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Unlocking VTS data for optimal port operations

With $1.2 billion worth of trade moving through Australian ports every day, it is not surprising that the role of ports as a ‘service provider’ – and not just a ‘landowner’ - is becoming increasingly important. Dr. Tim Wilkes of Marico Marine believes real time data, like that collected by vessel traffic systems (VTS), will…

2 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Industry 4.0 and implications for the maritime workforce

When plans to build the world’s first fully autonomous container vessel, the MV Yara Birkeand, were first unveiled, opinions varied as to whether the project would give way to an autonomy of things revolution in maritime. Rolls-Royce's Oskar Levander took an optimistic slant famously remarking, "This is happening. It's not if, it's when. The technologies needed to…

25 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

PLANNING FOR AusRAIL 2020 is full steam ahead!

The AusRAIL team acknowledges that the Australian rail industry and community at large, is currently operating under challenging conditions with the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. From our passengers to supply chains across a global network of customers, these times of disruption have highlighted the even greater need to collaborate, offer support and use innovation as…

26 Mar 2020, by Deborah Bocock

Transport & Logistics

Delivering a world class light rail project

It has been a strong start for the ACT Government’s recently completed light rail project connecting the fast-growing northern area of Gungahlin with Alinga in Canberra’s city centre, via a 12-kilometer corridor. With construction commencing in July 2016, the project was officially launched on April 20, 2019. “From day one we exceeded passenger and ridership…

28 Feb 2020, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

CAF’s light rail expansion in Australia

Transport solutions provider, CAF, has gone from strength to strength since it pioneered in the field of light rail, ten years ago. Back then, the firm made headlines when it became the first supplier of light rails with wire-free capabilities, operating by means of an Onboard Energy Storage System (OESS). Today, CAF has presence in…

24 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Bollards – the Cinderella of quayside equipment

Supply chain innovation is occurring at an impressive rate, globally, with ongoing technological disruption seen in all facets of the sector. Ports are no exception. With unprecedented demand for commodity exports - and with ships increasing steadily in size - many Australian marinas have been forced to explore innovative means of creating more physical space.…

14 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Increasing capacity at Australia’s largest bulk export port – a Port of Port Hedland case study

As demand for Australia’s iron ore and other minerals continues to grow, so too does the demand for shipping and port capabilities. For the Port of Port Hedland – Australia’s largest bulk export hub – the recent prospect of an iron ore boom had the potential to be felt profoundly. In the 2019 calendar year…

5 Feb 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

The world’s cheapest port upgrade? How this Dutch firm is set to transform port operations globally

At up to 80 metres tall and 400 metres long, a cargo ship is a majestic piece of engineering, designed to circumnavigate the globe in a swift, multi-week voyage; and for a shelf-life of 25-30 years. Its 1000 plus litre engine propels it through open-face ocean at speeds of up to 24 knots, floating gross…

16 Dec 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Reaching net zero carbon and implications for asset renewal in rail

In a national bid to reach net zero carbon and meet the prescribed targets of the 2016 Paris Agreement, rail has an important role to play. It’s efficient throughput and high passenger density may give it brownie points from an environmental perspective. However, with the vast majority of freight rail assets in Australia and New…

13 Nov 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

New train fleet upgrade to prevent 540 tonnes of carbon emissions annually

Transport for NSW is making tracks towards a more decarbonised future with a newly-purchased fleet of bi-mode trains - that will save $2 million per year in diesel fuel and prevent 540 tonnes of carbon emissions. The project will see 29 new trains introduced progressively onto the network of regional New South Wales from 2023…

24 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic
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