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Catch up with GreenPort Oceania Live – On-demand

2022-11-22T14:11:00+00:00

GreenPort Oceania Live sponsored by Port of Newcastle took place on Monday 14th November and included technical implications, economic implications and traditional risk & opportunities in relation to mainstream ports and low-lying Pacific Island Nations.

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Sponsorship Opportunities at GreenPort Congress Oceania

2022-11-22T14:05:00+00:00

Promote your brand profile to shipping lines, ports, terminal operators, and logistics professionals at GreenPort Congress Oceania.

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1 week left to submit your abstract for GreenPort Congress Oceania

2022-11-22T13:51:00+00:00

There is now 1 week left to submit your abstract for the inaugural GreenPort Congress Oceania, hosted by Port of Newcastle from 15-17 February 2023. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Identifying practicable options for port sustainability’.

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GreenPort Congress Oceania Call for Papers: Topics Released

2022-11-09T08:55:00+00:00

Submissions are now invited for the inaugural GreenPort Congress Oceania, hosted by Port of Newcastle from 15-17 February 2023. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Identifying practicable options for port sustainability’.

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Join us at GreenPort Oceania Live – 14th November 2022: 12:00-13:00 AEDT

2022-11-08T15:07:00+00:00

The 2022 GreenPort Oceania Live in association with Port of Newcastle, will be streamed on Monday 14th November 2022 from 12:00-13:00 AEDT.

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Learn about the challenges of climate change for ports this November!

2022-11-08T15:03:00+00:00

Dr Ron Cox, Honorary Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, Convenor Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure ACCARNSI and Matthew Stephenson Senior Manager ESG and Investor Relations Port of Newcastle to present at GreenPort Oceania Live on 14th November 2022 from 12:00-13:00 AEDT

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GreenPort heads to Oceania

2022-11-02T10:57:00+00:00

GreenPort Congress & Cruise will hold its inaugural Oceania event in February 2023

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Identifying risks of climate change for ports

2022-10-31T13:17:00+00:00

The 2022 GreenPort Oceania Live in association with Port of Newcastle, will be streamed on Monday 14th November 2022 from 12:00-13:00 AEDT.

Jackie Spiteri, managing director of environmental consultant Sustainable ESG, gave a brief risk assessment of the environmental issues facing the region

​Oceania ports face unprecedented environmental challenge

2022-10-24T11:47:00+01:00

Oceania ports are facing mounting environmental challenges

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A sanctuary for endangered penguins

2022-10-05T09:03:00+01:00

A New Zealand port is making a name as a wildlife haven

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Mercator Media Launch GreenPort Congress Oceania

2022-10-04T17:00:00+01:00

Mercator Media Ltd, organisers of GreenPort Congress & Cruise are pleased to announce that the Port of Newcastle will be hosting the inaugural GreenPort Congress Oceania 2023. The conference will be held for the first time in Newcastle, Australia from the 15th to 16th February 2023 and concludes with a ...

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Port of Newcastle hosts first GreenPort Congress Oceania

2022-10-04T16:55:00+01:00

The inaugural GreenPort Congress Oceania will be hosted by the Port of Newcastle, Australia from 15-17 February 2023.

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Ports Australia & PIANC ANZ confirmed supporters

2022-10-04T14:53:00+01:00

GreenPort Congress Oceania is pleased to have the support of these key industry associations for the inaugural 2023 event.

Green hydrogen is important in the port’s future strategy

Green hydrogen hub

2022-09-01T07:25:00+01:00

Australia’s Port of Newcastle is to become a green hydrogen hub

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Automatic waterway cleaning solution

2022-06-01T08:45:00+01:00

A Solar Powered Automatic River Cleaner (SPARC) trial at the Port of Brisbane has been accepted into the IAPH World Ports Sustainability Program’s Sustainability Awards, explains Dave MacIntyre

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Ecosystems rebuild at Lyttelton

2022-03-01T14:03:00+00:00

New Zealand’s Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) has developed an industry-leading approach to biodiversity in its harbour, finds Dave MacIntyre

It is anticipated that the Ika Rere ferry will save approximately 640 tonnes of CO2 annually

Electric ferry ‘first’

2022-01-19T14:14:00+00:00

What’s said to be the Southern Hemisphere’s first fully electric passenger ferry lhas launched in New Zealand

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Harnessing renewable power

2022-01-06T10:20:00+00:00By Rebecca Strong

An Australian deepwater port has partnered with a green energy supplier to achive 100% power by reneable energy

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Port sustainability award

2021-12-02T11:47:00+00:00By Rebecca Strong

An Australian port’s commitment to environmental, social and governance goals has been recognised

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Developing green hydrogen

2021-11-08T16:23:00+00:00By

A green-thinking Australian port is driving forward development of a hydrogen economy.

