Barcelona: another step forward for Port Vell
Thirty years after the Special Plan for Port Vell was approved, the Gerencia Urbanística Port Vell is launching new projects in anticipation of future requirements. New spaces for leisure activities, culture, research and innovation will be created for the public. Examples include the development of the Hermitage Museum, reported in one of our recent newsletters, and a new Port Center at the former Port Authority headquarters.
The Bellingham waterfront could host a new “food campus” for the local food industry
Full article : Bellingham Herald
Melbourne: parks and public spaces for the Southbank
The project concerns the Southbank arts precinct and the 18,000 m2 of public spaces redeveloped there. The team selected after a tender process includes two landscape architecture professors from the University of Sheffield, and architecture firm Hassell. The project includes plans for raised parks, gardens and pedestrian areas.
Full article : Architecture.au
The Port of Hualien (Taiwan) redraws its boundaries to better meet the needs of its customers and rationalise the interface with the City. The amount of space managed directly by the port will be reduced.
Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd
Shanghai: two former warehouses in the Xinhua Dock district turned into offices by HPP
Full article : Arch Daily (+ images, plans)
Paris: charter for using the Seine docks
Two charters have been signed allowing mixed uses for certain port sectors in the capital. The aim was to determine clearly the best way to share these spaces between different users, who include the Port and the City of Paris, the town hall authorities in the districts concerned, and also local residents, associations, and institutions. As we have reported on numerous occasions, the Port of Paris is following a highly proactive urban integration strategy.
Italy’s ports association launches the Italian Port Days to raise public awareness about port life and culture
The event will be held simultaneously in every port in the country between 15 and 21 May. A variety of activities will be available, including meetings, tours, fun workshops, etc., all with a dual objective: to promote the societal integration of ports and to strengthen City Port links. The event will close with a press conference at the Port Center in Livorno, a member of AIVP’s Port Center Network.
Fairness, diversity and social inclusion: the Port of Seattle appoints a director to implement its societal integration policy.
Full article: Port of Seattle
Puertos del Estado from Spain develops broad overarching sustainability strategy to anticipate the consequences of traffic increases
Full article: El Vigía
MCT terminal in Gioia Tauro will use hybrid straddle carriers reducing emissions
Full article: Portal portuario
New interpretations of the Port Center concept are emerging worldwide
In the past weeks we have seen news portraying new models of Port Centers. In Southampton the 1851 trust, from the sailing team INEOS, has a space named STEM Crew HQ with a rich educational content to link the classroom to the maritime world, especially in sciences, technology, math and engineering. In Florida, the new Sea the World Storefront, from Marine Industry, will open next May, with an exhibition and activities to engage with students and raise awareness to maritime professions, investing on human capital and education. In Hamburg, the Discovery Dock opened in April, from private investors, that created this space to explore the port as an attraction, using advanced VR gadgets. Finally, we could also read that the port of Barcelona will open its Port Center in 2021, framed in the special plan Port Vell. These news confirm AIVP’s message, that citizen engagement, port culture and education are crucial for sustainable port-city relationships, and that Port Centers are a crucial tools for these purposes
Transnet and port of Durban start a clean-up initiative to remove the waste brought by the major storm from last April 23.
Full article: Greenport
Port of Seattle strengths its commitment to become environmentally sustainable, prioritizing electric energy to reduce emissions
Full article: Greenport
Mayors of Chilean port cities meet the transport minister to demand new port law that clearly creates benefits for local inhabitants
Full article: Portal portuario
Port of LA will use hydrogen powered trucks to connect with the terminals in the port of Long Beach
Full article: Revista Cargo
EU project “Durable” proposes using drones and robots to make green energy infrastructure easier to deploy and maintain
Full article: All about shipping
Shore Power technology to reduce pollution emissions and noise from ships when alongside
Californian ports have been showing the way since 2006, and on 1 January 2014 their emissions reduction requirements will be made even stricter. Other ports around the world have followed their example without upsetting port activity. Run-down of the technologies available. (photo © AIVP)
Source : World Port Development
The port of Dalian has extended its hinterland with rail container service to Russia. Service to Europe is under study.
Source : Sino Ship News
The cruise ship industry in Mexico is in crisis: 7 ports have not had a single call for over 18 months.
Source : Comunidad Portuaria
Canada should launch Arctic marine corridor and port facilities initiative to spur economy in High North, says CIGI policy brief
A new port-city will grow up alongside the port of Colombo, financed by Chinese investment
The Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) has announced that a city is to be established on a polder covering 230 hectares beside Colombo South Port. It should be completed by 2017. The SLPA will build its head office there, and housing and leisure activities are also in the plans. Colombo South Port itself will open in September 2013.
Source : Port Technology
North Sea Canal Zone and the port of Amsterdam: a future cluster to support offshore wind power?
There are already 66 companies working on wind-powered electricity generation around the port. Located less than 25 km from large offshore wind parks, the region offers 100 ha of land for developing this industry. Finally, a training centre is being set up at Ijmuiden.
Source : Port of Amsterdam
Greater exports of manufactured products could result from relocation of industries, to the benefit of US ports.
Source : AAPA
The future Lamu and Bagamoya corridors are critical developments for absorbing the 6% growth expected in East Africa.
Source : Ports and Harbors
Turkey as a cruise hub in East Med: The case of Istanbul
Cruise lines seek for new markets in order to accommodate the growing demand for cruise tourism. In this context, East Mediterranean and Black sea ports would be an alternative cruise destination. Based on cultural and social attractions, Istanbul would be a candidate on serving as a homeport for the region.
Source : Port Economics / Mickael Dooms, Oguz Bagis
Environment: China demands greater quality in its imports of recycled materials. A reduction is expected in this traffic worth 700,000 TEU per year
Source : novethic