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7 January 2014

New York – South Street Sea Port: a marina, a 50-floor hotel and reconstruction of the emblematic Tin Building

Source: New York times.com

7 January 2014

Auckland: a 150 to 200 m channel will be created at Wynyard and generate new public spaces

Source : www.nzherald.co.nz

6 January 2014

Toronto: LANDinc and West 8 chosen for a 3 ha park which will give access to the waterfront

Source : Architecturelab.net

6 January 2014

Dundee: work by the V&A Museum on the waterfront should finally start, as financing has now been found

Source : The Guardian.com

3 January 2014

Bordeaux, Bassins à Flot: does the “Atelier des bassins” (Bassins workshop) herald the start of a new form of urban development in France?

Bringing together the City, the Port, the Urban Community and Agence Nicolas Michelin (architects), it allows in-depth discussions of each sector of the project with the private investor concerned. This new form of urban development, discussed – sometimes bitterly – with the private party, is also being applied in other projects in France.

Source : Le Moniteur des travaux publics, 6 décembre 2013, p. 28-31

3 January 2014

Salem (USA, MA): the coal-fired power-station on the waterfront will be replaced, and a park of nearly 3 ha created

Source : ArchDaily.com (+ images)

3 January 2014

Marseilles: work in progress to install 80 shops in the La Joliette docks, which have been graded as heritage buildings

Source : Architecture-urbanisme.fr ; Les Docks.fr ; Le Moniteur, 8 nov 2013, p. 140

2 January 2014

InfoCenters devoted to port-city projects: the example set by Bremen, to follow the development of the 300 ha of Uberseestadt

Source : InfoCenter Uberseestadt

2 January 2014

Aarhus: “watch flower” – a promenade and belvedere in the shape of a flower opening on the port basin, designed by BIG

Source : A as Architecture.com ( + images)

2 January 2014

Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) inaugurates new public spaces between the city and the port in expectation of a new maritime station

Source : Guadeloupe.la1ere.fr

Citizen Port

20 January 2021

Discovering literature’s masterpieces in Trieste and San Antonio

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From Hemingway, to Melville or Joseph Conrad, the maritime world has inspired many famous novels by well-known authors. Exploring this connection, the port of Trieste (Italy) has launched the initiative “Ti porto un libro”, as part of their #IORESTOACASAENAVIGO program. The port authority invited four contemporary authors to recommend four books inspired by the sea, and to read excerpts and record them in four port locations usually not accessible to the citizens. The four video stories have been published during the Christmas period and are available in Youtube. The sea has also inspired famous poets, like Neruda, as the first exhibition of the Sea Book Museum in San Antonio, Chile shows. The exhibition, the inaugural activity of this institution created by the port authority, is 100% virtual and is the result of the cooperation between Chilean and Italian organizations, a country with which the author also developed a special connection.

Port of Trieste, Youtube Channel, Portal Portuario, Exposición

20 January 2021

Unprecedented success of the ECHO program of the Port of Vancouver to protect the whales. More than 860 large commercial vessels and 138 tug transits participated in the program reducing their speed in key areas and avoiding whale’s routes.

Green Marine

20 January 2021

Protecting the coast with natured-based solutions in San Diego (USA). The port authority is collaborating with the California State Coastal Conservancy to create a Native Oyster Living Shoreline that will also protect against the future sea level rise.

Port of San Diego

20 January 2021

Port and City work together in London (UK) for cleaner air. The second round of funding to retrofit vessels, party of the Clean Air Thames initiative, has been launched. Applications will be accepted until February 12th.

Cross River Partnership

20 January 2021

Increasing the port community’s social engagement in Bilbao and Oslo

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Many port companies have demonstrated during the covid-19 pandemic their social engagement with the local community. Now, the port authority of Bilbao (Spain) is launching a pioneer program, with the support of regional government, to support, coordinate and improve CSR actions of port companies. The program will count with the assistance of specialized consultants to better identify CSR actions and how to assess their performance in the first 6 months. At the same time, in Oslo (Norway), the port authority has launched a call for application to establish new agreements with organizations creating new activities for children and teenagers focused on communicating the maritime culture. The potential partners can receive financial support, free spaces for activities and promotion in the port authority’s several communication channels.

Port of Bilbao, Port of Oslo

16 December 2020

Developing an eco-citizen culture to manage natural resources in Senegal

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Citizens must be part of ecological governance initiatives. Following this principle, the Intercommunal Agreement of the Petite Côte (EIPC), a region of Senegal, implemented the Programme of Good Ecological Governance. They support ecological, energy and economic transition through the development of an eco-citizen culture for an inclusive management of natural resources in the region. The programme includes educational and awareness initiatives for the coastal territory, such as the music compilation “NA SET”. Other goals are the training of local leaders for integrative climate change resilience governance and sustainable waste management, creating new jobs for youth and women.

Enda Energie, Vivafrik

16 December 2020

The Port of Helsinki (Finland) will multiply the amount of solar energy it generates. The goal is to be 100% carbon-neutral by 2035.

