Reimagine the Canals: seven finalists named
The Governor of New York State has unveiled the seven finalists in the competition to redevelop the State’s canal network. The aim is to develop the canals’ tourism and leisure potential and economic sustainability, while preserving and showcasing their heritage value, and securing their long-term financial viability.
Circl pavilion: a building designer on the principles of the circular economy and versatility to adapt to different uses
Full article : Inhabitat (+ images)
Greenwich Peninsula, London: designed to be iconic, the district Energy Center will now also house a Visitor Center
Full article : CF Moller Architects (+ images, plans)
Santos: the Port announces changes to the Porto Valongo Santos project
The initial project to convert this historic port district of almost 14 hectares was produced in 2012 by Ove Arup and Partners. The new plan was unveiled by the CEO of the port operator Codesp following an agreement with the Government, and includes proposals to develop the rail network, restore warehouses 1 to 4 and demolish warehouses 5 to 8. A raft of measures will be taken to preserve and showcase the port’s heritage.
London: Essel Group puts forward plans for a cultural centre including a museum, theatre and botanical gardens at Silvertown Docks
Full article : Newham Recorder
Portland: debate on the risks of waterfront privatization and the loss of industrial and port uses
Full article : PressHerald
Brest: landscaping work on the port has begun
The work is an accompaniment to the new Marine Renewable Energy zone currently being created, and will showcase Brest’s maritime and industrial activities, with a coastal path and viewing tower. A biodiversity reserve is also planned. The project has been presented to representatives of local residents living close to the site.
Full article : Journal Port de Brest, mars 2018
Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training
The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.
Full article: Ship2shore
Venice: new regulations come into effect for large cruise ships exceeding certain tonnage criteria
Full article: The Meditelegraphe
The Martigues Tourist Board (France) is organising three tours of the port of Fos on the theme “Nature and Industry”
Full article: Fequence Sud
Lorient’s Port Center website goes online
Having signed the Port Center Missions Charter in 2016, port community stakeholders in Lorient have now opened a digital Port Center, in the form of a website explaining and highlighting the port. The website, at www.lorientportcenter.com carries the official “Port Center By AIVP” label. Lorient’s port community who came together around the project understand that three-way dialogue between the city, port and citizens is beneficial for the territory as a whole. Since 2016, a large working group has been actively implementing the project, led by Audélor, and bringing together the main stakeholders in the port territory (Lorient Agglomération, the City of Lorient, the Regional Council, SEM Lorient Keroman, the Morbihan CCI (Port of Commerce), SELLOR (marinas), the Espace des Sciences Maison de la Mer, the University of Southern Brittany, the Development Council, Bretagne Pôle Naval, and others.)
Full article: AIVP
Seattle: three companies ordered to pay $4M for damage caused to the coastal fringe dating back to the start of the last century.
Full article: Herald Net
Le Havre: invitation to tender including an engineering study on the future port center
The Port Center of Le Havre – a member of the AIVP Port Center Network – has just published an invitation to tender for a “Design study for the scientific and cultural project of the future Port Center in Le Havre”. The move is part of the Le Havre region’s candidacy for the PIA3 future investment project, for which the port city of Le Havre has been selected and which offers an ambitious programme entitled “Smart port city, towards a new model for urban and industrial-port territory integrated through innovation”. AIVP is delighted by this opportunity to work on the concept for the Future Port Center, an essential resource for developing a culture of harmonious development between city, port and citizens.
France: solar power plan for the river dam at Port Saint Louis du Rhône
Full article: Port of Marseilles
South Africa’s national ports authority (TNPA, a member of AIVP) to set up its own dredging school
Full article: Engineering News
The Port of Genoa is to be equipped with cold ironing facilities by Nidec
Full article: Cruise industry
A report by Asia Research & Engagement, commissioned by HSBC, assessing the risks of climate change to ports across Asia Pacific
Full article: Sustainable Finance
South Africa is working on the development of a Smart Port System to support economic growth, employment and sustainability.
Full article: Engineering News
Baku (Azerbaijan): the 5 km2 new port is a promising logistics hub between Europe and Asia
The clear ambition is to boost traffic from 5Mt in 2016, to 15 Mt and eventually 25 Mt. The project is backed by the EU, while a number of European ports are also involved. Baku will quickly become a vital link on the new Silk Routes being established by China and its partners, followed by India, Japan, and Russia. In these early years of the 21st century, international power is primarily economic.
Tunisia is set to pass a law on logistics zone planning as it aims to position itself as a hub in the short term
Full article: Web Manager Center
For the Mayor of Cartagena (Spain), the port needs to make a bigger contribution to funding rail links for the city.
Full article: El Vigia
Importing coal and eliminating its impurities before re-export: the port of Belfast at the heart of a high-tech coal industry.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Trois Rivières: the Industrial Port Zone is established and looking to go on the offensive
The zone is an integral part of the new maritime strategy adopted by the provincial government of Quebec. Now mapped out, with development, action and financing plans in place, the zone is being driven by the Port, the City and their partners and is now the subject of a major promotional campaign. It will receive almost 1 billion Canadian dollars in funding and tax breaks.
Madagascar: unprepared for the island’s economic growth, the Port of Toamasina is already at full capacity.
Full article: L’Express de Madagascar
The port of Buenaventura (Columbia) unable to fully play its role as an engine for the economy without improvements to urban services.
Full article: El Pais
Italy: Assoporti to provide technical support to promote the growth of LNG in port zones.
Full article: The Medi Telegraph