The port of Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) is to be transformed into a city
The 10-15 year project by Suria Capital Holdings Bhd has recently been unveiled. Jesselton Waterfront City will include an international conference centre, hotels, shops and offices, as well as a terminal for cruise ships and international ferries. The work to transfer existing port activities to Sabah Ports is due to start in late 2019.
Liverpool (UK) may lose its world heritage status on account of the waterfront project of Peel Holdings, “Liverpool Waters”
Full article : Liverpool echo
Duluth (USA): the City will be able to levy a special tax to kick-start waterfront projects
Full article : Duluth News Tribune
Toronto: the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Quayside is provoking debate
Sidewalk Labs publicised its “Draft Master Innovation and Development Plan” for the 4.9 hectares of Quayside at the end of June. Waterfront Toronto has launched an evaluation procedure, based mainly on public consultation. There has been prompt reaction to the project from various angles in the press, as well as an open letter from the President of Waterfront Toronto. He points out that Waterfront Toronto was not involved in the creation of this master plan and that a certain number of disagreements still need to be resolved. One particular aspect is the governance plan for the project: leadership of the execution, use of data for the smart project, etc.
Philadelphia (USA): a park above the freeway could reconnect the old city with the river
Full article : The Philadelphia Inquirer
Belfast, Waterside Project: property developer Osborne+Co gets the go-ahead from the city authorities
The aim is to transform the former industrial site on the edge of the Lagan into an ecosystem for the city’s creative economy. The plan includes offices for almost 8,000 workers, cultural and leisure facilities, 675 apartments, and a hotel. The masterplan, designed by Henning Larsen, was recognized at the 2018 World Architecture News Awards.
The Port of Saint-Nazaire plans to build a “signal tower” in the City Port district of Petit Maroc
Full article : Saint-Nazaire maville
Guangzhou (China): a warehouse district becomes a Creative Zone
The architects at Atelier cn°S focused first on redeveloping the public spaces between these industrial buildings and on the riverside. Some of the buildings were allocated for commercial use, but the identity of two of them, with their red-brick frontages, was largely preserved. A “Cultural creativity” office was set up, while street art and the creation of recreational spaces have also helped to give the district a very new feel.
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
German Government and the city of Hamburg will destine 38 million € for the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services, improving the facilities and developing new research for innovations in ports, shipping, shipbuilding and maritime logistics
Full article: Hamburg News
The Port of Valencia is planning to become energy self-sufficient by 2025, using renewable energy sources. The plans includes installing wind turbines 4 or 5 km on the sea, photo-voltaic panels, an electrical substation and potentially creating a new artificial reef
Full article: Portal Portuario
Port of Long Beach will fund a 26.3 million $ project to restore the coastal habitat of Colorado Lagoon
Full article: Port of Long Beach
Ege Port of Kusadasi, first cruise port to receive the ECO Port certificate
Full article: Portal Portuario
Hybrid cranes will reduce greenhouse gases up to 96% in the port of Oakland
Full article: Portal Portuario
The Association of French Ports (UPF) launches a new app @port to explain the port ecosystem to broader audiences in a friendlier way
Full article: Ports de France
Following the municipality’s request, the port of Valencia will handle weekly reports of the air quality in the port. The port authority will also invest 3,6 mill. € in a new environmental network of sensors to be operational until 2020
Full article: El Diario
Port of Riga maintains several nature protected areas, to protect and enhance the local biodiversity
Full article: Port of Riga
Great opportunity to learn about mobility in port cities in EU program Civitas-Portis
EU program Civitas Portis launches a call for interests for European port cities interested in knowing more about innovative mobility solutions. The deadline for applications is on September 15th. In the past AIVP days in Riga we hosted representatives from this EU program and saw possible crossovers regarding goal 3 of the AIVP agenda 2030 about mobility for port cities
Full article: Civitas Portis
The port of San Diego will sponsor 64 public events in the waterfront through its Tidelands Activation Program, starting on this July. The program will distribute 430.000 $ of funding and 1,1 million $ in services to bring the people to the waterfront and discover port areas and public spaces
Full article: Times of San Diego
Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao: a vast development plan for the bay will aim to strengthen links between City, Port and Territory
Full article: China Daily
Antwerp: the planned extension of the container terminals on the south bank will spare the village of Doel, as demanded by local communities.
Full article: Flows
Bordeaux: elected representatives unanimously agree to develop freight on the Garonne, but so far there is little in the way of practical measures planned.
Full article: 20 minutes Bordeaux
Tema, Ghana: some traditional port stakeholders are concerned about the impact plans to expand the port could have on their business and jobs.
Full article: Ghana Web
Energy transition: Nantes Saint Nazaire Port redoubles its efforts in the area of heat networks and the LNG industry
Full article: Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port
Urban-port agriculture: the pilot floating farm created in the port of Rotterdam enters its operational phase.
Full article: Designboom
Cutting CO2 emissions: proposals to limit sailing speeds do not enjoy unanimous support. But could we see the end of just-in-time?
For certain experts, slowing ships too much would make additional vessels necessary, which would wipe out the benefits in terms of CO2 emissions. But given the need to act against climate change, some are suggesting that cities, ports, logistics operators, industry and consumers should be prepared to accept a reasonable increase in delivery times. In which case that additional vessel would simply be unnecessary.
Full article: The Loadstar
India: the Metropolitan Region of Chennai plans eight freight corridors to ease congestion in the city around the ports of Ennore and Katupalli.
Full article: The New Indian Express
Croatia: the bankruptcy of the Rijeka and Pula shipyards sees a whole maritime industry disappear with the loss of 1,100 jobs.
Full article: Le Marin
The Walvis Bay Corridor Group signals its confidence in Namibia’s development as a logistics platform for Southern Africa
Full article: Africa Ports