Valencia: the Mayor favours uses linked to culture and innovation for the Marina Réal docks
This announcement follows an agreement with Docks Logistics Spain, S.A., bringing forward the end of their concession which was to have run until 2022. Use of this emblematic building will then be returned to Consorcio Valencia 2007-CV07, which manages the marina. In March, CV07 launched a consultation process with a group of independent professionals and experts. The different proposals centre on the concept of a living space designed by the community as a whole, devoted to culture, education, research, etc.
Houston: a vast tunnel network will not be enough to protect the city from future floods – a long-term approach is needed
Full article : Grist
The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista agree on plans for a hotel and congress centre
Full article : 10 news (+video)
Le Havre: re-inventing the city-port interface
AURH, Le Havre’s Urban Planning Agency, looks at the situation and future prospects for the southern districts of the city of Le Havre, which has close links to the port’s economic activities. Almost twenty years of work on the area’s public spaces and some iconic operations have transformed the image of these districts, making them an increasingly attractive asset for the entire conurbation.
Full article : AURH
The interests of lighter, quicker, cheaper interventions on the waterfront: the experience of Valencia
Full article : Project for Public Spaces
Cape Town: the cruise terminal has been designed as an extension of the waterfront
Full article : News24
Already present in Boston, Amazon announces plans for a new tech hub in the Seaport District opening in 2021
Full article : Boston Herald
Shanghai: public consultation for the waterfront
Shanghai’s Urban Planning Authorithy has launched a consultation on plans to redevelop the waterfront along the Suzhou Creek and Huangpu River. Promenades were recently opened along 45 km of the banks, and the project aims to complete them and also offer new urban facilities. The district has been divided into three zones, each dedicated to a particular use: commerce, culture and historic heritage in the eastern zone; new waterfront access in the central zone; and an eco-corridor in the western zone.
Coastal cities giving more thought to floating buildings to counter the risk of rising water levels, with more projects taking shape
Full article : Mach (+ images, video)
The European HERIT-DATA project aims to develop sustainable management of cruise tourism
Taking advantage of technology and the latest innovations in management tools (open data, connected objects, etc.), the project aims to reduce the impact of tourism on the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean regions. The consortium brings together organisations, businesses and technology centres, along with local and regional public authorities from Italy, Spain, Croatia, France and Portugal, including four regions which are members of the Intermediterranean Commission, namely Tuscany, Valencia, Occitania and Western Greece.
Full article: Fundacion Valenciaport
Cruise operators are increasingly looking to promote and create private tourist destinations
Full article: Maritime Executive
California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies
Full article: Port Strategy
University of Concepción (Chile) initiates a project on sustainability in port cities
The initiative is led by the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography, and is financed by an innovation fund to boost regional competitiveness. Mabel Alarcón, project director, explained that the object is to solve the problems which arise between ports and their associated port cities, in particular logistical problems.Full article: Portal Portuario
Costa and the Port of Marseilles sign for an economic and environmental sustainable cruise industry
Full article: La Provence
More than 30,000 visitors at Singapore Maritime Week 2018 (SMW)
In an increasingly variable and fragile situation, this year’s theme turns resolutely towards the levers of the future, such as connectivity, innovation and talent. Organised by the Singapore Maritime Authority, SMW 2018 serves as a platform for discussion and motivation to encourage debate among the actors in the regional and international maritime scene. There will be 19 discussion sessions and presentations, 11 networking receptions and four large-scale events for the general public.
The Port of Rotterdam has tidal basins built along the Calandkanaal to encourage biodiversity. The idea came out of a start-up from the Port XL programme
Full article: Port of Rotterdam
Belgium: call for tenders launched to examine the economic impacts of maritime space planning, allowing its role in the blue economy to be assessed
Full article: Ted Europa
Innovative strategic partnership between the Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou
The Port of Quebec and Cégep Limoilou have formed a strategic partnership. The objects of the agreement are to open up port installations to Cégep’s teaching activities, to allow the Port to benefit from the expertise of the college’s teachers and students, and to encourage interchange of ideas between the two parties.
Murmansk, Arctic: Russia launches plans for a new coal terminal, with the aim of eventually developing a mixed-use port
Full article: The Barents Observer
China in moves to build the Kra Canal, a waterway across Thailand designed to bypass the Strait of Malacca, which is close to saturation point.
Full article: Business Standart
Through an investment fund, the Port of Rotterdam is supporting the development of storage batteries for the maritime industry
Full article: Splash 24/7
The Regional Council of Hawke’s Bay (NZ) considers funding for the Port of Napier to guarantee sustainable economic development
Full article: Scoop Independent News
Enviroports: a young marine services company aiming to treat waste and supply fresh water
Full article: Splash 24/7
France, Port Community System: Soget and MGI are closing the gap towards agreement on a solution which will be unique in the country
Full article: Soget
Port of Leghorn ready to construct a LNG platform which will have a final capacity of 9,000 m3.
Full article: Greenport
The port of Incheon is booming: logistics zones, energy transformation, industrial ecology in the cold chain, cruising and tourism
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
South Africa is working on the development of a Smart Port System to support economic growth, employment and sustainability.
Full article: Engineering News
Baku (Azerbaijan): the 5 km2 new port is a promising logistics hub between Europe and Asia
The clear ambition is to boost traffic from 5Mt in 2016, to 15 Mt and eventually 25 Mt. The project is backed by the EU, while a number of European ports are also involved. Baku will quickly become a vital link on the new Silk Routes being established by China and its partners, followed by India, Japan, and Russia. In these early years of the 21st century, international power is primarily economic.