Saint-Nazaire (France): plans for the pumping station unveiled

The Port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire, the City and Agglomeration of Saint-Nazaire, and the ADDRN, have selected the project designed by Barré-Lambot and B2A for this iconic site located in the outer harbor area of Saint-Nazaire. It will host a brewery, a bar-restaurant and conference spaces. A six-storey luxury hotel will be built nearby, offering superb views from its roof terrace.

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More and more ports are looking to kick-start innovation through industrial clusters

There are a host of projects in this area, including PierNext in Barcelona, RDM Campus and MH4 in Rotterdam, the Smart Port City programme in Le Havre, the COVE project in Halifax, and others. For Maurice Jansen, the aim is the same: to orchestrate collaborative innovation and converge financial, social, human and cultural capital. Continue reading

Chilean city of Coronel hosts port city meeting to discuss future challenges with public and private stakeholders and academic researchers.

The meeting gathered representatives from local NGOs, the mayor of Valparaiso and managers from several ports and companies. The key topic was governance and the importance of dialogue between the different members of the logistic chain, companies, institutions AND citizens. Among the participants was also the leader of “Innovación para el desarrollo portuario del Biobío”, an initiative to foster port-city sustainable development. Chile currently has one of the most advanced port legislation in terms of port-city relationship.

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Bilbao launches the second phase in the development of Zorrotzaurre

The masterplan to redevelop the former industrial and port district of Zorrotzaurre was designed by Zaha Hadid. The project took some major steps forward in 2018, including the opening of the Deusto canal that effectively turns the 84 hectare peninsula into an island. This second phase concerns a smaller area, which will have fewer homes and more green spaces and public facilities.

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Hamburg: the port CEO reviews the contribution of 5G technology, thanks to its processing power and versatility

After a pilot phase, three applications tested in real-life conditions show the benefits of the technology: the ability to obtain environmental data directly from sensors on board vessels approaching the port; regulation of traffic when mobile installations are on the move; data capture to monitor the development of superstructures using virtual reality.
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The Mayor of New York unveils a plan to protect Manhattan from rising sea levels

With a price-tag of 10 billion US$, this climate resilience plan aims to protect Lower Manahattan, a sector which has already proved vulnerable to storms and flooding. The lack of space and the constraints of the existing terrain offer few options for large-scale adaptation and protection. In addition to installing “pop-up” barriers, the solution adopted is to extend the line of the existing riverfront into the East River between the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Ferry Terminal to protect the Sea Port and the Financial Quarter.

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Cruise ships or cargo: the port of Dublin decides for freight!

The port of Dublin will limit the number of cruise ship calls to 80 from 2021, compared to more than 160 today. This decision to regulate cruise ship activity is part of an international trend already seen in Dubrovnik, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Considering the growth in cargoes, the port thinks it is at the limit of investment capacity and expects cruise ship operators to pull their weight if they want to see new facilities.
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Oakland (USA): new version of the waterfront stadium project unveiled

BIG, Gensler, and Field Operations have presented their updated plans for a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium will be circular shaped and more open, and will also have a landscaped roof open to the public. The aim is to ensure that the arena is better integrated into the surroundings of this Howard terminal site, which will also host a housing and office development programme.

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EU project Remember to develop alternative touristic programs based on port culture and heritage in the Adriatic.

The project Remember (REstoring the MEmory of Adriatic ports sites. Maritime culture to foster Balanced tERritorial growth) will be led by the Central Adriatic Ports Authority and gathers 8 Italian and Croatian ports cities, including port authorities, universities, municipalities and companies. The ultimate goal of Remember is also to improve the port-city relationship based on heritage and culture using innovative virtual museums. Continue reading