Mussels being dropped into the Hauraki Gulf to seed beds on the gulf seafloor

Port focuses on mussel bed restoration


A three year court battle has resulted in the creation of a mussel bed restoration project


Port Tour Organised by Port of Newcastle


The final day of GreenPort Congress Oceania concluded with a technical tour of the Port onboard “The Princess”.


Biodiesel option for carbon-neutral towage

2023-02-16T13:45:00+00:00By Paula Wallace

Svitzer Australia’s Ivan Spanjic said that Australasia needs to take action to make biofuel more feasible


Green finance for ports no longer niche

2023-02-16T13:37:00+00:00By Paula Wallace

Delegates at GreenPort Congress Oceania were keen to hear about green financing options


Highlights from GreenPort Congress Oceania– Day Two

2023-02-16T13:28:00+00:00By Paula Wallace

The second day of the GreenPort Congress taking place in Newcastle (Australia) delved into a range of topics,


Highlights from GreenPort Congress Oceania – Day One

2023-02-16T00:45:00+00:00By Paula Wallace

The first GreenPort Congress to be held in the Southern Hemisphere commenced today in the Australian east coast city of Newcastle.


Shore power key for cruise operators and ports

2023-02-16T00:31:00+00:00By Paula Wallace

Yesterday’s GreenPort Congress being held in Newcastle, Australia, hosted a session on net zero carbon cruising.


Newcastle leads the way at first GreenPort Congress

2023-02-16T00:17:00+00:00By Paula Wallace

The City of Newcastle was host to the first ever GreenPort Congress in the Southern Hemisphere.

Australia's Port of Newcastle

Sustainability spotlight at GreenPort Oceania


The inaugural GreenPort Congress Oceania conference has kicked off in Australia


GreenPort Congress Oceania Starts Tomorrow!


The inaugural GreenPort Congress Oceania kicks off at 08:45 tomorrow 15 February.


Learn from RightShip at GreenPort Congress Oceania


Tam Pham, Sustainability Manager, RightShip confirmed as a speaker at GreenPort on 16th February 2023.

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Royal HaskoningDHV to Exhibit at GreenPort Congress Oceania


We are delighted to confirm Royal HaskoningDHV as sponsor.


1 Week to Book your Space at GreenPort Congress Oceania


Join over 150 senior decision makers and environmental managers at GreenPort Congress Oceania next week in Newcastle, Australia.


WWF to present at GreenPort Congress Oceania


Kate Noble, No Plastics in Nature Policy Manager, WWF-Australia confirmed as a speaker at GreenPort on 15th February 2023.

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Siemens join sponsor’s line up


We are delighted to confirm Siemens as sponsor of Greenport Congress Oceania.


Join leading industry experts at GreenPort Congress Oceania


GreenPort Congress Oceania taking place on the 15-17 February at the Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre.

PON has a shipping channel that is currently only operating at 50% capacity and supported by developable, vacant portside land

GreenPort heads down under


For the first time, GreenPort will be heading to Australia with its inaugural Oceania congress


Learn from DNV Australia at GreenPort Congress Oceania


Jonathan Abrahams, Head of Maritime Advisory, DNV Australia will be presenting on Day 1 in Session 1 - Renewable Energy - Journey to Net Zero on ‘Incentivising cleaner shipping in Ports through the Environmental Port Index and other levers’


Cruise Lines International Association Australasia confirm Silver Sponsorship


Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is sailing to a better future.

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One month to go: are you ready?


Have you booked your space yet to attend the first GreenPort Congress Oceania? Look out for the GreenPort Congress Oceania Programme in the winter issue of GreenPort or view the programme online now! Hosted by the Port of Newcastle, GreenPort Congress Oceania will take place from 15-17 February in Newcastle, ...


Ramboll Confirms Gold Sponsorship


Ramboll, global architecture, engineering and consultancy company has been confirmed as official Gold Sponsor.

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Book Today and Don’t Miss Out on 15% off – Ending Soon!


GreenPort Congress Oceania, hosted by Port of Newcastle will take place at the Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX) in Newcastle, Australia.


CEO, Solomon Islands Ports Authority, Eranda Kotelawala Joins Keynote Panel


The risks to Ports, Shipping & Logistics from climate change are increasing. Joining the Keynote Panel to discuss these risks is CEO of Solomon Islands Ports Authority and Vice President for the Asia, South East and Oceania Region of IAPH, Eranda Kotelawala.


