The City wants to create a park and extend Riverwalk, a promenade running along the edge of the river in the interior port. The project will include provision for interactions with the existing industrial or port activities, and is part of a wider programme for the Harbor District.
This is the first independent study on this crucially important issue. Some 40% of the research focused on the maritime sector, including an analysis of the situation in 17 countries. The report stresses that the impact of automation will be gradual, bringing changes not just to jobs themselves but also to their location, potentially generating social tensions. Continue reading
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp oversaw the radical transformation of the yard which is now home to an industrial campus, film studios, and soon a food manufacturing centre. A call for tenders has been made for a final quay damaged six years ago by Hurricane Sandy. The aim is to maintain maritime activities in the area in conjunction with the ship repair activities already present.
The relocation of port activities to Tuas will free up several thousand hectares of land in the southern waterfront district after 2027. The government wants to turn the area into a mixed-use zone combining high-quality housing and facilities to create an international tourist destination.
Many ports are currently looking at establishing closer ties with operators in their hinterlands, in some cases even developing their own terminals there or seeking cooperation with neighbouring or complementary ports. Joost Hintjens of Antwerp University proposes an academic approach to these strategies, while on the ground the likes of Barcelona and Tarragona are working together.
The promenade is located on the breakwater protecting Marina Vela. Additional work carried out under a public-private partnership has seen 36,000 m² of new public spaces created in the district. The second phase of the project is already planned for the marina, and should improve the attractiveness of the entire sector, while plans are also being studied to create a branch of the Hermitage Museum.
The plan is backed by the new Minister of the Free City for the Economy, Shipping and Port Affairs, who took office in autumn 2018. The areas concerned include flood defences, the management of Neuwerk island, and the management of certain roads. Most importantly, however, the Minister wants strategic port planning to be shared between the City and Port.
Researcher Maurice Jansen, well known to AIVP, is convinced of it. Future demographic growth in coastal areas and port cities will force them to adopt an increasingly holistic management approach to become true maritime capitals. Mapping the ecosystem of maritime knowledge production in the Port City, and maximizing the potential of that human capital, will be key to their success and their ability to adapt to change.
As Maersk announces plans to launch carbon-neutral ships by 2030, the engine manufacturer MAN Cryo has unveiled its hydrogen-based solution for short-distance transport. In Auckland, the port plans to build a hydrogen station in 2019 that will eventually serve trucks, trains, ferries and tugboats. In Antwerp, the port has rewarded CMB for its hydrogen-powered shuttle “Hydroville”, intended to transport commuters in the port district.
Launched jointly by the City, Port and Metropolitan Authority of Rouen, the invitation for projects is intended to build on work already done on the urban redevelopment of the city’s docks. The aim is to put forward water-based projects allowing the creation of high-quality spaces to make the sites more attractive and strengthen their identity. Deadline: 22 March 2019