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IHMA Congress 2010 Interview – Alan Birchmore, by Captain Eric Atkinson

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aem5VP4m9GI] We have the opportunity to talk to Alan Birchmore of Fremantle Ports and Captain Eric Atkinson, Vice President of the International Harbour Masters Association, in regards to the upcoming International Harbour Masters Congress 2010 that will be held in Perth in 2010; its main focus, its benefits being some of the topics discussed. Website:…

26 Nov 2009, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Rail key to dealing with Climate Change

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgrIANGJ9No] The rail industry needs to use climate change as an opportunity to promote itself as an environmentally-friendly alternative mode of transport, says Felix Laube, Head of Process and Methods of SBB, Switzerland. Mr Laube will touch on making technological developments customer-focused in his address at the 2nd Annual Rail Technology Workshop in Melbourne on…

26 Mar 2009, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Focus on rail work site safety

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO7jQWRReg] CAROLYN WALSH, Chief Executive of the NSW Government's Independent Transport Safety and Reliability Regulator While problems with rail safety in NSW have declined over the last decade, more needs to be done in areas such as worksite protection, says a NSW Government transport safety executive. Carolyn Walsh, Chief Executive of the NSW Government’s Independent…

19 Jan 2009, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Transport & Logistics

Airport security technology needs users ‘at the centre’

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=f3xF45Yn2K8] DR STEVEN SHORROCK of UNSW Aviation While technology plays a key role in airport security, it needs to be designed with users at the centre, says Dr Steven Shorrock. Dr Shorrock, psychologist, ergonomist and senior lecturer with the University of New South Wales’ Department of Aviation, says in an interview that recent international events…

12 Jan 2009, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Rail at a ‘crossroads’ says Don Telford

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=yIhV6eIeqmk] DON TELFORD, Chairman of Australasian Railway Association & CEO of Asciano Australasian Railway Association Chairman Don Telford says rail is at a crossroads and needs funding after years of neglect to realise its full potential as a safe, clean and labour-efficient mode of transport. While he doesn’t think the economic slowdown will impact much…

10 Nov 2008, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design | Transport & Logistics

Expert speaks out on Sydney traffic

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=er-rigZWCqM] KEN DOBINSON, former NSW Roads and Traffic Authority Director current Director of the advocacy group FROGS, or 10,000 Friends of Greater Sydney The charging system on sections of Sydney’s road network needs to be applied more cleverly in the interests of better traffic management, says former Roads and Traffic Authority Director Ken Dobinson. ‘We…

8 Oct 2008, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Economy to rely more on rail

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=D63afzt1uV0] BRYAN NYE, CEO, Australasian Railway Association Rail will play an increasing role in the Australian economy as exports, trade between the states and passenger traffic expand, says Bryan Nye, CEO of the Australasian Rail Association. With so much of Australia’s exports such as iron ore and coal relying on rail, it will be vital…

8 Oct 2008, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security | Transport & Logistics

Closing out terrorism by tracking criminality

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEd0Jgvjw30] Australian port and maritime security agencies are tracking criminal activity in an effort to identify security weaknesses that terrorists might also exploit. “Criminals and their activities tend to reveal vulnerabilities in maritime regimes and processes that could be exploited by terrorists,” says Paul Retter, Executive Director of the Federal Government’s Office of Transport Security.…

11 Sep 2008, by Informa Insights
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