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Occupational Health & Safety | Transport & Logistics

The importance of seafarer wellbeing – and how to achieve it

With long stints away from home, lengthy working hours, and disruptions to their Circadian rhythm, seafarers often face unique challenges in terms of managing their mental health. Currently, 40 percent of workers in the maritime industry live with symptoms of depression or anxiety, and between 1960 and 2009, 5.9 percent of seafarers globally died by…

9 Jun 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How to manage change in an ever-shifting port environment – insights from Saab

The global port operating environment is constantly changing as it strives to meet sustainability objectives and address bottlenecks in the port–hinterland interface. With new trends like ‘just in time arrival’ and ‘emissions reduction tracking’ increasingly being prioritised, the rate of change can be felt profoundly at all levels of an organisation. Even ports that are…

4 May 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Understanding machine learning within rail asset management

Machine learning (ML) has become one of the most prominent industry buzzwords of the last decade, with almost half of Australian companies now experimenting with the technology. Within rail, ML has been particularly transformative, with dozens of applications in maintenance, asset management, and other safety critical operations. However, while many may recognise the value of…

4 May 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety | Transport & Logistics

How the UK redeemed its rail safety profile following five track fatalities

For many years, the United Kingdom’s rail industry was well-known for its upward safety trend, but in 2017 this all changed when five track workers lost their lives in the three years thereafter. The fatalities prompted an immediate response from the national safety regulator; and in 2019, Network Rail Director Nick Millington was asked to…

11 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How intelligent design is transforming rail maintenance

A defunct rail turnout can deal a heavy financial blow to any rail operator, costing busier train networks up to $1 million per hour in operational downtime. Despite this, rail operators often place undue weight on the upfront costs of turnout components or maintenance options, and overlook potential cost savings throughout the product lifecycle. Daniel…

22 Mar 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

New emissions reduction methods for transport and hydrogen

Transport is Australia's third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing 17 percent of the country’s overall carbon output. While, the sector has made vast improvements in recent years, dropping its emissions contribution by two percentage points since 2019, there is still a significant amount of work to do. One new initiative by the Clean…

16 Feb 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Rio Tinto accelerates towards 50 percent emissions reduction target

Rio Tinto, a recognised leader in sustainable practices, is taking further strides towards its target of 50 percent emissions reduction by 2030, with a new fleet of battery electric locomotives now being trialled. The new energy-efficient vehicles, currently in prototype form, will integrate with Rio’s world-famous AutoHaul® project – a fully autonomous fleet of ore…

9 Feb 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Learnings and key takeaways from RISSB Rail Safety 2021

Thanks again to everyone who made RISSB’s Rail Safety Conference 2021 such a success. Themed ‘New ideas, new perspectives and new directions’, the conference brought together over 180 attendees, both in-person at the Swissotel Sydney and online in a new virtual conference environment, representing government, regulators, operators, network managers, safety leaders, and suppliers from right…

19 Nov 2021, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure | Mining & Resources | Transport & Logistics

Captain Michael Edwards OAM: ‘Gascoyne Gateway Will Set a Benchmark in Sustainability.’

The sweeping Gascoyne region of Western Australia is vast in its potential. Spanning over 137,000 square kilometres, it boasts more than 600 km of Indian Ocean coastline, stretching more than 500km inland through to the remote outback. It is also the door to the neighbouring Pilbara and Midwest regions. A new development wants to unlock…

8 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Infrastructure | Transport & Logistics

Matthew Sullivan, John Holland: “Resilience Starts as Early as a Project’s Conception.”

As the world shakes off the economic stasis precipitated by coronavirus, rail development is playing a key role in the New Zealand Government’s plans for regeneration. Rail is a crucial part of the economy, recently estimated to contribute around $1.47b to $1.54b per annum. The Australasian Railway Association (ARA)'s NZ Rail conference, 22-23 November 2021 , will…

16 Aug 2021, by Skye Rytenskild
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