Corunna: thousands visit an exhibition on 10 European cities which have converted parts of their port zones
These 10 models give an idea of what could be done at Corunna. All these port cities chose to organise international competitions to give their projects coherence through an overall plan. The solutions adopted vary, depending either on the diversity of the new uses introduced, the type of management adopted, the choice to build emblematic buildings (frequently the case), the uses given to water and the old docks, or the priority given to pedestrian promenades. Visitors were invited to vote for their favourite: Amsterdam was the winner.
Full article : La Voz de Galicia (+ images) + the 10 examples
Strasbourg: redevelopment of the rue du port du Rhin for a better bridge between the city and the port
Full article : Strasbourg Port
Adelaide: a historic warehouse will finally be demolished because of its dilapidated state. Others on the same site will be given new uses
Full article : InDaily
Melbourne: public consultation on plans for a new park at North Wharf in the Docklands
Full article : Participate Melbourne
Marseille, Euroméditerranée: temporary site occupancy strategy
Euroméditerranée has launched a call for expressions of interest for nine sites yet to be allocated in the port hinterland zone. The aim is to host economic or cultural activities there for between one and five years. The strategy is also intended to enable current and future residents and users to reclaim the site in redevelopment.
Port and City of Oakland: consultation to reduce the impact of trucks on residential zones closest to the port
Full article : Port news
Edinburgh: 388 new homes, including social housing units, and offices on an area of disused waterfront land in Leith
Full article : ScottishConstructionNow
Limerick: real estate firm Savills Ireland chosen for Docklands redevelopment
The aim for Shannon Foynes Port Company is to transform the 45.5 hectare site into an economic hub for the city and region. Savills will be required to put forward proposals for converting the disused land and buildings, while ensuring Ted Russell Docks’ viability as an active port.
Full article : Limerick Leader
Seattle: $438 million for the waterfront redevelopment, including plans to modernise the congress centre and add a fourth cruise terminal
Full article : Kiro7 (+ video)
Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal
Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)
Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause
Full article: Greenport
The inland port of Goole will become self-sufficient in electricity, thanks to photovoltaic power. Other ABP ports are following the experiment closely.
Full article: Hull Live
Seattle: the five-year port plan (US$348 M) pays special attention to energy and environmental issues and to relationships with the community
Full article: Port Strategy
La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality
Full article: Market Screener
Alaska starts a training programme to involve citizens from all walks of life in reflection on the potential of the blue economy
Full article: Alaska Journal
Riga: On the city’s initiative, the port will take part in a big public conference on the subject “The port of Riga and the city’s inhabitants”
Full article: Port of Riga
Cruise industry in China: a strategic plan for the period 2018-2030 is unveiled to meet the demands of the 20 million passengers expected by 2030
Full article : Cruise Industry News
The Port of Honolulu creates a website dedicated to overhauling its master plan and wants to develop a vision for 2050.
Full article: Honolulu Harbor
Murmansk: €27 million of investment has seen dust particle emissions around the coal terminal cut by three-quarters
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Rotterdam: construction of a new plant for treating and recycling mineral waste. The residual heat will supply urban heating networks.
Full article: Greenport
Denmark: the city of Kolding makes a political choice to get rid of its port in the next 25 years!
The port itself (1.3 Mt and 3000 jobs) was not involved in the decision, which it naturally regrets, but published its new strategic plan just two weeks ago. The city eventually plans to redevelop the zone for housing and amenities with an emphasis on the natural environment. However, the port has committed to supporting companies in the face of the situation, while the Danish business confederation has voiced strong criticism. Meanwhile, the city of Vejle is set to follow suit.
Norway: biogas from salmon farm waste could soon power Hurtigruten ferries.
Full article: Le Marin
Los Angeles: without a culture of active cooperation between the State, City and Port, projects to improve port access would not be possible.
Full article: Supply Chain Dive
Le Havre’s multimodal terminal takes a bigger role and improves fluidity of traffic into and out of the terminals.
Full article: L’Antenne
Kenya: DP World is developing its logistics platform in Kigali for the national market and also for transit to Central Africa.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Arctic Routes: maritime routes to rival existing ones, or new routes for new economic territories?
All observations now show that these new maritime routes are opening up, despite continued uncertainties about their future navigability. In addition to reducing journey times between Europe and Asia, they lie at the centre of the new geopolitical issues, encompassing both energy and the environment. By securing the route, Russia would strengthen its international influence.
Full article: Port Technology / JMM, Enquête, Nov 2018, pp 14-25
Hamburg confirms it is in negotiations with Hyperloop for transport of container terminals to logistics platforms.
Full article: Der Spiegel