San Francisco: the Port chooses CHE2M and Arcadis for resilient redevelopment of the waterfront
The object is to strengthen the protection barrier along an essential 3.5 mile sector of the waterfront. A multi-risk analysis and an approach focusing on the idea of co-existing with the water will result in an action plan to forestall, mitigate and manage storms and the sea level rise.
Le Havre: a student residence known as Dock’City will open in 2018 in front of the Vatine basin, in the Vauban Docks district
Full article : Paris Normandie
Chicago: new financing deals and returns on investment for public spaces on the waterfront
Full article : Urban Land Institute
Morocco: the 1st international leisure ports meeting confirms Morocco’s potential
During the opening ceremony, the Minister noted that with 3,500 km of coastline, 7 marinas and 4,000 berths, the country already has great potential. The national port strategy to 2030, consistent with the tourism vision for 2020, expects to see infrastructure development and improved connectivity. Cooperation within the Mediterranean Basin is another strong point. The Moroccan Leisure Ports Association (APPM) signed agreements with its French and Spanish equivalents during the meeting. The organizing committee of this meeting included the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development –SMIT-, member of AIVP.
Yokohama: in 2019 a new cruise ship terminal will open with shops and a 200-room hotel
Full article : The Asahi Shimbun
The Port of Los Angeles announces that the industrial area of Wilmington is to be turned into a waterfront park, including a public art programme
Full article : Daily Breeze
Edinburgh (Scotland): less housing and more retail spaces in the revised masterplan for Waterfront Plaza
Full article : Scottish Housing news
Melbourne: the State of Victoria proposes a huge development project for the 480 ha of Fisherman’s Bend
The declared object is to make it a benchmark for resilient, sustainable urban redevelopment. It is expected to house 80,000 people by 2050. Five sectors which have been identified. One of these, which has been defined as an economic and innovation cluster of national importance, will be devoted to generating up to 80,000 new jobs.
Almeria: The Puerto-Ciudad project masterplan to be submitted to a public consultation in January 2018
The Mayor of Almeria has highlighted the importance of having all of the authorities concerned on board with the project, so that the city-port project ceases to be merely a discussion of good intentions, and starts to take practical shape in the form of tangible documents and real events open to all.
Full article: www3.aytoalmeria.es
Climate change and sustainable development: commissioners at the Port of Seattle spring into action
Full article: Port of Seattle
AEB Amsterdam, the Port , Senfal and Energy eXchange Enablers will supply sustainable cold ironing power to river cruise boats and other vessels using inland waterways
Full article: Port of Amsterdam
Trieste: conference on the circular economy and competitiveness in port cities
Organised by AREA Science and the Port of Trieste, the meeting was an opportunity for experts to discuss innovative solutions and models made possible by the circular economy. They debated the positive impacts and added value generated in terms of employment for a port city territory like Trieste.
DP World has installed 88,000 solar panels in Jebel Ali and Port Rashid on the roofs of buildings, car parks and warehouses.
Full article: https://www.albawaba.com
The port and University of Huelva join forces to promote innovation and employment
Full article: http://elvigia.com
The Port of Seville and the Andalusian Foundation for industrial heritage award a prize for alfresco painting of industrial port heritage
Full article: 20 Minutos
The Port of Long Beach is organising public workshops to adjust its funding programmes
To obtain maximum information and adapt the criteria for subsidies under the Community Grants Program, the Port is offering to work with its neighbours and those most impacted by port operations. The programme funds projects designed to improve the health and quality of life of local residents, in particular.
The Port of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric are working on an energy management plan to promote competitiveness and meet Climate action targets
Full article: Port of San Diego
An environmental initiative between four global port operators to encourage 7,500 port workers to adopt green practices.
Full article: http://www.handyshippingguide.com
World Innovation: CMA CGM is the first shipping company to choose LNG for its biggest ships of 22.000 TEUs
Full article: CMA CGM
Dublin and Brexit: if full customs procedures are re-established, the port may suffer considerable congestion
Full article: Splash 24/7
Maritime geopolitics: COSCO takes a stand in Antwerp, completing Chinese port investment in Europe.
Full article: Journal of Commerce
Almeria: city-port integration will be one of the central points of the port director’s project plan to be presented early in 2018.
Full article: El Vigia
Horsens (DK): increasing urban constraints could slow down port activity
Full article: Maritime Denmark
The Pays de Loire region confirms its maritime ambitions, aiming to diversify and consolidate its MRE industry.
To achieve this, research is required to foster innovation. The mobilisation of all public and private stakeholders allows a dynamic approach to MRE. The port has also set about reorganising its industrial zone and anticipates growth in industrial ecology. Furthermore, it is investing in urban mobility and logistics, while the cruise ship business in Saint Nazaire could be developed further. Full article: Le Marin, dossier, 26 octobre 2017
The Port of Santander (Spain) will benefit from a new road access which will improve traffic flows and productivity
Full article: Diario del Puerto
Berbera (Somaliland): DP World will gradually develop a 12 square km port free zone modelled on Jebel Ali.
Full article: Gulf News
Uruguay: the port of Montevideo enters the final phase of the drafting of its 25-year masterplan
Full article: Mundo Maritimo
Assembling wind turbines at ports could generate major profitability gains for the industry
This is the conclusion of a recent study by the University of Delaware in conjunction with partners in the industry, based on 10 MW wind turbines. The role of port platforms could become more important with more economic activity onshore than offshore, while the solution would not require any significant technological changes. A development to be followed with interest.