Australasia – Page 6

  • 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.

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

    The Port of Brisbane - A modern port


    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

    LNG bunkering project concludes


    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

    Mercury fears at Port Botany


    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

    Melbourne port development underway


    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

    DPW Melbourne invests in greener equipment


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

  • LNG bunkering Photo: TGE

    New joint project on LNG Bunkering


    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'

    Settlement reached over New Zealand wreck


    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.