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23 January 2020

Port of Cultures: the city of Marioupol (Ukraine) launches and International competition of Ideas for the multi-functional cultural center that will focus on the local identity.

Port of Cultures

Cruise terminal
22 January 2020

A new sustainable cruise terminal for Tallinn (Estonia)

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Various technical solutions have been studied to achieve the best possible environmental performance for the terminal, taking account of the Nordic climate. They include the use of geothermal and solar energy. Based in the heart of Tallinn’s old port district, the building will also be multi-purpose, capable of hosting conferences, concerts, and other events outside the cruise season. It will also have a children’s play area and a promenade.

➜ Port of Tallinn ; Video

Waterfront Penang
22 January 2020

Work due to start on the Penang waterfront (Malaysia)

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A promenade is set to be created above the sea, allowing residents to see cruise ships, an activity that will also be promoted. New commercial and cultural facilities should be available by 2024, along with a marina. Warehouses considered to be heritage sites will be repurposed.

The Star

22 January 2020

Opening up the port: the decision to replace the wall originally planned between the Port and City in Wilmington (USA) with a park has proved to be the right one

Dailybreeze (+ images)

22 January 2020

A look at the architecture of the Harpa Concert Hall, designed to be an iconic feature of the City Port interface in Reykjavik (Iceland)

Architizer (+ images)

22 January 2020

Public consultation for early 2020 on plans for a promenade between the port and city centre of Inverness (UK) to showcase local maritime heritage

Port of Inverness

22 January 2020

A 275-hectare island in Copenhagen (Denmark) to tackle the housing shortage and help protect against climate change

Dredging and portsCowi ; Lynetteholmen

Dublin Docklands
15 January 2020

An innovation campus in the Dublin Docklands (Ireland)

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Google set up shop in the district in 2003, and was soon joined by other global giants including Facebook, Amazon, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The Irish government will contribute funding to the Technology Campus of Trinity College Dublin. The project represents a new piece of the innovation district developing in the Grand Canal Quay area. The campus will play a unifying role for the local innovation ecosystem, bringing together the major groups already present, along with start-ups, educational and research institutions, etc.

Observateur OCDE ; Irish times ; Newstalk (+ video)

 

Port-Louis Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage
15 January 2020

Action plan for a City Port district in Port-Louis (Mauritius)

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The action plan concerns a listed heritage district located on the boundary with the active port. The aim is to create synergies between the development projects of the various stakeholders concerned. A number of projects have been planned to regenerate the existing heritage and create new facilities, including cultural amenities. The plan is being sponsored by the Ministry of Housing and Land.

Défi média ; Plan d’action (pdf)

 

15 January 2020

The winning project has been named in the competition we reported on earlier to create an environmentally-friendly, recreational and cultural precinct on the Seoul waterfront (South Korea)

ArchDaily (+ images, plans)

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Citizen Port

23 January 2020

Electric connections in the quays of Dunkirk (France) help to reduce the emissions and noise of container ships when docked

Port Dunkerque

23 January 2020

Innovative system to clean stormwater developed in a port of New Zealand

GreenPort

23 January 2020

Cleaning the air through light in the Port of Barcelona (Spain)

El Vigía

23 January 2020

Rijeka (Croatia): European Capital of Culture enhancing its port City identity

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The port city of Rijeka will be one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2020. The title of the program “Port of Diversity” already indicates the connection between the city and its harbour and port culture. Water, work and migration will be the three key vectors for a rich cultural program. A broad network of actors will work together with the municipality to offer concerts, films, theatre and exhibitions along the year. Besides the cultural offer, the project also includes investments in refurbishing industrial heritage buildings to house new cultural facilities such as the new City Museum, the City Library and the Children’s house. The municipality is also cooperating with the Port authority in several projects, including the refurbishment of the Exportdrvo building, a former warehouse that will host several exhibitions. The official opening of European Capital of Culture will be on February 1st in the port, with the Opera Industriale, paying tribute to workers and traditions that have made Rijeka the proud port city of today. This initiative shows the immense value of port city culture and how it can be a vehicle to bring different actors together.

Riejka2020, European Commission, Time Out

22 January 2020

Public consultation for early 2020 on plans for a promenade between the port and city centre of Inverness (UK) to showcase local maritime heritage

Port of Inverness

15 January 2020

Exhibition “Container – the box that changed the world” in Fremantle (Australia), explains how the shipping container impacted the way we live

Victoria Quay

15 January 2020

New book tells the stories of dockworkers in the port of Dublin (Ireland). ‘Dublin Port Diaries’, as it is titled, shows the social impact of the port, gathering memories otherwise lost

Dublin Port

15 January 2020

Hydrogen powered will navigate the port of Hamburg (Germany) starting 2021/2022

NDR, Sat1Regional

15 January 2020

What can be done to reduce marine litter in touristic coastal areas? European project CAPonLITTER will provide guidelines based on best practices and innovative policies

Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente, Interreg Europe

15 January 2020

University and port work together in Sevilla (Spain)

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The new Centre for University Innovation of the Port of Sevilla will be placed in the port territory, counting with 16 million € of EU financing. A committee selected in the beginning of 2020 the first 20 innovation projects, each of them including an industrial PhD. These researches will focus on topics such as renewable energies production and storage, new materials, Internet of things, logistics, blockchain in the food industry or marine detection of hazardous substances. The research projects must be operational before the end of 2021. This initiative shows the path towards fruitful collaboration between academia and industry, a relationship that has not always been easy, but it is crucial to answer to upcoming challenges.

ABC, Diario de Sevilla

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Enterprise-driver Port

4 June 2013

Virtualisation of cruise terminal information systems in Venice

“Venezia Terminal Passageri” hopes that their investment will reduce considerably the risks associated with a breakdown in computer systems, which could potentially cause an interruption in services and a loss of data with disastrous consequences for the company.
Source: La Repubblica

31 May 2013

Alotau in Papua-New Guinea preparing to receive cruise ship calls

The Port of Alotau will be restructured by PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGPCL) between now and October to enable it to receive the first cruise ships operated by Carnival Australia, one of the biggest operators in the Australian market. This will make it the biggest cruise ship port in the country.
Source: PNG Ports Corporation

31 May 2013

The ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam hope to attract new industry through joint development of their pipeline networks

Source: Ports & Harbors

30 May 2013

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

30 May 2013

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: Huffingtonpost
Source: Cruise Lines International Association

 

30 May 2013

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

28 May 2013

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

28 May 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
(nicolas.mat.conseil@gmail.com)
Guillaume Junqua, maître assistant, LGEI, Ecole des mines d’Alès
Juliette Cerceau, doctorante, LGEI, École des mines d’Alès

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24 May 2013

Maasvlakte 2 €150 million cheaper than estimated. The port is growing 20% larger, the container capacity has doubled

Source : Port of Rotterdam

23 May 2013

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