Oakland (USA): new version of the waterfront stadium project unveiled
BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations have presented their updated plans for a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium will be circular shaped and more open, and will also have a landscaped roof open to the public. The aim is to ensure that the arena is better integrated into the surroundings of this Howard terminal site, which will also host a housing and office development programme.
Hull (UK), Humber Quays West: a COMPETITION to develop a waterfront district taking into account flood risks
Full article : H-Living with Water
Santos (Brazil): the new port operator casts doubt on plans to redevelop the Valongo district for urban uses
Full article : A Tribuna
Edinburgh (UK): 7N Architects announces plans for over 900 homes and a large park in the Western Harbour area
Full article : Scottish Construction Now
The Wild Mile: a floating eco-park for Chicago
Designed by SOM architects, the park will use the existing canal walls to create a network of floating wetland zones and walking areas for residents and kayakers. The aim is to create both a natural habitat and recreational and educational spaces. The park is expected to open in 2020.
The City of Glasgow (UK) launches a public consultation on plans to create a park on the banks of the Clyde
Full article : Urbanrealm
San Francisco (United States): two ferry terminals redeveloped and adapted in anticipation of rising sea levels
Full article : SF Chronicle
Oran (Algeria): the Wali keen for a port that is open to the city
Development studies currently under way will outline a range of options for improving the way the various port spaces are integrated and smoothing their visual impact. The final study will then be formally debated at a meeting. Another study on the development of a small marina and the fishing port was also launched a few months ago.
Full article : Algerie360
Port-Louis: Mauritius Ports Authority launches an invitation to tender for a cruise terminal
Full article : Open International Bidding – MPA
Oakland (United States): BIG designs a zero-emission urban gondola for the future Howard Terminal Ballpark on the waterfront
Full article : World Architecture (+ images)
Port of La Rochelle (AIVP member), launches new website about port economy and employment.
The initiative has been done in cooperation with Union Maritime, gathering 35 port companies. The main goals is to give disclosure to port employment and facilitate the process for future applicants. The website is only one of the elements of the program “Cap sur l’économie portuaire”, developed by the port and Union Maritime to increase the visibility of port related professions.
Full article: cap-economie-portuaire.fr
Port Authority of Valencia wins Green4sea award for their use of hydrogen to reduce environmental impact
Full article: Safety4sea
World Ocean Council (WOC) and Port of Vancouver propose a global platform to facilitate the coordination and use of environmental incentives for carriers and other maritime companies
Full article: Safety4sea
Hackathon in the port of Santos (BR) gives chance to students to propose innovative solutions for port problems
Full article: Informativos dos portos
Port Authority and Municipality of Valparaíso agree to create a joint working committee to discuss port development.
This measure could allow better dialogue for port-city relationship and a common vision. This decision is motivated by the current situation of terminal 2, where the port authority will be responsible for the environmental assessment. Other port and urban projects, including a pier for cruises were also discussed. The mayor emphasized that their priority is to make sure that port development is done according to environmental requirements, but also that create jobs, and bring prosperity to the port and the city. The president of the port authority welcomed the common initiative with the municipality and, looking beyond the short term decisions concerning the terminal 2.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Port of LA announces 1 million US$ Community Investment Grant Program.
The goal of the program is to fund different kinds of initiatives that work for the benefit of the port community. This grant program is funded with shipping and lease revenues, rather than tax payers money. Applications are possible until May 6th.
Two initiatives from Maritime UK to increase the presence of women as speakers in the sector’s conferences and gender diversity among new recruits.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
EU project Remember to develop alternative touristic programs based on port culture and heritage in the Adriatic.
The project Remember (REstoring the MEmory of Adriatic ports sites. Maritime culture to foster Balanced tERritorial growth) will be led by the Central Adriatic Ports Authority and gathers 8 Italian and Croatian ports cities, including port authorities, universities, municipalities and companies. The ultimate goal of Remember is also to improve the port-city relationship based on heritage and culture using innovative virtual museums.
Full article: Porto Ancona
Morocco should be able to rely on its geographic position to kick-start cruise activity at its ports, with a particular focus on Tangier.
Full article: La Vie Eco
Futur port of Achères (Paris) dedicated to building materials: questions remain among residents about the height of the silos.
Full article: Les Echos
Driverless rail wagons: inspired by baggage sorting in airports, the system could inject a whole new degree of flexibility into rail transport.
Full article: Flows
Palermo: the port and Fincantieri, which will invest 20 ME in 20109/20, signed an agreement to reactivate shipyards
Full article: Palermo Today
Bremerhaven: the planned terminal for the offshore wind industry ruled illegal due to a lack of economic justification. The decision may be appealed.
Full article: Junge Welt
Helsinki is counting on regulation and multimodality to improve access to the port and smooth urban traffic.
Full article: City of Helsinki
Vertical container storage proposed by DP World could be used in ports close to cities where land is at a premium.
Full article: Port Strategy
Indian Ocean: in geopolitical terms, this region is under close scrutiny and port cities are directly concerned.
Full article: Diploweb
Douala: the autonomous port gains new competencies to strengthen its competitiveness for the benefit of the country and neighbouring cities
This is the aim of the recent Presidential Decree, which handed the port responsibility for general coordination of all port activities and new powers including development planning, management of publicly-owned port sites, the power to collect debts, etc. In addition to these new prerogatives, the port now has a duty to support local sustainable social and cultural development for local communities. The City Port relationship will therefore be a priority, something AIVP warmly welcomes!Full article: Camer.be
Innovation: Flanders set to launch a feasibility study of a hyperloop dedicated to freight, plus a logistics demonstration centre
Full article: Flows