Amsterdam: what strategy for Haven-Stad?
The City of Amsterdam wants to turn the 650 hectare Docklands site into a sustainable mixed-use district, capable of accommodating some 70,000 homes and generating 58,000 jobs. Last February, it called in experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to assess the opportunities and risks of the vast project. In its report, the ULI recommends accelerating the project, engaging investors, and also sharing the risks by setting up a public/private development company involving all of the stakeholders concerned.
Barcelona: the Generalitat de Catalunya gives the green light for the Hermitage Museum in the port
Full article : Catalunyapress
Durban: four derelict buildings demolished to make way for new developments at the Point Waterfront project site
Full article : Moneyweb
The Port of Seville invites firms TO BID FOR a contract to design a new urban-port district
The winning contractor will be required to draw up a master plan to integrate port activities into the urban environment. The main objectives of the project are to develop cruise business, cultural, leisure and commercial activities, and to host innovative firms at Tablada dock and the adjacent district. The chosen contractor will also need to preserve and showcase the local port and industrial heritage, and propose an inclusive approach.
Full article : Puerto de Sevilla
The City of Liverpool approves plans for a business incubator in the Wirral Waters district
Full article : Wirral Globe
Baltimore: West 8 chosen for the Middle Branch Waterfront
The project will create over 11 miles of park and a network of promenades for the local community. There will also be a bridge to Port Covington, a district in the south of Baltimore where other regeneration projects are also in progress.
The passenger terminal in Santa Cruz de Tenerife will have spaces open to visitors and city residents
Full article : El Dia
The port of San Diego will install 72 Econcrete tide pools to provide ecological protection and stabilize the shoreline, while contributing to the the regeneration of the local ecosystem. The three-year pilot project is the eight initiative of the port’s Blue Economy Incubator
Full article: Port of San Diego
Hafencity in Hamburg will start testing a self-driving bus. Until mid-2020, the tests will run without passenger in a limited area. The second phase, including passengers, will continue until 2021, to finally start the final phase with the full route including stops
The port of Barcelona tackles air pollution with quay electrification and joining the Lean and Green program
The port president, Mercè Conesa, explained that the port will requested a new connection to the electric network, that should be approved in less than 18 months. This initiative complements the investment done in LNG infrastructure and the participation in the Lean & Green program. The goals of this initiative from the regional producers association is to reduce the CO2 emissions by 20% in the next five years. The port authority, along with the municipality and environmental organizations, also propose creating a SO2-free zone in the Mediterranean to reduce the emissions of this harmful polutant.
Antofagasta Terminal Internacional, en Chile, implements new lighting systems to improve the working condition and reduce light pollution
Full article: Portal Portuario
The port of Helsinki celebrated on August 11th its open door event, including concerts and circus acts
Full article: Port of Helsinki
African port metropolis: logistics fluidity and governance at the heart of all challenges!
Since 2000, nearly 50 billion Euros have been invested in West African ports and traffic has tripled. Integrated into rapidly growing urban areas, ports today face the challenge of metropolitan freight corridors. These corridors could lead to new types of Private Public Partnerships based on governance that integrates local populations and environmental interests.
Full article: Ports et corridors
On the Gulf of Bengal, India wants to make Machilipatnam a global port city on more than 25 miles of coastline.
Full article: The Hindu
The Marseilles’ port community, along with the Port, the Chamber of Commerce and the University, wants to boost the blue economy and innovation.
Full article: Le Marin
For terminal operator TTI, ports must move beyond logistics and improve their industrial competitiveness
The view, expressed by the director of the terminal at Algeciras, aims to prevent an endless trade war between ports. On the contrary, port territories need to make efforts to consolidate industrial activity and generate jobs. Control of the logistics chain and development of import and export business requires control of production.
Full Article: El Mercantil
Tanzania abandons plans for a new port in Bagamoyo originally launched in 2015, judging the conditions imposed by the Chinese developer to be unfair.
Full article: Splash 247
Alpahabet Google wants to make Toronto a pilot city for autonomous last-kilometre logistics inspired by shipping containers.
Full article: World Cargo News
The Port of Bayonne confirms its commitment to the local area with the support of institutional partners
The confirmation will allow projects on-going since 2013 to be continued. In operational terms, a study of land use strategy will also be undertaken, in order to guarantee development conditions for the medium term, particularly within the City Port perimeter. On the industrial side, it has been confirmed that Spanish steel group Celsa is to invest 60 million euros in a new rolling mill. Finally, a direct rail shuttle link with Pamplona will enter service in September..Full article: Aqui / Diario del Puerto