Hobart (Tasmania): a ten-year vision
The Macquarie Point development is high on the list of major projects planned as part of the Hobart City Deal. The aim is to turn this nine hectare waterfront site into a world-class cultural, scientific and tourist hub, while a dedicated website will include the public in the project.
Valencia opens the city’s first smart pedestrian promenade in the Marina district
Full article : Viu Valencia
Sasebo (Japan): Berenblum Busch Architects designs “a cruise terminal in a nature park” for Carnival
Full article : Cruise Industry News
Nanaimo (Canada): the cost of the kilometre-long promenade between the ferry terminal and port has rocketed
Full article : Chek news (+ video)
Saint-Nazaire (France): plans for the pumping station unveiled
The Port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire, the City and Agglomeration of Saint-Nazaire, and the ADDRN, have selected the project designed by Barré-Lambot and B2A for this iconic site located in the outer harbor area of Saint-Nazaire. It will host a brewery, a bar-restaurant and conference spaces. A six-storey luxury hotel will be built nearby, offering superb views from its roof terrace.
Melbourne: an area of the Docklands could be turned into a biodiversity hotspot
Full article : Docklands news
The port of Papeete has begun on work to develop public spaces and two maritime-themed buildings on the waterfront
Full article : TNTV
San Diego (USA): after failing to find a viable operator, the City hands the Port responsibility for running the National City Aquatic Center
Full article : San Diego Union-Tribune
Seattle (USA): invitation to tender for a new cruise terminal on the site of terminal 46
The project will need to address the port’s key requirements for cruise activity, which include not just functionality, but also integrating the facility with adjacent districts, mitigating environmental impacts, generating economic and cultural benefits for the community, especially regional tribes, minorities, women, etc.
The President of the Port of Motril (Spain) wants to reorganise the port spaces to promote better City-Port integration
Full article : Ideal
Port of Authority of Halifax in Canada (HPA – AIVP member) is undertaking a public consultation to co-construct with its citizens the future of the port
The online survey is only the latest step on a broader consultation process started in 2016. The Port of Halifax has since discussed and presented the different options to structure its growth, profiting form the expansions of containerized cargo. In the website created for the online consultation, citizens can get first hand information on the different alternatives and take the survey to express their opinion and preferences. Besides information about the planning alternatives, the website also includes didactic material and port terminology to help locals to understand what is been discussed, so they can give a well educated opinion. AIVP has supported this kind of processes, particularly linked to Port Centers. The case of Halifax resonates with goal 4 of AIVP Agenda 2030: Promoting a renewed governance approach.
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) raise awareness to the issue of gender equality in the maritime sector. NPA also expressed its commitment for women welfare.
Full article : Safety4sea
The port of Leixões (PT) shows its commitment with citizens’ health, with a program for the World Health Day including sport events, check-ups and massages.
Full article : Revista Cargo
Port of Venice develops an intense event calendar to engage younger generations with the port.
In the past week, the Port Authority of Venice has showed an extraordinary engagement with younger generations, in initiatives raging from play days to theater groups and plastic recycling. The playday 2019 was the final event of a broader port community project for. In this years’ edition, the port authority created a “Venice port square” with several workshops for children to get to know the port. Other partners included disabled sport organizations a local stakeholders. Additionally, a high-school students’ theater group won an award for their interpretation of Otello in the port. Italian ports have shown an increasing sensibility to societal engagement, also visible in the agenda of the ports Trieste, Livorno, Genoa or Naples.
Bolipuertos, the national entity responsible for Venezuelan ports, will create 8 new university centers to foster higher education for port workers
Full article : Portal Portuario
GloFouling project launched in London to protect marine biodiversity
Full article : Profesionales Hoy
The sail-based cargo project Neoline receives backing from two more industrial operators and Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port
Full article: Le Marin
The Port of Antwerp and Flanders aim for carbon neutrality with two new projects
With 20 million euros in investment annually for 20 years, the provincial government is looking to kick-start research and initiatives in the area of CO2 capture. To make concrete progress, the Port is launching a pilot project designed to produce 8000 tonnes of sustainable methanol every year, from emitted CO2 combined with hydrogen. The methanol is essential to Antwerp’s chemical industry.
30,000 tonnes of pellets unloaded in Hull and transported by train to the plant in Drax, enough to supply 18,000 homes a year.
Full article: Biomass Magazine
Kenya in talks to entrust management of the new Port of Lamu to state-owned South African company Transnet.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Cruise ships or cargo: the port of Dublin decides for freight!
The port of Dublin will limit the number of cruise ship calls to 80 from 2021, compared to more than 160 today. This decision to regulate cruise ship activity is part of an international trend already seen in Dubrovnik, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Considering the growth in cargoes, the port thinks it is at the limit of investment capacity and expects cruise ship operators to pull their weight if they want to see new facilities.
Hamilton, Canada: the debate continues on the possible merger with the port of Oshawa, where the city is against industrial development.
Full article: The Oshawa Express
Andalusia brings the ports of Melilla and Ceuta into its maritime vision to move towards greater strategic, logistical and tourist coordination.
Full article: El Foro de Ceuta
Economic impact of the Port of San Diego: 9.4 billion US$ in 2017 (+22% in 4 years) and 44,000 jobs in the county.
Full article: Port of San Diego