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Maritime and Transport | Rail | Uncategorized

Operating the world’s largest tram network – Yarra Trams’ CEO, Nicolas Gindt

Gathering expert commentary from government, operators and industry bodies, the Australasian Railway Association's Light Rail 2018 event features major industry names including Nicolas Gindt, Chief Executive Officer, Yarra Trams, Keolis Downer Victoria. This week at Informa Insights, we spoke with Nicolas about Yarra Trams and its future as the world's largest tram network ahead of his presentation at the…

13 Feb 2018, by Thomas Beauchamp

Maritime and Transport | Rail | Uncategorized

Light Rail Innovation

In less than two weeks the Light Rail industry will meet on the Gold Coast for two days of discussion on planning, development and delivery of Light Rail in Australia. Australian projects are utilizing cutting edge technology and control systems as well as showcasing innovative light rail vehicles and platform solutions. As we approach the…

10 Feb 2017, by Lisa Hedlund

Maritime and Transport | Rail

ABB – Innovations in Light Rail DC Traction Networks

The renaissance continues for Light Rail in Australia. New and ongoing investment from state and federal government is highlighting LRT as the preferred transport mode to effectively, efficiently and sustainably move people around our cities. The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and Informa are delighted to host the 4th annual Light Rail Conference and Exhibition at…

12 Jan 2017, by Niamh Horan

Maritime and Transport | Other

Teletrac Navman – Route Compliance and your Business

Just 2 weeks to go until heavy vehicle operators, safety experts, risk managers and the heavy vehicle regulator meet in Sydney for the 10th annual Chain of Responsibility & Heavy Vehicle Safety Conference. As the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) continue with the National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey, heavy vehicle operators are looking to employ solutions to…

28 Oct 2016, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport | Occupational Health & Safety | Other

Truck Driver Skills Survey – identifying the need for a truck driver apprenticeship

There are many key issues facing the heavy vehicle industry in Australia; compliance with NHVR requirements, driver fatigue management, route compliance, transport automation, technology implementation and driver training. It is the latter, along with the attraction of younger people into the aging workforce that is perhaps one of the most important topics facing the industry…

23 Sep 2016, by Informa Australia

Maritime and Transport | Other | Rail

Heavy Haul Rail 2016 – Driving Innovation to Deliver Efficiencies

The Australasian Railway Association and Informa would like to thank all speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who attended the 6th annual Heavy Haul Rail Conference and Exhibition in Mackay at the end of August. The conference, which took place at Mackay Exhibition and Convention Centre, included presentations from operators, port managers, track managers, economists, suppliers,…

9 Sep 2016, by Informa Australia

Infrastructure | Maritime and Transport | Other

NHVR to open the conversation at COR Conference

On the 1st August The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced the largest ever health check on the mechanical condition of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet -  The National Road-worthiness Baseline Survey. Approximately 1.7% of the heavy vehicles across Australia will be inspected by Authorised Officers within each jurisdiction. This is the first time that heavy vehicles…

2 Sep 2016, by Informa Australia

Maritime | Maritime and Transport | Rail

An opportunity for an insight into Queensland’s largest port

A rare site tour opportunity: We are delighted that the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) will host an afternoon site-tour for AusIntermodal conference attendees on the 9th September. Each year around $50 billion of trade is handled through the Port including 95% of Queensland's container trade contributing to more than 50% of Queensland's international trade. This is a unique opportunity to…

26 Aug 2016, by Informa Australia

Maritime | Maritime and Transport | Rail

Is SOLAS the biggest fizzer of all time?

INDUSTRY COMMENT: After so much hype in the lead up to the 1 July 2016 implementation, the fact that we have no form of compliance overseeing Verified Gross Mass (VGM) requirements is making a mockery of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) reforms. Lloyds List Australia featured an article on 25 July whereby a…

19 Aug 2016, by Informa Australia

Maritime | Maritime and Transport | Rail

Agile Decision Making in Terminal Operations

In partnership with the ARA and Lloyds List Australia, AusIntermodal 2016 will be held in Brisbane for the first time on September 8 and 9. We look forward to two days of discussion on intermodal freight transportation followed by a site tour around Queensland's largest port - Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd. The program will…

12 Aug 2016, by Informa Australia
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