The residents of Sacramento set to reclaim their river
The City has chosen the Canadian architects Stantec to regenerate the river along old Sacramento (USA). The project includes plans for a dual-level market with a terrace, a history museum overlooking the river, and “River Terrace”, a series of new floating terraces for leisure activities and walking. A hotel tax will help fund the project.
Full article : The Sacramento Bee (+ video)
Tallinn (Estonia): the passenger terminal refurbished, with views of the old city and port.
Full article : Port of Tallinn
New York: Governors Island to become a climate laboratory
New York City wants to turn Governors Island into a living laboratory for adapting to climate change. It has invited proposals for a climate research and education centre to be based in the south of the island, which would complete the offices and cultural amenities planned for the district.
Full article : 6sqft
The City of Hull (UK) receives £27.4m in funding to regenerate its marine heritage and identity
Full article : Maritime Hull
Los Angeles: the new deep-water cruise terminal at San Pedro could be used for other purposes when no ships are visiting, and during the off-season
Full article : Daily Breeze
The South Korean Government wants to make Jeju more attractive
Plans have been unveiled for a new cruise terminal on Jeju Island, with capacity for 4.7 million visitors annually. It will be completed by a 820,000 m2 leisure and tourism complex. The approach has been adopted in the country’s main ports, for example in Busan where a new terminal was opened in September 2018 and new cultural amenities are planned.
Full article : Korea Herald
The citizens of Barranquilla (Colombia) have regained access to the river with the 4.5 km Gran Malecon promenade, which has attracted 4 million visitors since 2017
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Chilean ports contribute to the quality of local life by collaborating in the maintenance of public spaces
Ports of Chile show their commitment with the local population with cleaning campaigns of beaches and coastal areas. The Captaincy and Port of Talcahuano lead a program with the help of 600 volunteers that removed more than 1,5 tons of waste. The port of San Antonio removed almost 8 tons of waste in September in several urban areas close to the port. The terminal operator DP World has led another cleaning program with the help of students in the beach of Lirquén.
Port of Brisbane restates its commitment with sustainable development in the sustainability report of 2018/2019. One the main goals is to reduce 24% of the emissions by 2024/2025
Full article: Port of Brisbane
Ports de la Generalitat, the regional organizations gathering the small ports of Catalonia, launches a new initiative called “Porta’m” to reduce use of plastic bottles at sea, providing the users with reusable alternatives
Full article: El Vigía
New initiative to protect orcas in Seattle ports
Northwest Seaport Alliance (Seattle and Tacoma) partner up with other organizations to develop a program to protect endangered orca population in the Salish Sea. The main goal is to mitigate the effect of ship noise.
Full article: Port of Seattle
The Maritime Heritage Institute of South Africa hosted the Inaugural Maritime Heritage Conference in the Vaal University of Technology, in Vanderbijlpark. The three days event focused on a broader understanding of maritime heritage and its role in sustainable economic development.
Port of Mallorca installs 25 air quality monitoring stations as part of the SmartSensPORT project in collaboration with the University of the Balearic Islands.
Full article: Mallorca Diario
The “No plàstic” campaign by the port community of Valencia achieves great success in just a few months
The port community of Valencia, including Aportem, the port’s solidarity organization, launched last June the “No Plastic” initiative to reduce the use of plastics in port companies. The focus is mainly on single-use products, recycling systems and environmental education. The main goal was eliminating from the port sector companies one million plastic bottles and other items of this material. First results have inspired the participating companies to a more ambitious goal: to become 100% plastic free
Full article: Aportem
Port of St. Petersburg hosts a water tour for the children from port employees
Full article: Port News
Port of Stockholm among the finalists for the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Award. Their shore power project in the Värtahamnen port has been selected for the Air Quality category.
Full article: Vessel Finder
The EU hopes to re-launch intra-European maritime transport: fewer customs formalities to save time and money
How can humanity meet the challenge of a sustainable economic model?
In his new book “The New Controversy”, Yannick Roudaut, who spoke at the end of the AIVP 2012 World Conference, questions the worlds of finance, ecology, history and philosophy and brings us their answers. The picture makes no concessions but the view remains optimistic: the challenge can be met.
La nouvelle controverse – Edition La Mer Salée
To be competitive, Brazil will have to triple the development rate of its infrastructure
A road network with cover less than 43% of the international standard and waterways offering a capacity equal to only 21% of the same standard: these examples, among many others, demonstrate the lack of planning and the poor management of investment in the country.
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande
With its restricted real estate, the port of La Rochelle is betting on its rail connections and collaboration with Bordeaux and Nantes
Source : Le Marin
As a safer, less polluting, competitive logistical option, marine cabotage is a priority for Mexico
The Port of Barcelona will manage a group of expert to elaborate the first technical guide on cruise terminals
1993 – 2013, for 20 years the port of Brussels has been acting for savings, jobs and mobility
In this work, Geneviève Origer, ex development director of the port who has worked on numerous projects with AIVP, retraces the development of a port in the centre of a large conurbation. Urban integration and developing logistical functions are at the heart of her words. (photo © AIVP)
Source : Courrier hebdomadaire n°2177-2178, Centre de Recherche et d’Information Socio-Politique