Australasia – Page 7

  • Lessons now need to be learned from the Rena incident Photo: MNZ

    Rena report reveals short cut


    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

    New sea garbage disposal regs for Oz


    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

    EPA approves billion dollar harbour project


    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

    Stricken NZ oil spill vessel breaks up


    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


    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


    LA was ahead of the curve in specifying green tractors.

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    Dredging with Gladstone


    Gladstone Ports Corporation has announced that the first $A387million stage of the $A1.3 billion Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project has been awarded to a joint venture between Van Oord and Dredging International Australia.

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    Coal Export on Hold


    Opponents claimed victory when Australia-based Ambre Energy Ltd withdrew its application for an export terminal to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia via the Columbia River port of Longview, Washington.

  • Oakajee Port

    EPA Approval for Oakajee


    The Western Australian EPA has recommended approval of the Oakajee Port & Rail iron ore port development and rail infrastructure in the State’s mid-west region.

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    Kaipara tide turbine plan gets green light


    New Zealand’s first tide-driven power station in the Kaipara Harbour has been approved by Government despite concerns over fish stocks and dolphins.

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    Befriend the green movement, ports told


    Australian port managers need to take on board the emerging influence of the Green movement, and be prepared to engage with its political leaders.

  • Australia’s ecosystem is a little more fragile than its economy appears to be. Photo: T Hudson

    Australia’s long view


    Australia was notable for upping its exports during the harsh economic recession, but its ports have been caught in the relentless drive for size - including the need to build out further and dredge deeper.

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    Eco-auto box wash


    New Zealand’s Lotus Wash Systems has developed the world’s first fully-automatic sea container washing unit at the Fremantle Port operation of AWH Logistics.

  • Arists Impression of New Port

    Port of Brisbane HQ wins green accolade


    The new head office building of the Port of Brisbane Corporation (PBC), scheduled to open this summer, has become the first in Australia to receive a 5 Star Green Star – Office Design v3 Certified Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

  • Lease agreement signing ceremony

    HPH signs for new Port Botany terminal


    Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has signed an agreement with Sydney Ports Corporation (SPC) that clears the way for the development and operation of the Third Terminal (T3) at Port Botany, Australia.

  • Port Botany

    Port Botany container terminal “ticks the green boxes”


    Port Botany’s Container Terminal expansion has passed its compulsory first year environmental audit, exceeding all compliance requirements and winning an unqualified endorsement for a raft of environmental management initiatives.

  • AUSMEPA promotes environmental awareness

    “Saving the Seas”


    The Australian Marine Environment Protection Association plays an important role in promoting environmental awareness and protecting the marine environment. Michael Julian, AUSMEPA’s Executive Director, explains the organisation’s objectives

  • Penrhyn Bay – Enhancement Plan map

    Sydney’s Penrhyn estuary habitat enhancement


    As part of the Port Botany Expansion project, Sydney Ports Corporation has committed to securing Penrhyn Estuary for locally significant migratory shorebirds. This commitment will see $8 million spent to rehabilitate and expand Penrhyn Estuary. Upon completion, Sydney Ports Corporation, will take on management responsibilities for the estuary and continue ...

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    200 up for the LHM 400


    In Autumn 2008, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing celebrated its 200th LHM 400 mobile harbour crane. Introduced in 1996, the LHM 400 - characterised by a max. lifting capacity of 104 tonnes and a max. outreach of 48 meters – is particularly suitable for ship-sizes up ...

  • Vessel in the channel – monitoring equipment can just be seen on the right.

    Brisbane undertakes port emissions survey


    Earlier this year the Port of Brisbane Corporation initiated the commissioning of an inventory of emissions from waterside and landside activities at the port.