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  • 21 October 2011

    In response to industry demand, Swinburne University of Technology has introduced Australia’s first formal qualification in Port and Harbour Engineering. Developed in conjunction with Ports Australia, the Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Ports and Harbour) is designed for engineers who work, or aspire to work, in the steadily growing maritime industry. There are 68 commercial ports […]

  • 10 July 2012

    With the Mining, Oil & Gas sectors seeing a boom in specific regions, plus the continuous need to build, develop and maintain navigable channels and waterways throughout Australia, capital and maintenance dredging is on the increase. With strict guidelines and environmental approvals to meet, the trick is to learn from other dredging projects and the […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Atlas Professionals Australia has grown its presence for both international and local content. Now, after seven years in Australia, Atlas Professionals plans to expand by opening a new office in Perth. The current Atlas Professionals office based in Melbourne focuses on a number of industry business lines such as Offshore Marine, Engineering, Dredging and Discipline […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hutchison Ports Holdings said that today’s official opening of its Brisbane Container Terminals by Acting Prime Minister, and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, The Hon Warren Truss, marks a seismic shift on Australia’s waterfront. The new container terminal on reclaimed land on Fisherman’s Island in the Port of Brisbane is part of the Hutchison […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      A new report into managing the impact of seas level rise was released today by the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) and the Coast Protection Board. The report, Defining the Sea Level Rise Problem in South Australia, was co-funded by the State Government, Local Government Association and the Coast Protection Board and […]

  • 11 May 2011

    Veripos has extended its Asia Pacific operations with the opening of a branch office in Australia, in April. The facility is based in Perth and will provide sales and support for both Australia and New Zealand. Bernard He has been appointed as VERIPOS Country Manager – Australia. With the establishment of a workshop and dedicated […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    A team of marine scientists have completed a marine mapping survey of the sea floor of Bynoe Harbor in the Northern Territory.  The survey was conducted by scientists from Geoscience Australia, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and the Northern Territory Government. The survey mapped the depths and hardness for approximately 725km² of sea floor […]

  • 26 April 2011

      Personnel supplier iPS is opening an office in Perth, Australia. Hans Slootweg will represent iPS being responsible for the regional Maritime, Dredging and Oil & Gas industry. iPS has expertise in complex, international personnel solutions in the Maritime and Offshore industries. The company is growing, and in order to keep up with market demands […]

  • 19 June 2012

    What do six Australian soldiers, a 1,200km mountain bike ride and an award-winning civil engineering and dredging company all have in common? The annual Legs for Legends charity bike ride of course. Sunshine Coast based company, Hall Contracting, have donated $3,000 to the charity event that raises money for the families of Commando comrades killed […]

  • 9 August 2011

    Australian dredging contractor Hall Contracting Pty Ltd is progressing well on dredging works at the Mooloolah River entrance on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Using the 400mm Cutter Suction Dredger “Navua”, Hall is clearing approximately 30,000m3 of sand from the river mouth and using it to replenish the popular tourist beach. Weather conditions are unfavourable at times […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and WWF-Australia said today that Australia’s governments are putting the Great Barrier Reef at risk by failing to implement the World Heritage Committee recommendations around rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef. WWF Australia’s Richard Leck, who has been attending the World Heritage Meeting as an observer, said Australia […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society say governments have failed to address key concerns raised by the World Heritage Committee, as UNESCO’s deadline runs out today. As part of their joint campaign Fight for the Reef the two organisations have released a scorecard assessing each government’s response to UNESCO’s fears about industrialisation, including port […]

  • 2 July 2010

    Two major initiatives are boosting port expansion and development in Australia – one is part of new Australian agreements with China. The other is a major initiative by the New South Wales government. The Chinese inputs include support for rail and deepwater port construction in Oakajee, Western Australia, and a rail line and coal terminal […]

  • 23 March 2012

    A taste of harmony was on the table today as Gladstone Ports Corporation’s LNG project team celebrated cultural diversity in the workplace. The LNG dredging project team came together for the different flavours of nations spread across the globe to share their cultural stories and food. A ‘Taste of Harmony’ is Australia’s biggest celebration of […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Almost 600 of the world’s experts in tropical biology and conservation have called on the Australian Government to reconsider the extended port development at Abbot Point, out of concern for the future of the Great Barrier Reef. The 51st annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) has issued a declaration on […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    USACE Senior Environmental Scientist, Dr. Todd Bridges was the keynote presenter for the recent “Engineers Australia” speaker tour. Invited for his impressive credentials as the Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science and leader of the Corps’ Dredging Operations Environmental Research (DOER) program and the Engineering with Nature (EWN) program, ERDC-EL’s Dr. Todd Bridges experienced […]

  • 24 May 2012

    Ocean Trenching Technologies Pty Ltd.’s Board of Directors confirms current market speculation that the company is looking for a buyer. Director of OTT Mr. Tom Wilson said “Due to unforeseen personal circumstances OTT, Australia’s largest registered and wholly Australian owned subsea trenching company is currently on the open market for sale.” Established in early 2011, […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Port Hedland Port Authority was awarded the “Port of the Year” at the 17th Annual Lloyd’s List Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards in Sydney last night. The event attracted more than 400 senior industry executives from Australia’s shipping, ports and maritime industry, making it one of the more prestigious events in the shipping […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    DP World Australia’s new 30,000 sqm Melbourne terminal expansion, at the former Bentley Chemplax site, was commissioned on Tuesday (15 March 2016), signalling the start of a suite of capital investment projects in 2016-17. The development is the terminal’s largest expansion project since 2010, and represents the first in a series of new investments in […]

  • 23 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Russia: Boskalis Signs Contract for St Petersburg Port Project Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announces the contract award for the construction of the Bronka Port in St Petersburg.   Australia: Infrastructure Heavyweights Compete for Melbourne Port Project The $1.6 billion redevelopment of the Port of Melbourne has attracted a high calibre list of civil and maritime […]

  • 4 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Officials from Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), the master developer of ports and industrial zones, have welcomed a delegation from the Port of Hastings Development Authority (PoHDA), Australia, at ADPC’s site office in Taweelah. It was a first time visit for the PoHDA delegates who were invited on a tour to see the high-tech visitor […]

  • 17 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Janusz Piechocinski, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, has officially inaugurated the construction of the second deep-water berth in DCT Gdansk (T2). The T2 groundbreaking ceremony took place on Friday, 15th of May, 2015. The inauguration of the construction works was preceded by the round table discussion, which was a good opportunity to raise awareness of Australia’s […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to refuse Gina Rinehart’s massive Kevin’s Corner coal mine tomorrow, as it would be a disaster for the climate and the Great Barrier Reef if approved. “Coal in the Galilee Basin must stay in the ground if we are to deliver a safe climate and a sustainable […]

  • 19 April 2011

      BHP Billiton released its Public Environmental Review (PER)/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) to seek Commonwealth and Western Australia government approvals for the proposed development of an Outer Harbour facility in Port Hedland. The proposed Outer Harbour development is integral to BHP Billiton’s future expansion plans at its Western Australia Iron Ore operations. The […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Imminent decisions from UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee have spurred a global response, as thousands around the world express their concern at the Australian Government’s failure to protect key environmental areas In meetings to be held this week in Doha, the World Heritage Committee will decide the fate of two of Australia’s most precious and iconic […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia has welcomed UNESCO’s draft decision on the Great Barrier Reef. “UNESCO has placed Australia on probation. The Australian and Queensland Governments must now deliver on their promises to better protect the Reef,” said WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman.“ The draft decision acknowledges progress but keeps the pressure on the Australian Government to turn their commitments into […]