Oakland (USA): new version of the waterfront stadium project unveiled
BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations have presented their updated plans for a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium will be circular shaped and more open, and will also have a landscaped roof open to the public. The aim is to ensure that the arena is better integrated into the surroundings of this Howard terminal site, which will also host a housing and office development programme.
Hull (UK), Humber Quays West: a COMPETITION to develop a waterfront district taking into account flood risks
Full article : H-Living with Water
Santos (Brazil): the new port operator casts doubt on plans to redevelop the Valongo district for urban uses
Full article : A Tribuna
Edinburgh (UK): 7N Architects announces plans for over 900 homes and a large park in the Western Harbour area
Full article : Scottish Construction Now
The Wild Mile: a floating eco-park for Chicago
Designed by SOM architects, the park will use the existing canal walls to create a network of floating wetland zones and walking areas for residents and kayakers. The aim is to create both a natural habitat and recreational and educational spaces. The park is expected to open in 2020.
The City of Glasgow (UK) launches a public consultation on plans to create a park on the banks of the Clyde
Full article : Urbanrealm
San Francisco (United States): two ferry terminals redeveloped and adapted in anticipation of rising sea levels
Full article : SF Chronicle
Oran (Algeria): the Wali keen for a port that is open to the city
Development studies currently under way will outline a range of options for improving the way the various port spaces are integrated and smoothing their visual impact. The final study will then be formally debated at a meeting. Another study on the development of a small marina and the fishing port was also launched a few months ago.
Full article : Algerie360
Port-Louis: Mauritius Ports Authority launches an invitation to tender for a cruise terminal
Full article : Open International Bidding – MPA
Oakland (United States): BIG designs a zero-emission urban gondola for the future Howard Terminal Ballpark on the waterfront
Full article : World Architecture (+ images)
Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member), launches new website about port economy and employment.
The initiative has been done in cooperation with Union Maritime, gathering 35 port companies. The main goals is to give disclosure to port employment and facilitate the process for future applicants. The website is only one of the elements of the program “Cap sur l’économie portuaire”, developed by the port and Union Maritime to increase the visibility of port related professions.
Full article: cap-economie-portuaire.fr
Port Authority of Valencia wins Green4sea award for their use of hydrogen to reduce environmental impact
Full article: Safety4sea
World Ocean Council (WOC) and Port of Vancouver propose a global platform to facilitate the coordination and use of environmental incentives for carriers and other maritime companies
Full article: Safety4sea
Hackathon in the port of Santos (BR) gives chance to students to propose innovative solutions for port problems
Full article: Informativos dos portos
Port Authority and Municipality of Valparaíso agree to create a joint working committee to discuss port development.
This measure could allow better dialogue for port-city relationship and a common vision. This decision is motivated by the current situation of terminal 2, where the port authority will be responsible for the environmental assessment. Other port and urban projects, including a pier for cruises were also discussed. The mayor emphasized that their priority is to make sure that port development is done according to environmental requirements, but also that create jobs, and bring prosperity to the port and the city. The president of the port authority welcomed the common initiative with the municipality and, looking beyond the short term decisions concerning the terminal 2.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Port of LA announces 1 million US$ Community Investment Grant Program.
The goal of the program is to fund different kinds of initiatives that work for the benefit of the port community. This grant program is funded with shipping and lease revenues, rather than tax payers money. Applications are possible until May 6th.
Two initiatives from Maritime UK to increase the presence of women as speakers in the sector’s conferences and gender diversity among new recruits.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
EU project Remember to develop alternative touristic programs based on port culture and heritage in the Adriatic.
The project Remember (REstoring the MEmory of Adriatic ports sites. Maritime culture to foster Balanced tERritorial growth) will be led by the Central Adriatic Ports Authority and gathers 8 Italian and Croatian ports cities, including port authorities, universities, municipalities and companies. The ultimate goal of Remember is also to improve the port-city relationship based on heritage and culture using innovative virtual museums.
Full article: Porto Ancona
Morocco should be able to rely on its geographic position to kick-start cruise activity at its ports, with a particular focus on Tangier.
Full article: La Vie Eco
France: reducing technical costs and reviewing the financial package are the two objectives of the reconfiguration of the Seine-Nord Canal.
Source : French Government
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande
Brazil re-launches waterways to improve its logistical efficiency. 30,000 km of navigable waterways in 2030 for 50 Mt of traffic.
Source : Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande
World Bank: Kenya must solve the problem of port congestion in Mombasa. Land-locked countries are calling for another outlet to the sea.
Russian Prime Minister Sees Northern Sea Route Annual Traffic at 10 Million Tons
Port of Los Angeles: energy management will give a competitive edge in the future
On 3 June 2013, the port launched its energy action plan. Reliability of supply, optimisation of consumption, lowering costs, reducing environmental impact, etc. – the object is to increase the port’s independence from the regional electricity industry and guarantee service quality under all circumstances. (photo © aivp)
Source : Port of Los Angeles
Maputo and Transnet reach an agreement on reciprocal use of their facilities to help the rapid economic expansion of southern Africa
Trade diversity, wind generation industries, the environment – the Port of Nantes Saint Nazaire is trumpeting its ambitions
Source : Le Marin
The re-launch of French ports must be based on three pillars: logistics, industry and the importance of ports for development
WORLD SYSTEMS, a new approach to maritime traffic in the development policies of port cities
In the context of research projects into the dynamics of port cities, AIVP would like to draw its active members’ attention to the World Systems project. This project, financed by the European Union to the tune of one and a half million euros, began in March 2013 and will go on for 5 years. The World Systems project is under the scientific responsibility of César Ducruet, CRNS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) researcher and member of AIVP’s network of experts.“The World Seastems project aims to map and to analyze the changing spatial pattern of the world economy across 300 years from a maritime perspective. It will exploit untapped vessel movement data on a world scale since 1734, date of the first publication of Lloyd’s List. Such data offer disaggregated information on weekly inter-port flows with detailed descriptions of vessels as well as their dates of departure and arrival at world’s ports. Despite the vital importance of maritime transport for economic development and international trade, no research has been done on the long-term evolution of the global maritime network. There are three main goals of the project.
First, it will map for the first time the spatial distribution of almost 300 years of maritime flows in a dynamic and interactive manner. A geomatics visualisation platform will also integrate advanced analytical tools to simplify the pattern of shipping routes and corridors, and to extract meaningful information from the original data, with both scientific and pedagogical outcomes. Second, the project will look at the topological and spatial structure of the global network of inter-port links with reference to graph theory, social network analysis, and complex networks. The global properties of the network can be compared with general models of networks, while the evolution of macroscopic measures will be explored in relation with wider structural and conjectural changes in the world system (e.g. conflicts, revolutions, crises, territorial reconfigurations) in terms of network expansion, shrinkage, concentration and polarization. Internally, the search for tightly connected substructures (i.e. clusters, communities of ports, économies-mondes) will focus on the emergence of world regions and regional integration processes. Finally, we will examine the co-evolution of maritime flows and urban/regional development and compare the growth trajectories of port and non-port cities based on their situation in the combined sea-land network.
In a multidisciplinary fashion, the project questions both the contribution and the resilience of port activities and shipping routes to the transformations of the world system and economy from the local level to the global level. It will provide novel results about world systems theory, network theory, and location theory. ”