Melbourne: parks and public spaces for the Southbank
The project concerns the Southbank arts precinct and the 18,000 m2 of public spaces redeveloped there. The team selected after a tender process includes two landscape architecture professors from the University of Sheffield, and architecture firm Hassell. The project includes plans for raised parks, gardens and pedestrian areas.
Full article : Architecture.au
The Port of Hualien (Taiwan) redraws its boundaries to better meet the needs of its customers and rationalise the interface with the City. The amount of space managed directly by the port will be reduced.
Full article : Taïwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd
Shanghai: two former warehouses in the Xinhua Dock district turned into offices by HPP
Full article : Arch Daily (+ images, plans)
Paris: charter for using the Seine docks
Two charters have been signed allowing mixed uses for certain port sectors in the capital. The aim was to determine clearly the best way to share these spaces between different users, who include the Port and the City of Paris, the town hall authorities in the districts concerned, and also local residents, associations, and institutions. As we have reported on numerous occasions, the Port of Paris is following a highly proactive urban integration strategy.
Pasaia: start of work to redevelop the fish market and its public spaces
Full article : Pasia Port
Port of Marseilles: a new future for the east docks
The East docks cover a 400 hectare strip of land running for 12 km along the coast to the North of the Old Port. There, the issues of integration between the port and city are particularly strong. The City Port Charter laid the foundations for a strategy aimed at mixed-use porosity, and some iconic developments have already been completed. Today, new opportunities are opening up, notably with the relocation of the international ferry terminal to Cap Janet. Detailed report.
Full article : Le Moniteur
Boston (USA): new ferry links between different waterfront sectors are being studied
Full article : Wbur
Puerto Quequen (Argentina) has officially opened its “Parador Cultural Puerto Ciudad”, a cultural, artistic and recreational space
Full article : Diario 4v
Italy’s ports association launches the Italian Port Days to raise public awareness about port life and culture
The event will be held simultaneously in every port in the country between 15 and 21 May. A variety of activities will be available, including meetings, tours, fun workshops, etc., all with a dual objective: to promote the societal integration of ports and to strengthen City Port links. The event will close with a press conference at the Port Center in Livorno, a member of AIVP’s Port Center Network.
Puertos del Estado from Spain develops broad overarching sustainability strategy to anticipate the consequences of traffic increases
Full article: El Vigía
MCT terminal in Gioia Tauro will use hybrid straddle carriers reducing emissions
Full article: Portal portuario
New interpretations of the Port Center concept are emerging worldwide
In the past weeks we have seen news portraying new models of Port Centers. In Southampton the 1851 trust, from the sailing team INEOS, has a space named STEM Crew HQ with a rich educational content to link the classroom to the maritime world, especially in sciences, technology, math and engineering. In Florida, the new Sea the World Storefront, from Marine Industry, will open next May, with an exhibition and activities to engage with students and raise awareness to maritime professions, investing on human capital and education. In Hamburg, the Discovery Dock opened in April, from private investors, that created this space to explore the port as an attraction, using advanced VR gadgets. Finally, we could also read that the port of Barcelona will open its Port Center in 2021, framed in the special plan Port Vell. These news confirm AIVP’s message, that citizen engagement, port culture and education are crucial for sustainable port-city relationships, and that Port Centers are a crucial tools for these purposes
Transnet and port of Durban start a clean-up initiative to remove the waste brought by the major storm from last April 23.
Full article: Greenport
Port of Seattle strengths its commitment to become environmentally sustainable, prioritizing electric energy to reduce emissions
Full article: Greenport
Mayors of Chilean port cities meet the transport minister to demand new port law that clearly creates benefits for local inhabitants
Full article: Portal portuario
Port of LA will use hydrogen powered trucks to connect with the terminals in the port of Long Beach
Full article: Revista Cargo
EU project “Durable” proposes using drones and robots to make green energy infrastructure easier to deploy and maintain
Full article: All about shipping
Green Deliriver: a new river-based urban logistics pilot project in Paris to meet the needs of e-commerce and the construction industry.
Full article: Voxlog
Study of port governance and the cruise sector: four standard models and an overall trend towards multi-party management of facilities
Full article: Port Economics
The EIB grants a 90 million euro loan to the Brittany region for the planned renewable marine energy terminal at the port of Brest
Full article: La Tribune
Future governance of the Antwerp / Zeebrugge port complex: all options still open for finding the right balance
Full article: Flows
Thessaloniki: for the port’s CEO, the relationship between City and Port is now a success, especially in terms of culture
Full article : ESPO
New Zealand: will the Ports of Auckland eventually have to be moved to Northland? The different political stakeholders are taking up positions on the issue
Full article: News Hub
Hamburg: the port CEO reviews the contribution of 5G technology, thanks to its processing power and versatility
After a pilot phase, three applications tested in real-life conditions show the benefits of the technology: the ability to obtain environmental data directly from sensors on board vessels approaching the port; regulation of traffic when mobile installations are on the move; data capture to monitor the development of superstructures using virtual reality.
Full article: Port Technology
A port in northern Newfoundland to connect the territory to the Arctic route? A process of reflection and preliminary studies are under way.
Full article: CBC
Free Zones are only useful if they create prosperity for their territories, meaning shared wealth.
There are some 2,500 free zones around the globe, with over 550 represented by a worldwide association. Many of them are located in port cities. At a congress in Barcelona, the association presented its “prosperity index aimed at measuring the contribution of free zones to their direct zones of influence”. The aim is economic sustainability, an increasingly important demand for local residents.
Seattle: the port and airport join forces to manage the handling of cruise passengers’ baggage, allowing them to visit the city hands-free!
Full article: Cruise Industry News