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ESG award

2021-10-22T10:58:00+01:00By Rebecca Strong

The Port of Newcastle in Australia has been awarded first place in its sector in Oceania and second place globally by global environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarker, GRESB.

To date, the port has transitioned 75% of its vehicle fleet to electric Photo: Port of Newcastle

Port sustainability kudos

2021-10-18T13:20:00+01:00

Australia is demonstrating its commitment to environmental practice with green innovation.

To date, the port has transitioned 75% of its vehicle fleet to electric Photo: Port of Newcastle

Port sustainability kudos

2021-10-12T12:11:00+01:00

Australia is demonstrating its commitment to environmental practice with green innovation.

Port workers are under greater stress in the pandemic shipping environment

Supporting mental health

2021-10-04T13:17:00+01:00

Ports Australia has joined a movement aiming to promote the mental health and wellbeing of transport and logistics workers, says Dave MacIntyre

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Clean green record

2021-09-13T15:25:00+01:00

100% electric vehicles have enabled a New Zealand port to set a new green record.

Newcastle is supporting the local community with scholarships Photo: Port of Newcastle

Nurturing new talent

2021-09-06T10:58:00+01:00

An Australian port is helping spearhead an Indigenous STEM Scholarship to help young people realise their potential.

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Ambitious sustainability strategy

2021-09-03T09:52:00+01:00

Zero net emissions by 2050 is one aim of a New Zealand port’s new sustainability strategy.

Napier Port's sustainability strategy is ambitious and comprehensive Photo: Napier Port

Green port strategy

2021-08-31T14:11:00+01:00

A New Zealand port says its new sustainability strategy is a top priority for its business.

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Hydrogen MoU

2021-08-19T14:21:00+01:00

Green hydrogen could be part of an Australian port’s future as the country’s interest in clean fuels grows.

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Green global benchmark

2021-08-18T11:21:00+01:00

The brains behind an ambitious green port project aim to set a global benchmark in marine environmental management.

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Hydrogen refuelling

2021-06-23T16:01:00+01:00

Plans to build a hydrogen refuelling station in New Zealand are gathering pace.

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Green hydrogen goal

2021-06-22T11:41:00+01:00

Green hydrogen energy is being pursued by an ambitious Australian port.

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Eco-friendly fuel deal

2021-05-25T11:14:00+01:00

Ships will soon be able to bunker eco-friendly fuel at a New Zealand port.

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Sustainable growth with green financing

2021-05-05T13:00:00+01:00

Financing and sustainability have been paired by an Australian port with green ambitions.

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Green port first underway

2021-04-19T12:15:00+01:00

Plans to build Australia’s first ‘green’ port are underway.

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Australia invests in hydrogen

2021-04-14T12:57:00+01:00

Australia is being primed for a key role in producing and supplying green hydrogen.

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Hydrogen project planned for Aus port

2021-02-12T11:28:00+00:00

A large-scale hydrogen production facility will be built and developed at Port Anthony in Australia with planned initial production of 20t per day.

A sweeper truck cleaning the Mount Maunganui wharves at Port of Tauranga Photo: Port of Tauranga

Tauranga cuts waste and saves money

2021-02-10T12:41:00+00:00

New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga is reaping the benefits of several green initiatives, including achieving a 15.3% reduction in carbon emissions in the last financial year, says Dave MacIntyre.

PPA says it now has a clear insight into its emissions profile Photo: PPA

Innovative maritime emissions portal

2020-11-25T14:41:00+00:00

Ports can now get hold of a brand new tool to monitor their own emissions data allowing them to take better charge of their environmental impact.

