Australasia – Page 5

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

    2013-06-18T16:13:00Z

    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
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    Australian carbon tax increase

    2013-05-21T14:55:00Z

    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.

  • The Port of Brisbane quayline where, by 2014, all three stevedores in operation will have automated container handling equipment
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    The Port of Brisbane - A modern port

    2013-04-16T20:30:00Z

    The Port of Brisbane is located in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, South East Queensland, and is Queensland’s largest and most diverse multi cargo port. Handling over $50 billion worth of international trade each year, the Port of Brisbane is an engine for state economic growth, says Emily Griffiths ...

  • DNV says that LNG bunkering is Australian ports is feasible as long as there is a clearer regulatory framework Photo: TSE
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    LNG bunkering project concludes

    2013-03-06T16:27:00Z

    The Joint Industry Project (JIP) on LNG, managed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) with nine Australian partners, has concluded that LNG bunkering in Australian ports is feasible, but not without a clearer regulatory framework.

  • Local residents are concerned over mercury contamination at Port Botany. Photo: Winston M Yang
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    Mercury fears at Port Botany

    2013-01-23T17:25:00Z

    According to media reports, Australian chemical company, Orica, has been accused of covering up the extent of mercury contamination around the Port Botany site.

  • The development of Melbourne's second container port will increase capacity and competition
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    Melbourne port development underway

    2012-11-20T14:54:00Z

    The next step towards building a second container port at the Port of Hastings in Melbourne is now underway with the start of key studies into the Western Port area, its natural environment and port design.

  • DP World's straddle carriers will boost capacity and productivity at the Port of Melbourne
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    DPW Melbourne invests in greener equipment

    2012-10-19T15:03:00Z

    DP World recently invested in the latest straddle carriers for its container terminal at the Port of Melbourne.

  • LNG bunkering Photo: TGE
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    New joint project on LNG Bunkering

    2012-10-17T18:44:00Z

    Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and nine key members of the Australian maritime, port and energy sectors have established a four-month study into LNK Bunkering organised as a Joint Industry Project (JIP).

  • New Zealand has reached a multi-million dollar deal with the owners of the 'Rena'
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    Settlement reached over New Zealand wreck

    2012-10-03T16:33:00Z

    According to Maritime New Zealand the NZ government and owners of the ‘MV Rena’, Daina Shipping Company, have reached an inclusive financial settlement to resolve claims.

  • Carnegie's CETO technology
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    Carnegie reaches Cleantech final

    2012-09-12T14:29:00Z

    Australian wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, has reached the Top 30 semi-finals of the Global Cleantech Cluster Association’s (GCCA) ‘2012 Later Stage Award’.

  • The Wärtsilä 20 engine
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    Hybrid tug power for Svitzer Australia

    2012-08-16T18:54:00Z

    Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the power system for four new diesel-electric powered tugs being built for Svitzer Australia at the ASL shipyard in Singapore, scheduled to be in operation by early 2014.

  • The environmental impact process has begun at Bonython Photo: WPG Resources Ltd
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    EIS for Oz port development

    2012-08-14T14:00:00Z

    Governmental guidelines for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to be undertaken on the proposed deep sea port facility at Port Bonython, South Australia, have been issued, helping to move the project forward.

  • The Great Barrier Reef may be at risk from theOz shipping boom
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    Green concerns over Oz shipping boom

    2012-05-22T11:00:00Z

    The Australian Green party is calling on the Oz Government to pause plans to increase fossil fuel exports and issue more port approvals until an upcoming environmental report by UNESCO has been published.

  • Crest wants to make waves in renewables
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    Foreign tidal harbour development in NZ

    2012-04-03T16:10:00Z

    New Zealand has historically struggled to get home grown support for tidal energy – now some energy companies are beginning to change tact and act as ‘hosts’ for foreign developers to help drive the market forward.

  • Lessons now need to be learned from the Rena incident Photo: MNZ
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    Rena report reveals short cut

    2012-03-12T18:36:00Z

    An interim report on the Rena cargo ship grounding has revealed that the crew may have been taking a short cut which caused the incident.

  • Oz is tackling waste at sea with new regs
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    New sea garbage disposal regs for Oz

    2012-02-14T12:27:00Z

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has introduced new regulations which prohibit the discharge of garbage into the sea from ships - except in very limited circumstances.

  • The BHP Billiton outer harbour plan has been approved at Port Hedland Photo: Port Hedland Port Authority
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    EPA approves billion dollar harbour project

    2012-01-23T11:53:00Z

    Western Australia''s Environment Protection Authority has given approval for BHP Billiton’s outer harbour plan at Port Hedland - with only minor conditions.

  • The break up of the Rena has long been expected Photo: Maritime New Zealand
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    Stricken NZ oil spill vessel breaks up

    2012-01-10T20:00:00Z

    The stricken container vessel Rena, which ran aground off Astrolabe Reef in New Zealand last October, has finally broken up – creating fears of a further oil spill and more traffic disruption for the Port of Tauranga.

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    $600m Development for Port Bonython

    2011-09-20T09:51:00Z

    Flinders Ports wants to build a $AUS600mill port with a three kilometre-long jetty at Port Bonython, near Whyalla, South Australia.

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    Progress at Hay Point

    2011-03-21T16:38:00Z

    LA was ahead of the curve in specifying green tractors.