Toronto: work starts on River Valley
The excavation of a stretch of the valley nearly one kilometre long is an important first stage for the Port Lands project and its huge flood-protection programme. It will allow more than 290 hectares to be built on, creating green spaces and welcoming thousands of inhabitants and new jobs.
Hong Kong: M+, a visual arts museum by Herzog and de Meuron, should be inaugurated in 2020 as the centrepiece of the West Kowloon cultural district
Full article : Design Boom (+ images, VIDEO)
Port of AuckLand: after the stadium project, the next proposal is to hold a Grand Prix car rally
Full article : Stuff
Miami: Virgin Voyages unveils its project for a new cruise terminal planned to open in 2021
Full article : Marine link
Hobart (Tasmania): what future for the waterfront?
This review of the history of the Hobart waterfront redevelopment recalls how the transformation of the old port gave rise to multiple projects and debates. The same is true of a project proposed this year by Cumulus Studio, including an outdoor swimming-pool, a market and a maritime museum. The most recent project, by landscape architect Michael Haynes, aims to return priority to pedestrians and public spaces.
Rotterdam: a spiraling belvedere above a historic warehouse designed by MAD architects
Full article : Design boom
Kolkata (India): the port is to commission a consultant for the redevelopment of more than 120 hectares, with a logistics hub and tourism complex
Full article : Realty Economic Times
Santander receives an award from the Caminos Foundation for the urban regeneration of the waterfront and its bay
Full article : El Mundo
Corunna: thousands visit an exhibition on 10 European cities which have converted parts of their port zones
These 10 models give an idea of what could be done at Corunna. All these port cities chose to organise international competitions to give their projects coherence through an overall plan. The solutions adopted vary, depending either on the diversity of the new uses introduced, the type of management adopted, the choice to build emblematic buildings (frequently the case), the uses given to water and the old docks, or the priority given to pedestrian promenades. Visitors were invited to vote for their favourite: Amsterdam was the winner.
Full article : La Voz de Galicia (+ images) + the 10 examples
Strasbourg: redevelopment of the rue du port du Rhin for a better bridge between the city and the port
Full article : Strasbourg Port
Guadeloupe: the port’s biodiversity policy launched in 2016, “manage, avoid, anticipate”, is producing results.
Full article: L’Antenne
Noise pollution from the port of Las Palmas: a new “noise map” will allow the creation of an action plan.
Full article: El Diario
CSR policy: the port of Huelva provides 61,000 euros of funding to 29 non-profit organisations in the cultural, sports, educational and social sectors.
Full article: Diario Huelva
Ukraine: a national plan aims to develop cold ironing in ports to improve quality of life for local residents.
Full article: World Maritime News
Buenos Aires: mural frescos to give new life to the Sand Terminal
Argentina’s flora and fauna have inspired the artists in this programme to recover buildings and sand silos which have been abandoned for years. The programme is part of the current project for F Dock, which will be converted into a riverside promenade. However, the manager responsible for the Port’s project stresses that the idea is for the Sand Terminal’s equipment to be brought back into use as well, as it can play an essential role in construction work around the city.
Full article : La Nacion (+ images)
Kiel: a pollution measurement campaign suggests that cruise ships are not the main cause
Full article: Greenport
The inland port of Goole will become self-sufficient in electricity, thanks to photovoltaic power. Other ABP ports are following the experiment closely.
Full article: Hull Live
Seattle: the five-year port plan (US$348 M) pays special attention to energy and environmental issues and to relationships with the community
Full article: Port Strategy
La “New York Harbour School” has declared his intention to reintroduce oysters in the port to improve water quality
Full article: Market Screener
Denmark: the city of Kolding makes a political choice to get rid of its port in the next 25 years!
The port itself (1.3 Mt and 3000 jobs) was not involved in the decision, which it naturally regrets, but published its new strategic plan just two weeks ago. The city eventually plans to redevelop the zone for housing and amenities with an emphasis on the natural environment. However, the port has committed to supporting companies in the face of the situation, while the Danish business confederation has voiced strong criticism. Meanwhile, the city of Vejle is set to follow suit.
Norway: biogas from salmon farm waste could soon power Hurtigruten ferries.
Full article: Le Marin
Los Angeles: without a culture of active cooperation between the State, City and Port, projects to improve port access would not be possible.
Full article: Supply Chain Dive
Le Havre’s multimodal terminal takes a bigger role and improves fluidity of traffic into and out of the terminals.
Full article: L’Antenne
Kenya: DP World is developing its logistics platform in Kigali for the national market and also for transit to Central Africa.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Arctic Routes: maritime routes to rival existing ones, or new routes for new economic territories?
All observations now show that these new maritime routes are opening up, despite continued uncertainties about their future navigability. In addition to reducing journey times between Europe and Asia, they lie at the centre of the new geopolitical issues, encompassing both energy and the environment. By securing the route, Russia would strengthen its international influence.
Full article: Port Technology / JMM, Enquête, Nov 2018, pp 14-25
Hamburg confirms it is in negotiations with Hyperloop for transport of container terminals to logistics platforms.
Full article: Der Spiegel
Rotterdam: the smart port is not just a technological asset, but a political strategy that encompasses climate issues, industrial issues, etc.
Full article: Port Technology
Increasingly strong ties between the actors involved in river traffic and sea ports force the former to review their strategies.
They face several challenges: preserving investment in the face of the responsiveness of the route, despite the fall in the availability of financing; becoming more closely integrated with global logistical systems; improving connections with other modes of transport; and finally, becoming engaged in local projects aimed at strengthening river services in urban areas, while sharing use of river banks which have become highly prized spaces.
Full article : ITF