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Sustainability strategy guide for ports

2020-09-29T13:57:00+01:00

A Port Sustainability Strategy Development Guide has been launched to provide Australian ports with a systematic and robust approach to sustainability.

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LED lighting lowers terminal emissions

2020-09-28T12:30:00+01:00

An Australian terminal has lowered its power consumption and carbon emissions by installing LED lighting on its automated quay cranes.

H2X’s portfolio will include locally designed and built heavy and industrial vehicles, including for marine applications Photo: H2X

Hydrogen car production to begin in Oz

2020-08-26T12:52:00+01:00

A hydrogen car manufacturer looks set to start producing vehicles from a new plant at Australia’s Port Kembla by 2025.

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Fremantle Ports funds community programmes

2020-08-21T13:03:00+01:00

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

Electric tug building milestone

2020-07-13T10:44:00+01:00

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.

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Stepping up to eliminate single-use plastic

2020-07-10T13:08:00+01:00

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

Breaking new ground in eco certification

2020-07-07T10:06:00+01:00

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

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Australian port pursues UN SDGs

2020-07-03T15:35:00+01:00

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).

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World’s largest soil-based vertical garden

2020-06-17T17:56:00+01:00

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.

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Electric cars support sustainable operations

2020-05-21T14:25:00+01:00

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.

Grant funding for wildlife care

2020-05-04T23:20:00+01:00

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.

CentrePort Goes electric

2020-05-04T12:26:00+01:00

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

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New deal for first electric tug project

2020-04-06T12:37:00+01:00

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

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Mussels help marine ecosystem health analysis

2020-04-03T11:48:00+01:00

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.

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Australian rail solution combats congestion

2020-01-31T12:28:00+00:00

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

Ecoport first for Australasian ports

2020-01-22T13:39:00+00:00

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

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Port's stormwater is clean enough to drink

2020-01-15T16:52:00+00:00

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

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Safe sanctuary for birds opens

2019-12-06T11:50:00+00:00

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

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NZ commits to reducing ship emissions

2019-12-04T16:25:00+00:00

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.

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Port protection for Great Barrier Reef

2019-11-15T11:36:00+00:00

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

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Alternative fuels part of sustainability vision

2019-11-14T10:30:00+00:00

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

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Log trains cut emissions at New Zealand port

2019-09-27T21:10:00+01:00

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

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Tide model to aid Australia’s blue economy

2019-09-12T10:50:00+01:00

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’.

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No air pollution found at Australian port

2019-09-10T14:24:00+01:00

Air quality monitoring by an Australian port operator has found no evidence of air pollution due to port operations.

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Emissions target set for Australian ports

2019-08-28T09:25:00+01:00

An Australian port management group has a launched a sustainability plan to help it minimise its environmental impact.

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Electric tug progresses zero-emission goal

2019-08-05T16:48:00+01:00

A New Zealand port authority has ordered an electric port tug as part of its goal to become zero-emission by 2040.

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Australian ports get behind sustainability reporting

2019-07-12T11:37:00+01:00

Australian ports have cooperated to produce a report which showcases the sustainability initiatives taken by a number of local port companies. By Dave MacIntyre

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Ports Australia launches sustainability hub

2019-06-13T12:15:00+01:00

Associate IAPH member Ports Australia has launched an online sustainability hub to highlight the advances made by Australia''s ports in all five of the World Port Sustainability Program’s (WPSP) main themes.

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Ospreys get new homes in Port Hedland

2019-05-16T09:48:00+01:00

Osprey nesting platforms on port navigation aids in Port Hedland’s inner harbour have been increased from three to five as part of a project by Australia’s Pilbara Ports Authority to replace ageing channel markers.

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Water quality monitoring for dredging project

2019-04-01T16:32:00+01:00

Real-time monitoring of water quality will be used to help protect the environment during essential maintenance dredging at the Port of Hay Point in Queensland, Australia.

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Port marine biosecurity programme wins award

2019-03-06T11:54:00+00:00

A marine biosecurity surveillance programme that helps protect the natural environment and flora and fauna at ports in Australia has received an Australian Biosecurity Award.

