The future of city-port relations in the Canaries
The President of Puertos del Estado, Ornella Chacón, recently met the Mayors of Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma, and representatives from the port authorities. In both cases, she highlighted the need to develop port capacities, but also underlined the importance of permanent dialogue to identify which port spaces could become port-city areas, and foster harmonious city/port relations.
Dundee: the new V-A Museum opens on 15 September. Will it have the same impact as the Guggenheim?
Bremen: Uberseeinsel in 2040? Interview
The Uberseeinsel project will be developed at the site of the former Kellogg’s plant and its silo. The peninsula is at the heart of the Uberseestadt project, the masterplan for which is set to be adjusted. Several international architects have been approached, some for their knowledge of urban ports. Klaus Meier believes the priority is to create a living district, free from traffic and full of children.
San Francisco: the Crane Cove Park development could finally get under way this summer, with the Port set to retain its historic sites
Full article : The Potreroview
Auckland: the City buys Onehunga Wharf from the port for a 30 year development project
Full article : Panaku Development
Toronto: Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs reach agreement on the proposed smart redevelopment of Quayside
The agreement defines the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder, with Waterfront Toronto set to oversee the regeneration, while Sidewalk Labs (a subsidiary of Alphabet, Google’s parent company) will provide expertise in digital technology and innovative urban solutions. By September 2019, a Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) should be in place for Quayside, a site in the eastern waterfront district. Combining offices, retail spaces and housing, the project is being touted as a future model for the smart connected city, with its multi-purpose buildings, smart sensors, etc., although there are concerns about how the data collected will be used.
The Port of Valparaiso publishes its 5th report on sustainable commitments for the environment, social ties and economic development
Full article: Mundo Maritimo
Overview of the growing cruise market with a summary note produced by ISEMAR, the Nantes Saint Nazaire higher institute for maritime economics
Full article: ISEMAR
The Little Museum of Dublin and the Port of Dublin announce a new short feature competition on the theme “port, city and river”
Full article: Creenireland
Italy: Assoporti this summer signed a MOU with the National Tourist Board (ENIT)
The MOU will see the two partners work together to promote and develop tourism, and in particular to establish more sustainable city-port relations. A newly created working group will identify areas of mutual interest and define actions to be developed. The Chairman of Assoporti, Zeno D’Agostino, is delighted with the collaboration and highlights the commitment of Italy’s ports to working more and more closely with the different local stakeholders, and notably in conjunction with the tourist and cruise industries. Full article: Assoporti + Meditelegraphe
India plans to develop its local cruise market and is targeting 5 million passengers by 2020
Full article: Cruise Industry
The Port of Montreal joins forces with the centre for technological entrepreneurship Centech, and the higher technology institute ÉTS, to launch a port logistics innovation unit
Full article: Port of Montreal
Carola Hein, professor at the University of Delft, explains the impact of Design in the process of shaping our post-carbon port cities
Full article: Cleantechnica
Ports de Balears launches its strategic plan for the future of its five ports, with citizens invited to play an active part
Full article: Port de Baleares
Charles Haine, technical director at WSP, pens an article highlighting the paradigm between “citizens’ expectations” and “business as usual” for the port industry
Charles Haine, who made a valuable and active contribution as a rapporteur at AIVP’s City Port conference in Quebec last June, underlines the scale of the challenge facing ports as they look to engage with their cities, communities and local residents, and share the port experience. There are a host of ways to promote this common port culture, but a truly mutual approach can only be achieved through constant engagement.
Full article: Greenports
The Seychelles Port Authority is handed responsibility for overseeing the Port Victoria extension plan, seen as vital to the country’s economy.
Full article: PMASEA
The Seine Nord Canal: a crucial milestone reached with the imminent creation of an industrial and commercial local public establishment.
Full article: La Voix du Nord
Venice: the port keen to focus more on the city and assume its role as a local player
Often a target for criticism due to the cruise ships crossing the lagoon, the port of Venice has unwittingly become a symbol of the mass tourism saturating Europe’s cities. Pino Musolino, who has been President of the port authority for a year, believes that perception is partly inaccurate, and requires urban policies and the port’s role to be redefined.
Full article: La Tribune
The President of the port of Arica is keen to mark his new mandate by boosting regional economic integration and strengthening ties with the community.
Full article: Portal Portuario
Around the dock basins in Vlissingen, the Netherlands’ largest solar plant is taking shape, and could provide energy to 14,000 homes.
Full article: North Sea Port
The provincial government of the Basque country could take over operation of the port of Pasaia from the Spanish state.
Full article: Diario del Puerto
Forward-looking exercise: TT Club and McKinsey imagine the container industry for the next 25 years.
New players, expanded exchanges, and digitisation all seem plausible developments, although we do not yet know their true impact on growing world trade, how value will be created, or who will be the big winners. Based on their analysis, the authors of the study came up with four scenarios: a total digital revolution; gradual digitisation; a third wave of globalisation; and finally a scenario in which trade declines with significant variations.
Hamburg and Rotterdam aim to manage maritime traffic jointly, in a first step towards the creation of a much-needed European ports network
Full article: Port of Hamburg
For Professor Pierre Cariou, the key to winning the port battle now lies in the ability to handle data, not infrastructures.
Full article: MGI