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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
The Port of Brisbane - A modern port
The Port of Brisbane is located in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, South East Queensland, and is Queensland’s largest and most diverse multi cargo port. Handling over $50 billion worth of international trade each year, the Port of Brisbane is an engine for state economic growth, says Emily Griffiths from the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd. 16 Apr 2013 - GreenPort
LNG bunkering project concludes
The Joint Industry Project (JIP) on LNG, managed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) with nine Australian partners, has concluded that LNG bunkering in Australian ports is feasible, but not without a clearer regulatory framework. 06 Mar 2013 - GreenPort
Mercury fears at Port Botany
According to media reports, Australian chemical company, Orica, has been accused of covering up the extent of mercury contamination around the Port Botany site. 23 Jan 2013 - GreenPort
Melbourne port development underway
The next step towards building a second container port at the Port of Hastings in Melbourne is now underway with the start of key studies into the Western Port area, its natural environment and port design. 20 Nov 2012 - GreenPort