Australasia – Page 4

  • Ports of Auckland
    News

    Ship noise reduces marine life communication

    2018-01-11T17:32:00Z

    A major investigation has found ship noise reduces the “communication space” available for at least two key marine species.

  • Fergusson Container Terminal
    News

    Auckland planning for zero emissions

    2017-12-14T11:51:00Z

    Ports of Auckland is using an emissions reduction scheme to help it become a zero emissions port by 2040.

  • The proposed policy would mean transhipping would be considered an environmentally-relevant activity (ERA) requiring regulation under the Environmental Protection Act 1994
    News

    Stricter green transhipping rules proposed

    2017-10-24T14:43:00Z

    A draft policy has been issued by the Queensland government, proposing stricter rules for transhipping activities in the state’s waters and particularly in the Great Barrier Reef area.

  • Victoria International Container Terminal
    News

    First fully automated terminal to boost efficiency

    2017-09-11T17:56:00Z

    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
    News

    Dust may hamper future development

    2017-08-17T13:23:00Z

    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
    News

    Australian terminal operator spends thousands on community improvements

    2017-07-31T10:17:00Z

    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
    News

    Infrastructure project recognition

    2017-04-13T17:24:00Z

    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
    News

    LED lighting for Auckland

    2017-03-01T16:57:00Z

    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
    News

    Pioneering sustainability in logistics

    2017-01-04T13:07:00Z

    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
    News

    Protecting whales in the Hauraki Gulf

    2016-11-30T12:14:00Z

    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
    News

    Port emissions portal is Google Impact Challenge finalist

    2016-10-05T11:11:00Z

    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
    News

    Strategic port alliance

    2016-08-03T14:44:00Z

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

  • News

    Controversial Abbot Point expansion approved

    2015-12-31T09:36:00Z

    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
    News

    Darwin takeover worries

    2015-10-13T10:45:00Z

    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
    News

    Renewed calls for environmental reform

    2015-08-13T16:05:00Z

    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

    2014-07-24T14:57:00Z

    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)
    News

    Biosecurity: a front-line battle

    2014-07-08T19:30:00Z

    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
    News

    Oz dredge dumping given green light

    2014-02-10T11:31:00Z

    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

    2014-01-16T11:46:00Z

    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
    News

    Go ahead for expansion Gorgon gas development

    2014-01-14T14:32:00Z

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