Dun Laoghaire: the port launches a CALL FOR TENDERS for Carlisle Pier
The site, covering 1.1 hectares, is located in the historic waterfront sector. It is currently used for car-parking and the port occasionally takes it over for discharge of unusual cargoes or cruise ship berthing, or for international regattas. The redevelopment proposals must be for predominantly cultural use, ensure permeability with the city, and allow improved public access to the waterfront.
Full article : Afloat
Lorient: plans for a 3.3 megawatt solar farm (capable of providing power to 1000 homes) on the roof of the submarine base by 2019
Full article : Ouest France
Mumbai: cruise facilities on the Eastern Waterfront will be inspired by Miami
Full article : Times of India
Liverpool: work begins on project to open up views of the Stanley Flight, an important part of the port’s golden age
Full article : The Guide Liverpool
Hong Kong: flats over the container terminal?
This is one of the solutions being studied by the government to meet the strong pressure for housing. The other option would be to relocate the terminal concerned, Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, which currently handles 80% of the territory’s traffic. For the Managing Director, the first option is worth considering and technically feasible. It could provide housing for tens of thousands of people. Relocating the 380-hectare terminal, on the other hand, raises the difficulty of finding an alternative site. A joint port-city solution which is unprecedented to say the least! It will be proposed to the public in March.
Full article : South China Morning Post
Santander: development of public spaces around the passenger terminal will start this spring
Full article : El Diario
Melbourne Docklands: reflections and an exhibition by RMIT students on a zero carbon future for Victoria Harbour
Full article : Docklands news
Marseilles: the five historic cranes of the Digue du Large sea wall are finally being preserved
Full article : La marseillaise
Oulu (Finland): images of PAVE architects’ 2014 project to turn grain silos into housing
Full article : ArchDaily (+ images, plans)
Sète: the port will seek consultation on the project to accommodate large yachts, which has given rise to much discussion
Full article : La Dépêche
Guayaquil: agreement between the Port and Department of Education to create a Technological Institute
According to the government, a trained technical workforce is crucial to the future of port cities in the 21st century. Guayaquil, home to the country’s biggest port, will host the new institute, providing an environment conducive to training, innovation and study of future challenges, with the construction of a deep water port and the decision to retain the naval yards.
Full article: eltelegrafo.com
In the Port of Antwerp – l’écluse de Royers- bikes will be separated from car traffic
Full article: Port of Antwerp
The theme of the ESPO Award 2018 is “Creating a good working environment for everyone in the port”
Full article: ESPO
Tauranga (New Zealand): how can a sustainable cruise tourism policy be implemented?
The tourism development agency is currently questioning the growing number of cruise ship passengers arriving in their territory. How can they maintain a balance while responding to the expectations of both the cruise ship passengers and the local population? To inform her decision, the agency’s director considers that much more precise knowledge of the data on visitor arrivals and the associated financial flows is required.
Full article: Sunlive
The Port of Bordeaux launches PowerPort BOX: a mobile power supply module for river vessels
Full article: Mer et Marine
Port of San Diego terminals invest in smart technologies to fight pollution
Full article: Greenport
Hong Kong: being a leading maritime metropolis still requires a prosperous port
Full article: China Daily
The wahoo effect plays a role for port employees. We look at the Kalmar example
Full article: Kalmar Global
Lorient: winter port circuits to learn about the region’s maritime economic identity
Full article: CCSTI
France: what does the future hold for the sea and the coastline?
The State has set up a participative platform for members of the public to obtain information and submit their views on the future vision proposed for each of the country’s coastlines, in order to ensure the right ecological balance and maximise economic and social benefits from the sea and coast.
Two regions, two countries, only one port! The port of Ghent and Zeeland Seaports merge to create North Sea Port
The new port complex represents some 70 Mt of traffic and is among the ten largest in Europe. The merger was approved by both the Belgian and Dutch shareholders. By going beyond traditional political boundaries to pool capabilities, the new port aims to be more innovative, more dynamic and more ambitious. Duplicated activities will be avoided and there are already plans to group together goods flows. The initiative reflects a global trend, and should be followed closely.
Full article: North Sea Port
OSC and Royal Haskoning unveil a range of development scenarios for European port hinterlands. The battle is not over.
Full article: Global Maritime Hub + pdf
With 21 ocean liners ordered in two years, the cruise market is taking off in hard-to-reach areas.
Full article: Le Marin
Columbia placing its hopes in the Port of Buenaventura as it looks to create an international class maritime city
Until now, Columbia has not capitalised on its status as the only Latin American country with access to two oceans. That could change with the planned Economic Activities Centre in Buenaventura. The first phase of the project aims to attract Chinese industrialists, and eventually the goal is to build a port city in its own right, rather than a city neighbouring a port.
Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem vision is centred on high levels of connectivity and digitalisation
Full article: Cruise and Ferry
Shanghai continues to stake its development on more integrated relations with all the ports on the Yangtze
Full article: Port Technology (pdf)
Iran: the inauguration of the Port of Chabahar signals Iran is repositioning itself in maritime trade between SE Asia, Central Asia, and eventually Europe
Full article: Journal of Commerce
Aveiro (Portugal): green light for a wind turbine production site. 105 jobs expected.
Full article: Jornal da Economia do Mar
By taking back operational control of 720km of pipeline, the Port of Antwerp is anticipating energy transition
Recovering control will enable the port to offer a more open network which will therefore be better adapted to inter-company exchanges of flows, and will allow more sustainable transport of products into the hinterland. In the long term, the port is also looking at developing hydrogen and CO2 transport. Increasing the number of heat loops is also among the objectives of the 44 million Euro investment.
Full article: Port of Antwerp