Swansea: Inauguration of the Construction Wales Innovation Centre on the waterfront
CWIC forms an integral part of the University redevelopment on the waterfront and will provide training in different areas of the construction industry. It is intended to anticipate future needs with on-going or planned projects for the next decade. The centre will have a particular impact on various projects planned for the waterfront: a digital indoor arena, shops and restaurants, offices for start-ups in a container village, etc.
Marinas: international overview of the latest developments in the sector
Full article : Marina World (Nov-Dec 2018), pp. 27-41
Melbourne: revised project for Fishermans Bend
The State Government of Victoria had announced its intention to promote a model development on the site between the port, the Yarra River and the bay, housing 80,000 people by 2050. The proposal had attracted 26 projects by developers at the start of this year, and the prospect of a forest of skyscrapers stirred up debate. The number and height of the tower-blocks will be regulated, and the inclusion of low-cost housing will be a condition for acceptance. The new district must also be compatible with port needs.
Palma: the commissary buildings are to be replaced by the new Oceanographic Centre of the Balearics
Full article : Ports de Balears
Washington: The wharf, a new public space for pedestrians developed by Michael Vergason
Full article : AMC-archi (+ images)
Boston: US$ 3 million announced for the Charlestown Navy Yard
The federal investment will be used mainly to turn the 19th century warehouse into a museum and visitor center. Another part of the site is set to be developed to stage events and concerts, while Pier 1 could host festvals and activities all year round, along with new Freedom Trail tours.
Province of Jiangpu: ship-shaped museum in Yangzhou and cultural parks in eleven cities along the Grand Canal
Full article : Ecns
Energy transition, community relations, human capital: three development priorities for the port of Antwerp.
For its Chief Executive, the port of Antwerp needs increasingly to become a business facilitator and a community builder. The port must take up the challenges of the future by fostering dialogue and acting with the community. Creating a working environment that promotes initiative-taking and respects the well-being of employees will also contribute, as will improving everyday mobility for commuters in the port zone.
Full article: ESPO
The port of Vancouver is rewarded again for the consistency of its management practices with its sustainable development policy.
Full article: Port of Vancouver
The Port de Southampton is speeding up the construction of cycle paths to improve links between home and work, thus reducing pollution.
Full article: Daily Echo
Reducing emissions from maritime transport by 20% by 2050 raises economic and technological questions. Isemar tries to bring some elements of response.
Full article: Isemar
Social network are increasingly at the core of the marketing strategies of cruise operators.
Full article: Port Economics
The Port of Kiel acquires a power plant for cruise ships in order to cover the demand of 50% of calls by 2020.
Full article: World Cargo News
Genoa: 5th meeting of the AIVP Port Center Network (PCN) Working Group
A reduced PCN working group meeting brought together around thirty people from Europe and Canada. The meeting was officially hosted by Porto Antico, the Port Authority and the City of Genoa. Over a day and a half, a series of presentations were given by local stakeholders, with opportunity for debate and discussion, sharing of ideas, and field trips including a visit to the Port Center which recently re-opened to the public, plus the Città dei Bambini, the Galata museum, and a research laboratory specialising in pioneering biomaterials.
Full article: Port Center by AIVP
Shore power for cruise ships continues to be a debatable issue due to the high investment costs and relatively low use.
Full article: CruiseIndustry
The French Parliament strengthens the polluter-pays principle for ship wastes management.
Full article: ESPO
The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Area and the CCI of Var have been chosen to host the “Hydrogène dans les Territoires” Days 2019
Full article: Cap Energie
The saturation of the port of Lagos is a burden on the city, where movement is paralysed. Public transport by water could be a solution.
Full article: RTBF
From 2019 the city of Dubrovnik will limit the number of cruise ships: a maximum of two cruise ships a day with no more than 5000 passengers per unit.
Full article: turist
Now that a new port law is being drafted, French regions hope to assume their responsibilities for port management.
Ful article : L’Antenne
With the North Atlantic Marine Highway Alliance, New York is redoubling its efforts to create a regional barge shipping network.
Full article: Port of New York
How can container traffic entering and leaving port cities be better planned to reduce congestion?
The International Transport Forum recently published the findings of round tables and discussions held in 2017 on this subject. Adapting capacities and re-organising hinterlands have become the dominant issues for port cities as they face heavy pressure from onshore traffic flows and congestion, itself a source of tensions. We look forward to reading the ITF’s recommendations, along with a recent article on the situation in Spain.
Kenya: operators of the Lapsset corridor, connected to the new port of Lamu, confirm the route and plans to create nine towns.
Full artcile: Business Daily
Rotterdam intensifies testing of smart truck convoys as it prepares to introduce them into logistics plans
Full article: Port of Rotterdam
Africa: port infrastructure is essential for unlocking economic growth and making the continent more competitive
This point was emphasised once again at the African Maritime Administration Conference. Logistical efficiency is a key area, in which port cities have vital advantages. Long term planning, with a focus on sustainable development, should provide a framework for moving forward.