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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

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Diversifying the rail industry workforce – challenges and opportunities

The importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace extends far beyond fairness and equal rights, and is key to enhancing the future of Australia’s rail sector, according to Matthew Clifford-Jones of Aurizon. “Creating a culture where everybody feels safe and included to come to work should be a priority for every organisation, but also,…

24 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Satisfying the national rail safety regulator in today’s high-tech world

The heavy haul rail sector is rapidly evolving with new technology - from train automation, to interconnected and wireless devices, to communication-based train control. The speed of disruption is impressive and indicates a promising future for the sector: one which effectively balances cost, risk and performance. But amid the excitement associated with next generation systems,…

10 Oct 2019, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Everyone wins if the industry collaborates on safety research and standards

“Everyone wins if the industry collaborates on safety research and standards, even amongst competitors and even if that involves putting in time and money.” Jen Ablitt, Deputy Director Safety Strategy and Policy and Head of the UK Delegation to the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, Office of Rail and Road, UK joins us to discuss the…

8 Oct 2019, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Tackling predictive maintenance – a project management perspective

Predictive maintenance (PM) is the future of asset management in the rail sector, and a good data analytics project is the way to get there. A successful data analytics project can analyse seemingly unrelated train data and predict future equipment and system failures with confidence levels as high as 80 per cent or more. However, orchestrating this kind…

3 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Where are they now? Tracking the progress of 2018 Pitching Competition Finalists

Have an idea to revolutionalise rail? Take centre stage to tackle the important issues at AusRAIL PLUS 2019 Pitching Competition  We had a record number of entries for the 2018 Pitching Competition in Canberra for the opportunity to take centre stage and directly engage with an audience of decision makers and people with the resources…

16 Aug 2019, by Informa Insights
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