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First fully automated terminal to boost efficiency
New technology will enable the world's first fully automated international container terminal to improve efficiency and safety. 11 Sep 2017 - GreenPort
Dust may hamper future development
Port of Hedland’s long-awaited dust management report could affect the way the port expands and develops in the future. 17 Aug 2017 - GreenPort
Australian terminal operator spends thousands on community improvements
An Australian terminal operator is granting eighteen local community organisations AUS$250,000 to help change young people’s lives for the better. 31 Jul 2017 - GreenPort
Infrastructure project recognition
ICTSI’s Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) in Melbourne has been recognised for its smart infrastructure which may just help to ramp up commercial interest in automated terminals. 13 Apr 2017 - GreenPort
LED lighting for Auckland
The Ports of Auckland is installing LED floodlighting as a part of its efforts to become one of the most sustainable ports in New Zealand. 01 Mar 2017 - GreenPort
Pioneering sustainability in logistics
The logistics expert Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) owned Melbourne International RoRo and Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT) is testament to how it is working to reduce its environmental impact. 04 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
Protecting whales in the Hauraki Gulf
An initiative to reduce ship speeds in the Hauraki Gulf is making strong progress in its efforts to protect the local whale population. 30 Nov 2016 - GreenPort
Port emissions portal is Google Impact Challenge finalist
The Australian Marine Environment Protection Association’s (AUSMEPA) Port Emissions Portal has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Google Impact Challenge in Australia. 05 Oct 2016 - GreenPort
Strategic port alliance
Ports of Auckland Limited and Napier Port have announced a strategic alliance to provide sustainability and community benefits. 03 Aug 2016 - GreenPort
Controversial Abbot Point expansion approved
Australia’s Queensland state government has approved the expansion of Abbot Point in north Queensland which will see the port become one of the world’s largest coal ports. 31 Dec 2015 - GreenPort
Darwin takeover worries
A Chinese company has won the bid to operate the Port of Darwin under a 99 year lease worth AUS$506, largely on the merit of its expansion plans, says the Australian media. 13 Oct 2015 - GreenPort
Renewed calls for environmental reform
There are renewed calls for a new generation of environmental laws in Australia following the news that 96.2% of mining, ports and other infrastructure projects have been approved since the year 2000. 13 Aug 2015 - GreenPort
UK shipowner fined over Oz pollution incident
UK-based Lombard Corporate Finance Limited has been fined AUS$5,000 (US$4,700) after its car carrier, ‘Morning Midas’, was involved in a ‘pollution incident’ in Port Phillips Heads, Australia, in 2012. 24 Jul 2014 - GreenPort
Biosecurity: a front-line battle
Inevitably ports are increasingly involved in the battle against the flood of intruders piggybacking on global trade. However, some port defences are further developed than others, says Stevie Knight, GreenPort Contributor. 08 Jul 2014 - GreenPort
Oz dredge dumping given green light
The green light has been given to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation to dump millions of cubic metres of dredged material near Australia’s fragile Great Barrier Reef. 10 Feb 2014 - GreenPort
Gladstone Ports wildlife initiative
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) in Australia has developed its own Biodiversity Offset Strategy (BOS) to provide for the long-term conservation of threatened marine species in the Western Basin area. 16 Jan 2014 - GreenPort
Go ahead for expansion Gorgon gas development
Australia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted conditional approval to Chevron Australia’s proposal to increase the footprint of its Gorgon Gas development. 14 Jan 2014 - GreenPort
Gladstone dredging woes
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) in Australia is once again bearing the brunt of the restrictions that come with being located in the vicinity of the World Heritage Site of the Great Barrier Reef. 27 Nov 2013 - GreenPort
Port development threat to Great Barrier Reef
The development of ports and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in and around Australia are apparently threatening the fragile ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef. 18 Jun 2013 - GreenPort
Australian carbon tax increase
Global maritime services provider, Inchcape Shipping services (ISS) is warning of an increase in Australian Carbon Tax on vessels from 1 July 2013, which it says will affect excise liabilities and fuel tax credit entitlements. 21 May 2013 - GreenPort