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Auckland looks to hydrogen power

2019-02-14T13:17:00+00:00

Ports of Auckland in New Zealand is looking to create its own hydrogen power source as a step towards its ambitious goal to become a zero-emissions port by 2040. Dave MacIntyre finds out more

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First Australasian port joins EcoPorts

2019-01-25T11:05:00+00:00

Port of Newcastle has become the first port in Australasia to be granted membership of the International EcoPorts network after committing to meeting its global environmental and sustainability standards.

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Funding for zero-emission hydrogen vehicles

2019-01-23T09:05:00+00:00

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has been approved for part-funding for the purchase of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles from the Government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund (LEVCF) to further its plan to build a hydrogen production and refuelling facility at its Waitemata port.

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Fremantle oil spill clean-up under control

2019-01-14T12:40:00+00:00

A Fremantle Ports-led team has successfully recovered almost all fuel oil which spilled from a ship into the Inner Harbour on 12 January.

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Hydrogen moves POAL nearer zero emissions

2018-12-03T22:22:00+00:00

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has committed to building Auckland''s first hydrogen production and refuelling facility at its Waitemata port to help it achieve zero emissions by 2040.

Ports Australia has joined the WPSP Photo: Port of Melbourne

Ports Australia joins sustainability drive

2018-09-13T10:59:00+01:00

Ports Australia has joined the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) in order to enhance and coordinate future sustainability efforts with other ports worldwide.

Many ports including the ports of Newcastle, no longer hold or use foams containing PFOS and PFOA Photo: Ports Australia

Australian ports spearhead port sustainability

2018-09-11T11:08:00+01:00

Australian ports are preparing to join the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) as part of a move to showcase their environmental performance with projects including doing away with carcinogenic firefighting foam in ports, writes Dave MacIntyre

MIT recently donated school equipment to the Baruni Primary School in the Motu-Koitabu village in Port Moresby Photo: ICTSI

ICTSI exercises its corporate responsibility

2018-08-15T14:46:00+01:00

ICTSI continues to help improve the lives of local communities at its Papua New Guinea operation as part of its drive to work towards corporate responsibility.

Ports of Auckland has joined a coalition to fight climate change

Auckland steps up climate change efforts

2018-07-12T13:42:00+01:00

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland has joined a coalition to fight climate change in order to ramp up its efforts to tackle GHG emissions.

The MLP project aims to achieve a considerable ecological impact in the community through using electrical container handling

Logistics park will reap automation benefits

2018-06-11T11:53:00+01:00

Kalmar and Navis will a deliver world-first state-of-the-art intermodal automation solution to a Sydney logistics park which will help it lower its carbon emissions.

The Port of Tauranga has a new cargo shed that uses less electricity and more environmentally-friendly refrigerant

Cool store brings green gains at Tauranga

2018-04-18T08:53:00+01:00

Refrigerated products such as meat, dairy products and kiwifruit are the lifeline of New Zealand’s export trades and one port is finding that it can make environmental gains while improving the supply chain for a major customer, writes Dave MacIntyre.

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Win/Win for Nelson with emissions-saving logistics

2018-02-05T11:30:00+00:00

How can ports come up with innovative win/win solutions with their customers to cut emissions? asks Dave MacIntyre.

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Ship noise reduces marine life communication

2018-01-11T17:32:00+00:00

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

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Auckland planning for zero emissions

2017-12-14T11:51:00+00:00

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

Stricter green transhipping rules proposed

2017-10-24T14:43:00+01:00

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.

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First fully automated terminal to boost efficiency

2017-09-11T17:56:00+01:00

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

Dust may hamper future development

2017-08-17T13:23:00+01:00

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

Australian terminal operator spends thousands on community improvements

2017-07-31T10:17:00+01:00

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

Infrastructure project recognition

2017-04-13T17:24:00+01:00

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

LED lighting for Auckland

2017-03-01T16:57:00+00:00

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

Pioneering sustainability in logistics

2017-01-04T13:07:00+00:00

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

Protecting whales in the Hauraki Gulf

2016-11-30T12:14:00+00:00

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

Port emissions portal is Google Impact Challenge finalist

2016-10-05T11:11:00+01:00

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

2016-08-03T14:44:00+01:00

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

Controversial Abbot Point expansion approved

2015-12-31T09:36:00+00:00

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

2015-10-13T10:45:00+01:00

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

2015-08-13T16:05:00+01:00

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.

