Montreal: call for proposals to convert the iconic Silo 5
A quarter of a century after it closed, Silo 5, an emblematic building in Montreal’s Vieux Port district, Silo 5 is set to become the heart of new mixed-used district with housing, shops, a hotel, and leisure and tourist facilities. The request for proposals to redevelop the silo and the Pointe du Moulin site is based on the responses obtained during the associated public consultation. Priority will be given to showcasing the silo and its industrial history, and the building could be used to create spectacular viewpoints!
The Port of Cork (Ireland) begins urban design studies and consultations for the Tivoli Docklands, whose container terminal is set to be relocated
Full article : Port of Cork
Memphis (United States): an ecological and recreational park designed by Studio Gang partly inspired by the former terminals and silos
Full article : Dezeen (+ images)
Valparaiso (Chile): citizens opt for the Parque Barón project
Some 11,344 people voted in the “Imagina el Muelle Barón” competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, and the Municipality. They were invited to choose from a shortlist of three proposals for a future “Promenade of the Sea” to be developed on a 10.9 hectare site owned by the Port. New green spaces and four pedestrian access paths will recreate links with the city, notably for the cruise terminal. A wetland area, underground aquarium and marina are also planned. Work is set to be carried out in 2020 and 2012.
Esbjerg (Denmark): a raised promenade with views of the port designed by Cobe
Full article : World Architecture (+ images)
Gandia (Spain): a ferry port to be developed in time for the summer by shipping company Armas-Trasmediterránea in a port hanger
Full article : 20 minutos
Shanghai (China): Minsheng Wharf, a new promenade
After almost two years of landscaping and development work, the site along the Huangpu has become a new space in which to relax and walk, particularly along the raised promenade alongside the ferry terminal. Presentation by the project architects, Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects.
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
The port of Barcelona is counting on international climate cooperation to reduce the carbon footprint of its own activities
Full article: El Vigia
The cruise market, as buoyant as ever, will see its ranks swelled by 14 new companies in the next two years.
Full article: Cruise Industry News
Valencia: continued experiments with the use of hydrogen for port logistics as part of efforts to achieve zero emissions.
Full article: Greenport
Halifax: co-construction around the port infrastructure plan continues
Launched in 2015, the process is continuing with the aim of uniting the community around two key objectives: capitalising on the economic opportunities generated by maritime traffic, while improving the living environment for local residents. Reducing truck traffic is one of the main priorities. Several scenarios have been created, with citizens now being asked to give their reactions.Full article: Port City Halifax
Valparaiso: the Mayor and port workers’ union set up a working group to promote dialogue on the port’s future
Full article: Portal Portuario
Palma: the Port and City launch an app to help cruise tourists, especially with getting around
Full article: Ports de Balears
Port Juneau (Alaska): citizens asked to take part in a study or air quality linked to the growing cruise activity
Full article: Ktoo.org
The Port of San Diego regularly consults the public on the future of its waterfront through public meetings and online surveys
Full article: 7 Sand Diego
Basle (Switzerland): the creation of a 3rd dock in the port to develop container traffic on the Rhine is accepted in principle.
Full article: NPI
Portugal: 2.45 billion Euros to be invested in ports by 2030. See a summary of the main projects.
Full article: Jornal da Economia do Mar
Port conurbation, cruise ships, canals, freeports: China is betting all out on shipping.
In the south of the country, the government is developing its vision of the “Greater Bay Area” involving no less than 11 cities, with the port of Guangzhou playing the major role. This vision is twinned with the development of freeports to increase its attractions, and the construction of new canals to provide connections between the Yangtze and the Pearl River. And cruise ship ports will not be left behind.
Port and circular economy: growing potential, particularly for ports attached to large urban centres
In this article, the authors and researchers provide an overview of the potential of this new economic concept, which aims to re-use, recycle or re-manufacture. Numerous examples from the Netherlands highlight four priorities: preparing for a reduction in raw materials shipped, attracting new logistics and industrial activities, developing genuine clusters, and pooling energy flows.
Full article: Port Economics
Space X has finally decided not to develop its spaceship at the Port of LA. It was hoped that this would be the driver of a port sector devoted to innovation.
Full article: Channel 3000
A Space X rocket has returned for the first time to the Port of Los Angeles, to be reconfigured at a dedicated logistics base.
Full article: Port Technology
Antwerp: INEOS invests 3 billion euros, confirming the port’s status as the European leader in the chemical sector, generating 400 direct and 2,000 indirect jobs
Full article: Port of Antwerp
Singapore: the maritime economy accounts for 7% of the state’s GDP, with container traffic up by 8M in 2018 to 36.6 TEUs
Full article: Port Technology
The Port of Santander actively involved in creating the “Puerto + Startups” ecosystem to promote innovation and collaboration
Full article: Diario del Puerto