Qingdao (China): Cruise Port City, a masterplan by KCAP
In June last year, KCAP won the competition to redesign a 420 hectare space. The aim is to create a very dense mixed-use development and green environment, notably through the public spaces, multiple green spaces, and restored ecosystems. The masterplan also includes measures to preserve port heritage and open up the zone to the historic city.
Full article : KCAP
Portland (USA): a building dating from 1895 is to be demolished and rebuilt brick by brick. Eight of the 16 buildings at the site will be preserved.
Full article : Press Herald
The Belfast waterfront (Northern Ireland) set to get two hotels next to the Titanic museum
Full article : Irish news
Wessal Casablanca Port: work progresses
The aim is to support the growth of the port’s activity and improve urban integration. Examples include the creation of a new fishing port, and the relocation and increased capacity for a new shipyard, for which a call for tenders has just been launched. Similarly, the new cruise terminal, with capacity for 500,000 passengers, is intended to help the city become a major tourist destination. In the historic zone, the tower housing the port authority and various port stakeholders should be completed by the end of March. Eventually, the port’s activities, the medina site and waterfront area will be completely restructured and requalified.
Saint-Nazaire – Nantes (France): a Port and Territory Charter between the Joint Conurbation Authority and the Port identifies nine areas for joint action for the City Port interface
Full article : Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port – Le Mag, p. 19
Auckland: the historic warehouse n°10 is now a mixed-used building, and is notably used for cruise activity
Full article : Panaku, Shed10
The Port of Rotterdam has received twelve proposals for a marina dedicated to superyachts to be integrated into Rijnhaven
Full article : Port of Rotterdam
Montreal: call for proposals to convert the iconic Silo 5
A quarter of a century after it closed, Silo 5, an emblematic building in Montreal’s Vieux Port district, Silo 5 is set to become the heart of new mixed-used district with housing, shops, a hotel, and leisure and tourist facilities. The request for proposals to redevelop the silo and the Pointe du Moulin site is based on the responses obtained during the associated public consultation. Priority will be given to showcasing the silo and its industrial history, and the building could be used to create spectacular viewpoints!
The Port of Cork (Ireland) begins urban design studies and consultations for the Tivoli Docklands, whose container terminal is set to be relocated
Full article : Port of Cork
The CEO of the port of Osaka cannot see his port developing without the city and population.
Full article: Ports and Harbors, n°63/6, p40
Iceland becomes the latest country to get an electric ferry (550 passengers / 75 cars) to reduce its carbon footprint.
Full article: Cruise and ferry
An aesthetic port
People often have a negative perception of the port and its infrastructures. There are solutions for showcasing and overhauling the image of these facilities. These solutions allow the active port to be kept close to the city, while at the same time transforming the way they are seen by the public, as highlighted by Olivier Lemaire, General Manager of AIVP.
Full article : Port Strategy
Dunkirk Port Museum: 62,000 visitors in 2018, an ambitious programme for 2019, and a Port Center in the pipeline.
Full article: Mer et Marine
Longer liners is an increasingly common solution for adapting to the cruise market, as these impressive images show!
Full article: Cruise Industry News
The port of Barcelona is counting on international climate cooperation to reduce the carbon footprint of its own activities
Full article: El Vigia
The cruise market, as buoyant as ever, will see its ranks swelled by 14 new companies in the next two years.
Full article: Cruise Industry News
Valencia: continued experiments with the use of hydrogen for port logistics as part of efforts to achieve zero emissions.
Full article: Greenport
The City of Quebec is keen to strengthen innovation in the Littoral Est sector, as a complement to port development projects.
The initiative forms part of the wider Saint Lawrence project driven by the Province. At these sites, which have a clear economic purpose, a technological innovation zone will be focused on logistics activities, life sciences and clean technologies, particularly in the field of energy. The project is intended to generate synergies with plans to extend the port into the Beauport area.
Full article: Ville de Québec
Futur port of Achères (Paris) dedicated to building materials: questions remain among residents about the height of the silos.
Full article: Les Echos
Driverless rail wagons: inspired by baggage sorting in airports, the system could inject a whole new degree of flexibility into rail transport.
Full article: Flows
Palermo: the port and Fincantieri, which will invest 20 ME in 20109/20, signed an agreement to reactivate shipyards
Full article: Palermo Today
Bremerhaven: the planned terminal for the offshore wind industry ruled illegal due to a lack of economic justification. The decision may be appealed.
Full article: Junge Welt
Helsinki is counting on regulation and multimodality to improve access to the port and smooth urban traffic.
Full article: City of Helsinki
Vertical container storage proposed by DP World could be used in ports close to cities where land is at a premium.
Full article: Port Strategy
Indian Ocean: in geopolitical terms, this region is under close scrutiny and port cities are directly concerned.
Full article: Diploweb
Douala: the autonomous port gains new competencies to strengthen its competitiveness for the benefit of the country and neighbouring cities
This is the aim of the recent Presidential Decree, which handed the port responsibility for general coordination of all port activities and new powers including development planning, management of publicly-owned port sites, the power to collect debts, etc. In addition to these new prerogatives, the port now has a duty to support local sustainable social and cultural development for local communities. The City Port relationship will therefore be a priority, something AIVP warmly welcomes!Full article: Camer.be