Australasia – Page 2

  • community garden
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    Fremantle Ports funds community programmes

    2020-08-21T13:03:00Z

    Fremantle Ports has been upholding its corporate social responsibility by providing important funding to three local community programmes.

  • The keel has been laid for a game changing electric tug Photo: Damen
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    Electric tug building milestone

    2020-07-13T10:44:00Z

    The keel has been laid for a first of kind electric tug which will help one New Zealand port achieve its goal of zero emissions operation by 2040.

  • waterside debris
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    Stepping up to eliminate single-use plastic

    2020-07-10T13:08:00Z

    An Australian port corporation has joined the fight to eliminate plastic waste by pledging to become plastic free by 2025.

  • Shorebirds at Ash Island, where the Port of Newcastle took part in an environmental rehabilitation project
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    Breaking new ground in eco certification

    2020-07-07T10:06:00Z

    An Australian port has broken new ground in Australia and New Zealand by becoming the first port in the region to be certified by EcoPorts, the global environmental and sustainability standard for the ports sector, writes Dave MacIntyre

  • Port of Newcastle
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    Australian port pursues UN SDGs

    2020-07-03T15:35:00Z

    An Australian port is amongst a group of institutions that have united to advocate for and drive local adoption of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Vertical garden
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    World’s largest soil-based vertical garden

    2020-06-17T17:56:00Z

    A New Zealand port operator has installed the world’s largest soil-based vertical garden on its premises to contribute to bio-diversity in the wider environment.

  • electric car
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    Electric cars support sustainable operations

    2020-05-21T14:25:00Z

    Four new electric cars have arrived at an Australian port as part of sustainability plans to transition to an all-electric fleet and cut emissions.

  • News

    Grant funding for wildlife care

    2020-05-04T23:20:00Z

    A wildlife organisation is among the latest recipients of an annual community support grant funded by an Australian port authority.

  • CentrePort Wellington is undergoing an electric makeover.
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    CentrePort Goes electric

    2020-05-04T12:26:00Z

    CentrePort, the port gateway for New Zealand’s capital city Wellington, is to become the first in the country to go 100% electric with its on-port container transfer vehicles, writes Dave MacIntyre

  • Damen RSD-E Tug 2513
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    New deal for first electric tug project

    2020-04-06T12:37:00Z

    A new supply deal has been struck to further the development of the first fully-electric ship-handling tug.

  • Mussels used in marine monitoring
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    Mussels help marine ecosystem health analysis

    2020-04-03T11:48:00Z

    A port authority in Australia has completed its annual marine quality monitoring programme field sampling with mussels playing an important role helping it understand the health of the marine ecosystem and protect it.

  • Port of Melbourne
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    Australian rail solution combats congestion

    2020-01-31T12:28:00Z

    Support for a major rail project developed by an Australian port to cut road congestion and emissions has been commended by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC).

  • Australia’s Port of Newcastle has become the first port in Australasia to attain EcoPorts certification Photo: Port Authority of NSW
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    Ecoport first for Australasian ports

    2020-01-22T13:39:00Z

    Australia’s Port of Newcastle has become the first port in Australia and New Zealand to attain EcoPorts certification demonstrating its high environmental standards.

  • Eastland Port
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    Port's stormwater is clean enough to drink

    2020-01-15T16:52:00Z

    Dave MacIntyre finds out how a New Zealand port is treating its stormwater runoff to produce clean results, even after heavy rain

  • Fairy tern
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    Safe sanctuary for birds opens

    2019-12-06T11:50:00Z

    Australian fairy terns will have a safe sanctuary at a port in western Australia this summer breeding season.

  • pollution
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    NZ commits to reducing ship emissions

    2019-12-04T16:25:00Z

    New Zealand plans to sign up to new international maritime regulations to reduce ship emissions and lift air quality around ports and harbours, associate transport minister Julie Anne Genter has announced.

  • Port of Townsville
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    Port protection for Great Barrier Reef

    2019-11-15T11:36:00Z

    An Australian port’s new master plan sets out the sustainable development of its activities, operations and management while protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Napier Port
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    Alternative fuels part of sustainability vision

    2019-11-14T10:30:00Z

    A port in New Zealand has outlined plans for its sustainability strategy with potential investments in alternative fuels to minimise its carbon footprint.

  • logs
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    Log trains cut emissions at New Zealand port

    2019-09-27T21:10:00Z

    Environmental goals are being achieved by using trains to feed export logs from inland rural hubs to Wellington’s CentrePort, in New Zealand’s North Island. By Iain MacIntyre

  • Port of Port Hedland
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    Tide model to aid Australia’s blue economy

    2019-09-12T10:50:00Z

    A tidal study project and resulting tide model developed by an Australian port authority has paved the way for a national tide model which is expected to contribute to Australia’s ‘blue economy’.