UK shipowner fined over Oz pollution incident

2014-07-24T14:57:00+01:00

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.

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Biosecurity: a front-line battle

2014-07-08T19:30:00+01:00

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

2014-02-10T11:31:00+00:00

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.

Gladstone Ports wildlife initiative

2014-01-16T11:46:00+00:00

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

2014-01-14T14:32:00+00:00

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

2013-11-27T18:19:00+00:00

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

2013-06-18T16:13:00+01:00

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

2013-05-21T14:55:00+01:00

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

2013-04-16T20:30:00+01:00

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

2013-03-06T16:27:00+00:00

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

2013-01-23T17:25:00+00:00

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

2012-11-20T14:54:00+00:00

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

2012-10-19T15:03:00+01:00

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

2012-10-17T18:44:00+01:00

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

2012-10-03T16:33:00+01:00

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.

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Carnegie reaches Cleantech final

2012-09-12T14:29:00+01:00

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

Hybrid tug power for Svitzer Australia

2012-08-16T18:54:00+01:00

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

EIS for Oz port development

2012-08-14T14:00:00+01:00

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

Green concerns over Oz shipping boom

2012-05-22T11:00:00+01:00

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

Foreign tidal harbour development in NZ

2012-04-03T16:10:00+01:00

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

Rena report reveals short cut

2012-03-12T18:36:00+00:00

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

2012-02-14T12:27:00+00:00

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

2012-01-23T11:53:00+00:00

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

2012-01-10T20:00:00+00:00

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.

$600m Development for Port Bonython

2011-09-20T09:51:00+01:00

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

Progress at Hay Point

2011-03-21T16:38:00+00:00

LA was ahead of the curve in specifying green tractors.

Dredging with Gladstone

2011-03-21T11:17:00+00:00

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.

Coal Export on Hold

2011-03-14T16:14:00+00:00

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

2011-03-12T10:09:00+00:00

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.

Kaipara tide turbine plan gets green light

2011-02-23T10:38:00+00:00

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

Befriend the green movement, ports told

2010-12-15T16:54:00+00:00

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

2010-12-03T10:15:00+00:00

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

2010-12-03T10:01:00+00:00

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

2010-06-09T12:30:00+01:00

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

2010-03-07T12:40:00+00:00

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”

2009-11-02T16:31:00+00:00

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”

2009-06-10T14:59:00+01:00

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

2009-04-16T14:44:00+01:00

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 ...

200 up for the LHM 400

2008-11-26T17:21:00+00:00

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

2008-11-23T16:20:00+00:00

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

“Sustainability clause” central to DP World/Brisbane lease

2008-10-01T16:19:00+01:00

DP World recently reaffirmed its commitment to the Port of Brisbane, when it signed an Agreement to Lease for a new 40-year lease at the Port of Brisbane, announcing it is looking at investing $A250 million in the port over time in response ...

New Corporate Motor Vehicle Policy

2008-06-13T12:15:00+01:00

As part of its ongoing focus on promoting resource efficiencies, the Port of Brisbane Corporation has introduced a new corporate motor vehicle fleet policy. The policy aims to increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions annually attributed to the Corporation’s car fleet.

The Port of Brisbane

Introducing a Water and Energy Conservation Plan

2008-06-12T12:08:00+01:00

In the March/April issue of GreenPort, the Port of Brisbane outlined its strategy of operating its port in a sustainable. In this issue, the Port explains how it is working to save water and reduce energy consumption

Shipping welcomes Eco-Labelling

2008-05-27T16:12:00+01:00

“The shipping industry welcomes the move by Tesco to start eco-labelling the food it sells, states the British Shipping Chamber. “

While every drop counts

2008-04-24T16:08:00+01:00

Sydney Ports and Sydney Water has joined in a business program directly aimed at drastically reducing the water consumption of the organisation. The arrangement aims to promote and drive sustainable improvements in the efficient use of water and is structured around a water management diagnostic and comprehensive audit process.

"Queen of Netherlands”

Project Melbourne

2008-03-28T10:06:00+00:00

After many years of planning – and a long approval process – work has now begun on the deepening of the entrance channel to the port of Melbourne.