Port of Helsinki

16 December 2020

Sustainable tourism in cruise cities. Intercruises and Intrepid Urban Adventures work together to develop new small group walking tours with a positive impact in destinations.

Intercruises

16 December 2020

Engaging citizens in Maritime Spatial Planning in Anosy. The participatory process will build a maritime planning accepted by all in Madagascar.

Midi Madagasikara

16 December 2020

Graffiti in port city: New life for industrial landscapes in Linz and Hamburg

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Urban art and industrial port settings are a win-win combination. In many port cities around the globe, warehouses and industrial building are great canvases for graffiti artists to bring new life to these landscapes. In the case of Linz (Austria), the Mural Harbor is an open-air gallery in the river port, that started in 2012 and has already gathered more than 300 murals from artist coming from 35 different countries. Today, the area is one of Linz’s tourist attractions, including guided walking tours. In 2020, a new area was inaugurated: the M.A.Z. Museum auf Zeit, a temporary urban art exhibition and indoor extension of the Mural Harbor. Another example of graffiti art in port city areas can be found in Hamburg, Germany. The Walls can Dance initiative, in which national and international urban artists create colourful large-scale murals, along a path connecting the city centre of Harburg with the river port.

URBANSHIT, Linz Tourismus, Walls Can Dance

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Enterprise-driver Port

20 January 2021

Maersk Supply Service offers plastic recycling jointly with The Ocean Cleanup

Maritime Denmark

20 January 2021

Suape (Brazil): New Fortress Energy to develop a floating LNG terminal

Green Port

20 January 2021

Helsinki (Finland): natural gas produced by recycling organic waste

Port News

Submersion marine
20 January 2021

Climate change: adapt to avoid exorbitant costs along coastlines

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A study by a Frankfurt-based group estimates the costs of natural disasters during 2020 at 210 billion dollars, emphasising the effects of rising sea levels in China and the Pacific Ocean. Coastlines are particularly affected. Unless they adopt energy transition measures, ports dependent on hydrocarbon traffic will be affected by a drop in their trade; Amsterdam (Holland) has taken the message to heart and wants to increase cargo movement by getting greener. For the sake of the associated cities, port-related traffic also needs to reduce hydrocarbon consumption to avoid both economic and ecological disaster: for example, in Lagos (Nigeria) congestion costs 55 million dollars every year, and the city government is now diversifying to reduce road traffic into the port. Other developing countries have already introduced initiatives to this end, for example a programme in Cotonou (Benin), in cooperation with AFD, which should be completed in 2021; or the coastal protection megaproject in the port of Khulna (Bangladesh), the second largest in the country (after Chittagong): the Bengali authorities consider that it is essential for the survival of the south-west of the country.

The Medi Telegraph ; Offshore Energy ; Jeune Afrique ; AFD.fr ; Dhaka Tribune

13 January 2021

With help from the port authority, the University of Antwerp (Belgium) has developed 3D sensors to automate river transport and make it more attractive

Port Strategy

13 January 2021

In the city of Grand-Bassam (Côte-d’Ivoire), cocoa processors are organising local production to make up for lower exports

All Africa

13 January 2021

Tallinn (Estonia) approves an ambitious plan for cold ironing and renewable energies

Offshore Energy

Gestion des déchets
13 January 2021

Waste: Eldorado for port cities?

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Industrial ecology is a means of pooling and recycling emissions from industry to assist other companies and focus development on a virtuous circle. Port Salford in Greater Manchester (UK) is set to be extended using recycled construction materials, avoiding a significant amount of pollution that would otherwise be generated by concrete production. This port development mirrors other urban initiatives, including one in Brussels (Belgium), where city hall has selected 38 projects. These will also be actively supported by the port, which is providing land to store the recyclable materials. However, the idea is not limited only to European countries. Kenya has signed an ambitious partnership with the firm ENI to convert agricultural waste into biofuels in Mombasa, the country’s largest port city.

The Business Desk ; DH Net ; Le Magazine du manager

Offshore carbon capture
6 January 2021

Carbon capture and storage: an opportunity for port cities

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In port cities, carbon capture and storage will no doubt be central to the new circular economy. Why? Because not only do port cities usually host carbon-emitting industrial activities, but most storage facilities will be sited offshore! In Australia, Perth-based company Transborders Energy is set to launch an offshore project with Japanese partners. The constructors are already lining up, with the likes of K-Line or Stena Bulk having already created prototype carbon storage vessels. Port infrastructures will enable carbon to be centralised and then shipped to storage sites, as is the case with the Northern Lights project based in Bergen (Norway) and operated by Total, Shell, and Exxon-Mobil. Another project of interest is CinfraCap, currently being designed in Gothenburg (Sweden) by five Nordic firms. And of course, we have previously reported on the EU Commission-funded Porthos project in progress at the port of Rotterdam (Netherlands). Its operators are confident, and a progress update in December indicated that the project will be completed on time!

OedigitalSplash 247 ; Splash 247 (2) ; Oedigital (2) ; L’Usine Nouvelle ; Hellenic Shipping News ; Port of Rotterdam (web)

6 January 2021

Research by Dalhousie University (Canada) points to algae as a future food source

CBC Canada

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