Australasia – Page 5

  • Victoria International Container Terminal

    First fully automated terminal to boost efficiency


    New technology will enable the world''s first fully automated international container terminal to improve efficiency and safety.

  • Port of Hedland is being made to account for its dust management Photo: Pilbara Ports Authority

    Dust may hamper future development


    Port of Hedland’s long-awaited dust management report could affect the way the port expands and develops in the future.

  • VICT officially commenced operations in April 2017

    Australian terminal operator spends thousands on community improvements


    An Australian terminal operator is granting eighteen local community organisations AUS$250,000 to help change young people’s lives for the better.

  • VICT commenced operations in April 2017

    Infrastructure project recognition


    ICTSI’s Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) in Melbourne has been recognised for its smart infrastructure which may just help to ramp up commercial interest in automated terminals.

  • LED floodlighting for Auckland’s Port to deliver massive energy savings

    LED lighting for Auckland


    The Ports of Auckland is installing LED floodlighting as a part of its efforts to become one of the most sustainable ports in New Zealand.

  • MIRRAT has received the highest sustainability rating from the Green Building Council of Australia

    Pioneering sustainability in logistics


    The logistics expert Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) owned Melbourne International RoRo and Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) is testament to how it is working to reduce its environmental impact.

  • Port of Auckland introduced the initiative to protect the whales three years ago

    Protecting whales in the Hauraki Gulf


    An initiative to reduce ship speeds in the Hauraki Gulf is making strong progress in its efforts to protect the local whale population.

  • AUSMEPA selected as Google Impact Challenge finalist

    Port emissions portal is Google Impact Challenge finalist


    The Australian Marine Environment Protection Association’s (AUSMEPA) Port Emissions Portal has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Google Impact Challenge in Australia.

  • Ports of Auckland and Napier Port make a deal

    Strategic port alliance


    Ports of Auckland Limited and Napier Port have announced a strategic alliance to provide sustainability and community benefits.

  • News

    Controversial Abbot Point expansion approved


    Australia’s Queensland state government has approved the expansion of Abbot Point in north Queensland which will see the port become one of the world’s largest coal ports.

  • Among the facilities now operated by the Landbridge Group is East Arm Wharf

    Darwin takeover worries


    A Chinese company has won the bid to operate the Port of Darwin under a 99 year lease worth AUS$506, largely on the merit of its expansion plans, says the Australian media.

  • Just 2.2% of Australian infrastructure projects have been rejected since the EPBC Act came into force

    Renewed calls for environmental reform


    There are renewed calls for a new generation of environmental laws in Australia following the news that 96.2% of mining, ports and other infrastructure projects have been approved since the year 2000.

  • News

    UK shipowner fined over Oz pollution incident


    UK-based Lombard Corporate Finance Limited has been fined AUS$5,000 (US$4,700) after its car carrier, ‘Morning Midas’, was involved in a ‘pollution incident’ in Port Phillips Heads, Australia, in 2012.

  • aerial view of Apra Port (Guam)

    Biosecurity: a front-line battle


    Inevitably ports are increasingly involved in the battle against the flood of intruders piggybacking on global trade. However, some port defences are further developed than others, says Stevie Knight, GreenPort Contributor.

  • Millions of cubic metres of dredged material is to be dumped near the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Marine Photobank

    Oz dredge dumping given green light


    The green light has been given to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation to dump millions of cubic metres of dredged material near Australia’s fragile Great Barrier Reef.

  • News

    Gladstone Ports wildlife initiative


    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) in Australia has developed its own Biodiversity Offset Strategy (BOS) to provide for the long-term conservation of threatened marine species in the Western Basin area.

  • The EPA said that the further proposal was an “opportunity” to re-examine the already established management plans Photo: Chevron Australia

    Go ahead for expansion Gorgon gas development


    Australia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted conditional approval to Chevron Australia’s proposal to increase the footprint of its Gorgon Gas development.

  • Dredging is a contentious issue at Gladstone Harbour

    Gladstone dredging woes


    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) in Australia is once again bearing the brunt of the restrictions that come with being located in the vicinity of the World Heritage Site of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • The development of ports and LNG facilities are threatening the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/ Marine Photobank

    Port development threat to Great Barrier Reef


    The development of ports and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in and around Australia are apparently threatening the fragile ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • ISS says the carbon tax affects excise liabilities and fuel tax credits

    Australian carbon tax increase


    Global maritime services provider, Inchcape Shipping services (ISS) is warning of an increase in Australian Carbon Tax on vessels from 1 July 2013, which it says will affect excise liabilities and fuel tax credit entitlements.