San Francisco: work starts on Pier 70
The project was finally approved last November. The 11.3 hectare site will be redeveloped in 3 phases over the next 15 to 20 years. Between 1100 and 2150 housing units will be built, 30% of which will be permanently affordable. The plan also includes cultural spaces and shops, while there will be facilities for light industry in three historic buildings. Finally, 3.6 hectares of parks and public spaces will be created, mainly along the shoreline. Allowance will be made for rising sea levels.
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Valencia explains its approach to port-city relations to the Basque Region, especially the role played by the Port-City Integration Committee
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Sydney: at the heart of the port, the Warships Pavilion of the National Maritime Museum has been built using shipbuilding techniques
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Sydney: Campbell’s Cove, a historic sector of the waterfront, redeveloped as a promenade by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW)
The project forms part of a more general modernisation of Circular Quay West with a budget of 73M$AUS. JPW is planning for 4 sectors, each with its own identity and function. Particular care will be taken over reintegrating heritage structures on the site, including 19th century warehouses which have already been redeveloped. The project was reviewed after a public consultation organised in 2017.
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Yokohama: a cable-car is to be installed above the waterfront for the 2020 Olympics. It will serve Minato Mirai 21
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Almeria: Junquera Arquitectos chosen to develop the Port/City project masterplan
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Kochi (India): a NATPAC report on the redevelopment of five canals crossing the city in two phases
The object is to re-establish water traffic on these canals, which could help relieve congestion on the streets. However the NATPAC report also recommends recovering the banks and creating recreational spaces, businesses and housing. A training centre for water sports has also been proposed.
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Cadiz: the Mayor set to make a proposal to the Port and Puertos del Estado to redevelop a 7.5 hectare site by the Guadalete
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Lille: a 15-story tower and 485 housing units on the site of Grands Moulins de Paris on the banks of the Deûle abandoned since 1989
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Contship’s PortoLab agenda ready for September 2018-2019
Sustainability is the focus for this year’s edition of the annual initiative, which gives children in various Italian port cities the opportunity to discover the world of the port and maritime activity. Through an account relating the story of an object – in this case, a printer – the children learn about the different sustainable development issues to do with transport and the logistics chain, along with the sometimes difficult choices to be made in order to act responsibly for our environment and for the planet. Since the Contship agenda was created in 2006, over 130,000 copies have been distributed with the support of various Port Authorities and public and private sector organisations.
“Propelling Montreal”: the Port Authority welcomes the City’s Action Plan which aims to enhance the international attractiveness of Montreal and position companies at the heart of the global exporting chains
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Creation of an Italian national foundation (SILP) for future port-logistics training
The new body aims to provide a forum for contact between public institutions and private enterprise, in order to tackle the phenomena and processes driving changes in the port workplace. Automation, digitisation, the internet of things, and the rise of mega-ships all represent challenges that need to be faced quickly, in terms of jobs and the new skills needed. Genoa was chosen as the site for the Foundation by its creators: Isfort, employment agency Randstad, and the RINA Group.
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California: tighter legislation on emissions boost research and development in green technologies
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The OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) publishes a new report entitled: Decarbonising Maritime Transport: The Case of Sweden
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The Port of Oslo to use drones to find waste in the docks
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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
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The Le Havre Port Center inaugurates its new permanent interactive exhibition on port careers
The new permanent exhibition adds to the already rich selection of educational resources at the Port Center in Le Havre. With tours tailored to all types of visitor and all ages, field trips and a conference cycle looking at a range of topics from the industrial-port world, the Center is aiming to be a genuine tool for promoting mediation in a fun way, creating links between citizens and port realities, and showcasing the opportunities provided by the port for the Le Havre area. The new exhibition will be an additional asset for highlighting the innovative character of its port community..
Tunisia is set to pass a law on logistics zone planning as it aims to position itself as a hub in the short term
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For the Mayor of Cartagena (Spain), the port needs to make a bigger contribution to funding rail links for the city.
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Importing coal and eliminating its impurities before re-export: the port of Belfast at the heart of a high-tech coal industry.
Full article: Hellenic Shipping News
Trois Rivières: the Industrial Port Zone is established and looking to go on the offensive
The zone is an integral part of the new maritime strategy adopted by the provincial government of Quebec. Now mapped out, with development, action and financing plans in place, the zone is being driven by the Port, the City and their partners and is now the subject of a major promotional campaign. It will receive almost 1 billion Canadian dollars in funding and tax breaks.
Madagascar: unprepared for the island’s economic growth, the Port of Toamasina is already at full capacity.
Full article: L’Express de Madagascar
The port of Buenaventura (Columbia) unable to fully play its role as an engine for the economy without improvements to urban services.
Full article: El Pais
Italy: Assoporti to provide technical support to promote the growth of LNG in port zones.
Full article: The Medi Telegraph
Ports and the aerospace industry: Space X keen to expand its installations at the port of Los Angeles to retrieve its rockets from the sea.
Full article: Los Angeles Time