Las Palmas set to improve facilities for cruise passengers
A number of new facilities will enter service in the coming months, including a tourist information office, a footbridge between the terminal and the Port Market, a maritime viewing platform and new tourist signage.
Full article : Spanish Ports
In Montreal, the 25 hectare site of the historic Molson brewery on the Saint Lawrence will become available in 2012
Full article : CityLab
The Port of Cartagena set to redevelop the Alfonso XII promenade and access to the cruise terminal
Full article : La Verdad
New York City consults citizens on the latest version of its Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan
A waterfront zoning plan was originally created in 1993, and in 2008 the City decided it should be updated every ten years. The current consultation concerns the new version of the Vision 2020 for the 520 miles of waterfront, a document dating back to 2011. This summer, a variety of public workshops were organised for “Living and Playing at the Waterfront”, “Working at the Waterfront”, “Restoring and Recreation”, “Adapting our Waterfront” (to climate change).
San Francisco, India Basin: developing parks for the disadvantages and minorities, a strategy inspired by other examples in the US
Full article : Governing
Sydney, Darling Harbour: the national maritime museum has installed 812 cutting-edge solar panels
Full article : Energy Live News
Hayle (UK): FCBStudios selected for the next phase in the redevelopment of Cornish Harbour, a world heritage site
The project is inspired by the coal wharf and the natural landscape. Some 140 homes, along with offices, shops and a public square will be created on the eight-hectare site. The agreement also covers a wider masterplan involving 300 homes, a hotel, a watersports hub, and a listed building. The project was designed in conjunction with the municipality, heritage bodies and the local community.
Full article : Design boom (+ images, plans)
Shenzhen, Huanggang Port: INVITATION TO TENDER for a passenger terminal and new port office building
Full article : Archdaily
Bilbao: two winners named in the “Port Tales” competition
“The crane that wanted to be a boat” is a story created by the young high school student who won the competition. At the same time, the port authorities launched the fifth edition of the competition for young people.
Full article : Bilbao Port
AIDA Cruises reinforces its commitment to reduce cruise emissions by signing a partnership with Corvus Energy to develop batteries for increasing electrification of the vessels
Full article: Vessel Finder
Ship emissions: the Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur region is set to invest 30 million euros to “reconcile ports cities with citizens”.
Full article: Le Marin
New App jointly developed by 21CC Education, Port of Moerwijk and private companies wants to bring the world of logistics closer to younger generations
Full article: Port of Moerwijk
The port of Berlin launches the first emission-free “pusher”
Full article: Hafenzeitung
Port of Leixões will host the 6th edition of the port race on Sept. 15. The program will include also several solidarity initiative
Full article: Port of Leixões
Port authority of Antwerp hosts maritime cinema sessions in the port house
Full article: Flows
Port of Rotterdam and Hamburg are discussing coordinated action for greener harbors
Local politicians from the green and social-democratic parties are negotiating new identical green shipping regulation to avoid harming economic competition, while favoring more environmentally sustainable ports. The goal is to convince other major European ports to join the initiative.
The ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam hope to attract new industry through joint development of their pipeline networks
Source: Ports & Harbors
War between Europe’s container ports, will the local economy be a collateral victim?
The European economy is in the doldrums, and the profitability of colossal investments in ultra-modern container terminals is retreating. Who will survive the war between the operators? Nobody knows. One can only hope that local economies will not suffer from these highly optimistic strategies.
Source : Journal of Commerce
Is cruise profitable for the American tax-payer?
Rescue costs for the increasing numbers of incidents involving liners, financial support to companies, and people moving offshore for tax reasons, the USA faces a heavy bill. The adoption of a charter of “Passengers’ Rights” could be the sector’s first response.
Source: Journal de la marine Marchande
Source: Cruise Lines International Association
The absence of intermediate commercial ports and the competition posed by the Panama Canal may limit interest in arctic maritime routes
Source: Le Marin, L’Antenne
The port of Brest is positioning itself as a logistic and industrial hub for both fixed and floating offshore wind farms
Source : Journal de la Marine Marchande, 17 mai 2013
Industrial ecology implemented within port areas: a strategy for the future, a reality at an international scale
Industrial and territorial ecology, a strategic means for differentiation adapted to port areas issues
Industrial ecology seeks to optimize the total material and energy cycle by the means of synergies between companies: concretely, the effluent of one process serves as the raw material for another process. Industrial symbiosis requires new governance and partnership within a territory. At an international scale, more and more examples of industrial by-product exchanges and resource sharing facilities can be observed.
Harbor territories more and more integrate industrial ecology into their development strategies as a lever for differentiation in a global competitive context.
Industrial and territorial ecology questions port authorities as well as local stakeholders upon multiple issues concerning their development strategies: ground for the development of services and utilities for the industrial sector, it appears as a vehicle to attract and maintain new industrial activities. Source for innovation and environment integration, it appears as a medium to collaborate with local stakeholders. Interface between multiples expectations and skills, it appears as a lever to restore the links between ports and cities.
The industrial ecology approach developed in the port area of Terneuzen, stands for an illustrative example. Within the Biopark Terneuzen framework, companies spontaneously develop synergies: for instance, WarmCO2 is a co-operation between Zeeland Seaports, Yara and pipe installer Visser & Smit Hanab, delivering water for heating and, CO2 for enrichment, to a horticultural greenhouse nursery in order to improve crop growth. Zeeland Seaports supports, facilitates and spreads this dynamic to the whole port area by creating a “Multi-Utility provider”, a vast underground pipeline network enabling flows exchanges between local companies in order to create an industrial symbiosis.
Toward the diffusion of best practices and the networking of port stakeholders at an international scale
The wide range of territorial contexts, at an international scale, allows harbor authorities and stakeholders to explore various opportunities to optimize the management of material and energetic flows. If competition among ports at an international scale is a reality, sustainable development issues open a pathway toward new collaborations. It questions the production and sharing of knowledge in a globalization context as well as the networking and capitalization dynamic of collective innovative opportunities in terms of resource management.
In order to enhance the understanding of these issues, a working team composed of academics (Ecole des Mines d’Alès) and operational actors (M-Atome) of industrial and territorial ecology in France, co-funded by the French environmental agency (ADEME), accomplishes until may 2012, a first inventory of international initiatives and a cross analysis of innovative cooperation in terms of resource management in Northern America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Nourishing existing networks contributions, such as those lead by the AIVP, partner of this project, this will allow identifying levers and limits to the implementation of such cooperation in harbor areas: which anchor actors? What relevant position for port authorities in such approaches? What specific opportunities of synergies for port areas? What financial funding for their implementation? What context benefits synergies between companies? What real impacts in terms of resource management? Etc.
Nicolas Mat, Coordinateur de projet d’écologie industrielle et territoriale, M-Atome
Guillaume Junqua, maître assistant, LGEI, Ecole des mines d’Alès
Juliette Cerceau, doctorante, LGEI, École des mines d’Alès
Maasvlakte 2 €150 million cheaper than estimated. The port is growing 20% larger, the container capacity has doubled
The port of Hamburg is the economic lung of the metropolitan region and a vital partner for industry
As a port with world-wide connections, the Port of Hamburg is an essential factor for business creation. 155,000 jobs depend directly and indirectly on port activity. It is estimated that for every Euro invested in the port, 0.71 additional Euros are invested in other sectors. Source: Hamburger Abendblatt
L.A.’s next Mayor: final candidates have noted the monstrous import of the port as an economic issue.
The candidates undertake to maintain investment levels in the port and promote the creation of direct jobs, and also to do research into green transport or technologies. Strong, transparent collaboration with the local community is also expected.