Save 15% When you book for GreenPort Congress Oceania today!


GreenPort Congress Oceania, hosted by Port of Newcastle will take place at the Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX) in Newcastle, Australia.


Sponsorship Opportunities Taken at GreenPort Congress Oceania


The inaugural GreenPort Congress Oceania delivers opportunities for you to present your brand to major stakeholders and influencers with sponsorship packages tailored to your business strategy and includes delegate places to attend the conference.


Provisional Programme for GreenPort Congress Oceania Released


The provisional programme for GreenPort Congress Oceania is out now! Hosted by the Port of Newcastle, the conference will take place from 15-17 February in the NEX, Newcastle, Australia.


GreenPort Congress Oceania confirmed to take place at Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre, Australia


Hosted by Port of Newcastle the inaugural GreenPort Congress Oceania is due to take in Newcastle, Australia at the Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre, (NEX)


Freight Trade Alliance to support GreenPort Congress Oceania


GreenPort Congress Oceania is pleased to have the support of the Freight Trade Alliance (FTA) for the inaugural 2023 event.


Book now for GreenPort Congress Oceania


Delegate bookings for GreenPort Congress Oceania are now live.


Catch up with GreenPort Oceania Live – On-demand


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.


Sponsorship Opportunities at GreenPort Congress Oceania


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


1 week left to submit your abstract for GreenPort Congress Oceania


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


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


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!


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


GreenPort heads to Oceania


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


Identifying risks of climate change for ports


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


Oceania ports are facing mounting environmental challenges

A Little Blue Penguin staking claim to a nesting box painted as a fire brigade station

A sanctuary for endangered penguins


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


Mercator Media Launch GreenPort Congress Oceania


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


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


Ports Australia & PIANC ANZ confirmed supporters


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


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

The hydro and solar-Powered SPARC unit

Automatic waterway cleaning solution


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

The dredge Albratros at work in Lyttelton Harbour

Ecosystems rebuild at Lyttelton


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’


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


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


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


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


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


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

Gaussin electric vehicles

Clean green record


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


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

Napier Port

Ambitious sustainability strategy


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


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

Dalrymple Bay

Hydrogen MoU


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

Exmouth port site

Green global benchmark


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


Hydrogen refuelling


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

Port of Bell Bay

Green hydrogen goal


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


Eco-friendly fuel deal


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

Port of Newcastle

Sustainable growth with green financing


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

Proposed port in Exmouth

Green port first underway


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

Port of Townsville

Australia invests in hydrogen


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

Port Anthony

Hydrogen project planned for Aus port


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


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


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.

Ports Australia

Sustainability strategy guide for ports


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

Victoria International Container Terminal

LED lighting lowers terminal emissions


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Mussels used in marine monitoring

Mussels help marine ecosystem health analysis


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.

Port of Melbourne

Australian rail solution combats congestion


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


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

Eastland Port

Port's stormwater is clean enough to drink


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


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


NZ commits to reducing ship emissions


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.

Port of Townsville

Port protection for Great Barrier Reef


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

Napier Port

Alternative fuels part of sustainability vision


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


Log trains cut emissions at New Zealand port


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

Port of Port Hedland

Tide model to aid Australia’s blue economy


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’.

Fremantle Port

No air pollution found at Australian port


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

Port Kembla

Emissions target set for Australian ports


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


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

Shorebird habitat

Australian ports get behind sustainability reporting


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


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


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.

Port of Hay Point

Water quality monitoring for dredging project


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.

Port of Port Hedland

Port marine biosecurity programme wins award


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.

Fergusson Container Terminal

Auckland looks to hydrogen power


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

Newcastle Bulk Terminal

First Australasian port joins EcoPorts


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


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.

Fremantle Port Harbour

Fremantle oil spill clean-up under control


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

Ports of Auckland

Hydrogen moves POAL nearer zero emissions


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Port Nelson, New Zealand

Win/Win for Nelson with emissions-saving logistics


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

Ports of Auckland

Ship noise reduces marine life communication


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

Fergusson Container Terminal

Auckland planning for zero emissions


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


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

First fully automated terminal to boost efficiency


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Carnegie's CETO technology

Carnegie reaches Cleantech final


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


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


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


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


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


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.

$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.

Progress at Hay Point


LA was ahead of the curve in specifying green tractors.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 ...

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.

“Sustainability clause” central to DP World/Brisbane lease


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


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


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


“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


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


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.