”, the facility will focus on the needs of industry, developing integrated systems and simulation platforms, as well as research into self-driving vehicles, traffic systems and flow optimisation.
Full article: Asia Today
The Tourist Board in Aarhus (Denmark) announces plans for 1300 local volunteers to greet cruise passengers
Full article: Cruise Industry
The Port of Quequen (Argentina) devises a plan to monitor marine wildlife
The port is committed to monitoring marine wildlife, and in particular eared seals. Aware of the impact of port activities on biodiversity, the port has joined forces with environmental groups to create a comprehensive programme including educational initiatives, research, monitoring, protection and care of animals.
Full article: Global Ports
Festivities held at the Leixoes cruise terminal to satisfy the curiosity of local residents.
Full article: Journal da Economia do Mar
The Abbot Point coal terminal (Australia) risks closure after the impact assessment on the site’s cultural heritage is found to be insufficient.
Full article: The Guardian
The Port of Vancouver presents awards to several economic and industrial stakeholders from its port community, in recognition of their commitment to reducing their environmental footprint
Full article: Port of Vancouver
Solar panels fitted to the roof of La Rochelle’s submarine base at the initiative of the port and the IEL group as part of a €2.5 million investment
Full article: UMLR
The port of Civitavecchia introduces a 0.1% sulphur limit for ferries
Full article: Le Marin
Nantes to host international oceanic exhibition “La mer XXL” next year
Full article: La Mer XXL
Backed by the Grand Port Maritime and the urban community, Dunkirk’s Port Center will open by the end of the year
Full article:: La Voix du Nord
Around the dock basins in Vlissingen, the Netherlands’ largest solar plant is taking shape, and could provide energy to 14,000 homes.
Full article: North Sea Port
The provincial government of the Basque country could take over operation of the port of Pasaia from the Spanish state.
Full article: Diario del Puerto
Forward-looking exercise: TT Club and McKinsey imagine the container industry for the next 25 years.
New players, expanded exchanges, and digitisation all seem plausible developments, although we do not yet know their true impact on growing world trade, how value will be created, or who will be the big winners. Based on their analysis, the authors of the study came up with four scenarios: a total digital revolution; gradual digitisation; a third wave of globalisation; and finally a scenario in which trade declines with significant variations.
Hamburg and Rotterdam aim to manage maritime traffic jointly, in a first step towards the creation of a much-needed European ports network
Full article: Port of Hamburg
For Professor Pierre Cariou, the key to winning the port battle now lies in the ability to handle data, not infrastructures.
Full article: MGI
1970-2018: a look back at the history of self-sailing ships, with questions remaining over their impact on ports
Full article: infomaritime.eu
Alibaba announces its intention to invest 13 billion Euros in a smart logistics network.
The first investment made through its subsidiary Cainiao is in a logistics warehouse on at least ten floors in Hong Kong airport. Other projects exist for Dubai, Hangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Liege and Moscow. Alibaba plans to offer a commitment to deliver anywhere in the world within 72h. Does this point to a future logistics scenario which may have a positive or negative impact on ports?
Full article: Alibaba Group
Cork, Ireland: the new container terminal will be strategically important for the local economy and city expansion plans
Full article: Independent.ie